LEARNING PROGRAMS
 


Community Classes

Would you like to grow your own food? Whitelock Community Farm hosts community workshops on a variety of topics - like farming techniques, soil health, and ways of preparing vegetables. Let us know what you're interested in so we can start planning a class or point you in the right direction!

You can propose an idea for a class or workshop here!

Or email getinvolved@whitelockfarm.org with any suggestions.

 

Youth Programs

Youth programs at Whitelock Community Farm are designed to introduce participants to the Farm's ecosystem and growing practices, as well as issues of food access, nutrition and community health in Baltimore.

Through hands-on activities, youth experience the full spectrum of work that happens at the farm. In the spring, we have lessons on seeds, plant growth cycles and food systems. Once it warms up, we have outdoor lessons designed around themes of harvesting, cooking, preservation, and seasonality. We work to build youth understanding of vegetables, tastes, and healthy snack options.

Students gain an understanding of where their food comes from, and will form an opinion on the sustainability of our current conventional food system. They will be introduced to a local alternative, and will be given the tools to play an active role in creating a more sustainable food supply within their community!

 

Farm Club and School Tours

Farm Club is our partnership with the 3rd and 4th grade class at John Eager Howard Elementary. The Farm Club makes a weekly trip to the farm to learn about elements of growing and how to maintain their own garden bed. By the end of the season, they are familiar with all corners of the farm and are harvesting from the seeds they planted. 

We also partner with Midtown Academy's Green Team on a handful of student-led projects! In 2015, they built us a new compost system, helped design an irrigation system for our new lot, hosted their own farm tours, helped at our farm stand & made samples to share with our neighbors.

We also host student tours of the Farm!  Come learn how we grow food to feed our neighborhood and keep the environment clean and green!

 

Cooking Classes

At Whitelock we believe in sharing skills and knowledge about eating healthy. We host weekly cooking classes with students at the Parkview Recreation Center, and at various points throughout the season around the neighborhood!

In the past we have hosted some amazing food preservation classes taught by our friends at Fermentation on WheelsPreZerveHex Ferments.and our neighbors!