Our youth programs offer hands-on, heart-engaged, nature connection for ages 8 through 18
Follow animal trails, meet the trees, and tell stories around the campfire. Our protected forest is a natural playground with a creek running through it. Time in a wild settings balances the nervous system, especially when we emphasize connecting with nature and community in a fun, safe and healthy way.
Kids love hands-on skills! We draw on their passions for planting seeds, building, tinkering, caring for creatures, and playing games. Kids learn confidence, respect, and responsibility. Farm work and making beautiful things builds creativity, confidence, and motor skills.
Archery is an ancient skill still significant for our modern context. Focus, honor, and dedication develop as we hone the ability to reach what we aim for. We have epic fun playing shooting games. Padded arrows are an incredible way to learn instinctive archery and quicken our reflexes.
Nowadays, you can graduate from college without knowing the basics of staying alive. We teach hands-on, heart-connected skills for the homestead and community.
Preparing, planting, and tending the nutrient-dense garden
Raising and processing chickens, rabbits, turkeys, goats and sheep
Saving the harvest: fermentation, canning, drying, and more
Herbal nutrition and medicine from the backyard and beyond
Living the permaculture design process
Community-building, peacemaking and cultural competence
Field Trips and Birthday Parties
Share in the beauty of the farm and forest during your own group visit. Schools, home-school groups, and families can custom design a fun and educational visit. Choose archery, nature connection and farm animal encounters, or create your own. Please contact us for current rates and availability.
We also offer free community nights, for all ages, once a month. These nights are a great time to share food, meet other interesting people, and come for a farm visit. Check our calendar, or sign up for our most recent newsletter for the date of this month's Community Council.