Saturday, February 27, 2016

Farm Production Ramps Up

Wow.., what a week! Curriculum continues to collide with outdoor learning on the farm and we love it that way! Kinder friends pulled weeds (ask them why we don't want weeds - they know). Then they looked for signs of spring. 5th grade continues their studies about life science and looked at their terrariums and planted some more crops in their beds. A rainy day brought Primary friends inside where we looked at the different variety of seed pods and seeds that came from crops on the farm. There was hen handling, Pro Bull Riders, erosion lessons, and 4H met to work with our poultry pals. Oh.., and did you know that 6th grade is learning about how to write a business plan and actually selling farm fresh speciality herbs at Market Provisions at the Dallas Farmers Market? Yes.., Spring has sprung and we are just beginning to ramp up. We love our farm!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Soil Studies - Health/Wellness - Chicken Fest

With warmer temperatures, many lessons are happening on the farm. Every grade level is coming out to connect their curriculum on a regular basis and skills are being applied in a real world setting. This week, 4th grade was learning about soil, so they investigated the components of soil (ask them about this) and dug up some soil samples around the farm to observe, gather data and compare. Third grade studied natural resources and Intermediate Health/Wellness Enrichment Cluster came out to run obstacle courses and practice their skills. 4H friends drove out to the Trinity Audubon Center to share their love of chicken at the Urban Chicken Fest. 

We love the many opportunities that our farm program gives to our students and community! Every day brings great adventure  and learning and we love it that way!