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Farm Challenge!

Last week at Farm Adventure Day Camp, the campers faced new, exciting challenges each day - making products to sell to shareholders, caring for the livestock, building rafts to float on Kinnikinnick Creek, beautifying the garden, clearing trails and more. It was a large group of kids in this sold-out day camp, but they all worked together to brainstorm ways to meet their challenges and democratically choose solutions.

The campers made hand-dipped candles, mint-chocolate cupcakes, and lemonbalm and mint lemonade to sell when shareholders came to pick up their produce boxes.

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On Thursday, supplied with loppers and hand-pruners, the Trailblazers - as they named themselves - set out on the 70 acres of Kinnikinnick Fields to begin clearning the trails. On Farm Educator, Randy Mermel said, "As we worked, we imagined all the generations of hikers that will enjoy these trails and this beautiful land." The kids met the challenge despite some of the more thorny vegetation, like Multiflora Rose and raspberries.

The trail begins at the newly-built Mill Bridge and winds through the old oak forest. There is still more work to be done. If you are interested in lending a hand on the trail crew, email Randy.

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