Nothing gives us greater pleasure than to answer all the questions children (and adults) pose to us about the farm, but ultimately, we would like to see our outdoor classroom become a place that all visitors can self-navigate. A place where children begin to recognize the crops without having to reference the sign at the end of the row. A place where children learn to spell “cucumber” from reading it on the sign as they pick. And a place where the dynamics of our small urban ecosystem come to life on signage that explains rain barrels and composting systems and pest control and run-off water and butterfly migration patterns and… Well, you get the point. There is much to learn on the farm.
With all this in mind, we have begun the process of identifying our crop rows on wooden hand-painted signs, and our perennial herb garden with slate markers. It is a start.