Our winter time is often focused on indoor work: Cooking, games, crafts, and science lessons. We learn to can food, sprout seeds, and grow microgreens indoors. We still spend as much time as possible outside, especially if there is snow.
Starting in March we tap our maple trees for syrup! We begin to clean up the garden after winter and prepare the soil for planting. We learn about seeding, indoors and outdoors, and how to care for young plants.
We learn plant identification and do some urban foraging. Guests come in to conduct workshops as various as drumming, paper-making, tree pruning, and birding.
Our building and making work is ongoing, and students may design and create their own projects in the Adventure Playground.
In all of our work we integrate cooking, art and play. Field trips to urban farms, the Arnold Arboretum, and our local parks are a regular feature of the program. At the end of the year we spend a day in the woods at Ponkapoag AMC in Canton.