Youth Education on Farm
Soul Fire Farm is committed to dismantling the oppressive structures that misguide our food system. Part of this work involves reconnecting youth to their innate belonging to land and restoring each person’s rightful place of empowerment in the food system. We offer free one-day educational workshops for youth groups. We will work with you to establish collaborative goals for your trip to the farm. A sample schedule is as follows:
- 10:00-11:00 AM Welcome and Farm Tour
- 11:00-12:00 PM Hands on the Land Work Project
- 12:00-1:30 PM Harvest, Prepare, and Share a Healthy Lunch
- 1:30-2:30 PM Curriculum activities on the food justice and the environment
- 2:30-3:00 PM Gratitude Circle
Please read our Youth Program FAQ before signing up.
Adult Activists Retreats
From prisoner justice to climate justice, our struggles for a world of dignity, empowerment, and sustainability are intertwined. Those of us on the front lines of social and environmental change understand the need to periodically step out of our everyday context to rejuvenate, strategize, and connect. At Soul Fire Farm, we are pleased to offer our home and farm as a setting for that work and rest.
Activist Retreat FAQ Page
Community Skill Share Work Days
We also have regular skill shares and work days that are open to the community. From building chicken coops and hoop houses to planting garlic to harvesting tomatoes, we welcome guests to learn and work with us. We make a point to serve our helpers a nice lunch, and often have a great time cooking together. Please sign up for our newsletter blog to stay up to date on our upcoming events.
2014 Participant Thank You Note
I just wanted to extend my gratitude to you, your staff, and everyone that made the work day possible. The kids have not stopped bragging about the work they did and the people that were surrounding them this past Saturday.
Leah was extremely patient and caring for every child, and structured the day perfectly. I could not have thought that the day would have been so much fun. Each child got so much out of the experience that we did not realize they would get when going to the farm.
Multiple kids had conversations about the farm’s purpose on the way home. They discussed that at home sometimes they don’t get fresh fruit, and that other people are even worse off than them. Leah really did a great job explaining each and every point she made.
For Akim*, he got so much one on one genuine attention that he has been craving for so long. He often times is spoken to very negatively because his behaviors can be so impulsive and intrusive. The older gentleman that was working on the garden bed, took him under his wing for the day. He gave Akim* so many caring messages and had a really good time with Akim*. It was very nice for all of us to see. Both he and Lyla* were very proud of their masonry work that they did with the men.