Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening  

Go Back   Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening > Reduce That Ecological Footprint > Education For

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-01-2009, 09:19 PM   #1
Grub
 
Random's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Georgia
Default Native tree learning for kids

I heard of a neat place for kids in my area. I visited a local family owned and run farm/nursery this weekend and loved it. I'd post the link but am not sure I'm supposed to with them being a nursery. When I mentioned this farm to a neighbor he told me his went with his kids on a class field trip there where they walked the farm, learned about native trees and at the end of the walk each child planted a native tree. Apparently the children loved it, love the place and want to go there often. I thought this was wonderful. Not having children I don't know much about activities for them but are other places doing things like that? How nice!

They also have catfish feeding hours where kids can go feed the fish, silly fun stuff. And an apple cannon which I want. This is why I told my neighbor about it, I was trying to borrow his kids so I could go and not look so strange...
__________________
Ecosystem. That's the stuff in your backyard. Go look, it's there. Really.
Random is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 09:35 PM   #2
Administrator
 
Fearless Weeder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Default

Sharing a link to a wholesome family activity would be appreciated.
__________________
Welcome to Wildlife Gardeners! Please join us today to participate in the discussions.
Fearless Weeder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 12:10 AM   #3
WG Facilitator
 
biigblueyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cajun Country, Louisiana, USA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Random View Post
And an apple cannon which I want. This is why I told my neighbor about it, I was trying to borrow his kids so I could go and not look so strange...
__________________
My yarden and I lean a little to the wild side.
biigblueyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 06:51 AM   #4
Grub
 
Random's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Georgia
Default

Kinsey Family Farm & Nursery - if you are in North Georgia, go there. FUN. There was some Amazing Race thing going on while I was there, apparently the apple cannon was a stop on the race. These groups of happy screaming people kept running through and firing the cannon. I was dying to try the cannon but was afraid I'd get run over by some little old lady in the race. yikes.

I also got a bald cypress which I am thrilled to have. The man I dealt with was very knowledgeable about native plants. I could have hugged him. For me natives are at least a 4 hour drive, mostly mail order.

My neighbor promised I could borrow his kids so we are going back to feed the fish. Seems that is a big whoop with the children.

What a great idea for a school field trip though.
__________________
Ecosystem. That's the stuff in your backyard. Go look, it's there. Really.
Random is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 01:02 PM   #5
Unicellular Fungi
 
TheLorax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Default

Quote:
his kids on a class field trip there where they walked the farm, learned about native trees and at the end of the walk each child planted a native tree.
This is absolutely wonderful. Children love hands on.
__________________
"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; we will understand only what we have been taught."
-Baba Dioum, Senegalese ecologist
TheLorax is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
kids, learning, native, tree

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2