Courtesy of a wonderful bee grant, Dane Pursley takes participants in our bee program to check hives (queen is the one with green dot). If interested in participating with the bee program, please email Dane to learn more.
Did you know Farmer Dan is a native of Uruguay? Thanks to Tim Faulkner (co-founder of bfs) our garden beds have acquired charming names. Little Uruguay is ready for tomato seedlings (02 June). We”ll transplant indeterminate and determinate organic seed varieties here.
Join us this Saturday for our first annual ‘plant swap‘ event and our continued veggie and fruit seedlings sale (starts for your garden). Local honey available as well! Stop by the farm stand and join in on the fun.
A series of workshops are published here for reference by students, parents, and teachers. We believe these workshops supplement elementary school education, develop an understanding of the natural world, and give kids a great activity!
If you are interested in attending, organizing, or developing workshops, contact us! We are excited to work with you.
Our three workshops with guided instructions were adapted from lesson plans found on the KidsGardening website, GrowLab: Classroom Activities for Indoor Gardens and Grow Lights, and the Edible Schoolyard website. We modified the lesson plans to fit the goals and space at Barrington Farm School.
“Lesson Plans.” Kids Gardening, kidsgardening.org/lesson-plans/. Accessed 23 Apr. 2019.
“Resource Library.” The Edible Schoolyard Project, edibleschoolyard.org/resource-search. Accessed 23 Apr. 2019.
Age range: grades 5-9
Time: 1 hour
Materials: Honeycomb, 2 contrasting jars of honey for tasting (light and dark), wooden stir sticks, sunflower seeds, jar of pollen
Depending on number of students, activities 3, 4, and 5 can be set up as rotating stations.
Workshop: Journey to the Center of a Seed
Age range: grades K-4
Time: 30-45 minutes
Materials: a variety of seeds, lima bean seeds (about 2 per child), small envelopes to store seed mixtures for individual groups
Preparation: Gather a mixture of seeds of different colors, textures, and sizes. Large seeds like beans, corn, peas, and squash are easiest for young students to handle.