Homeschool Program

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Homeschool Adventures at Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Campus


The outdoors is a great way to experience the five senses. We smell the air before an approaching rain storm. We see the bright red of a cardinal. We hear the croaking of the frogs in the wet meadow. We taste the sweet mulberries off the trees. We feel the rough bark of the Tulip Poplar. This year’s Hard Bargain Farm homeschool classes are focused on the senses. All living creatures on earth have some way to experience it, including ourselves. Our students will learn to hone their senses to explore the farm. In the fall we will observe the many colors as the leaves change and the birds begin to leave for the winter. Also, we will taste some food from our children’s garden. During the winter the leaves have fallen off the trees and the sounds of wintering birds take over the site. We will create their squawking chorus inside before heading out on our silent hike.  Finally, as the weather warms up we will smell the blooming flowers after touching some underwater animals.   

Make sure to sign up today as space is limited to 40 students!

Registration includes three visits to Hard Bargain Farm. There is a minimum of ten students required to fill this program. Registration is for all three classes; unfortunately, we cannot offer individual classes at this time. Classes are held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The age group is from 5 through 12 years old.


2017 – 2018 Home School Program

  • October 20, 2017
  • February 9, 2018 [February 23rd (snow date)]
  • May 25, 2018

Register here.

For questions, contact Program Coordinator Brenda Wright at [email protected] or (cell) 240.210.4559.