The Farm regularly hosts activities and classes where families can have fun while learning about sustainable food and agriculture. Due to COVID-19, our event series are currently on hold.
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CANCELLED Meet the Farmer: Backyard Chickens 101
April 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Every house should have a chicken or six. If you’re considering adding some fowl to your family, let Farmer Lis introduce you to some of the basics. We’ll cover housing needs, hatchling care, nutrition and other general guidelines for caring for your flock. Lis will answer all your chicken-related questions while the kids get a chance to play with The Farm’s happy Cluckingham Palace hens. We’ll also check in on our incubator to see how our eggs are coming along and share some fun and easy egg-based recipes for you to make with your kids. Kids will also get to lend a hand with some animal chores.
The Meet the Farmer series is a fun way for the whole family to learn about gardening, animal husbandry and sustainable agriculture. Our farmer, Lis Schneider, has been a year-round agriculturalist for over a decade. She works to encourage more young people to fall in love with the earth and outdoors by showing them all the fun and wonder to be found in their own backyards and gardens.
Park in the dirt lot and walk up to the children’s greenhouse (the last one on the right). Guests who have difficulty walking can still access our greenhouse and garden. Just contact us with any questions or special needs.
These events are free but space is limited.