Our classes provide “hands on” interaction with nature, emphasizing how animals, plants, soil, weather and the human community are all interdependent.
Harvest Home Farm offers nature lessons to illustrate important character qualities, ranging from attentiveness to responsibility.
Since many people purchase their food at the local grocery store, they seldom think about where these products come from or how they are produced. Through our Farm School classes, students gain a deeper knowledge of what it takes to get food from the farm to their plates.
We offer exciting activities that build trust, foster communication, and encourage respect while students engage in challenging team-building exercises.
The Farm School offers opportunities for public and private school age children and home school families to reconnect with our farm based rural heritage. We use hands on experiences and demonstrations to educate students, both on the farm and in the classroom. We welcome field trips to the farm from March through October to experience the environment first hand. The Farm School will also come to school for individual classroom encounters.
For more information or to register your group contact us by phone at (715) 538-1446 or click here to .
Fees - Adults and school age children $5.00
Pre-school children $3.00
Under 2 free
Minimum of $50
A hands-on introduction to the lambing process and care of newborn lambs. Learn about delivery. Weigh a newborn lamb. Learn how to tag a lamb’s ear and dock a tail.
Learn all about the digestive system of sheep and experience firsthand the fascinating process of rumination.
Wonders of Wool
Learn how fleeces are processed into yarn. Work a drum carder and watch a spinning demonstration. Explore a variety of fiber including llama, alpaca and several different breeds of sheep. Discover how the characteristics of wool illustrate healthy relationships.
A Shepherd Looks at the 23rd Psalm
Meet a “shepherd” and learn what it means to be part of the His flock.
Watch a working Border Collie demonstrate the character qualities of obedience to its handler and respect for the stock it works. Understand how respect is most effective in moving a flock of sheep.
Llamas and Alpacas 101
Learn about the unique features of camelids. Meet the llamas and alpacas. Feel their fine fiber. Watch them navigate through an obstacle course to witness their versatility and agility.
Hold a chicken and study the external features common to all birds and unique to poultry.
Observe the dissection of a chicken. Experience the fascinating interconnected nature of its internal anatomy.
Maple Syrup Production 101
Visit the Sugar Shack in action. Learn how to tap a tree. Observe the process of cooking down sap to create maple syrup, which illustrates the concepts of concentration and density.
Participate in a variety of group initiative games that build skills in trust, communication, teamwork and creativity.
Learn about the unique characteristics of each of the animals here at the farm, moving through stations to interact with them. Designed as an interactive overview of the farm, this program is suitable for all ages or family groups.
Dr. Guthrie is available to speak to public or private school classrooms, home school groups, and community organizations. His years of experience as a public school science teacher, college professor and author make him well equipped to meet the needs of a wide variety of age levels and interests.
For more information contact us by phone at 715-538-1446. His credentials are available under the “staff” section of the website.