Homeschool Programs


Farm Naturalists

Farm Naturalists will dive deeper into life on the farm from plants and cycles to the intricate relationships between the farm fields and the land beyond it. These classes are driven by students’ curiosity and will involve garden projects, nature journaling, developing experiments, playing games, and lots of asking questions as we seek to find answers. Core content for each class will be interdisciplinary and based on Next Generation Science Standards practices alongside arts, creative writing, cooking, and exploration.

This program is designed for students ages 6-11. 10 students maximum per session.

Spring 2022

Besides farmers, who is responsible for growing your food? There are countless organisms at work on a farm and in its surrounding ecosystems, each with its own unique yet interconnected role to play. This spring, our Farm Naturalists will investigate the importance and abundance of biodiversity at Cedar Circle Farm! We will think critically about how our farm relies on and impacts its surrounding environment and community, as well as ways in which we intentionally cultivate biodiversity here. We will cover a variety of topics including resilience, nutrient cycling, food systems, our watershed, ecosystem services, pollinator habitats, and soil health.

*Classes are subject to cancellation if registration is low. We will contact you if a class needs to be rescheduled.

Session 1 Class Options

  • Wednesdays, April 13 - May 11 // 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, April 13 - May 11 // 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays, April 14 - May 12 // 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays, April 14 - May 12 // 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Session 2 Class Options

  • Wednesdays, May 18 - June 15 // 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, May 18 - June 15 // 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays, May 19 - June 16 // 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays, May 19 - June 16 // 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Please note that Covid-19 policies are in place and outlined in detail at the top of the registration page.


Tuition & Discounts

$200 per 5-week session
$385 for Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks total)

Discounts:

  • Sibling Discount – 5% off per sibling
  • Multiple Sessions — $15 off for attending both Sessions 1 & 2

We strive to make our education programs accessible to all families. If homeschool tuition is cost prohibitive for your family, please contact Nora@cedarcirclefarm.org. Sliding scale or payment plans are available.


More About the Homeschool Program

We have offered science and agriculture education for Homeschool students at Cedar Circle Farm every spring and fall since the program’s inaugural year in 2015. Our farm is an incredible outdoor classroom with our production fields, forested areas, orchard, and riparian area along the Connecticut River.

Together with our highly-qualified instructors, students share the experience of exploring, discovering and learning the concepts together in order to gain a deeper, interdisciplinary understanding of agriculture and ecology. Our approach utilizes hands-on activities, inquiry-based investigations, games, and experiments. Journals are provided each session for students to take notes or draw observations if they wish.

*If after the first class you feel the program is not a good fit for your child, you may be reimbursed for the remaining classes. No reimbursements will be made after the second class of the session.

If you have any questions, email Nora Seymour or please call us at (802) 785-4737.