With fall in the air, harvest is in full swing, and Earthwise Society invites you to join in. The Earthwise “Grow with Me” program invites families to learn about farming the old fashioned way – by spending a day at the Earthwise Farm, taking part in basic farming activities together, and learning first hand how food gets to the table. The goal of the program is to create an appreciation of fresh, local food and farming that comes from understanding our connection to agriculture.
Families who want to take part in the program can register for a half day session that includes a farm orientation and safety check, guided learning activities to build skills, and supervised hands on tasks, such as planting and harvesting. Grow with Me builds upon established farm education programs at Earthwise and offers age appropriate learning activities in a supervised environment.
Agriculture is a strong part of our regional heritage. Traditionally, children learned about agriculture as a result of growing up with the activities of food production at home. This experience is rare today. Grow with Me reconnects families with this experience by providing a guided exploration of food production on a small scale organic teaching farm.
If you are interested in participating in the “Grow with Me’ program, or want to know more, please contact Earthwise at 604-946-9828. The Earthwise Farm and Garden located at 6400 3rd Ave in Tsawwassen is open to visitors daily. The Farm Store, selling organic produce from the Earthwise Farm, is open Wednesdays 3-6 pm and Saturdays 10 – 2 pm.
For more information www.earthwisesociety.bc.ca or contact at firstname.lastname@example.org 604-946-9828.