Kid’s Nature Hike: Foraging for Food
Saturday, May 28, 10 – 11:30 am
Cost: $20, which includes instruction and identification guide
Stoney Creek Farm has 15 acres and most of it is covered in edible food. We will go on an imaginative nature hike across the farm to learn all about edible and medicinal plants that masquerade as ‘common weeds’, but are actually nutritious and beneficial herbs (wild edibles).
What will Kids learn in this Nature Hike?
- Common weeds you can eat
- Plants for food (dandelions) versus plants for medicinal purposes (plantain)
- Habitat of wild edibles – eg. ramps are not found in a swamp
- Companion plants – usually one edible will have another near it
- Handy Guides to help identify edibles
- Poisonous Plants to avoid
- Parts of the wild edible that are best to eat…flower, stem, leaf
The Nature Hike will start on the back porch of the Stoney Creek Barn and go across the creek and several acres of the farm. Kids should wear sturdy shoes and layered clothing depending on the weather. After the hike, kids can also go feed the goats and walk around the farm/play on the swing set. Parents/Grandparents are welcome to bring a lunch and enjoy time outdoors on the farm.
Note: Any parents who want to drop off older children, must sign a farm liability waiver.
Stoney Creek Farm has been searching for someone to lead kid activities here in Franklin and Cori Williams is the perfect teacher for making every class FUN! We are adding more kid’s classes at affordable prices throughout the year. Your kids will LOVE her innovative teaching style! Healthy learning environments have an effective teaching strategy where students can learn positive participation and that is what Cori emulates.
Cori Williams has many talents: Teacher, Graphic artist, certified Tennessee Naturalist, and has taught using the Charlotte Mason and Reggio Emilia methods. She has a true LOVE of Nature and Sustainable Living and would love to share that enthusiasm with your child.
Cori and her 10-year-old son are native Nashvillians and are constantly seeking new opportunities for nature hikes and effective/engaging learning experiences.