Students will learn gardening and other skills
The Common Ground Farm in Wappingers Falls will begin its annual spring series for children in early March.
Preschool on the Farm for children ages 2 to 4 begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 4. Each one-hour session will feature a different farm or nature topic, experiential investigation and learning and movement, stories, and arts & crafts. The cost is $10 per session, eight sessions prepaid for $60 or 16 sessions prepaid for $110. Topics include What’s in a Seed?, Wild Animals on the Farm, Earthworms, Teddy Bear Picnic and Water World, among others. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Young Homesteaders program for children ages 5 to 12 will start at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, at Common Ground Farm. Students will learn to prepare and grow a garden as well as other skills such as maple tapping and making soup. They will end the series with a garden plan and seedlings to take home. The series is $20 per session or $110 for all six sessions, which continue weekly through April 19.