Our mission is to encourage youth in a nature based learning environment to increase sufficiency skills, wisdom, confidence and connection to self and to the Earth. We are propelled by the belief that in order to embody a healthy sense of self, purpose and belonging in the world, we must also intimately meet the rhythms of the land, embody the wisdom therein and extend the privilege of that experience to others, especially those who are the least likely to have the ability to access such an opportunity otherwise.

Our Offerings:

Home School Thursdays

Times: 9am-11pm

For Ages: all ages, family

Dates: Every Thursday May—October


Families who Home School are welcome to visit the farm and spend time learning about the natural world through wild foraging, animal care, gentle farming tasks, group discussions and play in nature. Time together, as community in nature, is the change we wish to see in the world. Come once, come every week, come as you like and are.

Tuition : Our gift to you.

Landwise Gatherings

Times: 4pm-6pm

For Ages: all ages, family

Dates: Every Third Sunday from June—October


Creating community through nature connection, wisdom sharing and a revival of the old ways. Each gathering will reflect the current season and cycle. All are welcome.

Each month staring in June through October we will hold space here on the farm for folks to get together in a meaningful way to learn, share and discuss topics such as: re-connecting to land through nature walks, foraging and herbalism, plant and tree identification and plant-spirit connection as well as resiliency skill sharing.

We will also spend time exploring facets of our dominant culture that do not align with positive community growth and find strategies to overcome these conditioned ways.

Cost : just show up with good energy, ready to connect authentically with nature and others.

 

Summer Resiliency School

Times: 10am-4pm

For Ages: 10-14

Scholarships: free tuition and transportation for black and brown children from the urban centers of Minneapolis and St. Paul. * this is dependent upon receiving a yearly grant

Dates: Summer, see schedule below.

 

Each class will begin with a a short lecture-based learning session to set the theme of the day, then we will proceed with outdoor experiential learning relative to the curriculum theme. There will be plenty of time for play and getting to know the other students. Every afternoon a special nature-based creative craft or team-building exercise will be offered. 

Children will bring their own bagged lunch and snack along with a hat, long sleeved shirt and water bottle.


Curriculum by class order:

1. Ecology 101

2. Regenerative Agriculture + Food Systems
3. Plant I.D. & Wild Foraging

4. Conscious Communication
5. Basic Home Herbalism

6. Animal Connection

7. Pollinators and Prairies
8. Landwise Skills; knot tying, direction finding, cycles and seasons

9. Permaculture Basics

10. Rites of Passage, preparation, test and ceremony

Tuition :  $700 for the complete program, per child and paid in monthly installments with a $200 deposit due in March.


10 Classes | 60 Hours | Certification

Rites of Passage Graduation Ceremony

*This is a complete curriculum, no single classes are offered.

2021 Class Schedule

1.

Tuesday June 8

2.

Thursday June 10

3.

Tuesday June 15

4.

Thursday June 17

5.

Tuesday June 22

6.

Thursday June 24

7.

Tuesday June 29

8.

Thursday July 1

9.

Tuesday July 6

10.

Saturday July 10
2021 Summer Resiliency School Application Request
We are currently taking application requests for 2021. Please fill out the contact form below to receive the application that will be sent to you in January.
Scholarships and Transportation are offered to black and brown children from the Twin Cities. Does your child(ren) meet the Scholarship Criteria?
“We agrarians are involved in a hard, long, momentous contest, in which we are so far, and by a considerable margin, the losers. What we have undertaken to defend is the complex accomplishment of knowledge, cultural memory, skill, self-mastery, good sense, and fundamental decency—the high and indispensable art—for which we probably can find no better name than “good farming.” I mean farming as defined by agrarianism as opposed to farming as defined by industrialism: farming as the proper use and care of an immeasurable gift.”
Wendell Berry