In the beginning Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center set out to train new and aspiring farmers and to raise public awareness about the benefits of local organic agriculture. From cooking classes, farm tours, festivals and on-farm demonstrations our education outreach has grown to include summer day camp, homeschool farm science, Little Farmers (pre-k) along with field trips and cooking for middle schoolers classes. Approximately 500 kids come to visit our farm every year.
Offered in the Spring and Fall, our homeschool program is open to children ages 6 to 11. The entire farm becomes a classroom as students explore, ask questions and develop experiments in an interdisciplinary learning environment.
Summer Day Camp
Experienced staff facilitate campers ages 6-11 through activities and learning opportunities in groups of no more than ten. In addition to daily farm chores, games, and sensory-based explorations, campers have opportunities throughout the week to choose their own activities.
This program is designed for children between the ages of 2 to 5 years old. Each class, our Little Farmers will be guided by an experienced educator as they venture out to the corners of our farm. We’ll explore and discover the natural wonders of our farm as we stimulate our senses. Water, seeds, flowers, soil, insects, tractors, and vegetables are a few of the themes we will investigate during our morning sessions.
Farm Tours & Field Trips
Field trips at the farm provide opportunities for students to make authentic observations in a unique learning environment and to improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills. Programs often culminate with the application of new learning and the testing of new ideas. We structure the programs with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards in mind. We will gladly work with you to customize lessons or create new ones to suit your needs.
About Our Educators
Nora Seymour is our Education Programs Manager. She holds a M.S. in Environmental Education from Southern Oregon University and a B.S. in Sustainable Food and Farming from UMass Amherst. Over the past decade, Nora has worked as an educator at a variety of farms, schools, and nonprofits across the United States with students ranging from preschool to adults. She is excited to continue sharing her passion for good food and the ways it can help us learn about our ecosystem and inspire us to protect it.