The Learning Farm

The Learning Farm provides enjoyable and educational opportunities for the people of this community to foster, and instill, a sense of engagement and stewardship.  Classes and events will make use of various wildlife corridors and agricultural sites throughout Hidden Springs. “Learning Farm Children's Program” and “Evenings in the Garden” (a program for all ages) will meet at the Hidden Springs Community Garden. 

Learning Farm Children's Program

The Children's Program, led by Kristin White and Emerald Clarkston, will cover several topics giving children the chance to engage with plants, farm animals and wildlife.  Through a variety of hands-on activities, our children’s program encourages exploration and creativity, while enjoying farm and garden chores, science experiments, presentations, discussions and more.

K-6th Meet at the Children’s Garden; Wednesdays 3:45-5:00pm

Pre-K – ½ Day Kindergarten; Tuesdays 11:30-1:00pm

Session Fee: $45 or $85 for Spring and Fall Registration

Spring Session:

  • Week 1 - Soil Sites and Preparations
  • Week 2 - Seeds & Sprouts
  • Week 3 - Chicks, Ducklings and Poults
  • Week 4 - Worms & Compost

Fall Session:

  • Week 1 - Bees & Blossoms
  • Week 2 - Herbs & Salve Making
  • Week 3 - Snails & Slugs
  • Week 4 - Bats & Creepy Crawlies

Evenings in the Garden

Evenings in the Garden will serve as educational and relaxing community building events for the entire family (residents of all ages).  These will include talks from guest speakers and hand-on experiences focused to bring attention and appreciation to our farm area.  Residents are invited to come sip a cool beverage while learning about a useful gardening topic and visiting with neighbors.

Events

June 19:

POOP
“Natural Dairy Compost in your garden”

August 14:

Treasure Valley Beekeepers
“Boise Bees and Blossoms”

September 11:

North End Organic Nursery
“Preserving Your Harvest”