Puddle ducks Herb Farm
Learn about the birds that live in our area. What are bird flyways? Learn about the types of foods that they eat. Take a walk thru the gardens and out to Camp Duck to quietly observe the birds. Visit with the farm animals to pet the chickens, ducks and geese. See how they are all similar and different . You will get to feel their feathers, feet, legs, tails and peaks.
Learn about leaf characteristics on a walk while collecting different types of leaves. Make a leaf collage and/or make leaf rubbings. Learn how to spot a poisonous plants and how to avoid them. Learn about herbs, fruit tree and vegetable leaves.
We will spend the time cooking with freshly gathered herbs from the garden. Learn hope to make healthy flavorful meals using fresh ingredients from the garden and using herbs to season instead of salt. Everyone will get copies of our recipes used in the class. There will be tasty food to sample after cooking each item.
We will be making bath fizzy, lip balm and underarm deodorant, salt scrubs and more depending upon time and interest of those in the class. We cover carrier oils, essential oils and fragrance oils. We go over the colorants and herbs used in making bath products. This is a very creative class filled with fun.
Learn about the insects that live in our area. What they eat, what activities they like to do and what their life is like. Take a walk around the gardens and the pond to see who is living there with us. See how their ecosystems fit into our world. Look at the bugs up close and make some buggy art.