We can’t think of a better place for your kids to be than the Kids Corner at Soil Festival 2018! This FREE, all-ages event gives children a chance to participate in a variety of hands-on activities, from building their own solar ovens and hydroponic gardens, to playing with and learning about different kinds of soil for growing food. We’ll also have yoga, storytelling, a petting zoo and more. Read below for all the details on our sessions and stations for kids.
Storytelling with JR Murphy
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
JR Murphy, Urban Farmer and Beekeeper at JR’s Joy and Reflect Gardens, will teach children about bees and host a storytelling session.
Yoga Time with Ladybug for Girls Foundation
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us for some yoga with the Ladybug for Girls Foundation! Ladybug for Girls Foundation is an organization that educates girls to live a healthier lifestyle.
Kids will build their own solar oven and learn how the sun can be used to cook a S’more!
At the sensory station, kids will be able to play with different types of soils and learn about the different types of soils that are used to grow food.
Build a Bird Feeder
Kids will make bird feeders from recycled plastic jugs. Kids will need to bring their own 1 or 2 liter bottle for the activity.
Seed starting with Chy Kellogg
Kids will learn about the life cycle of plants and how to build a seed starting kit.
Where is the Soil-LESS Garden? with Jason Paggett
Kids will create their own Hydroponic Water Bottle Garden and will learn simple concepts about Hydroponics, blend dry nutrients into liquid nutrients, and build a plant lasagna inside the bottle to grow!
Sunwise Program with EPA Region 4
The Children’s Environmental Health Workgroup at EPA Region 4 will have coloring books, sunglasses, and color changing frisbees to help teach kids about sun safety.
Get acquainted with your favorite farm animals at the Soil Fest Petting Zoo. Our friendly goats, sheep, chickens, pigs and rabbits can’t wait to meet you!