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Homestead Garden Camp

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Topics include: planning a garden, starting seeds, planting, herbs, harvesting, storage, and preserving with a focus on canning and dehydrating. Each lesson includes an optional after-class project.

Class Experience

6 lessons//2 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Learn more about your garden zone and how to plan your garden. (zones/soil/sun) After class activity: What's your soil type
Lesson 2
Starting Seeds
Learn the what, when, and how to start seeds. After class activity: Making seed pots from toilet paper tubes
Lesson 3
Planting and Maintaining
Learn about phenology, companion planting, weeds, and succession planting. After class activity: Starting a garden journal
 Week 2
Lesson 4
Learn about herbs and starting an herb container garden After class activity: Herb oil
Lesson 5
Harvesting, Storage, and Preserving
Learn about harvesting from the garden, how to store food in your home, and ways to preserve the harvest After class activity: Calculate your family's food needs for two weeks.
Lesson 6
More Preserving
Learn about dehydrating, fermenting, and canning. After class activity: Try dehydrating
  • To help students have the knowledge to start and care for a garden.
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Details: Students are encouraged to work on the post class activity after class.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will be watching age-appropriate videos related to homestead gardening skills.  If you have concerns about a topic please message me.  I do my best to keep topics light-hearted but complete.
Joined January, 2022
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree from Washington State University
My name is Kate.  I am a homeschool mom, small farm owner, herbalist, gluten-free baker, online teacher, and lover of books.  I have taught for over 20 years: home school, alternative education, small co-ops, and as a substitute in public... 
Group Class


weekly or $89 for 6 classes
3x per week, 2 weeks
35 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 11-16
3-15 learners per class

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