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Deaver Farm Explorers! Lesson 6 : Ecosystems

Deaver Farm Explorers! Lesson 6 : Ecosystems

This episode we will learn all about the living components that make up the ecosystem of the farm. We will discover what pollinators do, which ones we can find on the farm, and why they are so important for our food system and our environment.

Deaver Farm Explorers! Lesson 5: Sustainable Food Systems

Deaver Farm Explorers! Lesson 5: Sustainable Food Systems

This week we are taking a look at what’s blooming and ripening here on the farm in mid-summer, and then talking all about Sustainable Food Systems! We will see how each step in the process works and discover exactly how our food starts from a tiny seed and makes its way to our plates!

Deaver Farm Explorers! Lesson 4: Seasonality & Sustainability

Deaver Farm Explorers! Lesson 4: Seasonality & Sustainability

We are back at the farm this week with a lesson all about growing seasons, and what it means to use sustainable growing practices. Lots of our vegetable plants are growing fast this time of year, and some of our late spring crops are ready to harvest and eat. At the end of this lesson we will get to make a healthy seasonal recipe together!

Deaver Farm Explorers Transplanting Special!

Deaver Farm Explorers Transplanting Special!

We are keeping up with our fast-growing bean plants, who are ready to be transplanted out into the garden! Farmer DJ shows us how transplanting is done on the farm, and how you can do it at home in any container.

Deaver Farm Explorers! Lesson 3: Healthy Soil & Compost

Deaver Farm Explorers! Lesson 3: Healthy Soil & Compost

This week we are digging deep into our lesson on soil and compost here on the farm, learning all about why healthy soil is the most important part of a healthy earth and healthy bodies.

Seed Science with Farmer-Educator Jenny

Seed Science with Farmer-Educator Jenny

In this video Jenny takes you through a simple seed science activity. We’re dissecting a seed to look at its parts! Once you soak your Lima bean seeds in water overnight you can open it up to see the seed coat, cotyledon(seed food!), and embryo(baby plant) made of a radicle, hypocotyl, and epicotyl. It’s so fun to seed how plants start their lives!!

Direct Seeding with Farmer-Educator Jenny

Direct Seeding with Farmer-Educator Jenny

Learn how to plant spinach from seed with Farmer-Educator Jenny!

Health Benefits of Common Backyard Weeds with Farmer-Educator Jon

Health Benefits of Common Backyard Weeds with Farmer-Educator Jon

Learn about edible and medicinal plants growing in your backyard and around Philly with Farmer-Educator Jon. This video focuses on learning about medicinal weeds that can help boost your immune system. 

The Benefits of Chickweed with Farmer-Educator Jon

The Benefits of Chickweed with Farmer-Educator Jon

Farmer Jon talks about the many benefits of the common weed Chickweed and how to make a healthy spring Chickweed tea/tonic.