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Solidarity Farm School
agro-ecology for homeschoolers (age 3-13)
fall session: September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
winter Session: january 3, 10, 17, 24
february 7, 14, 21, 28
Spring session: dates to be determined
What is Agro-Ecology?
Agro-ecology is the study of the interconnectedness between farming and the natural world. It holds as a premise the impact of agriculture on the planet and seeks to embrace nature's systems as the roadmap for sustainable farming. Children will explore nature in the field and at it's edges and cultivate an understanding of how connected they are to their world each time they take a bite!
2019-2020 Curriculum: Skills for Life
All humans, but particularly children, need the opportunity to strengthen the will. In fact, developing the will is a central tenet of a Waldorf education. The farm is an ideal classroom for honing this super power and our 2020 school year will be dedicated to helping your young person exercise this aspect of their personality...while also having a whole lot of fun!
For more on our curriculum and daily schedule, click here.
Our teaching inspirations
Solidarity Farm School will embrace Waldorf teaching philosophies as our central pedagogy. This means:
- A rhythm will be established and followed at each session.
- Activities will be simple, unrushed and age appropriate.
- Only natural materials will be utilized in our crafts and projects.
- Information will be presented through stories and hands on discovery.
If you have any questions about this approach, we liked this article's explanations.
Our classes will be limited to a 1:10 instructor ratio, with additional adults on site for emergency situations.
Sessions will begin promptly at 9am. If you are late, please wait with your child and make sure they integrate with the group at an appropriate moment. Activities will end at 12pm. Please bring a snack and water bottle for your child for morning sessions. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to stay on site in our farm stand seating area. WiFi will be available to get some work done if you don't have little one's to watch.
Sign up & Cost
To sign your child(ren) up for Farm School, please click the button at the top of the page. Make sure to choose the appropriate payment type for your family. If you select the self-pay option, an invoice will be sent via Squareup (in August for Fall, December for Winter, and March for Spring) that can be paid by card, cash or check. If you check the Charter Pay option, please see instructions below.
Charter Options: Charter school billing is currently available for students who are enrolled in Inspire. If you have a different charter, please let us know so that we can discuss options. Let your Charter school teacher know you would like to enroll and they will send me a certificate. Please make sure you submit your request at least 3 days prior to the start of each session.
Refund/Absentee policy: Cancellation for an 8-week session is fully refundable if made with at least 7-days advance notice. We cannot return funds for individually missed classes in case of illness or other absence. Please let us know, however, if you have extenuating circumstances. We will try hard to be flexible and understanding. Thank you for understanding and respecting this policy.