KALE, Kid’s Agricultural Learning Experience, is a hands-on, agricultural-based learning program aligned with the North Carolina State Standards for Education. Located on the Green River Preserve Farm, KALE invites grades 5K – 12 to come get their hands dirty while learning about the world around them. Schools interested in planning a day at the Green River Preserve farm should contact the camp office at 828-698-8828 or email our Director of Education and Outreach, .
Virtual KALE Program
This spring we are excited to bring our KALE program to your classroom! Whether you have an outdoor space to establish a small garden or simply pots in your classroom if you have a willingness and desire to grow something with your students we want to help!
This program is at your own pace and will feature videos and lesson plans about establishing your own garden. We will work with you to get you everything you need. In addition, farmer Rachel will schedule two zoom calls with you and your students to talk about your progress and answer any questions and provide tips.
Green River Preserve maintains a seven acre teaching farm in our valley for the benefit of all of our programming. Nearly a ton of produce is generated by the farm annually and is used in our farm to table program at summer camp and for our school programs during the shoulder seasons. During the spring and fall of the farm season, area schools have the opportunity to plan field trips to the Green River Preserve Farm for our KALE program.
Along with traditional regional food crops, our farm also boasts a fruit orchard, herb gardens, cultivated mushrooms and pollinator plants. Ask any camper, however, and they will tell you that the true stars are our loveable gang of goats, chickens, rabbits and pigs. Spending time down on the farm guarantees not only time well spent but a deeper appreciation of our place in and influence over the food system.
Please use the address 6371 Green River Road, Zirconia, NC 28790.