farm and forest camp
farm adventure camp
farm and forest skills
Lara has a Masters in Teaching, a Masters Certificate in Outdoor Education, and a serious passion for farming. Since 1997, she has been working with children on the farm, in the woods, and in the classroom to foster a love and appreciation toward a deep connection to nature and food. She has taught programs on her previous farm in Northern Wisconsin, at Echo Hill Outdoor School in MD, at Da Vinci Middle School in Portland, OR, at IslandWood Outdoor School on Bainbridge Island, WA, at The Woolman Semester in Nevada City, CA, at Trackers NW in Portland, and at Central High School in Medford, OR.
She has been farming since 1995.
Derek has a Masters in Special Education and has been a lead teacher in self contained Special Education classrooms, a PARA educator, and has managed group homes for children and adults with special needs. He has worked at Beaver Acres in Beaverton, OR; George Middle School in Portland, OR, and North Middle School in Grants Pass, OR. His dedication to meeting students where they are, his focus on Positive Behavior (PBS), and his calm demeanor are among the traits that make him an exceptionally gifted teacher. He is so excited to combine his skills as a teacher with his love of the farm.