Kids in the Dirt: Summer Farm Education Series - Farmland Ecology for Ages 5-12
Venue: Glade Road Growing, Blacksburg
Organizations: New River Land Trust
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Event Types: Family Friendly, Class
Cost: $17.00
Glade Road Growing and New River Land Trust present the final 2019 Kids in the Dirt event: a Summer Farm Education Series with their sixth workshop titled "Farmland Ecology" on Saturday, August 10, 2019.

We’re bringing things full circle in the final Kids in the Dirt session of the season. In this workshop we’ll explore some of the fringes of our farm including stream, hedges and forests. We’ll observe signs of wildlife that live here and how they interact with life on the farm. We will also enjoy a picnic snack (provided) on our adventure. This workshop will be led by JP and Sally in conjunction with Mel of the New River Land Trust.

This series is geared towards kids ages 5-12. Supplies and a farm-based snack provided for each workshop.

Registration required. Sign up for each workshop closes on the prior Wednesday by 9:00 pm.

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Note: If your child has any dietary or medical restrictions, please indicate on the “order notes” section at checkout.

Kids in the Dirt is a unique series of workshops and a collaboration between Glade Road Growing and the New River Land Trust. All workshops will be held on Saturdays from 12:00-2:00 pm at Glade Road Growing. You will be asked to sign a waiver at check-in.

Workshops include:
• Hands-on education for kids that engages all the senses
• Opportunity to connect with nature- inspiring curiosity and wonder
• Exposure to and participation in planting, growing, harvesting and preparing food
• Freedom to explore and play on the farm
• Practical skill-building that boosts confidence

Please dress appropriately for the weather and be ready to play in the dirt!

Note: The workshop description has been updated.

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