DIRT TIME HOMESCHOOL
Ages 6-15 • FAIRFAX & Petaluma
Have you ever noticed how effortless it looks when you see a master practicing their skill? Maybe it left you thinking the skill was easy, and you were humbled when you tried it yourself and fumbled awkwardly. With any new skill we wish to acquire, we must put in the actual "dirt time" (practice) to get it into our bodies. Our homeschool honors its name by creating time to practice our naturalist skills in a full day spent outdoors, where the mysteries of the natural world spark curiosity. Our crew of naturalist facilitators and skill specialists use this spark to anchor sharing their knowledge of wilderness skills and local ecology with the kids. And Dirt Time has a real family feel! Most participants come back year after year which allows for a deepened sense of community, tradition and place-based knowledge. Dirt Time has been running since 2008, and we look forward to welcoming new additions to our established crew.
DIRT TIME FOREST (FAIRFAX): MONDAYS
Our original program in its original location. We focus on our core curriculum of wilderness skills and nature awareness at the lakes above Fairfax. A variety of eco tones from redwoods to chaparral and a many year deep naturalist knowledge of the land are perks of this program.
DIRT TIME FARM (PETALUMA): TUESDAYS
Dirt time goes to the farm. An ideal landscape, 250 acres of rolling hills and oaks with a swimming pond, creeks, pigs, cows, chickens, vegetable gardens and an archery range. What more could you ask for. We are excited for this one. This day includes our core curriculum plus a focus on farming, homesteading and archery.
Transportation to the farm from San Rafael may be available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
When: Tuesdays, 9:30am - 3:00pm
22 Weeks: January 8 - June 4, 2019 (Off Feb 19, April 9)
Where: Tara Firma Farm, Petaluma, CA
Drive Times: Tara Firma Farms is 13 minutes from Novato / 25 minutes from San Rafael / 35 minutes from Fairfax
Who: Ages 6-12, split into groups by age
Payment plan and scholarships are available.
Want to try a day first? Contact us.