Children’s program held at Organic Growers School March 9, 10

Feb 01, 2013

The Organic Growers School is will offer its 9th annual program for children  Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10, at the University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA), in Asheville, as part of the Organic Growers School annual Spring Conference.

The Children’s Program focuses on the importance of agriculture and the environment. This supervised full-day event is open to children ages 7 to 12 years old, with a registration limit of 32 children. Children will explore the world of agriculture through numerous hands-on activities involving plants, animals, insects, and food. The cost is $30 per child.

This year’s Organic Grower’s School Children’s Program will focus on building the fundamental elements of environmental stewardship in students. Inspired by earth-centered traditions, this year’s program will include activities and discussions to go alongside some traditional classes. It is the group’s goal to help the students build a better understanding of why we as adults go the lengths we do to protect the environment. There will be three age-appropriate focus groups — the winged ones, the standing people or the four-legged. Class offerings include stretch yoga, art classes that look to nature for inspiration, cooking for kids and where food comes from and animal games.

Children's Program registration must accompany an adult registration. Register online at or request a mailed registration form from or call 582-5039. Registration forms are also available at area outlets, such as Earth Fare, Greenlife Grocery, other sponsor’s retail stores, and area Cooperative Extension offices.