Homeport’s Community Life Programs have enjoyed a partnership with Bring the Farm to You since the fall of 2012. Through their tailored programming, they bring the farm directly to our different communities, providing valuable learning experiences and fun farm encounters. This partnership enlivens the typical after-school curriculum and engages participants of all ages (yes, adults too!) in the excitement of the farm!
Even in the winter months, the children in Pheasant Run’s after-school program were able to learn about seeds and plants, thanks to the indoor grow lights brought by Ms. Christa of Bring the Farm to You! Other winter lessons included everything from making maple syrup to the kids’ very own homemade Chia Pets!
But Bring the Farm to You makes sure instruction does not stop inside the classroom. As spring gets into full swing, construction on the Pheasant Run community garden is already under way. On April 13th, Homeport staff, residents, and volunteers got together to begin working on the Community Garden at Pheasant Run. While the adults cut sod, tilled the soil, and constructed raised beds, the children got their hands dirty learning about seeds and how to plant them.
The coming weeks will surely be an exciting time as efforts continue to take root at Pheasant Run. Stay tuned for updates on the fruitful efforts of our dedicated green thumbs.
About Bring the Farm to You
To inspire and excite your desire to get back to the basics. We do this by sharing fun farm experiences that make you want to roll up your sleeves and take a step closer to self-sufficiency – while cultivating an appreciation for the skills and natural processes that support our daily lives.