The Sugar Tree Cafe

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Classes

Kids' Garden Program


The Kids’ Garden program for schools and libraries is taught through lessons based upon the work of Whitney Cohen, of Life Lab Science

 

The program in its entirety is a forty weeks  (one in-class visit a week as follows the school year), but is also available in seasonal sections, or individualized classes. Fees range between $60 plus material fees for a single class, and $3200 for the complete program including materials. (based upon a class size of under thirty students)  Other supporting activities are also available upon request for additional fees, including an entire companion program, Kids’ Kitchen  which is based upon fun and healthy recipes (all suitable for vegetarian diets, and none with added salt)

 

 Session topics include:
*Exploring the Garden
*Planting and Growing
*Fun with Plants
*Discovering Creatures
*Creating Garden Art

 

 

This program adheres to Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics as set forth in the "Common Core State Standards Initiative ©2010", and Maine’s Learning Standards' Guiding Principles as they further apply to Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, and Education Development. It is also by definition and practice, a project based learning program.

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Sessions based upon the "Food, Land, & People" Curriculum, as well as the Maine Wild Blueberry Commission's Lesson Kit are also available, along with other materials suggested by Maine Agriculture in the Classroom.

Tea Classes

Introduction to Tea

There are so many types of teas and blends... black, white, green, rooibos, fruit, and herbal, powdered matchas.... so much to learn! Discover for yourself the art of infusing leaves, flowers and spices, appropriate water temperatures and steeping times for the most delicious cup of tea.


Cooking with Tea

Tea can be used to enhance favorite recipes, and I'll also introduce you to some new ones!


Gardening with Tea

Discover the many uses of tea in gardening (and a few household tips too)






Please contact me if you are interested in  more information about these and other classes also being offered, or creating a class especially just for you.


Felting Stories

Available for small groups (minimum of two, maximum of eight)

"Felting Stories" introduces the needle felting technique. Participants learn to create scenes that relate to a story or theme I have shared with them, or are free develop a story of their own.

$40 per person class fee


Materials provided for use: wool fiber, felting needle, needle holder, foam mat

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The wool I use in these classes, as in my own creations, is local Maine wool. Felting is one of the crafts/arts I discuss during my hands-on lecture called "From the Ground Up" about my Maine Made products.



I invite you to also visit my sister site,, Storyteller Moon, for a variety of art & theater workshops offered.  The garden is a wonderful setting for art & theater!