Farm Camp 2012
In our third season, we are excited to have more workshops than ever!
Here is the schedule for 2012, please note that each week has a theme and special activities planned, however there will be some tasks that are repeated throughout. For example, each week we will tend, plant and harvest in the garden. What we work on will depend on what the farm needs, for example, one week we plant the tomatoes, the next we may stake and mulch, in July we will harvest them, etc.
We plan to build on knowledge each week, and we will offer a discount for families signing up for all four weeks. Please contact us if you are interested!
FARM CAMP 2012
Week 1 ~ June 4th – 8th ~ Farm Ecosystem: sun, soil, water and wildlife Learn about how the Farm fits into it’s larger environment and how plants and animals work together to create an ecosystem. Activities include flooding the field, cooking in a solar oven, building a compost pile, creating a nature journal, meeting and milking the goats. Guest speakers on the Acequia system and wild animals of the Rio Grande Valley.
Week 2 ~ June 11th – 15th ~ Farm Friends: worms and bugs and bees ~ Learn about all the Farm’s little helpers, some are easy to see, others are harder to find, this week we will spend time discovering all the flying and crawling life on the Farm. Activities include building worm boxes, planting a pollinator garden for bees and butterflies and making wax candles. A special guest speaker on bees will bring an observation hive for us to examine.
Week 3 ~ July 9th – 13th Farm Bounty: preserving food ~ Learn all the ways you can keep farm fresh food to eat through the winter. This whole week is dedicated to all the different methods of stocking up on your favorite veggies. Activities include making harvest baskets out of recycled material, canning fruit preserves, making pickles and expirimenting with the solar dehydrator. Kids will leave with a harvest basket full of canned and dried goods to share at home.
Week 4 ~ July 16th – 20th Farm Cooking: delicious and nutritious ~ Learn all about food groups, healthy eating and sample the delicious treats the summer has to offer. Everyday we will prepare a dish from foods we harvest. We will use a variety of methods, including solar cooking, sprouting and lacto-fermentation. Activities will include making wild greens pesto, blue corn bread, pasta sauce, pickles, goat cheese and more!
All camps are 9:00am – 3:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Cost per week is $250. Discount for Erda CSA Members. Contact Erda Gardens and Learning Center for more information (505) 610-1538 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE FORWARD TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY ~ THANK YOU!