Blog : Free Parent Workshop at Acorn School

By Madelaine | Mar 18, 2014 | in

STRAFFORD —The Acorn School is a delightfully unique pre-k and kindergarten school. It places importance on engaging your child’s creative side, and making sure that they have fun while they learn. It emphasizes the importance of nature and the environment in its curriculum. It maintains a robust garden, and composts all useable food and paper scraps. It reduces, reuses, and recycles whenever possible. Acorn School has also collaborated with other green businesses to complete projects. Needless to say, this school cares about its environment, and educating its students and community.

At the end of this month the Acorn School will hosting a free parent workshop. This event will feature Rian Bedard from Mr. Fox Composting, and Pat Ridder from Nature’s Wonders.

Mr. Fox Composting is a local business that educates and services households, businesses, and schools. It takes food waste and utilizes it to create compostable soil for gardens. Compositing expert, Rian Bedard from Mr. Fox will be offering his knowledge during the first portion of the workshop. This portion will focus on compositing. Participants will learn the ins and outs of composting and how to integrate it at home with their families.

The second portion of the workshop will focus on gardening. Spring is coming up, and gardening is a fun and practical activity for the whole family. Participants will learn tips and tricks on how to involve kids in home gardening. It’s a simple activity that everyone can be involved in. Pat Ridder from Nature’s Wonders will be there to offer his ideas. Nature’s Wonders is an organization in Rye, NH that offers unique classes to encourage children and parents to experience the outdoors together.

The workshop will take place on March 31st at 7:00p.m. To register for this free workshop, please R.S.V.P. to!