Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Natick Community Organic Farm Offers Programs for Girl Scouts

DIRECT LINK: http://www.natickfarm.org/NCOtemplate/Sub-Pages/Public%20Programs/Scout%20Main%20Page.html

The Natick Community Organic Farm invites Girl Scout Troops to come out to the Farm and get their hands dirty. Whether you are Daisy, Brownie, Junior, or Cadette Girl Scout, learn where your food comes from, how to be good stewards of the land or simply to enjoy an afternoon of crafts.
To sign up for a program, a troop leader will need to e-mail Regina or call her at 508-655-7666 to check on availability. After availability is confirmed, print out a "scout registration form" and send it along with your payment to NCOF, 117 Eliot Street, Natick, 01760
Scout programs at the farm take place rain or shine. they are interactive, hands-on programs, so please make sure that everybody is dressed for the weather and to work. Refunds are only granted if a cancellations is received six weeks prior to the scheduled program.
-- Bring your troop to the Farm to feed and water the animals and secure them for the night.
When: Monday through Thursday
Time: 4 - 5 pm
Fee: $5/scout
HOLIDAY CRAFTS -- Bring your troop for a cozy afternoon at the Farm. You can choose to either make your own beeswax candles or to create your own holiday gift wrap and gift cards. You'll go home with beautiful gifts for your friends or to enjoy by yourself.
When: Wednesday, November 19
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Fee: $12/scout
SCOUT OVERNIGHT AVAILABLE: Ask about these programs.
INTERACTIVE FARM TOUR -- Explore your Community Farm through an interactive tour and see what farming is all about. Learn about different farm animals, the plants we grow in our garden and greenhouses, our compost pile, and our sugar shack.
When: Monday through Thursday
Time: 1 - 2pm or 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Fee: $5 per Scout

ANIMAL TRY-IT -- Come to the Farm to learn about our Farm animals, what they need and what they give us. This is a hands-on program, scouts will be involved in animal chores. Please come dressed for the weather and to work.
PLANT TRY-IT -- Discover the plants we grow on our Community Farm. Learn about seeds and ways to propagate plants. Go on a leaf hunt or do some plant rubbings, be involved in transplanting or harvesting depending on the season. This is a hands-on program, please come dressed for the weather and to get dirty.
ECO-EXPLORER -- Let's go on a treasure hunt and discover living and non-living things all around us and see how they co-exist in a habitat. Learn about plant and animal adaptations and how you can help wild life.
When: Monday through Thursday
Time: 1-2:30 pm or 3:30 - 5 pm
Fee: $7 per Brownie

PLANTS AND ANIMALS BADGE -- The Farm offers the opportunity for Junior Girl Scouts to earn their "Plants and Animal Badge". Come learn about plants and plant products, plant propagation, domesticated animals and pets and how to take care of them.
When: Monday through Thursday
Time: 1-2:30 pm or 3:30-5:00pm
Fee: $7/scout
PRINTS AND GRAPHICS BADGE -- Try your hands on rubbings, stamp design, nature prints and more.
When: 1-2:30pm or 3:30-5:00pm
Fee: $10/scout
ROCKS ROCK BADGE -- Find out about a very unique geological finding on the Natick Community Organic Farm. Investigate our local soils and rocks and have a hands-on experience in erosion control.
When: Monday and Tuesday
Time: 1-2:30 pm or 3:30 - 5:00 pm

INTRODUCTION TO YOGA - Get out of the box and explore the wonders of yoga for fitness! Fun, encouraging workshop to introduce balance, stretching and yoga poses.
When: Wednesday, October 8, 15, or 29
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Fee: $5/scout
GARDEN SERVICE PROJECT -- Start planning your spring projects. The Natick Community Organic Farm offers a garden plot to a Girl Scout Troop in order to use it for a service project. Use the organic soil of the Farm to grow and harvest healthy food for a community food bank. the girl Scouts will be responsible for planning their garden, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting and putting the garden to bed.This is a wonderful, involved project that requires a lot of responsibility and dedication but will bring rewards in many ways.
Please sign up by March 31!
To learn more about the Farm visit http://www.natickfarm.org/

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