Food Love Project
Farming Summer Camp 2013!
· Session 1 is July 15-19
· Session is July 22-26
The Food Love Project is an educational farm designed to share the love of fresh, local, seasonal, whole foods with our community. Started in partnership with the Bear Yuba Land Trust in 2010, this site is a growing hub where kids and adults come to engage in the cycle of how food is produced.
We do this by planting, harvesting, and tasting fresh veggies, learning tangible skills, and getting dirty!
The Food Love Project Camp runs from 9AM-1PM each day, with each day having its own theme. The size of the program is kept small to insure that each child gets to explore his or her own interests and take on farm responsibilities.
FLP camp is open to kids ages 6 and up!
What to expect at camp:
During the week, campers will choose a “farm name” and a “farm job” that they are responsible for. For instance, a camper who has decided to call herself “Radish” for the week may have the task of collecting eggs first thing in the morning, or watering the tipi.
We will be planting seeds, harvesting vegetables and flowers, seed saving, feeding chickens, taste testing and cooking fresh foods, searching for and identifying bugs and reptiles, creating art projects on the farm, photography, and working on natural building (ie cob pizza oven, bench).
Each day will have a theme to it, but there will also be underlying structure to how each day goes. The experience is designed to give campers an idea of what it takes to have a garden or farm, while at the same time encouraging their creativity and ownership of the space.
Each camper should bring a water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, a bathing suit (or clothes that can get wet) and a bag lunch. We will provide snack, water and fun!
Camp runs from 9AM-1PM each day, and the cost is sliding scale $100-$200 per camper. There is also an “a la carte” option of coming for just the day for $40
We are currently working on securing funding to provide scholarships to those who can’t afford it, so if cost is an issue let us know.
If you would like more information or to reserve your child’s spot, email Farmer Amanda firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.livinglandsnetwork.org