Youth Farming Classes with Kena
As our neighboring communities grow, the chance for children to
experience the rich farming history of this region becomes more
difficult. Ollin Farms is dedicated to preserving those traditions
and Kena will again be offering bilingual summer classes to give youth
the opportunity to experience farm life first hand. This is a
great opportunity to have a fun time learning about where our food
comes from and to find out what it's like to be part of a thriving
Ollin Farms has developed
a unique class program that condenses an entire growing season into one
fun week. From seeding to nurturing to harvesting, kids
participate in the full cycle of raising healthy food.
Students also learn basics of raising livestock and are responsible for
the daily feeding of the sheep and chickens and collecting eggs.
The classes are also a way to celebrate summertime on the farm,
exploring down by the creek, playing games, craft-making, and expending
all that youthful energy in a safe and fun environment.
for 2013 are complete.
2014 Class Schedule will be posted in January
Are the classes the same
from year to year?
We have kids that have been returning every summer; we change some
things or introduce new subjects each year. Just like the farm, the farm
classes are always adapting, and each year we add new themes and
What do kids need to bring?
Sun block, water
container, extra clothes, tennis shoes, lunch and a snack for the first
three days (full-day groups only). The last day of the summer camp Chef
Dale comes to cook with the kids.
What if my kid(s) don't fit the suggested ages?
We suggest ages based on our experience with the activities involved and
the goal to get all the kids working together. That being said, just
like the farm itself, these classes build teamwork between different
ages and skill levels.