CONSERVANCY FOR CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK ANNOUNCES TWO FARM EDUCATION PROGRAMS
PENINSULA, Ohio (May 2012) – Families have the opportunity to learn about local foods, sustainable agriculture, and farming history while exploring historic farm properties in the Cuyahoga Valley.
Farm Camp takes place Sunday, July 8 through Friday July, 13. Campers will experience farm-life in the Cuyahoga Valley, then and now. Each morning begins at Hale Farm & Village with farm chores to include feeding pigs, sheep and chickens, watering crops, picking veggies and helping to prepare fresh, healthy meals. Swimming, night hikes, campfires and a field trip to apprentice with farmers at the Countryside Farmers’ Market in Highland Square are included. Farm Camp is designed for campers entering grades 4 through 8 grades and costs $425 for five days and nights of camp at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center.
This Little Farmer Goes to Market takes place 9:30 to noon on Saturday, June 16 and Saturday, August 18. Participants will explore Hale Farm & Village as its staff will introduce farm chores and provide historical context to the everyday work of the farm. The program is designed for children ages 4 through 12. Cost is $10 per child. A parent or guardian is required to attend the program with participating children. One adult may attend with each child at no charge. Additional adults are $5 each. Discounts apply to members of Western Reserve Historical Society, Countryside Conservancy, and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. These hands-on programs are a collaboration between Hale Farm & Village, Countryside Conservancy, Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and the National Park Service. For more information or to register for either camp, call (330) 657-2796 ext. 100.