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Farm and Forest Homeschool Spring 2013: Session 1, May 7
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 11:45 AM to 3:15 PM (EDT)
Putnam Valley, United States
Eden Village Camp and Jewish Farm School come together to offer you groundbreaking, full season, farm to table and wilderness homeschool in a supportive Jewish environment. This spring we focus on "Discovering the Farm and Forest with Your Five Senses," where we will be connecting Judaism with the world through sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste.
In our first Spring session students return to the Farm & Forest Homeschool Program to witness the growth and changes that occurred in the land over the winter. Students will be guided on a sight-heightened exploration of the farm and forest to better understand the Jewish concept, Pokeach Ivrim, “Who gives sight to the blind.” Through binoculars and microscopes students will discover a world beyond their vision. Activities include bird watching, hiking, camouflage and more!
Lunch is bring your own picnic, but we will provide light snacks for you and your children. Additionally, seasonal produce and eggs are available for purchase as available.
If your children do not wish to participate in the class happenings they are free to roam the farm and field areas. We also will be providing a Cozy Corner in the dinning hall for adult lounging, breast feeding, and child napping. Coffee, tea and water will be available.
- Full water bottle
- Long sleeve/long pants to have for hiking
- Closed toe and closed heel shoes
- Parent-if 3 years or younger
About Farm & Forest Homeschool
Whether planting trees, baking bread in an earth oven, sharing Jewish tales and midrashim around the fire, or packing Tzedakah boxes of homegrown produce for donation to a local food bank, students put ancient agricultural traditions into practice while participating in a vibrant earth based community.
We learn about soil, seeds, compost, insects, herbs, and orchards, in our fields, our kitchen, and in our tradition, and through hands on growing and cooking projects. Our goats, bees, and chickens provide for our needs while teaching us about animal care and ethics. In the woods, we practice our navigation and safety skills, while learning to build primitive shelters, track animals, identify wild edibles, and make fire through friction. Art projects include printmaking, plant sketching, making costumes and paper mache shofars, and tons more!