Participants spend five days developing practical garden skills, exploring plants and discovering animals. They will learn about insects, vegetables, soil and worms while playing games, making art, reading stories, singing songs and running through the sprinklers.
Camp is offered for three sessions in July for youth ages seven to eleven, or entering grades two to five in fall 2014. Dates are: Camp 1, July 7-11; Camp 2, July 14-18; and Camp 3, July 21-25. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and campers will need to provide their own lunch and snack.
Seattle Tilth’s children’s garden educators have many years of experience providing high quality, educational and fun camps for children and youth. The student to teacher ratio is 6:1 and the focus is on providing a positive, structured and peaceful outdoor learning environment. Many campers come back year after year and some have even become staff members. Fee is $290 per child or $240 for Seattle Tilth and 21 Acres members. Space is filling quickly; register now at http://bit.ly/1hhCp7U .
Tuesdays at 21
New Community-Based Series
Tuesdays at 21 are a nearly-free, crowd-sourced, evening presentation series for the broader Sammamish Valley region hosted on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living.
The goal of Tuesdays at 21 is to provide community members with a unique opportunity to learn from, and to share with people in the interdisciplinary fields within sustainability.
With the exception of the first talk, on April 22, each Tuesday at 21 will focus on a particular topic and consist of three or four relevant 10-15 minute presentations coordinated by a 21 Acres guide. The presentations will use 21 Acres’ building, farm and operations practices as inspiration and models for learning.
The cost is $5 at the door. RSVPs are requested. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentations start at 7 p.m.
21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living is located at 13701 NE 171st Street, Woodinville, WA 98072. Click or call for more information; 21acres.org, 425-481-1500.