18th December 2018
8th, 15th & 22nd January 2019
9am–3pm, $130 per child per day, ages 7 to 15 yrs
The kids become mini farmers and get set to work doing farm chores; we collect eggs and clean and prepare them for sale. We restock our pet chickens bedding, ensure they have fresh drinking water and clean out their chookie house. We collect manure for compost for the market garden. If the opportunity arises, we assist the farmers with their chores. They cook, create and see where their food comes from as well as experience countless opportunities to learn about teamwork, community, and ethical farming practices.
What is included?
Our Mini Farmers Program introduces children to real life farming. They get their hands dirty and work along-side real farmers.
Each day we collect eggs from our working chickens, we clean and prepare them for sale, as well as restock their bedding, ensure they have fresh drinking water and clean out their chookie house. We check the animals, fences and food troughs. We clear paddocks of debris, restock bedding and collect manure for the market garden.
We work alongside the farming team from the community group Liberation Larder on their market garden. We prepare the soil, plant seedlings, harvest what is ready, and see how proper nurturing leads to healthy food production for families in need in our community.
Morning tea – We make drinks with fresh ingredients from the garden, a fruit platter and make wholesome dips with organic farm fresh ingredients.
We make Butter, Pesto or Jam from scratch to put on our Freshly Baked Bread for lunches. We cook corn fritters or hash browns or veggie frittata for lunch. The children do the cooking!!
If time permits we make a scarecrow for our market garden, lip balm, bath bombs and cute little soaps to take home out of natural products and a mini herb garden which the kids can replant at home to start their very own garden. (Activities can change depending on the group of children)
Rest and Play:
Of course we let the kids have breaks and rest throughout the day.
What to bring?
Children will need:
– Sturdy walking shoes or work boots
– Water Bottle and Snacks just in case what we cook is not enough.
– Backpack (to carry above)
Where to meet?
Workshops begin at 9am each morning and finish at 3pm. We will meet at the Barn, which is located at the back of the Restaurant. Look out for the signs to guide you.
These workshops are appropriate for children who are interested in farming, energetic and willing to work. 7yrs to 15yrs
Checkout our other Farm Kids Programs which are half day and include a Farm Tour.
If you are a working parent please discuss with the Farm Kids manager if you need your child to start early or finish later than the designated program time so as to get to and from work. For an extra fee this can be arranged.
Please don’t forget that if you cannot make it to our planned workshops we can tailor a workshop especially for your group. Email email@example.com for more detail.