WILD ROSE FARM
Wild Rose Farm connects children to the earth and each other. We believe that outside is the best place to be.
To play, to learn and to grow. Education through farm and forest.
In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nature, Nurture, and Nourish on the Farm
Wild Rose Farm offers rich and immersive programs year-round. Choose from 'Wild Rose Mornings' which runs a program on Thursday morning especially suited to homeschooling children, for supplementary outdoors education, as well as our newly introduced 'Rosebud Program' held on Wednesday mornings for children ages 2.5 to 5 years; Wild Rose Afternoon program which runs Monday thru Friday, throughout the school year; Wild Rose Winter Carnival program held during school vacations, during the Winter months; as well as Wild Rose Summer Camp which historically has been offered for 5-weeks in June and July, now being offered for 2-weeks in July of 2020. for children ages 9-13 years old.
Playing and Learning. Immersed
We started Wild Rose Farm with an intention. To bring children into nature through farm and forest. To gently hold them and encourage their sense of wonder, curiosity, their natural playfulness and to learn from each other. Wild Rose is a unique program where children are encouraged to use all their senses in all seasons. At Wild Rose the children experience the reverence for their environment in a playful spirit.
Caring and Connected
We come together from diverse backgrounds and bring rich experiences to build a program that empowers, nourishes, and inspires children to play and learn on the farm and in nature.
Biodynamic Farmer, