The Living Soil - 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Grades K-5 - Tuesdays and Thursdays
To Register please contact David Rudin, Education Coordinator, 389-1251, x 112.
Organic farming requires paying close attention to the health of the soil. Students will learn that soil is far more than lifeless dirt. Soil is a complex mixture that provides plants the water and nutrients they need to grow. Sharing the soil with the plants is a rich mixture of living organisms. Creating a balanced, healthy soil is part science and part art, and the farmer must practice both.
Through a mix of stories, experiments and explorations, including digging in the dirt in search of subterranean creatures, students will learn about the very ground beneath our feet.
- Soil is made up of different kinds and sizes of particles
- Soil has both living and non-living elements
- Plants get nutrients & water from the soil
- Worms help aerate and fertilize the soil
- Composting helps return nutrients to the soil
- Humus is a key component of soil
- Top soil is an essential natural resource that takes a long time to create and a short time to lose.
Colorado Science Standards:
To Register: please contact, David Rudin, Education Coordinator at Venetucci Farm: firstname.lastname@example.org, 389-1251, x112.
- ALL CLASSES HAVE A 20 STUDENT MINIMUM REQUIREMENT.
- TEACHERS AND CHAPERONES ARE ENCOURAGED AND ARE NOT CHARGED AN ATTENDANCE FEE.
- SUGGESTED RATIO IS 1 ADULT PER 5 STUDENTS (COUNTING THE CLASSROOM TEACHER AND 1 STAFF FROM VENETUCCI).
- ALL CLASSES ARE HELD OUTDOORS. PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER, AND HAVE STUDENTS BRING THE FOLLOWING : *Water bottles *Sunscreen *Closed Toe Shoes. STUDENTS MIGHT ALSO NEED: *Warm clothes and rain jackets
More Classes: Farm Animals, Caring for our Heritage; Good Bugs, Bad Bugs & Beyond Bugs
Farm Tours; Saving Seeds
For more information on educational programs, to schedule a class or tour please contact David Rudin.