The Farm is the perfect living classroom for students to interact with our natural environment while learning practical ways to participate in creating a sustainable future together.
We offer a range of educational and interactive school group activities suitable for all age groups and school pedagogies. These activities provide students with an opportunity to learn about permaculture practices and to experience the life of an urban farm. The activities have been designed to work across curriculum and to fit a number of learning outcomes.
We run regular professional development workshops for teachers in the areas of sustainability education and ecoliteracy.
Our school holiday program, Earth Kids gives participants the opportunity to explore their connections with nature and each other while learning useful skills.
Earth Arts and informal playgroups happen at the Farm every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday mornings.
NEW WORKSHOP FOR TEENS:
Introduction to Survival for Teens – with Andy Currey
New dates coming soon!
This fun and interactive one-day workshop for teenagers will discuss what to do in an emergency, how to manage survival situations and, crucially, how to not get into an emergency situation in the first place!
It won’t be all talk though, there will be practical applications of shelter building, firelighting, finding north without a compass, time of day from the sun, water sourcing/cleaning and much more besides.
Facilitated by Andy Currey
Fee: $88 Regular / $66 Parent holding a Health Care Card
Places for this hands on workshop are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
About the facilitator:
Andy Currey is the owner/operator of Sun and Stars Bushcraft, an entity designed to encourage people to get outside and re-connect with nature.
Andy has engaged in all manner of Outdoor Recreation for the last 30 years, studying everything from sailing and kayaking, through to climbing and abseiling. His experience and natural leadership shine through in his mentoring style and he is so very passionate about sharing his skills and knowledge with anyone keen to learn.
Last year he decided to turn his experience and passion into a qualification and achieved his Cert III in Outdoor Recreation, and is a qualified Wilderness First Responder. He now teaches Remote First Aid, Bushcraft, survival skills, Earth Arts, tool use, natural resourcing, nature connection and much more to anyone keen to start their own journey into the outdoors.
His passion is to make the wild more accessible, to demonstrate that it doesn’t have to be hard, or expensive, or uncomfortable and to just try to get more and more people away from their screens and back into wondering at the nature all around them.