Get to Know

Our Program

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Gardening & Community

Year round, we have access to gardens that provide the opportunity to learn about growing plants and vegetable. This allows children to get up close and personal with our Planet; touching the soil, planting seeds, and watching their own hard work flourish and grow. 

We are partnered with local gardens that allow us to use a section of their property.

 

Our current partner is with Village Cooperative in the Rose Park area. The Village Cooperative is a group committed to localizing the production of our food by growing and distributing food in a three block radius.

A percentage of the food grown and cared for by the children at our program will go home with their families, and some may be distributed to families in need. 

Nature Based Field Trips

We believe there is nothing more important for our youth and our planet's future than for each child to gain and grow their relationship with nature.

Along with developing fundamental gardening skills, we also provide location-based field trip opportunities that take advantage of what each season has to offer. Activities include, but are not limited to fishing, hiking, sledding, wildlife observing, gardening, harvesting, birding, tracking, nature crafts, building forts, and other activities encouraged by the interest of children. 

 

Your children will learn and grow with the seasons.

Private Parties:

Nature themed birthday parties and group activities also available.

Life Skills Development

We hold strong to our values of guiding children in a loving and kind way. As a community, we co-create a supportive environment where we practice social, emotional and practical skills. We engage physically and playfully with the natural world and lead with compassion, curiosity & camaraderie. 

 

Our activities encourage fine and gross motor skills, brainstorming and critical thinking, communication, teamwork, as well as the healthy expression of ideas. Through conversation, we weave interpersonal development into activities to center gratitude, patience, mindfulness, consent, and self respect while avoiding normative language that motivates through shame and fear.

 

These skills are crucial to longstanding positive relationships, emotional resilience and self-sufficiency. We know these skills bolster the internal motivation, confidence, and focus necessary to empower children to be their inquisitive selves.

Fall Term 2021

 

Starting September 7th, Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30pm-6pm

Tuition is $13/hr per child paid monthly on the 1st through venmo @gratefulgatheringfarms

 

(pricing and schedule subject to change depending on the seasonal term)

 

Tuesdays: Nature Exploration & Nature Lessons & Field trips 

  • Tuesdays will be held in Ferguson Canyon or Neffs Canyon, unless otherwise specified

(you will receive an email with all dates and locations outlined before the first day)

 

Thursdays: Gardening & Gardening Lessons

  • Thursdays will be held in Rose Park with The Village CoOp

(Address: 777 West 500 North)

 

Children are required to bring a backpack, snack, water bottle, a change of clothes. Please have your child prepped with: a sunhat, applied sunscreen and bug spray (if you choose), please have your children wear pants, and sturdy shoes on all given class days. 

 

Steps for Enrollment and Enrollment Fee:

 

Enrollment forms are on our website: https://www.gratefulgatheringfarms.org/enrollment

Enrollment fee: $25 paid through venmo @gratefulgatheringfarms


 

Prior to your child’s first day, you’ll receive a detailed outline of dates and locations and lesson plans. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteer teaching a specific skill or nature lesson, please reach out to discuss further!

 

Please let us know if you have any questions, we are looking forward to connecting with each of you! 

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