Our mission is: to nurture personal growth and learning through immersion in farm life, nature, and local history.
We offer varied programs for elementary through high school-aged children and adolescents that inspire and instruct a new generation to live in awareness and appreciation for the inter-connectedness of all things. Our homestead is our classroom.
"GeerCrest Farm holds a place in this world for an experience which is vanishing; it holds an unspoken reverence and appreciation for nature and life, and it allows the developing child to connect with that in a very deep and personal way."
- Nina Churchill, Portland Waldorf School teacher
Saturday Feb 6th: Small-scale goat harvesting
LEARN ABOUT GOAT SLAUGHTER, BASIC BUTCHERING AND MEAT HANDLING TECHNIQUES FOR HOME USE. WE WILL USE TECHNEQUES AND ATTITUDE THAT ARE AS RESPECTFUL AND GENTLE ON THE ANIMAL AS POSSIBLE. THERE'LL BE LOTS OF TIME TO OBSERVE, PARTICIPATE AND ASK QUESTIONS. 2 PM-8:30 PM, SIMPLE FARM DINNER INCLUDED. $40-75 SLIDING SCALE DONATION.
Starting Jan 9th -- Herbal Basics --once a month for 2016
Learning to make your own herbal remedies is the most cost effective way of keeping them on hand. The know how you'll get in the Herbal Basics course will give you the confidence to make your own preparations. Learn more about Elder Spirit Herbals and Randi at www.facebook.com/elderspiritherbals/.