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Farm Kids Love the Planet Workshop

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Farm Kids School Holiday Love the Planet Workshop – July 17th

9.30am – 12.30pm, $65 per child per day, ages 4 to 12 yrs

We start the workshop with an educational, hands on and fun tour where we look at and discuss how The Farm operates with sustainable methods, from composting to water catchment and organic farming practices.  In craft we up-cycle cans to turn into gorgeous flower pots and plant flowers to attract beneficial bugs.  We also make beeswax wraps to replace the dreaded plastic wrap.

$65pp

What is included?

Farm Kids tour:
At the beginning of each workshop we take the children on an educational and fun tour of The Farm. We educate them about our cows, pigs, bees, chickens, flower crops, herb garden, orchard and veggie crops. We discuss concepts like paddock rotation for the animals, pollination, organic farming, healthy soil and composting and other ethical farming practices. The children get up close and personal with our pet chickens and see how the commercial chicken caravan works. The children pick and taste veggies, edible flowers and herbs.

Discussion Focus: Love the Planet – Living Sustainably. We discuss what is best practice for nurturing our planet and just how important this is for the future of a healthy world.  We discuss with the children how as individuals we can make a difference by attempting to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Cooking: We learn how to make beeswax wraps out of organic cotton and/or up-cycled cotton from clothing and natural products to replace plastic wrap.

Craft: We decorate up-cycled tin cans and plant beneficial bug attracting flowers.

What to bring

– Sturdy walking shoes
– Raincoat
– Sunhat
– Morning tea snack
– Backpack (to carry above)

Where to meet

Workshops begin at 9.30am, NSW time each morning. (If coming from QLD, please be aware of time difference during day light savings!) We will meet at the Barn, which is located at the back of the Restaurant. Look out for the signs to guide you.

Ages

These workshops are appropriate for children aged 4 and older. If your child is 4 you will need to remain onsite at The Farm. Children as old as 15 have enjoyed our workshops. Checkout our Mini Farmers program if you are 7 and older and want a full day working farm experience.

Please don’t forget that if you cannot make it to our planned workshops we can tailor a workshop especially for your group. Email farmkids@thefarm.com.au for more detail.

Earlier Event: 16 July
Mini Farmers Program
Later Event: 19 July
Farm Kids Flower Workshop