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Farm Kids Mini Farmers – Nut Farming
March 25, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$130
Farm Kids Mini Farmers – Nut Farming Workshop
@ The Farm Byron Bay
We will discuss different varieties of nuts that are farmed in Australia, which were native to Australia and what has been introduced. Then we will dive into Macadamia and Pecan nut facts (here in the farm orchard) and touch on the nutritional benefits of nuts in our diet. We will talk about all the logistics involved in farming, from planting to harvesting and discuss how the maca industry are tackling the war on waste by coming up with inventive ways for farmers to use and repurpose the shell and husk waste.
The kids become mini farmers and after a detailed tour get set to work doing farm chores. We collect eggs, restock our pet chickens bedding, ensure they have fresh water and clean out the coup. We work on our dedicated Farm Kids garden plot and tend to our onsite worm Subpod. If the opportunity arises, we assist the farmers with their chores. They forage, cook, make natural products, create and see where their food comes from as well as experience countless opportunities to learn about teamwork, community, and ethical farming practices.
Thursday 25 March 2021
Ages: 5 – 15 years
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
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Individual Paper Session: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/farm-kids-nut-farming-tickets-140737923919
Pack of 5 Sessions (save 25%): https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mini-farmers-term-1-2021-pack-of-5-sessions-save-25-tickets-137054243933
What to Bring
- Children must wear covered shoes, sleeves and a hat at all times.
- Please pack a healthy lunchbox for your child daily.
- Please ensure you also bring a water bottle and a raincoat.
- All items need to be labelled.
Where to Meet
We will meet at the Farm House opposite the restaurant. Please look out for the signs to guide you.
(If coming from QLD, please be aware of time difference during day light savings!)
If you are a working parent please discuss with the Farm Kids Manager if you need your child to start early or finish later than the designated program time so as to get to and from work. For an extra fee this can be arranged.
Please don’t forget that if you cannot make it to our planned workshops we can tailor a workshop especially for your group. Email email@example.com for more detail.