Busy Bees 2018 Summer Class

Are you looking for fun, educational activities for your children this summer? Sign up and join us for our Busy Bees Summer class! A ten week series of summer classes full of hands-on activities, information about fruits and vegetables, how to grow all the different crops around farm, tours of the different fields, and crafts.

Class Dates: Every Monday, starting on June 25th (July 2nd, July 9th, July 16th, July 23rd, July 30th, August 6th, August 13th, August 20th and August 27th)

Class Times: 9:00AM-10:30AM  You may sign-up/register your child for any summer class throughout the summer. However, you MUST pre-register for EVERY class your child plans on attending by 6pm the Friday prior to the class. Check-in will start 15 minutes before each class session.

Class Ages: 5-11

Class Admission: Per class, $7.00 per child. Limit 20 children per class.

Tentative Class Schedule: Please note that classes may be switched due to weather or crop conditions.

June 25th: Overview of the farm: We will discuss the different varieties of fruits and vegetables we grow. The class will learn about differing harvest times and about food chains, complete with producers and consumers.

July 2nd: Soil around the farm: We will look at the different soil types around the farm and students will have the opportunity to dig a few holes, identifying the different soil types. We will study different methods for growing crops and how soil types impact different crops.

July 9th: Berry Blast: We will learn about different types of berries, especially the types that we grow on the farm - strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. We will study the lifecycle for each berry and the seasons they grow in. There will be an opportunity to pick some of your own berries.

July 16th: Fun with flowers: We will learn about the lifecycle of sunflower and how they grow and develop. Each child will be able to watch the life cycle of a sunflower when they get to watch their own sunflowers grow and watch their seeds transform into plants.

July 23rd: Summer Squashes and Cucumbers: We will learn about the different types of summer squashes and cucumbers we grow on the farm. Students will be able to go look in the fields to see how squash and cucumbers grow. Students will learn the process of harvesting squash and cucumbers.

July 30th: Corn: We will learn all about corn on this day. We will talk about when corn is planted, how it grows, and the process of picking corn. We will also discuss the process of how to put up fresh sweet corn and freeze it to have delicious, fresh corn throughout the entire year.

August 6th: Tasty Tomatoes: Students will learn how tomatoes are planted and how they grow. Students will visit the tomato field so they can perfect their measuring skills by measuring the tomato plants, slicing tomatoes and the different mini tomatoes.

August 13th: Melon Mania: We will be learning about all the different types of melons we grow on the farm. Students will learn about how melons grow and learn some interesting facts about all the different types of melons.

August 20th: Importance of High Tunnels: We will learn about the importance of high tunnels and how farmers utilize high tunnels throughout the entire year. Learn about what type of produce grows inside the high tunnels throughout the different seasons. Students will have the opportunity to look inside of high tunnel and see what takes place.

August 27th: Busy Bees Picnic: We will be celebrating the end of our fun summer classes. Everyone will bring their own lunch and we will all eat together and enjoy each other’s company.

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