Hands on learning for little & future farmers.
Farm School is officially OPEN for registration!
We’re excited to share the farm with your kids. From butter churning to beeswax candle making, each month will be a new activity geared towards learning about homesteading & ranch life. As a family of young kids, we understand the challenges of finding engaging outdoor enrichment activities that we can trust to be wholesome, fun and without worry. We’re opening the door to share real farm life with your family. Brianna and her team of creative para educators have rallied together to form a program your kids will love. From calves being born to farrowing piglets, your kiddos will have a front row seat to a working farm as we move through the seasons. Space is very limited so don’t wait!
When: September 2021 – June 2022
3rd Friday or Saturday of each month:
10 am: Little Farmers
12 pm: Future Farmers
Who: “Little Farmers” Ages 6-10 &
“Future Farmers” 11-15 years old
What: Little Farmers: 30 minute farm school activity with take home bonus material + 30 minute guided farm tour to a certain part of the ranch (like the farrowing pigs, the dairy cow’s calf or the new baby lambs).
Future Farmers: 45-60 minute farm school activity with take home bonus material + 30 minute guided farm tour to a certain part of the ranch (like the farrowing pigs, the dairy cow’s calf or the new baby lambs). A more challenging and in depth version of our little farmers class.
Where: Right here at Widnor Farms
“Having always loved children, I could not imagine a better way to spend my time than pouring into the kids in our community who have a special love for farm life. We have a lot planned but more than anything, I can promise you that your kids little hearts and imaginations will be nurtured, loved and encouraged where our goal is to foster a love for agriculture.”
Farm School FAQ’s:
Where will classes be held?
All classes will begin at the Ranch Store on the farm.
How much will classes be?
$50 per child for little farmers. $65/per class for future farmers. This cost helps us cover our supplies and time we pour into each class.
How big will the classes be?
We are limiting our class size to no more than 20 kiddos.
What if my kiddo has a sibling not in this age group?
These activities are geared towards the age of kids in each time frame. We ask that all younger siblings please not attend.
What should my kid wear?
All children must wear closed toed shoes. Please keep weather in mind. Since this is outdoor school, children will need to have appropriate outside attire for the seasons.
Will I need to stay with my kiddo?
For the safety of your children, we ask that parents (or a guardian) remain with them at all times with our Little Farmers. We are a working farm and it is in the best interest of you and your children. Parents or Guardians of Future Farmers aged kids are welcome to leave their children after the first class.
Am I locked into our membership?
We understand that your schedule might change or you might be unable to attend. Because we will be prepping supplies for your child, we ask that you give us 30 days notice in order to refund you the cost of the class. You’re welcome to cancel your farm school membership at anytime but the 30 day window is still needed for any refunds. Initial registration pays for Septembers class and is non refundable.
What if my Little Farmer struggles to stay with the group?
Because we are a working farm, we must ask that families work with us to keep kids (and livestock) safe. No entering pastures, feeding animals or opening gates without permission. Tours are to be guided only. At no times are children allowed to wander on their own.
We reserve the right to remove members of Farm School at anytime if they cannot follow directions or disrupt the group in any way.
What activities will Future Farmers be doing? Why the extra cost?
Future Farmers will get more hands on experience with the science and biology behind running a farm and caring for livestock which includes a longer lesson each week. We’ve devoted our time to creating class programs that keep them engaged and excited about their opportunities. We’re going to explore soil microbes, plant identification & herbal remedies, egg production & life cycles, cheese making, candle making, sourdough bread and wild yeast harvesting. Our goal is to foster a love for agriculture & sustainability. Future Farmers will also be eligible to apply for our summer internships in 2022.
*Widnor Farms is a working farm. Farm school falls under WA agritourism laws and as such, holds limited liability.