Role of Parents
is a program for children
6-9 years old or 10-12 years old. It introduces older children
to farm chores, crafts, and games and to seasonal activities
which are part of the Farm's actual operation.
The program is staffed by a FarmHands teacher, who is assisted
by one or two FarmHands parents. Class size is limited to ensure
During the 3-hour long program from 10:00-1:00 for 10-12 year
olds and 1:30-4:30pm for 6-9 year olds, FarmHands spend their
time on three different types of activities:
and watering animals, mixing animal feeds, collecting eggs, etc.
helping with actual operations, such as:
potatoes, bottle feeding lambs, digging the garden
honey, watering the orchard, weighing the pigs
potatoes, husking corn, picking pumpkins, making cider
sap for maple syrup, gathering firewood, setting
up lambing pens
in farm crafts, games and play; snack time. Each week, FarmHands
will participate in the Farm's scheduled craft program, and in
a special activity such as a wagon ride, nature walk, game or
This year session in the program meet for 7 Saturdays with
the exception of the 2nd Fall session, which is only 6 Saturdays.
Parents wishing to enroll in the FarmHands
program must attend an organizational meeting held prior to the
program starting date unless they have previous been in the program.
At this meeting, program content and logistics are explained
by our staff and application forms are completed and submitted
by parents. Meetings are intended for parents only.
Meeting and Session Dates.
Applications cannot be made by mail.
information contact Kathy Brilla at 609-737-3299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.