Children are innately connected to nature. Here at O’o Farm we are always seeking playful ways to nurture the natural. This summer, we are launching a new and exciting education program that connects children to the origin of food in an engaging and creative hands-on adventure. Farmers in training learn all about soil, composting, planting seeds, nutrition, stewardship, and sustainability. If you are aged 7-11, come join us! Dig your hands into the Earth, discover decomposers, plant a crop in our very own pizza garden, create garden art, make seed bombs, and delve into the power of your imagination!
Description: Come be a farmer for a day! “Freshly Farmed Fun” connects children to the origin of food in an engaging, creative, hands-on adventure at Oʻo Farm, an organic culinary farm perched along the slopes of Haleakalā, in the misting forest of Waipoli.
Gain first hand experience of a working farm and participate in the cycle from farm to table. Learn about soil, planting seeds, growing vegetables organically, nutrition, stewardship, sustainability, interconnectedness, and the abundance that results from working with nature in a natural and organic approach to farming. Dig your hands into the Earth, search for decomposers, plant or care for a crop in our very own pizza garden, create garden art, make seed bombs, learn about biomimicry, and delve into the power of the imagination!
9:00 – 9: 40 Blindfold tasting, describing, and drawing
9:40 – 9:50 Break time, run around and expend energy
9:50 – 10:00 What does it take to grow food?
10:00 – 10: 40 “The Secrets of Soil” – explore soil and do activity with sand, silt, and clay. Find bugs in the compost pile and get a close up look under the magnifying glass of the bug box
10:40 – 11:20 “Feeding our Food” – Growing and caring for the plants. Investigate a seed and stages of root and shoot development. Plant/weed/thin or otherwise care for a crop in the pizza garden
11:20 – 12:00 “Lets Eat!”
12:00 – 12: 40 Lunchtime
12:40 – 1pm Free time/ games
1:00 – 2:15 “Circling through the cycle”
2:30 – pick up by parents
Magic awaits in the misting forests of Waipoli on the slopes of Haleakala. You might even find yourself building a fairy home!