Gearing up for the start of our youth programs!
Spring’s arrival means that we are getting close to our season kick off and the start of our youth programs. We think there is a lot of value in kids seeing the food growing on the farm and experiencing a farm space within the city. We love showing the farm to kids and learning together with them!
We are excited to start our field trips this week. We invite classrooms and youth groups of all ages to visit the farm and learn all about Common Good. Depending on the age of the group, we cover basic growing topics like plant parts and composting, and larger issues related to food access and justice. We still have spaces available so if you or someone you know works with kids, think about bringing them to the farm! You can find more information and register here.
Our Little Farmers toddler program will be on Mondays at 10 am, starting April 22. We are excited to explore all the signs of spring on the farm! One of our favorite things to do with our youngest farmers is to go on a scavenger hunt and see if we can find certain colors, tools or other items on the farm. Another favorite activity is watering the plants! Little Farmers class also includes reading a book and coloring or doing a small craft. Little Farmers has a suggested donation of $5 per class, but is always free for income qualifying families. Pre-registration isn’t required, but we appreciate it. You can register here.
Our LEAF Youth Program will also start at the end of April with the first class on Wednesday April 24. LEAF's overall focus is on the farm to table experience and coming together to eat with friends and community- elementary age participants will help do work on the farm, learn about nutrition and different ways to prepare fresh produce, and make a healthy snack with farm fresh ingredients during each class. LEAF is a free drop in program and will continue throughout the farm season on Wednesdays and Sundays from 4:30-5:30 pm. No pre-registration required, parents just need to complete a short waiver and contact form on their first visit of the season.
At Common Good we believe that connecting with the food you eat and experiencing the growing process is important at all ages! If you have youth or children in your life, we encourage you to bring them out to experience the farm through one of our youth programs.