We at Kinderfarm Academy believe in an experience and project-based life-filled way of learning. One of those ways is through gardening and it is a great way to learn many important concepts in science as well. Here is a short list of some of those themes:
- Work ethic
- Forming hypotheses
- Data gathering
- Data analysis and evaluation
- Working through and learning from failure
- Problem solving
- Technical reading
Additional benefits also include:
- Working together as a family
- Using produce for ministry
- Character development
Starting on October 9, we will be offering a 2-hour gardening course once a month on Sundays from 9-11 am or 2-4 pm at our small farm in Yucaipa, CA which are open to and designed for school-aged children. The course will include a number of topics as well as help your child meet the requirements to become a certified Junior Master Gardener. The structure of the course will include an hour and a half of instruction and activities as well as a half hour of journaling/notebooking to document learning.
Using the Dr. Raymond Moore’s formula of study, work, and service, we, a science teacher and home school mother of four, have also created a gardening curriculum specifically designed for preschool through middle-school aged children (but is available for everyone.) If you have land or live in an apartment, if you homeschool or go to school, if you learn by reading or by doing, this ecourse will help you learn all the important lessons that gardening has to offer. The Abundant Garden: Growing Quality Kids Through Gardening ecourse is designed to be an experience, project, and literature-based way of learning for the family. It consists of 36 weeks of lessons which will begin on October 3. Each monthly unit will include four lessons: the study of basic gardening concepts with practical applications and activities, a theme plant (including recipes), a garden creature of the month, and an influential pioneer in gardening/agriculture. It will include monthly gardening goals that will help you to gradually build and improve your garden and your gardening skills.
Topics will include:
- October 9: Designing a garden/determining where to grow and how to maximize your growing space
- November 6: Testing, amending, and maintaining your soil/How to water efficiently and effectively
- December 4: Seasonal gardening – what and when to plant
- January 8: Growing fruit trees and vines/Propagating plants
- February 5: Grafting and training
- March 5: Growing, harvesting, and preserving an herb garden
- April 2: Seed retrieval and storage
- May 7: Protecting your ecosystem – bugs in the garden and organic pest control
- June 4: Maximizing your harvest
Class size is limited to we encourage you to register early. Pre-registration is required. Both time slots for classes are still open for enrollment.
Supplies to bring
- Clothes that can get dirty
- Pencil or pen
- $15 per child for each class ($10 for Kinderfarm Academy PSP members).
- Get a discount (see pricing below) for buying a package of classes.
- Parents are free and at least one is expected to attend each class.
- Pre-registration is required.
- Cash is accepted on the day of the class if prior arrangements have been made or pay via the button below.
- Payment plans can be arranged. Please contact us if you have financial needs.
Save money by purchasing classes in the packages below: If you are buying fewer than 9 classes, please let us know which classes and the time you would like to attend in the comment section at payment or by email at Kinderfarmhomeschool@gmail.com.
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