Farmhands Announce Education Program for Spring/Summer 2009

As spring emerges, Farmhands education programs are getting underway! April 11th marks our first program, hosting the Chaffee County Mentors for a tour and fun on the farm. Youth In Action will also be participating in a farm-based program a few days later. There are many unique learning opportunities available to groups through Farmhands. To schedule a Farmhands program, please call Andrea Earley Coen at (970)309-3175.

Kid’s Summer Programs at Weathervane Farm
Farmhands is expanding its summer programming! Join Farmhands Education staff for one or many of these fun, hands-on programs based at The Meadows at Cottonwood Creek in Buena Vista. Designed for children ages 5-11, all programs are interactive, educational, and exciting opportunities to experience a working farm, meet the farm animals, assist with farm projects and explore the surrounding natural habitat. Local producers Weathervane Farm and Cottonwood Creek Dairy provide the hands-on “classroom.” Some of the class titles include:

– Farm & Wilderness Camp
– Chicken & the Egg
– Kids N’ Kids
– Little Sprouts
– Fun with Fleece
– Tracks & Signs – Who Lives Here?
– Diggin’ for Decomposers
– Farmer’s Helpers

Pre-registration is required for all programs. To register or for more information, please call Andrea Earley Coen at (970)309-3175.

** Farmhands, Guidestone’s youth education program, gives children and school groups an opportunity to learn about their food source and what it takes to provide a safe, healthy food supply.