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Whispering Oaks Farm

Growing Gardeners

Growing Gardeners! New classes and dates are now available, you can sign up for every class or choose what best fits your schedule or interests!

Growing Gardeners
Growing Gardeners

Time & Location

Apr 29, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Whispering Oaks Farm, 5330 Dana Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA

About the event

To all my Growing Gardeners: I have some exciting news!

These classes will no longer have a single sign-up for 6-week sessions. Instead, I will have bi-weekly sessions on various gardening themes, allowing you to sign up for individual classes that fit your schedule or interests. And you can sign up for as many as you'd like!

Along with this new format, we will have acces to the entire Whispering Oaks garden! Each and every class will include garden chores, fun learning activities, crafts, and a take-home gardening project specific to the topic of that week.

All other information you will need can be found below. However, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

Dates and Activites are as follows:

March 2024

  • 3/4- How to plan a gardnen 
  • 3/18- Eco system/ Terrarium 

April 2024

  • 4/1- Growing a garden with kitchen scraps 
  • 4/15- Growing food using Hydroponic /Aquaponics
  • 4/29- Composting and Vermicomposting 

May 2024

  • 5/13-Seeds Dispersal 
  • 5/27- Harvesting 

Additional Information

What to wear

-  Play clothes

-  Closed Toed shoes

-  Sunscreen / Bug Repellant

-  Hat / Sunglasses

**Gardening gloves are not included but are recommended as we will be getting our hands into good soil!

What not to wear

-  Anything you don’t want to get dirty

-  Open toed shoes

-  Clothing with tassels / frays/ hanging string etc.

Please bring bottled water &  a change of clothes.

Release of Liability Waiver:  A signed Waiver & Realase of Liability is required to participate. All visitors are subject to the Florida Agritourism operator laws. FLA. Stat. 570.88 - 570.89. Under Florida law, an agritourism operator is not liable for injury or death of, or damage or loss to, a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury, death, damage, or loss results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury, death, damage, or loss. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.

Parents must stay onsite and supervise their child(ren) for the entirety of each class.

Many of our animals free-range. This includes chickens, turkeys, ducks, farm cats & 2 livestock guardian dogs, all of which are used to visitors. We do have active Honey Bee Hives on our farm, which are clerarly marked and a safe distamnce from our classroom.

Parents are responsible for the full tuition, regardless if your child is able to attend every date in their Farm School session. Refunds will ONLY be issued if an emergency prevents participation in both scheduled class days within a session.

Class sizes are set to a minumum of 5 and a maximum of 10 students 

Guests are responsible for full tuition, regarless of their ability to attend every class . Make-up classes will only be offered in the event of inclement weather. 

  • Pre-registration is required. 
  • This is an OUTDOOR class, please dress accordingly and wear appropriate footwear.
  • This is a working farm with livestock and other animals, a signed Release of Liability & Waiver are required from all guests.

Tickets

  • Growing Gardeners

    $35.00
  • Growing Gardeners

    Sibling discount

    $30.00
    +$0.75 service fee

Total

$0.00

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