Fall Farm-ily Fun
Fall is for fun family farm time (farm-ily fun!) at E.A.T. South. From food to fairies, we have two great workshops kids of all ages will enjoy.
Easy, tasty and maybe even Halloween-y snacks are our focus for Easy Peasy and Not Too Cheesy Snacks (Oct 21, 9 - 11am). This is a cooking class (without cooking) for the whole family. Kids and their grownups will get a chance to make, eat and even take home healthy and delicious snacks and lots of recipes for after school inspiration. One recipe will contain walnuts and pecans, but no peanuts will be used.
Tickets will be available soon for Windows to Nature: Fairy Houses for Children and their Families (Dec 2, 10 - 12). This workshop will be led by Cheaha State Park's Renee Raney. Ms. Raney is the author of Hairy, Scary, but Mostly Merry Fairies: Curing Nature-Deficit Disorder through Folklore, Imagination, and Creative Activities.
Building fairy houses gives children, ages 7-107, an opportunity to balance their play time away from the world of technology. A daily dose of nature will improve attention, focus, and memory. Nature also has a healing power, improving children’s cognitive development. Creative play in nature nurtures language and collaborative skills, awareness, reasoning and observational skills. Creative nature play helps to instill a sense of place and connectivity through observation.
Thousands of participants of all ages have attended Renee Simmons Raney’s fairy workshops across the nation and even in Ireland and Canada! She received recognition from Wildsouth and from Oxford University for this unique program and for her dedication to environmental education. Renee says, “Fairy houses are excellent tools for increasing observation skills. Thinking on a small scale inspires children to look at everything more closely, whether it is a leaf, a flower, or a bug. Instead of looking at the forest or farm as a whole, they begin to see all the diverse components that make up the floor, the canopy, and the creatures that inhabit it. There is a whole new world waiting in the woods and the garden! ”
We're so excited to have Renee join us and to have your help inviting more fairies to the farm!