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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.

Jan. - May 2023, Bessemer: Wild School Wednesdays at Walden Farms

Message from Everest:  This info is fyi only.  Please use the contact info listed below for Walden Farms if you have any questions or concerns.  

All classes $200 when pre-registered before 1/11/2023!
Checkout here for all classes, or see individual events linked below.https://waldenfarmacy.com/product/wildschoolwednesdays/

Joanna Mann - waldenfarmsbham@gmail.com

By popular request, we are offering some time on the farm for families to gather and immerse themselves in the permaculture, herbalism, and homesteading lifestyles. The classes are aimed at students of elementary age through adults, but of course it is never too early to start immersing younger children in this lifestyle. We are amazed at what our littles pick up and retain!

We will meet the second Wednesday of each month January- May of 2023. Prices are per family, but please let us know the number of people to expect so we can cap the events once we’ve reached a certain number of people. Class schedule is as follows:

January 11, 9-11AM
Intro to Permaculture and Winter Farm Tour
Our intro to permaculture will begin with a presentation introducing the framework of permaculture including the ethics, principals, elements of design, and management techniques. We will then tour the farm in the dormant season so that the structure of the land is easily observed before being filled in by lush vegetation. $35

February 8, 9-11:30AM
Tincture making!
We will discuss the basics of tincturing before making a tincture using the scientific method. Each family will go home with a 1oz tincture of $15 value! $50

March 8, 9-11AM
Herb walk and Violet lemonade pH experiment
We will begin with an herb walk focusing on the first plants up in the spring! Following the walk, we will wild forage violet blossoms so that we may conduct a pH experiment in making violet lemonade. Then, of course, we all get to enjoy a glass as pay off for our effort! $35

April 12, 9-11:30AM
Salve making!
An easy, safe, effective way to introduce children to herbalism is a “boo boo” salve. We will gather on farm to demonstrate how to forage and/or grow the ingredients for our healing salve. We will make the salve together, and everyone gets to go home with a 2oz salve! We have noticed engaging kids in this process gets them excited about using herbs, and ready to learn more! $50

May 10, 9-11:30AM
Spring farm tour, herb walk, and tea party!
Now that the plants are filling in on the farm we will do a spring tour focusing on how the landscape has shifted! We will do a second herb walk focusing on different plants. We will finish our program with a tea party and fresh, organic snacks! $50 with tea party or $35 without.