Uruguay Ecological Farm School

We have officially opened our ecological farm school for kids on our property!

We are using the model of forest schools developed around the world (see here), but since we practice a form of agroecology, we want to present a picture of nature to explore that is intertwined with human culture. We will have daily meetings (weekdays) in the morning (9:30 to noon) and afternoon (3 to 5:30) to explore the farm. On the farm we have: an old ruin, outdoor meeting spaces, open prairie, and a forest, much like the video below:

Forest School Champion from Terry Kelly Productions on Vimeo.

We follow the principles of the Forest School Association with an emphasis on:

  • developing a relationship between the learner and the natural world
  • promoting the holistic development of the learner and thereby fostering resilient, creative, independent, and confident thinking
  • allowing learners to take supported risks to build confidence in ability
  • focusing on child-led learning process which follows the child’s passions and interests, with teachers playing a supporting role

 

The fee is on a sliding scale. Will substitute fee for parent volunteer hours. Talk to us about joining our ecological farm school! ashley@rizomafieldschool.com

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