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  • Spring Letter from Farmer Q | Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
    CARE Ribbons Fundraiser for Chesterfield Children The responses to the recent tragedy in our township with the school bus exemplify what community is all about There are blue and yellow ribbons all over New Jersey Many of the families impacted by the accident are part of the Fernbrook family But whether or not they have ever been to Fernbrook we extend to each of them our prayers and best wishes as they endure the many challenges of rebuilding Winter is a great time for planning around Fernbrook and the past few months have been action packed for the Education Center We re especially excited about forming a partnership with the Bonner Foundation scholars and Bonner Center at The College of New Jersey To see what the Bonner Foundation is all about visit the Bonner Foundation website or Bonner Center website Working together with Bonner we plan to extend out Urban Initiatives with Trenton schools At the same time we ve received a 25 000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President s Grant Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation which will enable us to develop programs and bring kids to the Farm from six schools in Trenton We owe huge thanks to Shannan Gonzalez a Fernbrook camp mom for initiating the grant request with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation We re always working on summer camp and making improvements to the physical plant This year as we mentioned in the Winter newsletter we re building a low ropes course that will be used by all groups coming to Fernbrook The Kerney Barn thanks to the continued support of the James Kerney Foundation has heat installed and kitchen facilities for classes year round as well as plans to develop after school programs Pretty soon the tents will be up

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  • Letter From Farmer ‘Q’ – Spring 2014 | Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
    clouded in objectives and influenced by special interest groups Taxpayers heavily subsidize corn and soy two crops that facilitate the meat and processed food we re supposed to eat less of and do almost nothing for the fruits and vegetables we re supposed to eat more of If there s any obligation to spend the public s money in a way that s consistent with the same public s health shouldn t it be the other way around So much for politics At Fernbrook we get no subsidies We grow our vegetables organically Throughout the farm we follow best management practices for sustaining the health of our crops our soil our employees and our community And most importantly we want to teach the children your children about how to live in this God given world responsibly But let s talk about the farm there s so much going on The boys bathroom has been totally refurbished using waterless urinals We have several new baby sheep and goats born in the past few weeks Despite all the snow this winter the farm has survived quite well Lots of broken tree limbs deer and rabbits have done a lot of damage to our nursery crops but right now we re moving full steam ahead The greenhouses are bursting with new seedlings ready for the fields our Children s Garden and our Plant Sale in May This year we re offering nearly 50 varieties of heirloom tomatoes as well as herbs rhododendron azaleas native plants and more In addition there are many exciting events planned for this Spring Our first ever Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunt complete with a picnic buffet lunch created by our own chef Christine Wendland Last Fall s Mud Run was so much fun that we re doing it

    Original URL path: http://www.fernbrookeducation.org/blog/2014/03/26/letter-from-farmer-q-spring-2014/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Scout Programs @ Fernbrook Farms | Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
    Upper Level Homeschool Program ages 12 14 School Programs School Field Trips Unit of Study More Afterschool Clubs Pre K Kindergarten Program ages 3 5 Scout Group Programs Urban Youth Initiatives Summer Camp Scholarships Outreach Assembly Programs Pre K to 8th grade Family Programs Birthday Party Programs Support Us Donate Now Fundraisers Friends of Fernbrook Wishlist Urban Youth Scholarships Donate A Car Calendar Blog Previous Next Scout Programs Fernbrook Farms Posted on October 31 2012 by Jenna Scout Programs Fermbrook Farms Is your son or daughter in Scouts and their troop is looking to complete a badge such as wilderness survival naturalist conservation astronomy or teambuilding Fernbrook Farms Education Center could help your troop complete a badge Programs can be one or two hours long and can be booked for weekends or weeknights If you are interested in booking a program contact Jenna Collins at the Education Center by phone 609 298 4028 or email education Fernbrookfarms com This entry was posted in Programs Scout Group Programs by Jenna Bookmark the permalink Comments are closed Copyright 2011 2016 Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center P O Box 228 Bordentown NJ 08505 Non Profit Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center is a 501

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  • Not-So-Scary Halloween a Huge Success! | Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
    Afterschool Clubs Pre K Kindergarten Program ages 3 5 Scout Group Programs Urban Youth Initiatives Summer Camp Scholarships Outreach Assembly Programs Pre K to 8th grade Family Programs Birthday Party Programs Support Us Donate Now Fundraisers Friends of Fernbrook Wishlist Urban Youth Scholarships Donate A Car Calendar Blog Previous Next Not So Scary Halloween a Huge Success Posted on January 6 2014 by Mr Brian It seems like so long ago now that our Not So Scary Halloween event happened Over 250 people joined us on Friday Saturday and Sunday October 25 27 for all kinds of Halloween fun This year s event included a carnival style games station a maze through the meadow with life size insects some of our wonderful volunteers dressed up and a campfire complete with marshmallows and stories Visitors traveled from station to station on wagons Our staff and volunteers all had so much fun we re already looking forward to next year Special thanks to the Bonner volunteers and our camp volunteers who came out to help This entry was posted in Family Programs Newsletter by Mr Brian Bookmark the permalink Comments are closed Copyright 2011 2016 Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center P O

