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Farm School

Homeschool Programs

Farm School is the homeschoolers' answer for hands-on, garden based education.  Whether your little one is accustomed to a gaggle of kids or prefers to hoof it alone, Farm School provides a rich environment for making feathered (and otherwise) friends....all while learning something new.  Every week Farm School participants will follow their meals from farm to fork, investigate weather, and experiment with science inquiry while addressing Nevada K-12 education standards.

FAQ

What are the dates?

Farm School takes place from September to November and February to March. You can sign up for Tuesdays and/or Fridays. 

Where is farm school located?

All months of our farm school are at our Urban Teaching Farm (1700 E 2nd Street in Reno). 

How much does it cost?

Tuition is $20 a day and varies per month. For example, if there are 3 days of Farm School in a month, then tuition will be $60 for that month. If you need assistance paying for tuition, scholarships are available.

What ages can attend?

Ages 5 to 15 can come to farm school.

What time does farm school start and end?

Drop off is from 8:45am-9am and pick up is from 11:45am-12pm.

What should my child bring to farm school?

They should dress to be outside all day and wear closed toe shoes. They need to bring a backpack with a hat, sunscreen, a water bottle, two masks, and a morning snack.

What month should I sign up for?

Every month of farm school has a different theme, so you can sign your child(ren) up for one month they are interested in or all of them because Urban Roots is their favorite place to be!

What COVID-19 precautions are you taking?

Our farm school is running at a reduced capacity, our students will be put into cohorts to reduce the amount of interactions they have, our staff will be sanitizing and cleaning frequently, parents will not be allowed on our farm (you will stay in your car for drop off and pick up of your child(ren)), our staff is fully vaccinated, we will be requiring health screening every morning before dropping off (with a quick electronic health questionnaire as well as a daily temperature taken by staff), we will require frequent hand washing of our staff and students, and our program has always been entirely outside!

What is the mask policy?

Based on the CDC guidelines for outdoor programming, if the transmission rate in Washoe county is LOW (0 to 9 new cases per 100,000 people in the last week), we will generally not require students or staff to wear masks. Masks will still be required for staff doing check in and check out, for campers and staff in the health center, and any time singing takes place. 

If the transmission rate in Washoe county is MODERATE (10-49 new cases per 100,000 people in the last week), we will generally not require students or staff to wear masks. Masks will still be required for staff doing check in and check out, for campers and staff in the health center, and any time singing takes place at camp. We will also have a mask zone on the farm for lessons or activities to take place when social distancing of students is not possible. 

If the transmission rate in Washoe county is SUBSTANTIAL (50-99 new cases per 100,000 people in the last week), we will require masks for both students and staff, unless playing water games or at least 10 feet from someone else. 

If the transmission rate in Washoe county is HIGH (100 or more new cases per 100,000 people in the last week) we will require masks for both students and staff, unless playing water games.

We will be checking the transmission rate every week and adjusting accordingly.

 

How do I register for farm school?

Registration is now open. See below for a link to register.

What is the teacher to student ratio?

1:8

 

What is your refund policy? 

Other than the $10 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit, tuition payments are refundable up until 2 weeks prior to the start of the confirmed camp week/session.  

What do I do if I want to cancel or switch the week I signed up for?

Please email our Education Director, Sydney (sydney@urgc.org), to cancel or change your registration. 

Registration is now open!