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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Winter Gardening

We hope your new year is off to a great start! Now that cooler temperatures are settling in, it's a great time to begin using your outdoor classroom! Below are some resources and quick tips to help you get your family outdoors...

Plant a cool weather garden! September is the perfect time to plant seeds or seedlings in your raised bed gardens to grow winter veggies such as broccoli, cabbage, peas, carrots, spinach and winter squash.

For helpful tips and activities related to a fall or winter garden, take a look at these FREE resources:

Also, check out Mel Bartholomew's Square Foot Gardening book...it includes information about how to transform your 4 foot by 6 foot raised bed garden into 24 one square foot gardens for your children to grow their very own veggies. His how-to book even includes how many seeds of each type of vegetable to include in each "square foot garden".

September and October is also a GREAT time to study migration as thousands upon thousands of birds and butterflies travel to and thru Alabama on their way to warmer climates! To track the migration with your students, visit Journey North's website. Your students can even send their own "monarch butterflies" on a Symbolic Migration to Mexico.

Be sure to visit our Alabama Outdoor Classroom Program webpage on AWF's website in the upcoming weeks as we will be adding new free outdoor activity sheets to use with your children, and much, much more!

Thank you for all you do to get our children outdoors!
April & Doyle