BOOK A WILD VOICES FOR KIDS PROGRAM!
All programs are now available for booking at the subsidized rates listed.
This school year, the first 200 teachers to become CBEEN members were guaranteed one complimentary program! If you have an active CBEEN teacher membership from the fall, you can still redeem your complimentary program with bussing reimbursement up to $250.
At the present time, we are no longer distributing complimentary programs for new members, however, all programs are available for booking at the subsidized rates listed.
Discovering Local Food
|Type||Half Day Field Study|
|Location||Edible Acres Farm in Windermere|
|Contact This Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
About the Program
Want your students to experience a working farm, with bees, chickens, vegetable and fruit production? Then book a trip to Edibles Farm! We will be happy to show you around.
We will start in our 'Starting Greenhouse', where most crops are seeded and explain this part of the growing process, then we'll stop at our soil making station, then to the compost pile where we talk about life cycles and the benefits to decomposing organic matter. This is the perfect spot to talk about fertilizers and the nutrients plants need to grow. We will explore the rows and rows of 30 + different kinds of vegetables, and tour our vegetable greenhouses with hothouse crops.
Your students will have the chance to taste, touch, smell, see and hear all things farming. We will finish the tour with a hands on activity from transplanting to weeding to seeding, depending on weather and time of year.
We are happy to tailor our program to your curriculum needs. Please connect with us to discuss ways that we can support your learning beyond the classroom!
About the Community Educator
Alongside her husband Oliver, Lin Egan manages Windeberry Nursery (specializing in flowers, perennial plants, trees and shrubs) and Edible Acres, a certified organic vegetable market farm and CSA project.
Edibles Farm is an organic market farm, supplying food to local health food stores, grocery stores, farmers markets and through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) food box program. The farm also highlights the farm to folk mission as they supply much food to the newly added Edibles Cafe at Winderberry. As young farmers our mission is to educate our community about the importance of local food and organic production. Oliver and Lin also manage Winderberry, where they grow flowers, perennials, tress and shrubs and run the retail greenhouse, selling all things gardening.
"Ollie and Lin always have lively, interesting games and hands-on projects for students!" - Alyssan Gauthier
"The students learned a lot and had a wonderful experience! You could tell Lin and Oliver are passionate about what they do but also keen to share their knowledge with others." - Jen Tagg
"Lin and Ollie are very knowledgeable, keep up with the busy pace of the students, are experienced in running these tours, and are fun-loving people!" - Jessie King
"Oliver is a dynamic presenter who is flexible and able to relate well with the students. His lessons and knowledge are delivered in a way that my students are engaged. " - Tara Whittick