Lala's Latest February 2020
Updated: Apr 23
February was an exciting month around the Farmstead. At this point of the year our students are deeply connected with each other, the land and our programming and it is a joy to witness. We have started to see signs that our forest is coming alive again, and we get to start working on our gardening plans for the upcoming season as well as preparing for what I call the, “green in”. It is the signs of Spring that have provided a boost of excitement, business and “awe” around the Farmstead. While we can still move easily through our forest we are working on our efforts to remove and contain the invasive species of Multiflora Rose and English Ivy, particularly around the Littlest Learners platform, as well as Fortville and around the school yard. We have been lucky enough to have a couple parent volunteers come and help us remove it as well as teaching our students how to remove it. Including the students in the removal process, always sparks a great conversation as both the Sprouts and the Littlest Learners know that the Farmstead is a sanctuary for all living things, and that we have empowered our students to be plant protectors. This is where we get to have a meaningful conversation about stewardship with the students and teach them about invasive species and the importance of taking care of the land that we live on. February is also the month that we start looking ahead to our 5th year of Camp Farmstead and all the joys, adventure, and experiences that Camp Farmstead fosters for our campers. We are offering ten weeks of Camp with four different rotating themes. We would love to have your students join us for a week of play based, nature rich camp this summer!