Blackwood Farm School
Blackwood Farm School is an excellent complement to all pedagogy. Our goal is to teach students a strong work ethic as they learn where food comes from, and connect classroom studies to real world situations. They will leave empowered to utilize their new skills to continue modeling the indispensable role of restorative, resilient food systems in daily life.
This once-monthly, experiential program is designed to provide students with an in-depth, hands-on look into how a 21st century farm operates. In a day, students will live the full cycle of basic agro-ecology and learn the value of preparing wholesome food. They will leave better stewards, excited to make conscientious decisions in all their future pursuits.
Lessons incorporate science, writing, strategic planning, carpentry, livestock management, and culinary arts.
Sessions run seasonally. Contact us for scholarship information!
Winter/Early Spring Session
Dates: Jan. 14th, Feb. 11th, Mar. 11th
Late Spring Session
Dates: April 8th, April 29th, May 20th
- Drop off: 9AM | Pick up: 2PM
- Each day includes 4 hours of facilitated instruction with a break for lunch.
- Lunch is not provided, but students will eat what they have prepared with the chef each day.
- Students must currently be in 3rd – 6th grade.
- Additional children, babies, and/or younger siblings are not permitted to attend farm school classes.
- Students must wear farm clothes (something they are willing to get dirty) and boots or sturdy closed toed shoes
- Students must be comfortable working outside in different weather.
- Students should bring a water bottle, sunscreen, hat, work gloves, notebook & pen or pencil, lunch and snacks (if applicable).