The Sustainable Farm School will be running a hands-on permaculture program for three weeks starting July 7th. This valuable workshop in environmental sustainability is available for children ages 3 to 13, and will be held at the Quaker Meeting House, 144 South Quaker Lane in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Sustainable Farm School’s Summer Permaculture Program entails holistic learning that will engage your child’s mind, body, and spirit. Together, the group will work towards completing a permaculture landscape design for the Quaker Meeting House. The program will explore various topics including: wilderness skills like mapping and tracking; regenerative (eco) living; organic gardening skills; botanical and recycled artwork; outdoor yoga, mindfulness, and meditation; healing energy arts; and simple raw food preparation.
The summer permaculture program consists of three one-week sessions, with each session consisting of different workshops and daily activities. Students may register for one, two, or all three weeks. The age groups are Little Sprouts (3-6), Explorers (7-10), and Visionaries (10-13). All classes begin at 9 AM, with Little Sprouts going until 11:50 AM, while the Explorers and Visionaries conclude at 3:30 PM. Week 1 is July 7-11, Week 2 is July 14-18, and Week 3 is July 21-25. The cost is $200/week for Explorers and Visionaries, and $125/week for Little Sprouts. Each program is specially designed to honor the developmental stage of the children in the group.
The term Permaculture was coined by Australian Bill Mollison, who has stated that it is “a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.”
The Sustainable Farm School is an independent non-profit day school for children ages 3 to 18 that offers core academics, holistic personal development, and a model for sustainable living. Based out of various locations in the greater Hartford area, the Sustainable Farm School will be announcing their new permanent space shortly. The Sustainable Farm School’s mission is to help students and families of all backgrounds develop a deeper understanding of and practices for sustainable living through natural curiosity, rigorous academics, and critical thinking in real-world contexts.
Registration forms are available on the Sustainable Farm School website at SustainableFarmSchool.com. For more information, please call (860) 577-0883 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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