Summer camp highlights

We're mid-way through Slide Ranch's summer camp season, and we're enjoying opening up the wonders of Slide Ranch to energetic, engaged 5-to-13-year-olds.

Each week campers at the ranch have focused on a different theme related to our relationship with the environment and agriculture. So far this summer we've explored the idea of stewardship, learned about seeds and pollinators, investigated tide pool ecosystems, and indulged in the variety and diversity of Slide Ranch with all five of our senses.

Over these summer weeks, campers have learned about stewardship by taking hands-on care of animals, plants and the wild lands. They've explored the lives of bees, observing flower foraging and bee anatomy, sniffing waxy honeycomb and tasting honey. They've investigated goats’ senses and empathized with what a goat sees with its “eyes on the side,” as well as how a goat hears, smells, and feels. Camp groups have learned about the importance of seeds, how they grow into our food, and how they can be food themselves.They made seed balls, planted bean seeds and harvested seeds for cooking projects.

And as always, all of Slide's campers have revelled in the freedom of the Marin coast, roaming the wild lands from Bone Grove to the Dome, from the magical tide pools and Owl Trail to the Pines. We hope that they carry special memories of Slide Ranch and the things they learned here into the world, and that their experiences foster a lifelong interest in environmental stewardship.

Feed Our Kids when You Feed Your Kids

Support Slide Ranch when you shop at Whole Foods in Mill Valley.

Mill Valley Whole Foods stores are offering Slide Ranch 10 cents for every reusable bag you bring for your purchases through August 14th! Every Whole Foods run can help fund maintenance, repairs and upgrades to keep Slide Ranch around for children to visit for years to come. Please bring your reusable bags and tell the cashier to donate your dime to Slide Ranch.   

 

Slide Ranch is partnering with The Village Impacts on a new pop-up dinner series in SF!

Slide Ranch is partnering with The Village Impacts on a new pop-up dinner series in SF!

Join us on Mothers' Day, this Sunday May 8, at The Village in downtown San Francisco for a media-driven pop-up dinner hosted by Farm To Fork SF: The Chefs. The Village Impacts and Madrone Studios build off last year's Farm To Fork SF expo with a new media-driven pop-up dinner series and accompanying documentary series. The one-of-a-kind dinner series launches with a meal from renowned Chef Tu David Phu, whose resume includes stints at Berkeley's Michelin-rated Gather and Chez Panisse. A portion of the profits from the event will be donated to Slide Ranch to support sustainable farming education.