Usually in Farm Life Fridays I take a minute to look back on what’s happened on the farm during the past week. This time, I’m going to look forward to some exciting opportunities coming up on the farm! Something I love about Forsythe Family Farms 2009 Inc. is their dedication to education. They run great programs for children and as summer is coming to a close they are gearing up for school tour season.
Teachers – if you are planning out our school year, book your class today for a farm tour!
Kids have a blast on the farm learning how their food is grown. It is so exciting to see the children getting excited as they make connections and get to know the story behind the food! Tour programs allow the kids to explore farming, food, and rural life, and engage the children’s natural curiosity with experiences you choose to best fit your students’ needs. A mix of songs, and hands-on and interactive activities get the students involved and make their farm experience memorable. Of course, visiting the animals is always a highlight! Pigs, goats, sheep, bunnies, and fall chicks are awaiting your visit.
Also, a new addition this year is the opportunity to participate in the Giving Garden. This space allows children to plant, tend, and harvest in the garden in a hands-on environment as they learn about generosity and community service.
The learning doesn’t stop after leaving the farm, though, as there are take home classroom materials provided to reinforce what students learned on their tour.
Bookings for Fall Tours is now available: be sure to book early to get the date you want!
Pre-school to grade 4, ESL, and homeschoolers are welcome.
For complete information visit the School Tours page: http://forsythefamilyfarms.com/farm-school-tours-intro/
If you have little ones aged 2-4 years old, the farm also offers a program called Tot Spot. Caregivers can relax in the quiet country setting while their children interact with others their age and enjoy singing, story time, a wagon ride, and visiting the animals. All activities are led by experienced and talented farm educators who make the morning an engaging and educational time as the children learn about the food they eat and where it comes from.
The structured program is one and half hours of fun ending at 11:00am, but you are more than welcome to stay and continue enjoying your time on the farm! The program runs rain or shine with rainy day activities planned just in case.
For more information on the program and registration visit the Tot Spots page: http://forsythefamilyfarms.com/tot-spot/