Once a month (October – May) the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program hosts a group of curious home schoolers and their equally curious parents.
Most often we begin with a visit to the chickens, where scrambling to hold hens makes for an amusing romp. After eggs have been collected and tasty morsels distributed, the group moves on to one of many possible activities. These might include milking the goats and harvesting lemons followed by a trip to the kitchen to make a quick version of goat cheese. Another day we might gingerly pluck copious quantities of snails from citrus trees, get a lesson in tree grafting from Farmer Tom, or plant seedlings who will make their start in the greenhouse. A drizzly outing could include a hike around the farm to observe the changes brought by winter, followed by a visit to our cow “Bella”.
No visit for our group would be complete without some time shared with Live Earth Farm’s beloved goat clan. Whether they are birthing, nursing or simply frolicking, our children love to observe the goat’s delightful antics. Each month, you are sure to leave dirtier, happier, and more informed about where our food comes from and how it is grown.
If you are a home schooling family and would be interested in joining our Home School program, please contact Hayley at Education@farmdiscovery.org or (831) 728-2032.