Learn about the characteristics of leaves on a nature walk around our farm. You will be collecting different types of leaves to be used in a couple of art projects after the nature walk. We can take the leaves that were collected and make a leaf collage and/or make leaf rubbings. While on the nature walk we discuss how to spot a poisonous plants and how to avoid them. This class usually takes 45 minutes more or less depending upon the number of questions and how artistic everyone gets with their leaf art. We like to limit this class to no more than 20 participants. We do not count teachers or chaperones in class size.
In this class you will learn about the insects that live in our area. What they eat, what activities they like to do and what their life is like. Take a nature walk around the gardens and the pond to see who is living there with us. See how their ecosystems fit into our world. Look at the bugs up close and make some buggy themed art. This class is about 45 minutes to an hour give or take a minute or two. It depends on the number of questions and how artistic everyone is. We limit the size of this class to about 15 participants. We do not count teachers or chaperones in class size.
Here you will learn about the birds that live in our area. We cover what bird flyways are and how important their rest stops are for the birds. Learn about the types of foods that birds like to eat. We go and have a sit by the coops to visit with the birds. We get hand sanitized for their protection and yours. Visit with the farm birds to pet the chickens, ducks and geese. You will see how they are all similar and different . You will get to feel their feathers, feet, legs, tails and peaks. We limit this class to 15 participants at a time. We do not count teachers or chaperones in class size.
In this class you will be making your own bath fizzle, lip balm, soap, lotion, room spray, perfume, shampoo, lotion bar and salt scrubs and more depending upon time and interest of those in the class. We introduce you to what carrier oils, essential oils and fragrance oils are and how to use them. We go over the how to best use colorants and dried herbs in making bath products. This is a very creative hands on class filled. We do encourage experimentation. Our make and take classes are limited to only 15 people at a time.
We will spend the time cooking with freshly gathered herbs, veggies, fruit and berries from the garden. Learn how to make healthy flavorful meals using fresh ingredients from the garden and using herbs and essential oils to season instead of salt. Learn about the difference of using fresh herbs rather than dried herbs. Everyone will get copies of our recipes used in the class, samples of the herbal blends that was used in making the tasty food for the class. There will be tasty food to sample as well . We have to limit the class size to 10 participants except for in the summer season we can have 15 people.
We learn about earth worms and how they spend their day. In this class you will take a nature walk through farm and look to find earth worms in their hiding places. We will visit the "Compost Heap". See first hand how they turn rubbish into rich soil. We will learn who eats them and why we need earth worms. We will learn which mammals are similar to them. Then we will create your own worm habitat to take home with you. This is a hands on class where you will get your hands dirty. We limit the class size to 15 participants. This does not include teachers and chaperones.
In this class you will learning about how a plant grows from a little seed. Also, learn how plants grow from bulbs, cuttings and divisions. What does a plant really need in order to grow? This is a hands on class where you will be getting your hands dirty. Everyone will plant a seed or a plant division in a peat pot or dried gourd to take home. We will go over the care of your new plant and when to plant it outside. We limit this class to 20 participants. We do not count teachers or chaperones.
We are going to walk the farm first to gather up fresh herbs, berries and fruits from the gardens to create charming desserts. How to add a hint of flavor and get the added health benefits from essential oils in dessert cooking. We will be sharing all our recipes that are used in the class and everyone will be able to enjoy tasting these wonderful treats. We do have a class size of 10 people only.
We will be planting a pot filled with herbs. Please bring your own patio sized pot. We will provide the composted soil and young plants for you to place in your patio pot. Learn about growing herbs in a garden pot and how to harvest them throughout the growing season. Then how to prepare your patio pot for the winter season.
We offer classes to Preschools, Home School Children, School Age Children to Adults, Clubs, Scouting Groups, Families, Church Groups or simply a group of friends.
We offer classes starting at 9 am till 8 pm. During the Spring and Summer seasons. Our Class Schedule in the Fall is starting at 9 am till 4 pm.
Most classes last an hour or two depending upon the size of your group and the amount of questions asked, your class time might be slightly less or more,
Please call to reserve your desired day and time for your class in advance.
A separate reservation is required for each class.
All classes do require 1 adult chaperon for every 4 children. Teachers and Chaperons are responsible for students at all times.
Class size is limited to the number of active participants. This does not include the teachers and chaperones.
We recommend car pooling since parking is limited.
We recommend good walking shoes with closed toes and sunscreen on everyone during the spring and summer seasons. Please do not wear sandals, flip flops or strong perfume.
Fall and Spring weather is very changeable here so jackets might be needed during those times of the year.
We recommend that the everyone bring a water bottle.
Most of our classes are held outside, so please dress for the weather. We recommend no bright yellow, pink or red clothing for these colors attract bees and other insects.
A $25.00 Facility Fee applies when booking multiple classes in one day which will stay over through the lunch period. We will provide seating at Camp Duck for your class's lunch time.
Preschool & Kindergarten $1.00 per child
1st & 2nd Grade $2.00 per child
3rd - 5th Grade $2.50 per child
6th Grade and up $3.00 per child
Spa Take & Make Classes is Priced by Items made which can range from $1.50 to $10.00.
Cooking Classes are $10.00 per participant.
Gardening Classes are $10.00 to $15.00 per participant.