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  • Fernbrook Supports Children & Nature Network Initiative | Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
    C NN named April as Children Nature Awareness Month several years ago and the Get Outside initiative was launched two years ago Let s G O events are hosted nationwide at parks schools national wildlife refuges neighborhoods cities and here at Fernbrook Farms Education Center to make a connection between healthy people and healthy communities The goal of Let s G O is to bring together intergenerational groups of people to get outside together be active have fun and connect with nature We re glad FFEC can help further that goal that also fits our mission and purpose so well On April 21st from 9 00am 10 30am the Education Center is hosting our first Let s G O event We will embrace the start of Spring and share the skills of sheep shearing and wool processing This is going to be a great event for families groups of friends or co workers as well as couples who are interested in learning how to process nature s fibers naturally The event is held in our barnyard area where participants can meet the sheep and our recently born lamb as well as the other farm animals The registrants will not only see how to properly shear a sheep using old fashioned blade shears but also learn how to process the wool from carding it to spinning the wool on a drop spindle We hope to share this event with as many people as possible not only to educate them about our sheep and natural fibers but to also contribute to the goal of the nationwide C NN The Education Center as well as all of the C NN partners want to inspire all people to get outside and encourage people to participate in events and service projects that benefit the natural

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  • Fall Family Programs: A Huge Success | Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
    on December 22 2011 by Jenna Gingerbread House Making in the Kearny Barn Over the last few months Fernbrook Farms Education Center held three of our annual family programs that brought many new and returning families to the Farm Around Halloween we hosted our Not So Scary Halloween event geared towards families and children age ten and younger for three nights The event consisted of a tractor pulled wagon ride around the farm while a storyteller told his story about Jersey Devil folklore and how the Jersey Devil was just misunderstood The wagon ride finished at a campfire in the woods where attendees enjoyed hot chocolate and musical entertainment from the Totora brothers Throughout the three nights we had over 160 people attend which greatly exceeds 2010 attendance numbers The first Sunday in December we held Wreath Making with Farmer Q We had a great turn out of 30 people The day started off at 1pm where people gathered for the demonstration by Farmer Q in the Cottage with hot chocolate in hand Then after the demonstration we headed out on the wagons into the Fernbrook Nursery fields to clip a variety of fresh greenery to decorate our wreaths The wagon ride ended at the Kearny Barn and everyone got their creative minds thinking of the best ways to use layering of colors and textures to create a holiday wreath to display in their homes Our final program of 2011 was the Gingerbread House Making family program There were 42 people that attended and families were eager to test their architectural skills to make gingerbread houses out of graham crackers royal icing and an assortment of candy decorations Families had a blast working together to create gingerbread houses to decorate their homes for the holidays Check out photos from all

    Original URL path: http://www.fernbrookeducation.org/blog/2011/12/22/fall-family-programs-a-huge-success/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Farm Run: There is nothing like a dose of nature and mud! | Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
    Next Farm Run There is nothing like a dose of nature and mud Posted on October 7 2013 by Mr Brian There is nothing like a dose of nature and mud As I arrived on the farm at sunrise Sunday morning the energy was exhilarating The scenery was stupendous The weather was perfect The farm was finally ready after months of planning the day was here for the Farm Run The atmosphere was encouraging as the runners were pinning their burlap numbers to each others backs thanks to Fernbrook s own Allison Kohler who made each one by hand The turnout was great We exceeded our registration capacity with over 200 registrants We raised roughly 6 000 All proceeds went to our nonprofit Environmental Education Center which teaches children and adults about agriculture food and the environment Thanks to you we can continue to provide year round programs for families schools homeschoolers summer campers scout groups and much more Special thanks from all of us at Fernbrook to Mansfield EMT for tending to a few scratches and bruises the Chesterfield Fire Company for hosing down the sweaty runners as they approached the finish line the TCNJ Bonners who encouraged the

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  • Letter From Farmer Q | Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
    than two days for them to get over their affliction and jump into life at Fernbrook The comment from the latter was this place is so much fun Our relationship with The College of New Jersey and the Bonner Scholars continues to expand in new and creative ways Thanks to a grant from The Greater Trenton Green Team we will be bringing kids from inner city Trenton schools to the farm again this fall Working with our own Allison Kohler the Bonner s are instrumental in connecting with the teachers teaching some of the classes and making arrangements for the farm visit Additionally every Wednesday and Friday the Bonner Environmental Team comes to Fernbrook for several hours to help with chores and assist our staff This year they will be implementing various projects that will become part of the teaching opportunities at Fernbrook upgrading the butterfly house planting the stream banks for stream ecology making identification signs for the forest As part of a collaborative outreach the Bonner s created a park from a vacant lot on the corner of Stockton and Merchant Streets in Trenton Fernbrook donated all the plants mulch and soil to make a beautiful green space in a fairly barren part of the city Lots of exciting things happening throughout the state of New Jersey that Fernbrook is involved in Check out the Sustainable Institute of The College of New Jersey si pages tcnj edu sustainable jersey and their new initiative for sustainable schools Over 60 of communities across the State have jumped on the sustainable bandwagon and we re hoping even more schools make sustainability environmental awareness and good nutrition a part of their curriculum Fernbrook will be a part of the planning process for that endeavor Very exciting I have to say fall is

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