Education

 

| April Break |

 

MONDAY

April 15

9:00am10:00am

Story Hour on the Farm Ages 3-7

Planting Vegetable Soup

What better place to learn about the very hungry caterpillar or wiggling worms than in the Learning Garden at LexFarm? Kids, pull up a seat for stories, crafts, and a visit to the goat yard.

Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Admission price/family, per date: Members $10 Non-members $12, $5/additional child

Sign up here!

10:15 am12:00 pm

Garden Planning Workshop for Families Ages 5-12

Take part in a guided arts and craft activity where children and their families become designers, landscape architects, and farmers. Part collage, part drawing, and part seed starting activity

Plan a “kids” garden for 2019 whether you plan to grow one, or just for fun. Get easy-to-grow, easy-to-pick suggestions for a “pizza” garden or a “salsa” garden.

Leave with a plan and seeds of your own.

Farmers will be on hand to lend tips, answer questions, and set participants up for a green 2019!

Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Admission price/family, per date: Members $20/child,$5/additional child

Non-members $25/child, $5/additional child

Sign up here!

TUESDAY

April 16

9:00am10:00am

Story Hour on the Farm Ages 3-7

Tops and Bottoms

What better place to learn about the very hungry caterpillar or wiggling worms than in the Learning Garden at LexFarm? Kids, pull up a seat for stories, crafts, and a visit to the goat yard.

Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Admission price/family, per date: Members $10 Non-members $12, $5/additional child

Sign up here!

10:15am11:30pm

Seed Starting for Families Ages 5-12

Learn about seedlings inside a working greenhouse. Farmers will share how to start seeds and participants will have a chance to plant seeds of their own. We’ll discuss drying and saving seeds from common garden plants and plant the seeds we use on our farm.

Leave with a tray of seeds of your own and informational material to help grow at home!

Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Admission price/person, per date: Members $20/child, $5/additional child  Non-members $25/child, $5/additional child

Sign up here!

WEDNESDAY

April 17

9:00am10:00am

Story Hour on the Farm Ages 3-7

Tillie Lays an Egg

What better place to learn about the very hungry caterpillar or wiggling worms than in the Learning Garden at LexFarm? Kids, pull up a seat for stories, crafts, and a visit to the goat yard.

Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Admission price/family, per date: Members $10 Non-members $12, $5/additional child

Sign up here!

10:15am11:30pm

Grow Your own Salad Bowl for Families Ages 4-12

Learn how to grow microgreens and leafy salad mix for a pop of fresh, homegrown flavor as garnish or in salads. Anyone with a window, or kitchen counter can do it! Take home your very own windowsill mini-farm.

Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Admission price/person, per date: Members $20/child, $5/additional child Non-members $25/child, $5/additional child

Sign up here!

THURSDAY

April 18

9:00am10:00am

Story Hour on the Farm Ages 3-7

Click Clack Moo

What better place to learn about the very hungry caterpillar or wiggling worms than in the Learning Garden at LexFarm? Kids, pull up a seat for stories, crafts, and a visit to the goat yard.

Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Admission price/family, per date: Members $10 Non-members $12, $5/additional child

Sign up here!

10:15am–11:30am

Tree Identification Walk on the Farm Ages 5-12

Deciduous, coniferous, ornamental, or native– come learn about the other plants growing at LexFarm—trees! Learn about the role trees play on our farm, in nature, and take part in a guided walk learning how to identify a handful of tree species along the way. Get hands-on with nature journaling, leaf rubbing, and plant press activities appropriate for a range of ages!

Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Admission price/family, per date: Members $15/child, $5/additional child,  Non-members $20/child, $5/additional child

Sign up here!

FRIDAY

April 19

9:00am10:00am

Story Hour on the Farm Ages 3-7

Jack’s Garden

What better place to learn about the very hungry caterpillar or wiggling worms than in the Learning Garden at LexFarm? Kids, pull up a seat for stories, crafts, and a visit to the goat yard.

Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Admission price/family, per date: Members $10 Non-members $12, $5/additional child

Sign up here!

Birding on the Farm for Families Ages 4-12

April 19 (Friday), 10:15am11:30am

Join an experienced bird guide on a walk through Lexington Community Farm’s fields, trees, and field edges. Explore how the unique habitat of our organic farm hosts active bird populations that have behaviors unique to our farm. Come learn about nature’s great opportunists. Activities for children and access to bird guides and shared binoculars!

Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Admission price/family, per date: Members $15/child, $5/additional child,  Non-members $20/child, $5/additional child

Sign up here!

| SUMMER PROGRAMS |

Full offering of Summer Program Signups coming soon! Stay tuned for programs like our Evening Organic Gardening Series for Adults, Programs for Families, and Teen Summer Program.

TEEN FARMING SUMMER PROGRAM presented by LexFarm and Wright Locke Farm Ages 14-17

July 15-19 OR July 22-26

Designed for teenagers with an interest in sustainability, environmental science, horticulture, or agriculture, this exciting week-long program offers students a hands-on introduction to the basic principles of organic farming. Utilizing both farm locations and their unique resources, participants will learn, through a combination of activities and guided discussions: a basic understanding of farm work, hand tools, and land stewardship; a wide range of skills and physical work required to produce food; the basic principles of organic farming and the differences between sustainable agriculture and our dominant food system.

Sign Up at the Wright Locke website Today!

Interested in hosting a birthday party in our Learning Garden?  E-mail us at [email protected] for information and availability.

Homeschool groups, camp groups, and school groups interested in a class or visit can e-mail us at [email protected] for information and availability.

Farm-based programs at LexFarm are as diverse as the communities we serve. Our intent is to foster connectedness to the farmland, farmers, history and each other, through a deeper understanding of the food system. Programs on the farm provide hands-on instruction on such topics as building healthy soil, promoting animal habitat, four-season composting, home gardening, and sustainable food production.

For questions about educational programming, contact [email protected]