While we have plans for each class, the plan will be somewhat fluid so the students will get to guide our learning based on their interests. Here is what we plan to explore in each session:
April 29--Chelsie will be discussing soil microbes, planting seeds and practicing how to plant potatoes.
May 3-- Chelsie will be diving into the wonderful world of worms with the students. They will be mixing up a fresh batch of nutrient rich soil, planting and transplanting seedlings.
May 10--Sara will discuss the basic principles of permaculture and how to use them in their own home and garden. Students will draw or use other media to represent their ideal space.
May 17-- Carmen plans to introduce students to the wonderful world of wildcrafting. Students will explore the area around Kathryn's home to see what wild edible and medicinal plants grow nearby. They will harvest and use plants to make tea and other goodies depending on what they find.
May 24--Sara will exploring the world of native pollinators and creating native bee hotels for students to take home. Depending on students interest we may also delve into fairy gardens and create structures for imaginative play.
May 31-- Today will be a day of celebration of our 6 weeks together. A review of all of our classes, wild salad collection, and the opportunity to showcase what the students recommend for changes to Kathryn's yard or their own.
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