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

Autumn Sessions

Join us in exploring the farm this autumn as we allign with the unique rhythm of the season. The work of autumn is to harvest summer’s energy and preserve its abundance for the coming winter’s rest.

The Dried Flower Project

Week of September 12th – Week of October 10th

The MILPA Project

Week of October 17th – November 14th

Each 5-week session is offered Monday-Thursday at 3:30pm – 5:30pm with activities adapted to each age group:

Mondays: ages 11-14
Tuesdays: ages 7-12
Wednesdays: ages 5-10
Thursdays: ages 5-10

Cost
$150 per student
per 5-week session

The Dried Flower Project

Week of September 12th
through Week of October 10th

Join us in an exploration of drying, dyeing, and decorating—three powerful autumnal themes that play an integral role in the life cycle of our farm. We’ll explore these themes through the Regenerative Organic Certified flowers we grow on the farm, with thematic daily projects such as:

Child explores a leafy green garden.

On the Farm

  • Seed exploration
  • Soil care in our Farm Lab
  • Flower and pollinator exploration
  • Harvesting and drying
Two children work collaboratively to cut cucumbers.

In the Kitchen

  • Intro to kitchen skills
  • Experimenting with fermentation and preservation
  • Decoration and presentation
Two hands dip into a basket full of organic orange flowers.

In the Studio

  • Ceramic + pottery experience
  • Flower exploration (bouquets, wreaths, etc.)
  • Plant natural dye

The MILPA Project

Week of October 17th
through November 14th

Join us in an exploration of The Three Sisters— Corn, Beans, and Squash. This trio tells the story of collaboration on the land and inspires us to find our own strong qualities that we can weave into our community. Projects may include:

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

On the Farm

  • Seed exploration
  • Soil care in our Farm Lab
  • Harvesting and saving

In the Kitchen

  • Intro to kitchen skills
  • Experimenting with baking and cooking

In the Studio

  • Natural materials exploration and weaving
  • Printmaking, stamp making and/or screen printing
  • Art created with the three sisters

The Dried Flower Project

Week of September 12th – Week of October 10th

The MILPA Project

Week of October 17th – November 14th

Each 5-week session is offered Monday-Thursday at 3:30pm – 5:30pm with activities adapted to each age group:

Mondays: ages 11-14
Tuesdays: ages 7-12
Wednesdays: ages 5-10
Thursdays: ages 5-10

Cost
$150 per student
per 5-week session

Rainy Day Policy

In the event of rain during a Rad! Day, we will offer a makeup day on Saturday, October 15th for the first session and Saturday, November 19th for the second session. If you are unable to attend the makeup day, we will refund you for the day missed due to weather.

Two teens prepare food with a knife and cutting board.
An instructor looks on as a teen plants a seed.