Clarkston Family Farm

Nature Based Education
Sunflower Market
Community Gathering Place
 “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”
~John Muir
Programs & Workshops​​

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Upcoming Workshops

  1. YOUR EVENT!
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    YOUR EVENT!
    Do you have a talent, craft or nature based knowledge? Are you interested in a really unique venue to host your workshop? Send us a message, let's talk!
  2. Camp Wild!
    Jul-Aug
    Camp WILD! Summer 2020
    Get outside and experience a week-long adventure! From animal tracking, interacting with our farm animals, building Wigwams, pond exploration and farm to table cooking labs there Is never a dull moment at Camp WILD! Kids of all ages will love this Summer day camp. Groups are never more than 20 students to allow For amazing hands-on learning experiences in four difference eco-systems at the Clarkston Family Farm. Session 1 July 20nd- July 24th: Ages 4- 7 (age exceptions apply for siblings) 9 a.m. -12 noon $140.00 Session 2 July 27th- July 31st: Ages 8-12 (age exceptions apply for siblings) 9 a.m.- 12 noon $140.00 Session3: August 3rd- August 7th: Ages 4-12 ( age exceptions apply for siblings) 9- 2 p.m. $220.00
  3. Apr 3
    Artist's Apprentice - Spring Break Art Camp- Papier-mache Flowers
    When: Friday, April 3rd⋅12:30- 3:30 p.m. Where: Clarkston Family Farm's Green Room Flower Power! Our young artist will select a flower of their choosing with an aim to construct a sculpture using plywood and Papier-mâché! As the earth warms in anticipation of a new season, these triangular-shaped constructions will act as a beautiful introduction to spring and all of the pretty things to come! Drawing and painting will play a part of this workshop as well. Note: Please have your kiddo wear boots, or old shoes, as we will have a romp around the farm on our break. If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack. Taught by Artists/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist's Apprentice. Ages 7 & up (As always, exceptions are made to accommodate our sibling.) $39 (All Materials Included.)
  4. Cooking Class
    Mar
    Cooking Classes with Chef Carol
    Fall in love with cooking! Who: Ideally suited for chefs ages 8 and older. Age exceptions for siblings on an individual basis When: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19th - Mini-Pizza Thursday, March 26th - Fresh pasta 15 kids max $35/class or $50.00 for both classes Where: The Clarkston Family Farm, Sunflower Market and Gathering Space 6800 Hubbard Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48348 Come Join Chef Carol and learn how to make a red sauce from fresh tomatoes like you may have grown in your own garden. Your budding chef will learn how to make a basic red sauce, mini-pizzas and/or homemade pasta using a chef's best tool, their hands! Fun, fresh, delicious and nutritious. Learn more about Chef Carol D' at www.chefcarol-d.com
  5. Art Workshop
    Apr 2
    Artist's Apprentice - Spring Break - Maker Clay Workshop
    When: Thursday, April 2nd⋅12:30-3:30 p.m. Where: Clarkston Family Farm's Green Room Pigs, Horses, Dogs & Cats! Welcome all animal lovers of a working farm! Students will be engaged in self-drying clay, plasticine, and Model Magic in order to create figurines of farm animals. We will comb the grounds for pebbles, sticks and moss to include with a self-made diorama, drawing in background element for our individual habitats! Note: Please have your kiddos wear boots, or old shoes, as we will have a romp around the farm on our break. If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack. Taught by Artists/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist's Apprentice. Ages 7 & up (As always, exceptions are made to accommodate our siblings.) $39 (All Materials Included.)
  6. Art Workshop
    Mar 31
    The Artist's Apprentice - Spring Break- Pond Friends Workshop
    When: Tuesday, March 31⋅12:30-3:30 p.m. Where: Clarkston Family Farm's Green Room Pre-register: Online Description: From friendly frogs and pollywogs, to snails and water bugs, let's get going! We will be drawing flora and fauna for our 'Life in the Pond' drawing collection using all sorts of medium for a fun afternoon of aquatic awareness. Note: Please have your kiddos wear boots, or old shoes, as we will have a romp around the farm on our break. If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack. 7 & up (As always, exceptions are made to accommodate our siblings.) Taught by Artists/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A. Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist's Apprentice.$39 (All Materials Included.)
  7. Art Workshop
    Mar 30
    The Artist's Apprentice - Spring Break - Farm Animals Workshop
    When: Monday, March 30⋅9:00am – 12:00pm Where: Clarkston Family Farm's Green Room Pre-Register: Online Description: With a CLUCK, CLUCK here! For the animals lovers in your family, our young artists will be drawing in 3 mediums, oil pastel, markers, and pencil to depict our bunnies, hens & roosters! There will also be a wide selection from photo references of other farm animals from which to choose. Note: Please have your kiddo wear boots, or old shoes, as we will have a romp around the farm on our break. If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack. Taught by Artists/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist's Apprentice. Ages 7 & up (As always, exceptions are made to accommodate our siblings.) $39 (All Materials Included.)
  8. Art Workshop
    Apr 1
    Artist's Apprentice - Spring Break - Painting Birds, Blossoms and Brook Trouts
    When: Wednesday, April 1st⋅9- 12 p.m. Where: Clarkston Family Farm's Green Room Pre-register: Online Description: Kids will be experimenting with Chinese painting using bamboo brushes and rice paper. We will be learning how to properly use the brushes, then paint our fish, birds or cherry blossoms. Stamping with a red inked 'chop' and writing our animal, or flower, word in Chinese calligraphy will complete our artworks. Our preliminary paintings will be collected and compiled into a ribboned booklet! Note: Please have your kiddos wear boots, or old shoes, as we will have a romp around the farm on our break. If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack. Taught by Artists/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist's Apprentice. Ages 7 & up (As always, exceptions are made to accommodate our siblings.) $39 (All Materials Included.)

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Programming

  1. Camp Wild
    Camp Wild
    Pond sampling and water quality studies are one of the many activities that we will be doing at Camp WILD. Our learning is always fun, always interactive and student directed and very often directly supports STEM. Next generation science standards and common core are embedded in our camp program. Yep, learning through play while building new neuropathways, it's how we roll. Registration for our summer Camp Wild Programs are posted in the spring and fill quickly! Follow our Facebook page for all our latest events and postings.
  2. Garden Club
    Garden Club
    Garden Club is a great opportunity for First through Fifth grade students to experience hands-on weekly nature education. We focus our lessons and activities around gardening. Past topics encompass a wide-range of nature themes, including, Vermi-composting, Bees, Owls, Pallet Recycling, and more. We hold four to six week sessions in the fall, winter, and spring. Two certified teacher leaders and two junior counselors are present at meetings creating unique small group opportunities. This allows the students to get the most out of our center-based hands-on learning. Most sessions have a take-home project that inspires young naturalists to continue their thinking and learning at home.
  1. Camp Wild
  2. Cooking at the Farm
  3. Fairy House Workshops
  4. Lorem ipsum
  5. Apple Cider Making
  6. Cookbook Class
  7. Pollinators
  8. Animal Care