The farm can be a great place to delve into a S.T.E.M. or S.T.E.A.M. related project or study. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math are constantly in use here is some way or another. Our building project involve measuring and tools, angles and shapes. Our soil health efforts, composting and planting allows us to see the sciences in action. Our painting, sign making, flower bed coordination allows us to artistically express ourselves.
This series about Dr. George Washington Carver has been so encouraging and challenging. It's challenged us to discover more about Dr. Carver, he was a soil scientist, mycologist, chemist, researcher, apiarist, agriculturalists, painter, lover of languages, crocheted, knitter, he sewed, and knew his way around the kitchen and laundry room.
You are invited to join us on the farm for these programs that are inspired by the life of Dr. George Washington Carver. Thus far we have had a day camp that taught families how to use the equipment Dr. Carver would have used to do his lab work. We had microscopes large and pocket size, thermometers, and pads and pencils to collect data. We celebrated Dr. Carver as a beekeeper when we harvested honey and had a meal inspired by legumes in his honor.
This upcoming coming event will showcase Dr. Carver's work as a mycologist and his mushroom collection. We are pleased to have two trained Lowcountry mushroom enthusiasts to be our guest presenters. They will share information about identifying mushrooms, foraging, the life cycle of mushrooms and how to grow them. We will serve a meal featuring a mushroom dish and fresh farm produce. This will be a wonderful time to learn more about the world of fungi on what we hope will be a beautiful fall day!