The Learning Farm
The Alaska Learning Farm originated in the 1980's with Carole Jones right in her back yard. Once run with just two ponies, 2 pygmy goats and a yard full of chickens. Carole shared her joy of teaching and combined it with animal fun to give city kids a glimpse of farm life.
Several years later the Taylor Family had thier own hobby farm going in the middle of a residential neighborhood, Amanda had grown up on truely functional farm/ranch in Wyoming where the family grew, raised and hunted thier own food, on over 1500 acres of ranching land.
In 2002 The Taylor Family joined with Carole's Alaska Learning Farm "The Learning Farm" and Party Ponies and Friends to keep animal enrichement opportunities alive for kids.
Today Over 30 years later the Taylors have kept "The Learning Farm" going and open thier home and property up to families and kids each year to share thier love of animals and subsitence living. The Taylors live in traditional family farm style, milking goats and producing thier food from what they can harvest, raise and hunt.
Amanda and Brian Taylor have added even more education to the program by hiring certified teachers to teach the science behind the way they live.
At camp kids learn from the family that lives at the farm as well as certified teachers.
Here is a glimpse of what they learn. There is so much science we just can't list it all. If you have something specific you wish to have our teachers teach at your school or camp chances are they already have a program for it just ask.
The Science Behind Wool
The Life Cycle of Chickens, Geese, Ducks, and Quail
The Science Behind Soap Making and Lotion
Differences in Grains used for feed
Kids have opportunities at camp to milk goats, shear sheep, bottle feed animals, watch ducks, chickens quals and other poultry hatch and on occasion witness the birth of a goat or two!
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Families can Visit the Farm or have a Party Farm Visits