OUR COOKING & GARDENING CLASSES ARE BACK!
AND THEY ARE BETTER THAN EVER
We are excited to unveil our new Peg Lee Culinary Classroom where we offer regular classes from our education team as well as celebrity chefs. Hands-on class sizes are limited to 12 students.
Hope Farms offers a full range of cooking and gardening classes for every age, young and old, as well as Scout programs, summer camps, private classes for team building and birthdays.
We accept a limited number of requests for private groups including field trips, classes and parties. Please contact us directly to plan and coordinate. Students learn how to plant, nurture and harvest a garden as well as how to prepare fresh produce and plan quick, easy meals that the whole family will love.
STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS ABOUT 2024 SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE AND FEES!
Eat This! Summer Farm Camp at Hope Farms is inspired by our award-winning Seed to Plate Nutrition Education™ curriculum. Our place-based learning uses best practices from pedagogical philosophies such as the Montessori Method and Waldorf Experiential Learning inspiring our campers to make healthy food choices and empowering them with hands-on farming and culinary skills that make those choices easier.
We integrate all developmental domains and learning styles for our farmers-in-training with opportunities to explore and observe the rich educational experiences and environment available at Hope Farms. Ashly Tamayo and her team of professional educators will guide and mentor them in an atmosphere that promotes community, resilience, respect and personal accountability.
PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY TO ORGANIZE A PRIVATE EVENT FOR YOUR SCOUT TROOP TO EARN THEIR COOKING, GARDENING AND ENVIRONMENTAL BADGES OR SOW WHAT JOURNEYS
We have classes to support badges for
Daisy – Outdoor Art Maker
Brownie – Healthy Snacks & Outdoor Art Creator
Junior – Simple Meals, Gardener, Flowers, & Outdoor Art Explorer
Cadette – New Cuisines, Eating for You & Outdoor Art Appreciator
Senior – Localvore & Outdoor Art Expert
Ambassador – Dinner Party & Outdoor Art Master
We also offer Create Your Own Badge upon request and the coveted VegOut! Patch
In coordination with the San Jacinto Girl Scouts Council, older Scouts can pursue their Sow What? Journey badge with this two day experience at Hope Farms. So What? invites girls on a journey through some big food issues: how and where food is grown, processed and distributed, and often wasted. All individual bookings are coordinated through the San Jacinto Council, but the Hope Farms team is happy to develop a private schedule for your group.
GARDENING AT HOPE FARMS
Join Miss Ashly, our Master Garden Educator, this season when we will honor the traditions of the many cultures that comprise the American family as we acknowledge our partners in gardening: Mother Earth, the sun & rain, birds, butterflies & bees, understand their unique roles in the garden and learn how to weave them into our own food growing adventures.
We offer free cooking demonstrations and tastings every Saturday at our Market and Preserve the Harvest classes on First Wednesdays of each month. We connect the dots between growing and harvesting food and transforming it into healthy meals with delicious recipes that are easy to replicate at home. Held throughout the year for both kids and adults, our classes and demonstrations focus on taking full advantage of seasonal produce just harvested from the farm.
COOK THE HARVEST CLASSES
We offer free cooking demonstrations and tastings and Preserve the Harvest classes at our Markets as well as a full schedule of classes for all ages. We connect the dots between growing and harvesting food and transforming it into healthy meals with delicious recipes that are easy to replicate at home. Held throughout the year for both kids and adults, our classes and demonstrations focus on taking full advantage of seasonal produce just harvested from the farm.
1-Day Pop Up Camps and Field Trips at HOPE FARMS
Make new friends and farm fresh snacks while exploring urban farming, art, worms, and more! Contact us about bringing your home school group, club, school class, scout troop or group of friends.
For children 7 and up. Presently the maximum group size is 10 children and 2 adults.