Details

WHEN:   June 7th – August 11th

DAYS/TIMES:

  • Tuesdays 9am-12pm
  • Wednesdays 1-4pm
  • Thursdays 9am-12pm

COST:   $25.00 per day

*The farmer program is open to individuals with special needs ages 14+, independent with toileting needs, and can follow 1-2 step directions.*

Breakdown

Farmers will learn basic skills in the areas of gardening, natural fertilizer, honey bees, and farm animals and their care.

The topics to be covered:

* Vegetable planting        * Honey

* Watering                         * Chickens

* Weeding                          * Rabbits

* Harvesting                      * Goats

* Composting

Opportunities

Farmers will have the opportunity to learn and engage in:

Educational focus

  • Numbers and counting
  • Word recognition and reading

Vocational focus

  • Responsibility
  • Job Safety
  • Work readiness
  • Teamwork
  • Following directions
  • Time management
  • Problem solving
  • Initiative

Social skills focus

  • Respect
  • Following rules
  • Communicating with others
  • Cooperation
  • Listening
  • Staying on task/topic
  • Asking for help
  • Being assertive

Work/hands-on focus

  • Field trips to Tigerlily farm
  • Tending vegetables in planter beds
  • Collecting and packaging chicken eggs
  • Feeding and caring for:
    • Chickens
    • Goats
    • Rabbits

Recreational/Leisure focus

  • Arts and crafts
  • Lawn games
  • Cooperative play