The Salmon Center Farm Stewards Program will be an expanded year-round program with summer and school year components. Farm stewards will get to learn about and interact with all aspects of maintaining a fully functioning, organic, farm and garden that produces fresh fruits and vegetables and includes a flock of poultry along with a mixed herd of llamas, alpacas, and goats.
During the summer session, Farm Stewards will begin with an introduction to gardening and nutrition and then progress to learning about and experiencing pollinators, wild and domestic animals, mindfulness and creativity, water systems, environmental science and restoration, salmon, and the ways that these topics connect to sustainable agriculture and the environment. After the summer session, stewards will have the opportunity to continue to be a part of farm work and learning at the Salmon Center (throughout the school year); helping with the harvest, being included in the winterizing process and circling back to planning the next season’s garden before starting the summer over again! This twice weekly, Monday and Wednesday, morning program (9 am to 1 pm) will include some field trips off-site but will take place mostly at the Salmon Center in Belfair.