We have found that many of our customers would like to grow things but need some guidance, and we have heard many tell us they wish they could give their families the “farm experience”. Now is your chance to do both! Introducing, Tubbs’ Berry Farm Farm School!
2013 was our first year with the farm school, and we found it to be a very rewarding experience! It was so fun for us to see the excitement of kids young and old as they saw the fruits of their labors. This year the farm school kids set up a fruit stand and sold extra produce!
Participants will receive:
- Family friendly education on growing, harvesting, and preserving fruits and vegetables, starting seeds, saving seeds, beekeeping, animal husbandry, and more. This education will be hands on, kids of all ages learning by doing!
- The opportunity to work with their families on a real farm! This includes the opportunity to work in the CSA garden, with the animals, in the berry fields, and even the pumpkin patch!
- The opportunity to learn where their food comes from, and reap the rewards of the harvest!
- One CSA share basket is included in the cost of tuition, which means your family will get a basket of fresh product they helped grow each week during harvest! If you don’t want to help grow the CSA basket, but wish to get a weekly basket of fresh produce grown here on the farm, click here to order a CSA share.
- Tuition is $300/family for the season.
- Participants must also complete a registration form and will be asked to complete a liability waiver.
- Because the CSA garden offsets the cost of Farm School, participants will be expected to participate throughout the summer.
If you are interested in helping on a limited basis, watch facebook and our calendar for our volunteer opportunities!
Some 2014 Class Dates:
March 1st: seed starting
April 5: Soil prep! Learn how to prepare the garden for planting. Volunteers welcome!
April 26: Bee Day, optional for farm school, volunteers welcome, open to the public
May 17th: Pumpkin Planting! Volunteers welcome!
During the summer we will have weekly pickups of CSA baskets, and generally work 1-2 hours on those days preparing the baskets and working around the farm. Families are generally welcome to come other times during the week and work if they want to as well. Other class times and specific topics will be announced as the year gets going. There will be some processing days as well for families that want to learn to freeze or can some of the produce from the garden and, these will be longer sessions.
To apply: Simply complete the application form and return it to us. We will let you know if your family has been accepted into the program! Payment is not necessary until you have received confirmation of acceptance into the program.
Farm School Application (pdf) (Opens in a new window.)
If you have questions, please call or email us! 961-0969 or firstname.lastname@example.org