In this workshop for parents, guardians and childcare providers, Christa will be sharing insight on how to engage children in a farm and garden setting. During COVID-19 many of us are spending time growing food with our families and community. Christa will discuss how to create a fun and involved learning environment for little ones in nature through the following topics: insects, soil, water, the forest and the land, fruit trees, vegetables and perennials. We will also talk about muscles and anatomy and how to teach children to be safe and mindful of their bodies when they are outdoors. There will be a presentation followed by a Q & A portion.
About the Presenter:
Christa Nuñez runs a youth development firm, SmallNGreat, as well as a nature education organization and organic products manufacturer, The Learning Farm and Juicery. At the Learning Farm, children and families reconnect to the outdoors and discover their connection to local, sustainable food production and shared community meals. The mission is to give children the various tools, support, motivation and rewards necessary to become responsible, knowledgeable and caring citizens. They do this through fostering a better understanding of where food comes from through connecting kids to their rightful place in the production, distribution and consumption of sustainably-farmed and fished, locally-produced food. The goal is for children to grow, harvest, cook and share the great bounty of what grows abundantly nearby to where they live and to do so in a mindful and caring way.