Teachers can help to custom build a program for their students. The more time you have for the course, the more we can teach! But even if you only have a small amount of time, we will work with you to choose the most important things for your students.
Areas of learning often include the following:
Enrolling Your Class
Let us know how many students you have and how many hours you can fit into your curriculum. We suggest setting aside 15-45 hours, but we can accommodate msot schedules. We can teach full days or partial days but recommend at least 2 hours for a class. Once we receive some basic information from you. we can come to your school to discuss the program and make sure we meeting any learning objectives that you might have for your particular group of students. We will also invite you to come tour our farm to get a sense of how the learning will take place.
What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is primarily a philosophy of agricultural and social design intended to create regenerative living systems. Permaculture holds at its very core a philosophy of working with, rather than against, nature. Toby Hemenway, permaculture expert, describes the goal of permaculture as “meeting human needs while preserving and increasing ecosystem health”.
"Every day we came and you had a new and exciting lesson for us, and you were so willing share your supplies and fresh fruit with us. I liked getting to learn about the permaculture principles and see how they are implemented on the farm. I also liked getting a chance to just slow down and watch the goats and chickens closely. I also really liked getting to make the different foods with fresh ingredients as well as making a herbal salve. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience!" - Carmel, Claremont Secondary Student
"Ravenhill is definitely different from other farms from the cute little store to the big fluffy goats. Ravenhill has moved me with how interconnected things really are. This farm has opened my eyes to a new world, problems, and solutions, and I’m thankful to have had the chance to be a part of this. I’ve already taken permaculture principles and applied them to my everyday life." - Melissa P., Claremont Secondary Student
"This course has allowed me to dive into a culture much different from own. I have learned many valuable lessons and begun to integrate these practices in day-to-day life." - Claremont Secondary Student