Hello and warm fall greetings from the Woodson Branch Farm!
This is an update from the Agriculture/Horticulture Programs at Woodson Branch Nature School. We are two months in, and the students are off to a great start! We started the year with an intro to Soil unit, in which students learned about different types of soil, layers of soil, the importance of topsoil and organic matter, and erosion causes and prevention technique. This month we have been focusing on Ecosystems, starting with primary producers (plants) and photosynthesis, then moving to consumers (we featured cows and crows), and now we are working on decomposers. Last week, we were fortunate to welcome Sena Kassim (Hot Springs) who inspired us with a presentation on earthworms and vermiculture! Today we made bricks out of local clay with Josh Copus (Marshall) as part of the Community Brick Project. It was so fun!