For the first time, Cedar Circle Farm is offering a collection of single-session classes for students (ages 6-11 and 12-14) who are interested in exploring farm-based education without committing to an entire series.
Cover Crop Experimentation
Embrace your inner scientist and join the staff at Cedar Circle Farm for an afternoon of experimenting with wildflowers and cover crops. Investigate the energy needs of flowering plants and how they redirect resources to grow or reproduce depending on environmental conditions. Conclude the afternoon with a discussion of how these processes can be applied to broader farming concepts such as roll down cover cropping. Students will engage in hypothesis-forming, experimental design, and execution of a scientific experiment. Effectively sharing observations with the bigger group will prompt further discussion about plant reproduction and resource management in agricultural systems.
This lesson is recommended for students aged 12-14.