Oh, wow! What a great idea. An online class – Urban Farming for Kids – taught by kids!! My kids are grown, but I sure would have loved this resource when they were little. It’s awesome to watch these kids – Ethan and Lydia – as they do such a great job teaching other kids how to garden, raise chickens, milk a goat, and more.
Check out this video of 8 year old Lydia, as she gives a lesson in milking a goat. I’ve watched it over and over – she’s a great teacher!
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There are six online lessons in Urban Farming for Kids, plus printable checklists for parents. Urban Farming for Kids retails for $24.95, but right now, it is part of the Back to Basics Living Bundle. In addition to Urban Farming for Kids, this bundle contains over 60 eBooks, memberships and subscriptions from the best authors in the Back to Basics movement. And the bundle is selling right now for only $29.97. That’s just a few dollars more than the Urban Farming for Kids online class. (How do they do that?) Get more info on the Back to Basics Living Bundle right here, right now.
Here’s what your kids will learn in Urban Farming for Kids:
Growing a Garden – Part 1
What you need to know before starting a garden
Finding the perfect spot for your garden
How to prepare your soil
What to add to your garden
Trying new veggies
Growing a Garden – Part 2
How to plant seeds
Watering your seeds
Weeding you garden
Harvesting your veggies
Fencing your garden
How to Raise Chickens – Part 1
Getting Started with baby chicks
Food requirements for baby chicks
Water for baby chicks
Shelter for baby chicks
Proper temperatures for baby chicks
Where to buy baby chicks and supplies
How to Raise Chickens – Part 2
Caring for older chickens
The best age to buy older chickens
Parts of a coop
Food & Water
Health & Safety for your chickens
Pasture-raising vs. Coop raising
How to Raise Goats – Part 1
Getting started with baby goats
Buying a male vs. female goat
Which breed of goat is best?
Food for baby goats
De-horning baby goats
How to Raise Goats – Part 2
Caring for adult goats
Food requirements for adult goats
Supplements for adult goats
Shelter for goats
Breeding your goats
Caring for your pregnant doe
Getting ready for baby goats to be born
Taking care of brand new baby goats
Milking your goat
Meet the Teachers
Get more info on the Back to Basics Living Bundle right here, right now!