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5.0 (2) · Ages 11-15

Natural Horsemanship Basics Simplified

Science & Nature

Sustainable Agriculture

Students will learn about the art and science of growing food through a flexible online learning classroom featuring lessons taught by certified agriculture teacher, Farmer Katie on her educational farm and homestead.
Katie Donohoe
6 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 1 learner
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
No live meetings
Over 6 weeks
12-17
year olds
3-18
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Description

Class Experience

Week 1 - What is Sustainability, Seed Starting and Heirloom Vegetables
Week 2 - Leaves, Soil Building, Compost and Organic Fertilization
Week 3 - Roots, Stems, Companion Planting and Crop Rotation
Week 4 - Flowers, Pollination, Pollinator Habitats and Pests in the Garden 
Week 5 - Soil Building, Crop Rotation, Perennial Plantings and Hugelkultur
Week 6 - Harvesting, Seed Saving and Record Keeping
Farmer Katie is a certified teacher and principal that teaches K-12 students at the Growing Minds Educational Farm near Charleston, SC. This class allows students who do not live in coastal South Carolina to learn about growing their own food sustainably where ever they may live. During her time in the public school classroom, she won Rookie Teacher of the year for Charleston County School District which employs over 6000 employees and 50,000 students. 
Each week will have optional extension activities such as planting seeds that can be done to enhance the learning from each week's lesson.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Flipgrid.com is a free platform which does require user to create an account. Flipgrid is a social learning platform that allows educators to ask a question through a video recording then the students can respond.  Students can respond vis video or written response. This allows us to have the feeling of a classroom community while participating on a virtual flexible schedule set up to accommodate learners on different schedules and in different time zones.  
There are no required supplies but If your child is interested in conducting their own experiments at home, pick up a seed starting kit and some seeds from your local garden center. 

Teacher

Katie Donohoe
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Educator, Urban Farmer, Optimist
6 total reviews
8 completed classes

About Me

I am a South Carolina certified agriculture teacher and principal. After early a decade in the classroom, I founded a non-profit and in 2017 my family and I moved to the Growing Minds Educational Farm where I now teach adults and children of all... 
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