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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.

April & May, 2017 Cullman: Spring Agriplex Events

Happy spring!  We have some very exciting programs coming up at the Agriplex!  

To sign up, visit www.agriplex.org.  Call us at 256-297-1044 for more information.  All programs will be at the North Alabama Agriplex Heritage Center, 1714 Talley Ho St, Cullman, AL  35055.  Pre-registration required.

1 April (Farm Kids Club) Playing in the Band, 9:00-10:30am
In honor of Earth Day, we are going to be using our imagination and ingenuity to recycle some everyday objects into instruments. Led by Micah and Brittany Simpson of Seed to Harvest Music Academy. Ages 5 and up with an adult. $5 prepay; $10 at the door
4 April (Living Landscapes) Organic Gardening 6:00pm
Auburn Experiment Station Manager Arnold Caylor will teach us to grow vegetables and flowers without synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides . We will be covering topics of fertilizer, pest management, soil improvement, and the definition of organic produce. $5, adults

7 April (Little Farmers) Cottontails 10:00am
We’re hopping into spring learning about bunnies. Why do they have such big ears? Why do their noses twitch? What is with the big feet? We should have lots of fun learning about our hoppy little friends. Preschool with an adult; $5 prepay; $7 at the door
11 April (Heritage Skills) Pysanky Eggs 6:00pm
Learn the craft of decorating Easter eggs, Ukrainian style, be er known as Pysanky. Master artisan, Teresa Czekalski, will be facilitating this program. We’ll be learning this traditional dyeing technique that utilizes hot wax and multiple dyeings to make beautifully patterned, multi-color eggs. Cost $10; Limited space
27 April (Heritage Homeschool) Nature Notebooks, 9:00-11:00am
Homeschool Mom Holly Quick will share her experience keeping nature notebooks with her kids. We will be taking a explore nature and record our findings through writing, and other creative methods. Everyone will be sent home with their own nature notebook to use throughout the year! Ages 5 and up with an adult; Prepay $8, Max $16 per family; At the Door $10; Max $20


6 May (Farm Kids Club) Busy Buzz 9:00am
April showers bring May flowers...and BEES! It’s time to learn about our favorite insect at the Agriplex, the noble and industrious bee. Come learn how this insect is vital to most of the food we eat! Ages 5 and up with an adult. $5 prepay; $10 at the door

12 May (Little Farmers) Flowers 10:00am
Why do plants make flowers? Why are they colorful and smell sweet? We’ll be spending the day learning about flowers and why they are not only beautiful, but an important addition to any garden. Preschool with an adult; $5 prepay; $7 at the door

16 May (Living Landscapes) Growing and Harvesting Sorghum 6:00pm
Taught by experienced cane grower, Phillip Garrison, we will glean from his expertise in growing, harvesting, and processing sorghum. Come learn how this annual grass can beautify your landscape.We will be mentioning sorghum’s close relative, sugarcane, and sample syrup from both. $5 adults

18 May (Heritage Skills) Strawberry Jam 6:00pm
Regional Extension Agent, Angela Treadaway, will share the secrets of making a batch of fresh strawberry jam. We’ll have some taste tests, and everyone will go home with some jam. Cost: $10.
25 May (Heritage Homeschool) Wildflowers 9:00-11:00am
We’re going to be discussing why wildflowers are important for beauty as well as the environment. Some species are native, some are not. Let’s explore which is which, and what we can do to promote and demote accordingly.
Ages 5 and up with an adult; Prepay $8, Max $16 per family; At the Door $10; Max $20

Rachel Peinhardt Dawsey
North Alabama Agriplex Director
P.O. Box 2428
Cullman, AL 35056