Asheville Farmstead School's

 Executive Director and Lead Teacher

Lauren Brown has her M. Ed. in Science Education, keeps her Wilderness First Responder certification current, is certified in the Cedarsong way of Forest Kindergarten teaching as well as a certificate in Environment, Education, and Community.  She has been passionately pursuing the Farmstead dream full time since May 2016!

Our Address

218 Morgan Cove Rd.
Candler, NC 28715

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All of us are lifelong learners - from the newest baby to the wisest grandparent and everyone in between. As we explore the natural world, we gain a better understanding of the Earth and our place in the continuum of life. When we participate in that exploration with others, we also build memories as we develop deeper connections with our community.

In an effort to strengthen the connections of family and community, and as a testament to the value of lifelong learning, Asheville Farmstead holds monthly Family Discovery Days - free learn-and-play events for all ages. Learn the skills of a naturalist, create art in nature, play in dirt and water, try your hand at growing new plants, and build new relationships. Bring your family and your sense of adventure!

WHO: All ages, all families!

WHAT: A day at the Farmstead with other kids and parents. We'll tour the farm, play in the field and explore the forest. Come ready to learn something new and discover the world around you! 

WHERE: 218 Morgan Cove Road Candler, NC 28715

WHEN: 10am - 12pm on one SATURDAY a month! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the school yard with friends till 1pm in Spring and Summer.

PRICE: FREE!!!! No registration required. But feel free to comment on our Facebook page saying that you're coming!

Look out for more Family Discovery Days themes as the season goes.  Here are our Fall and Winter, Spring and some Summer dates so you can plan ahead!

September 15th - Chickens

October 6th - Teal Pumpkin Project and Fall

November 10th - Gratitude and Veterans 

February 9th - Our Flying Friends

March 16th - Greening in the Farmstead! 

April 13th - Gardening

May 18th - Kite Day

June 22nd - Sun and Shadows

July 20th - Water is Wonderful

August 17th - Space and the Night Sky