Growing and Cooking with Kids Project

Our Growing and Cooking with Kids Project brings local children to Growing to Give to experience a taste of farm life. Students will work together to harvest food from our fields, prepare the food, and then eat together. Basic cooking skills, concepts about food insecurity, food systems, nutrition, and climate-friendly farming practices will be woven into the experience in age appropriate ways.

Goals

Through this hands-on experience, children will:

  • Learn basic information about food systems and local food insecurity.
  • Learn basic information about health-friendly and climate-friendly farming.
  • Develop seasonal gardening skills (how to put gardens to bed in the fall, spread compost in the spring, harvest veggies from early spring to early fall, etc.).
  • Learn basic cooking skills (using cooking tools, sautéing, and seasoning).
  • Develop an appreciation for the positive impact volunteering and service can have on our community and ourselves.

Program Details

Please review the program details:

  • Program runs mid-April through November. All programs at the farm are subject to cancellation due to extreme weather conditions.
  • We welcome local children, ages 8 (or third grade) and up.
  • Group numbers can range from 8 to 25.
  • Length of program from 2 to 3 hours, based on group’s needs.
  • Farm staff will guide the program.
  • Appropriate number of chaperones will be provided by the visiting group.
  • There is no cost for this program, thanks to a generous grant from the Ronald McDonald Charities Fund.
  • Transportation to the farm must be provided by the visiting group.

Contact Information

To learn more and sign up to participate, please contact Christine at: sloan.christine@gmail.com.

Location

Scatter Good Farm
30 East Coxon Road
Brunswwick, ME 04011