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ROOTS Nature-Based Homeschool Workshops 2024-2025:

We are SOLD OUT of the Tuesday 10am Homeschool Workshops so we are adding another Homeschool Day!! (additional homeschool workshop day will be Mondays 10:30-1:30pm!!

Exclusive and limited to up to 12 students!!!

🌱 Nature's Classroom: Exploring the Wonders of Homestead and Farm Life 🐔

🌈 Join us on a thrilling school year, starting in Sep and culminating through May, where your children (ages 5-11) will immerse in the enchanting world of homesteading, nature, and sustainable living! Our program at ROOTS Youth Development intertwines outdoor learning joys with child-led learning principles.

📅 Weekly Sessions: Every Monday from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM ((limited spots left!))

Or Tuesdays from 10-1pm ((SOLD OUT)) 

What We Offer:

🐑 Animal Husbandry: Hands-on experiences with farm animals, nurturing a deep connection and understanding of our furry friends.

🌾 Regenerative Farming: Dive into sustainable agriculture secrets, from seed planting to soil health and composting.

🌲 Nature Studies: Explore the natural world, observing changes from winter to spring.

🍃 Bushcraft Skills: Learn essential wilderness skills, fostering self-reliance and a bond with nature.

🍳 Homesteading Arts: Engage in activities like cooking with farm produce, making handmade items, and sustainable living practices.

Our Unique Approach:

👧 Child-Led Learning: Each class is a new adventure, shaped by our young learners' curiosity and interests.

👐 Hands-On Experiences: Every lesson offers direct engagement with our environment, including a hands-on craft or activity.

🤝 Community and Play: Time dedicated to socializing, play, and building friendships, making learning a joyous, shared experience.

🏗️ Progressive Projects: that build off each other for a deeper understanding.

Program Details:

👶 Ages: 5-11 years old

Duration: 3hrs per session (1-hour lesson + 30 minutes lunch + 30min social then 1hr lesson)

Some topics of our 2024-2025 homeschool classes are (but not limited to)

  • Homesteading Recap

  • Animal Care Deep Dives

  • Gardening (in many forms)

  • Preparing & Planning gardens & other projects

  • Nature Exploration

  • Water & Wetlands

  • Insects

  • Trees/Leaves

  • Observing Weather Patterns & Seasons

  • Night Sky and Stars

  • Choosing the Right Plants/Companions

  • Composting Essentials

  • Soil Health and Winter Prep

  • Rocks/Minerals

  • Fungi

  • Pest Management

  • Plant Lifecycle and Dormancy

  • Planting Bulbs for Spring Blooms

  • Forest Ecosystems

  • Watering and Irrigation Adjustments for Cooler Weather

  • Migratory Bird Patterns and Identification

  • Preparing for Winter: Insect Life and Pollination

  • Advanced Bushcraft Skills

  • Pruning Techniques

  • Community Service Projects

  • Harvesting and Storing Crops

  • Preserving and Canning

  • Water Harvesting and Management

  • Introduction to Permaculture

  • Creating Wildlife Winter Shelters

  • Sustainable Living Practices

These will be taught through hands-on play, experiments, child-led exploration, potential book readings, STEM projects, and more!

Class Schedule (September 10, 2024 - May 20, 2025) Our classes will now run every Monday (Tues is already full) from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Each session includes:

  • 1 hour of lesson

  • 30 minutes for lunch (please bring your own)

  • 30 minutes of social time

  • Another 1-hour lesson

Please note that classes will not be held during the weeks of major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, and Easter).

Pricing: $49/wk =$163/mos

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