Located at Eden Village Camp, just an hour north of New York City, Farm School empowers children to cultivate genuine lifelong connections to their food and to nature through innovative gardening, cooking, art, music, and wilderness experiences, all incorporating the natural rhythms of the Jewish calendar and holiday cycles. Farm School offers home-schooled children and families an amazing opportunity to explore our organic farm & orchard with our amazing educators.

We learn about soil, seeds, compost, insects, and herbs in our fields. We learn about trees and fruits in our orchard. We connect farm to table through cooking and baking lessons. Our goats, bees, and chickens provide for our needs while teaching us about animal care and ethics. In the woods, we practice our navigation and safety skills, while learning to build primitive shelters, track animals, identify wild edibles, and make fire through friction. Art projects include printmaking, plant sketching, and making costumes, and so much more.

Children 8 and older will have the opportunity to partake in an apprenticeship program where they will learn Farm to Table skills from seeding on our farm to baking and cooking in our new Culinary Arts Teaching Kitchen. They will also learn and engage in Jewish Farming concepts while helping build and glean from our Peah Food Pantry Garden.

Children 7 and younger will engage in our farm to table curriculum by learning the fundamentals of seeds and animal care. They will learn concepts of pollination, seed dispersal, and seed saving while also learning about animals through interacting with our chickens, goats and bees. Children will learn how to prepare salads and other basic kitchen projects utilizing farm produce that they harvest. All of this will be framed and taught through a Jewish lens by saying blessings, singing songs and learning about related Jewish concepts.

Come join us for hands-on farm to table, gardening, and wilderness learning in a supportive Jewish environment. For more information and questions contact our Farm Director at farm@edenvillagecamp.org.