Common Ground Farm Offers Pioneer Living Program for Children

Common Ground Farm will offer a Pioneer Living Program for children to learn about and experience life as it was in the late 1800s frontier America: long before the days of television, refrigerators, cars and supermarkets.

Drawing inspiration from the beloved Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, children imagine and recreate scenes from the series. Knowledge of the books is not required for participation. Snacks provided.

Sugar Snow
Learn how maple trees are tapped and syrup is made. Make fresh butter from cream and end the class feasting on homemade Johnny Cakes, butter and maple syrup. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday March 16, or 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday March 18.

Trade and the General Store
Learn all about “The General Store” during pioneer days. 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 6, or 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday April 8.

Little House
Imagine sharing a one-room house with your whole family. Participants will build a one-room house model and make furniture and supplies needed to survive life on the prairie. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday May 4, or 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday May 6.

Ma’s Prairie Garden
Ma planted onions, carrots, peas, beans, turnips, cabbages and sweet potatoes to feed her family. Children will make seedling gardens to transplant in backyards. Participants should come to class with a cardboard shoebox. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday June 1, or 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday June 3.

The cost is $80 for the series, or $75 for members. Cost for 2 children: $140 for the series, members $130. For more information or to pre-register, email Education Director Sember Weinman at education@commongroundfarm.org.


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