Students will learn about the biology of seeds as well as the importance of saving heirloom vegetable seeds, as practiced at Venetucci Farm. All classes learn about seed anatomy, germination and dispersal. Spring classes focus on planting, while fall classes focus on collecting seeds & seed saving techniques.
Through a series of hands-on, experiential activities students learn about the amazing world of seeds!
- ALL CLASSES HAVE A 15 STUDENT MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR SPRING AND FALL, 25 STUDENT MINIMUM FOR SUMMER FARM TOURS.
- 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 :
*Closed Toe Shoes.
STUDENTS MIGHT ALSO NEED: *Warm clothes and rain jackets
Classes Begin September 6th, 2016
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
To Register please contact David Rudin, Education Coordinator, 389-1251
- Seeds contain different parts vital to the young plant
- Seeds have different strategies & a reason to move from place to place
- Seeds need basic conditions to germinate
- Saving seeds helps us preserve rare vegetables
- Seeds contain within them the blueprint for the grown plant
- Saving seeds is crucial in preserving genetic diversity
Colorado Science Standards:
Each class at Venetucci Farm is tailored to the needs and interests of groups from preschool to college. We will work with each individual teacher to find out what their class needs are and to emphasize the appropriate grade level science benchmarks.
*Venetucci Farm’s policy is to not turn away groups due to financial need. Please contact David Rudin, Education Coordinator in such instances.
To Register: please contact, David Rudin, Education Coordinator at Venetucci Farm, 389-1251, x112.