One of the largest social movements in our region of the world is the Buy Fresh Buy Local revolution. Supporting neighboring farmers is something many of us want to do, and just aren’t sure how.
• Come and meet the people who grow the food, ask them about their practices, set up a time to visit them on their farms, and find the right farm for your family’s needs
• Bring the kids to meet the many farm animals. We will have cheeps (tiny chicks), goats, lambs, and maybe even a calf!
•The Nature Center will be a drop-off site for all of these farms.
If you choose to become a weekly shareholder in a CSA it will be
delivered to your door. . . to the Nature Center.
•$4 suggested donation all going to the
farmers who are coming out at a busy time in their planting
season to meet our community and share their wisdom.
Sherri will teach you the basics of birding and include identification
of the many we have right here. This will be a recurring class
beginning with basics and moving to advanced bird-keeping in
coming weeks. Ages 12+. To learn more about Sherri’s store, Wild Birds Unlimited, please visit: http://ashburn.wbu.com/
Saturday, April 2 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Hillside Park, 43051 Waxpool Road
Spring Eggstravaganza – FLYER
Led by Peter Cottontail, the parade will begin promptly at 10:00am on the path next to the Community Center. Follow Peter as he makes his way through the tunnel to Hillside Park where there will be eggs to hunt. Stick around after the egg to enjoy balloon twisters, a hay ride, moon bounce, and a Ferris ride. Please limit eggs to 10 per child so everyone gets some.Bunny photo opps will be available after all of the eggs have been collected…don’t forget to bring your camera!You don’t want to miss this fun event ! Please walk or park at the Community Center and KinderCare parking lots. In the event of inclement weather, visit our furry friend at the Community Center to take photos and collect eggs.
BEEKEEPERS BUZZ: INTRO TO BEEKEEPER CLUB
Saturday, April 2 from 2:00am – 4:00pm at the Nature Center
Beekeepers Buzz – FLYER
Have you ever wanted to learn how to care for the bees? Especially as we hear daily how important they are to our own food production and how their colonies are in collapse. On April 2nd we will have a basic bee learning session from 2pm-4pm and begin our local colony of beekeepers: that’s you! Then April 23rd we will construct beehives 10am-12pm to be used in nature preserves in our surrounding area. No experience is required. All materials are included. We just need a few willing to learn the art of beekeeping.
ARE YOUR KIDS AGED 9-14? DO YOU HAVE PLANS FOR THEM THIS SUMMER? TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY, A ONE-OF A KIND, EXTRAORDINARY SUMMER CAMP ONLY OFFERED IN BROADLANDS! SIGN UP WHILE REGISTRATION LASTS, SPOTS ARE LIMITED.
Join Jason Drevenak, primitive skills expert and founder of North American Bushcraft and Erin Fairlight, head naturalist of Broadlands, for a week of living in the wilds right here at the Nature Center and surrounding forests.
REGISTRATION: Opens Monday morning at 9:00 am on March 1 and closes on April 1. There are only 12 spots available. Camp runs 8am-5pm, M-F with additional BBQ/Sleepover on Thursday. Click to Register HERE>>
- Camp runs June 27-July 1, 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday for ages 9-14.
- Campers will build shelters, satchels, tools, cordage, bows & arrows, and create water filtration all from the materials in our neighboring forests.
- Other activities campers will learn: Build fires without matches, create emergency wilderness medicine with our local plants, forage for food, learn tracking, tree, animal, and insect identification.
- Campers will learn about the skills and tools Native Americans and early frontier people utilized daily to produce food, shelter, water, music and thrive off of the land. All activities are designed for the group to begin and end together, no one is first or last; we do every thing as a team. By the end of the week all campers can expect to have created several crafts such as their own wooden spoon, buckskin leather bag and a basket made from native materials.
- $400 per camper (with special discounts for siblings. please contact naturalist@BroadlandsHOA.com for modification in pricing for families)
- $40 for additional sleepover/BBQ night on Thursday, June 30th
Fridays: March 11 & 18, Construction/Craft Days Begin 3pm-5pm at the Nature Center…
- Friday, March 11th, 3-5pm, Build Dinosaur Fossil Models ($8, all ages welcomed) Please pre-register by click HERE>>
Next Friday Craft Date: March 18th, 3-5pm, Construct Monarch Rearing Cages ($10, all ages welcomed )Please pre-register by click HERE>>
Creating a Secret Garden…Saturday, December 12 from 10am – Noon at the Nature Center
We will gather to create pine cone elves and build fairy houses out of natural materials. You can take home your creations and stay to fill the Nature Center with a secret Winter garden—glowing all season long. Wassail Cider for all and the fireplace will be roasting our toes if not chestnuts…
PRE-REGISTRATION: $7 per participant, TO PAY, click the Buy Now button and follow the instructions. You do not need a Paypal account to use your credit card.