This week the kids started a new activity through the Baltimore Homeschool Community Center: a “Farm Experience” at Kayam, an organic farm north of Baltimore that focuses on environmental and Jewish education. (The homeschool program is secular.)
For the next six weeks, they’ll visit the farm one morning a week for hands-on activities and lessons. Sadly, I don’t get to go – it’s on Michael’s day at home. I get to experience it through pictures and the kids’ jumbled reports afterwards. By all accounts, it’s amazing.
What did they do their first week? Fed the chickens, gathered eggs, planted radishes and potatoes, chased goats out of the chicken coop, did yoga, played games. Colin’s group hunted through a sandbox for buried seeds and then matched them up with pictures to figure out what they would grow. Alex’s group, the over-sixes, weeded a garden bed and learned about the awesomeness of soil.
They had one heck of a good time.