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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  family farm.

 

 

In addition to the farming and healthy eating themes, this year we will also be covering the topic of habitat restoration.  The floods of last September have forever changed the geology of Left Hand Creek and presents us with a unique oppurtunity to help restore the creek habitat.  Each session tadopt a small restoration area and help restore it using permaculture techniques to improve the health, beauty, and productivity of the land. 

 

 

  Download Application Here (PDF)

2014 Sessions

 

Session 1: June 16th-19th
9:00am-2:00pm
Suggested Ages 6-11
 

Cost $225.00

 

Session 2: June 23rd-26th
9am-12pm
Suggested Ages 3-6 Spanish
*

Class Full

 

 

Session 3: July 7th-10th
9:00am-2:00pm
Suggested Ages 6-11 Spanish
*

Cost $225.00

 

Session 4: July 14th-17th
9:00am-12:00pm
Suggested Ages 3-6

Cost $150.00

 

Session 5: Jul 21st-24th
9:00am-12:00pm
Suggested Ages 3-6 Spanish
*

Cost $150.00

 

 

Session 6: Jul 28th-31st
9:00am-2:00pm
Suggested Ages 6-11

Cost $225.00


* Classes in Spanish are an immersion style class that builds vocabularly for all levels of students, and are appropirate for students currently taking Spanish classes or those with no prior experience with the Spanish language.



 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

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 activities.


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 final day of the camp the kids will be cooking a farm fresh meal with the veggies they harvest.


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.
 

 


 

 

Here's a video courtesy of the Eyes on Longmont film crew that highlights the youth education program at Ollin:
 

 

 

 

 

 


               


 

 

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