Farmstead Nature Program

An Appalachian Inspired Nature Play Program

Being Appalachian, it’s important to me to pass along the wise lessons that were taught to me when I was young. Many children and families may not have access to these life skills, tools, and hand-me-down lessons. I feel blessed to have access to a farm where I can help. Some of that wisdom includes:

  • The practical skills of planting seeds and growing a garden so they know how to have their own food and where it comes from.
  • The raising of animals from babies, in a healthy manner, so that they are calm and provide good food.
  • Teaching that being in the sunshine and fresh air is healthy for our bodies, minds, and spirits.

Sharing these things are why I created Farmstead Nature Program ie Farm School! This allows caregivers and their children to experience farm life and be encouraged to explore freely outside. Children are naturally curious and having wide open spaces allows them to be creative, have wonder, and explore abundantly.

Building a community of others and sharing about God are another reason farm school began. In times of families that live far away, disconnectedness, and busyness, I felt a pull to gather others around. This community builds friendships, supports one another, offers encouragement through the Lord and His plans, and provides life skills all at the same time.

Details about the program are below:

Fall semester is for children mature 4.5-7 years old and their younger siblings. Ages 1-young 4 will enjoy sensory nature play. We use a variety of nature and Christian-based curriculum to provide a time of planned learning for the 4.5-7 age group, as well as, lots of wild and free play. Parents and/or a caregiver are required to attend with their child(ren) to help learn generational wisdom alongside them. Sharing these things are why I created Farmstead Nature Program. This allows caregivers and their children to experience farm life and nature as they explore freely in our fully outdoor program.

Register for open enrollment HERE!

Farmstead Nature Program 2023 Fall Dates:
Farm School Topic Examples:
*We also offer opportunities for community group visits, school field trips, and farm days. In addition to a farm tour, groups can choose from a selection of learning topics based on season and happenings at the homestead. Space and dates are limited for these opportunities so submit your request below to inquire more. We will contact you to send pricing details and chat through availability.
Interested in Fall Farm School Programming?
Fill out the interest form below and I’ll reach out with details when they are available.


“Thanks to farm school, my 4 year old has a renewed love for the outdoors. He loves the opportunity to explore all that nature has to offer & he has enjoyed making new friends. Creek play, mud, and feeding animals have been some of his favorites. As a mom, I’ve learned so much right alongside of him. This has been such a blessing to our family.”

Sara | Farm School Mom

“Farm School has been such a wonderful opportunity! Starting at 8 months old, I have watched my child explore nature, love on sweet animals, and enjoy all the sensory play. Marinda is full of knowledge and I am grateful for the education she provides, as I have learned valuable skills. Her family is welcoming and we have enjoyed getting to know everyone. We are grateful for this community!”

Caroline | Farm School Mom

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