Poco Farm Camp for Girls July 16-20 ages 9-13

Poco Farm Camp for Girls July 16-20 ages 9-13


Our fourth annual camp for girls ages 9-13 will be July 16-20 this year.  We will do activities including knife skills, yoga, goat and chicken care, natural dying, farm games, cheesemaking, diemaking, tending veggies, canning, popsicle making, journaling, hide tanning (optional), and altar making.  The campers will create the community intention for the week, set guidelines for the group, practice chores, create tasty food, and practice self care and celebration all week, and most especially on "farm spa day" (goat milk baths, foot scrubs, massage, mud facials, etc.)

For all those who identify as girls, ages 9-13, July 16-20, 7:45-1:30

$300 if registered before May 1st, $350 after.  If this cost is prohibitive, contact us so we can work it out to make it not so. 

The facilitators this year will be Grace Malloy, Greta Strautman, Saralynn Finn, and Chloe Rose Christensen

Grace Bueti Malloy co-owns Poco Farm with her husband Dan.  There, she learns alongside lots of children about how to be closer with our food and fiber systems.  The 4 acre urban farm is home to laying chickens, dairy goats, pigs, meat chickens, citrus, stonefruit, herbs, and more, and is host to the 2 acre organic veggie farm owned by Emily and Tyler Staalberg called Steel Acres.

Saralynn Finn believes "If you're not amazed, you're not paying attention!" She studied sustainable agriculture and local food systems in college and has lived and worked on farms in 7 states. She is so happy to call Ojai home. Saralynn has a passion for making useful objects that comes from a deep desire to reduce her ecological footprint by connecting to the natural world and responsibly caretaking by using what the earth gives us. Some of her skills are knitting, tanning hides into leather, and willow basketry. She is so excited to share the discovery process that is creating objects & caring for animals with Poco Farm students. 

Greta Strautman has been teaching children about food, nutrition, and gardening for the past four years. She is currently working as a Garden Educator for Food for Thought in Ojai schools. She also runs a cottage jam and marmalade business, Little Apple Kitchen, and helps milk goats once a week at Poco Farm. When she is not working on these various projects you can find her hiking, gardening, and cooking with her son, Hank, and her boyfriend Tyler and his three kids.

*photos by Brittany Smith, Katie Mundle, Megan Hooker, Grace Malloy and Greta Strautman*

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