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Tuesday
27
MAR

Spring Break on the Farm! For youth and families

09:00
16:00
Seed Song Farm
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Spring Break on the Farm!
Day Programs at Seed Song Farm & Center
The Spring Break on the Farm Program allows participants of all ages to experience the farm and surrounding creek and woodlands through active, creative, fun and engaging activities. The program nurtures an understanding of and deep reverence for our land and the food that it provides. Staff and participants work and learn together, as an extended farm family does, to accomplish basic daily farm tasks such as feeding the chickens, planting seeds,
building structures, and cooking and eating together. Surrounding these activities, we will explore and celebrate the wondrous nature around us, learn some of the the sustainable ways of the areas first inhabitants, and process our experiences through fun games and the arts.
LOCATION: Seed Song Farm & Center, 160 Esopus Ave, Kingst
DATES: Tues 3/27 through Mon 4/2 8am-4pm
TIMES: 9am-3pm Full Day, 9am-12pm Half Day
Inquire about Before and After Care 8am-4pm or longer by arrangement.
AGES: All Ages for 3/27 Open House (accompanied by Parent/ Guardian);
Ages 5-12 for 3/28-4/2 Day Programs
Ages 4 and younger: inquire about opportunities with parent/guardian
Ages 13 and older: inquire about special opportunities for teens and adults
PROGRAM THEMES: Seeds and Root Vegetables; Chickens, Birds, and Eggs; Native
American Culture and Sustainable Skills; Maple Sugaring and Cooking.
COST: FREE Open House Tues 3/26: Free to all, contributions appreciated.
Day Program Entire Week: $190/week Full Day, $95/week Half Day.
Day Program Per Day: $55/day Full Day, $30/day Half Day,
After/ Before Care 8am-4pm or longer: $15/hr (12 hour advance notice)
Limited financial assistance available, please inquire
Please contribute to our financial assistance program if you are able.
SPANISH SPEAKING STAFF WILL BE ON HAND
CONTACT: info@seedsongfarm.org or leave message at (845) 383-1528
Tuesday, March 27 : FREE OPEN HOUSE DAY!
Parents are invited to bring their children (or send them with babysitter or guardian) for a fun and casual day of farm activities. Help boil maple sap into real maple syrup and try a taste; meet the chickens; plant seeds, and join for songs and activities. Meet our experienced farm and education staff who will lead the youth program activities on weekdays from Wednesday March 28 to Monday April 2 (and for our youth summer program beginning in June). RSVP's for the Open House are required by one hour before you visit, to info@seedsongfarm.org or (845) 383-1528 with name of parent/guardian; names and ages of children; special concerns we should be aware of; and time slot you wish to attend: 9-12 or 1-4. All ages are welcome. Please wear shoes that can get dirty (preferably water proof) and dress warmly in layers. Consider bringing sunscreen, a hat with a brim, a water bottle, and a snack.

SPRING BREAK DAY PROGRAMS: (weekdays Weds March 28-Monday April 2)

Wednesday, March 28: Seeds, Seedlings, and Root Vegetables.
Explore the magic within a seed! Start seeds; Collect the seeds of wild and cultivated plants; seed art, music,and games. Harvest food that has over-wintered underground, discover signs of the wild animals that have been nibbling on them. Prepare the soil for planting season and add special ingredients that help the
plants grow. Older participants will help with more advanced seasonal farm tasks such as plant trellises and crop blankets, and learn the science involved in farming.

Thursday, March 29: Native American Culture and Sustainable Skills Learn about the lifeways and wisdom of our local Esopus people. Paddle a canoe, make a drum or rattle, help build a wicwam and a fire pit, search for signs of wild animals, cook a snack using indigenous crops, hear a story around the fire, join in
traditional drumming and song.

Friday, March 30: Chickens, Birds, and Eggs
Help care for our chickens. Learn about raptors and other wild bird visitors to the farm. Make a home or feeder for birds. Collect eggs from the coop. Hike to find signs of bird life. Decorate eggs using natural materials.

Monday, April 2: Maple Sugaring and Farm Cooking
Walk in the woods to learn to identify and tap sugar maple trees; collect the sap in pails; collect branches to make a fire in the evaporator, then boil the sap into maple syrup. What other food comes from the forest on this agroecological farm? Build an outdoor stove. Make your own brick oven pizza. Share the food
we've made during the past week.

NOTE: Day Themes may be mixed or swapped based on weather and enrollment. Groups
feature multiple ages, each group's activities are age-appropriate. In cases of low
enrollment for an age group, participants will enjoy more 1:1 time with staff and
opportunities to help younger participants.

Seed Song Farm & Center
REGISTRATION FORM for Spring Break on the Farm! Day Programs
please fill out a separate form for each child attending (skip all duplicate information)
name of child (l,f):_______________________________________ Age:______ Gender:______
name of contact parent/guardian (l,f):______________________________________________
phone: mobile:________________ home: work:_________________
email: __________________________________________________________________________
address:_________________________________________________________________________
name of other parent/guardian if applicable: ______________________________________
phone: mobile:________________ home: work:_________________
email: __________________________________________________________________________
address: ________________________________________________________________________
Name of Other that may drop off and pick up child:______________________________
phone: mobile:________________ home: work:_________________
Emergency Contact: name:________________________ phone(s):_____________________
medical/dietary/behavioral/other information staff should know about your child (use
reverse if needed):____________________________________________________________
payment and dates of attendance
Date Full Day Cost Half Day Cost Enter Your Amount
Weds thru Mon 3/28-4/2 Full Day $190 Half Day $95 __________
Wednesday 3/28 Full Day $55 Half Day $30 __________
Thursday 3/29 Full Day $55 Half Day $30 __________
Friday 3/30 Full Day $55 Half Day $30 __________
Monday 4/2 Full Day $55 Half Day $30 __________
Contribute to financial assistance for low income children (optional)__________
Contribute to develop and grow our camp program (optional) __________
TOTAL ENCLOSED: __________
mail checks payable to “Seed Song Center” to Seed Song Center, 160 Esopus Ave, Kingston, NY
12401 by March 24. After 3/24, leave message at info@seedsongfarm.org or (845) 383-1528 to
hold your place, and bring registration form & check on first day. When we receive your
registration form & check or RSVP, we'll send you what your child needs to bring.