A once-a-week after-school program lasting 5 weeks, Rad Traditions is guided by our Grow Eat Make principles and offers a holistic experience of The Ecology Center through the lens and tools of the farmer, the chef and the artist.

Winter Session

Join us in exploring the farm this winter as we align with the unique rhythm of the season. The work of winter is nourishment. We nourish ourselves as farmers and communities by slowing down and taking rest. We nourish the land and soil with cover crops and compost tea.

The Fireside Project I

Weeks of January 2nd – January 30th

The Fireside Project II

Weeks of February 6th – March 6th

The Fireside Project III

Weeks of January 2nd – March 6th

Each age group meets once per week, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., for each 5-week session:

Mondays: ages 11-14 (8-week session)
Tuesdays: ages 7-12 
Wednesdays: ages 5-10
Thursdays: ages 5-10

Cost

$150 per student per 5-week session

$240 per student for Monday 8-week session

 

The Fireside Project I, II & III

Project I: Weeks of January 2nd through January 30th (5-week session)
Project II: Weeks of February 6th through March 6th (5-week session)

Project II: Weeks of January 2nd through March 6th (8-week session)

Join us in an exploration of nourishment – for our bodies, communities, and land- as we slow down in the winter months. When we follow the rhythms of the season, nature’s projects present themselves to us. We’ll explore the quiet of the season on our Regenerative Organic Certified farm, with thematic projects including:

Two children look up in excitement after grabbing hands full of soil from a pot.

On the Farm

  • Working with winter’s vegetables
  • Cover crop care
  • Herbal exploration
  • Compost and compost tea

In the Kitchen

  • Kitchen skills + introduction to cooking
  • Experimenting with fermentation and preservation
  • Tasting and experimenting with seasonal flavors

In the Studio

  • Carving creation
  • Hand skills and textiles
  • Exploring fire

The Fireside Project I

Week of January 2nd – Week of January 30th

The Fireside Project II

Week of February 6th – March 6th

The Fireside Project III

Week of January 2nd – March 6th

Each 5-week session is offered Tuesday-Thursday at 3:30pm-5:30pm with activities adapted to each age group. Both 5-week sessions dive into the concepts of warmth and nourishment but will have different activities around the fire. If you sign up for the full ten-weeks, you won’t be repeating the same activities back-to-back.

Tuesdays: ages 7-12
Wednesdays: ages 5-10
Thursdays: ages 5-10

Due to two holidays- Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Washington Day, Mondays will be one 8-week session at 3:30pm-5:30pm (excluding the two holidays). This experience will be a deeper dive into the projects and an opportunity toward mastery.

Mondays: ages 11-14

Cost
$150 per student per 5-week session
$240 per student for Monday 8-week session

Rainy Day Policy

In the event of rain during a Rad! Day, we will offer a makeup day on Saturday, January 28th for the first session and Saturday, February 25th for the second session. If you are unable to attend the makeup day, we will refund you for the day missed due to weather.

children pottery
kids and flowers
child picking berries foraging
girl mixing herbs cooking in kitchen