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Greenland's Farm hosts MLK Day Camp for kids

While most kids were out of school and sleeping in on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, some children were learning about farming! While most kids were out of school and sleeping in on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, some children were learning about farming!

BOLIVIA, NC (WECT) – While most kids were out of school and sleeping in on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, some children were learning about farming! Greenland's Farm in Bolivia hosted a Martin Luther King Day Kids Camp session for school children grades K-6. The camp included a lunch, and items made by children on and from the farm. 

Throughout the day, nearly a dozen children experienced modern homestead farming.  The goal is to bring back old farming traditions and connect with what our world provides for us today.  Organizers say their goal isn't to encourage kids to be future farmers, but to share with them the joy and fulfillment of working hard, respecting the environment around them, and reaping the benefits. 

Activities included:

  • Animal Husbandry: includes egg collection, and learning about  and caring for a variety of farm animals - pigs, goats, llamas, chickens, ponies, sheep, bunnies, turkeys
  • Canning & Baking
  • Organic Farming, Vegetable Picking, Meal Prep (from what you pick!)
  • Crafts and Farm Games

Greenland's Farm is run by Henry and Heather Burkert, who began growing and feeding the community about 3 years ago. It functions as a sustainable, homestead style farm, growing organic produce and value adding farm goods into tasty treats! They also open up their farm every Saturday for folks to meet and learn from their adopted farm animals.

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