Register for Farm and Forest School: Fall 2023

Our beloved Forest School program is now in its seventh year, having built a dedicated following among participants. In this course, homeschool, private and public school students gain a tremendous amount of knowledge through experiential learning – encountering and understanding dozens of plants, animals, ecological systems, and primitive skills throughout the year. Drawing on indigenous educational wisdom, Farm & Forest School trains students in a plethora of practical skills and scientific knowledge while building essential character traits like compassion, alert awareness, gratitude, and deep listening. The kids have so much fun they don’t even realize how much they’re learning!  Collaborative group challenges followed by artfully guided debrief activities build compassionate communication and leadership skills. Farm projects encompass tending perennial and annual plants, animal care, mushroom cultivation, natural building, cooking, soap-making, herbal medicine and more. Inspiring or thought-provoking articles or short videos may be shared on a wide range of topics from local food systems to innovative compost solutions to global initiatives in eco-social entrepreneurship. Time for lunch and supervised free play are built into the schedule. 
Student Information
You can only register one student at a time.
If you would like to register more than one student, upon submission you will be provided the link to revisit this page and complete the form for another student.

Session Dates and Cost

Sundays (9 classes), $450
Oct 15, 22, 29
Nov 5, 12, 19
Dec 3, 10, 17

Mondays (11 classes), $550
Sept 18
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Nov 6, 13, 20
Dec 4, 11, 18
Optional Demographic Questions (about this student)
We strive to make our programs as diverse, equitable, and inclusive as possible. Knowing more about you helps us do that. We acknowledge that identity is complex and that your identity may not fit into these categories. The following questions are optional, but strongly encouraged.

Pearlstone Photography / Social Media Waiver
By checking the box below, I give permission both a) to Adamah and its programs (including Isabella Freedman, Pearlstone, Adamah Detroit, Jewish Youth Climate Movement, and others) and b) to The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, and its constituent agencies and programs, of which Pearlstone is included, to use any photograph, likeness, audio recording, video recording and/or depiction of me, and/or my name, to promote Adamah and The Associated and its agencies and programs, in all media now known or hereafter developed, including print, electronic and/or digital media, such as brochures, advertisements, annual reports, social media and Internet websites.
If you wish not to consent to this policy, check the box below to complete your registration and email us immediately at, with "PHOTO WITHHOLD" as the subject line. Make sure that you receive a confirmation notice stating that we have received your request before the start of the program.

Please consider an additional donation to support our work. We welcome donations of all sizes! Even a donation as small as 2-3% of your total program fee supports us by covering the credit card processing fee.

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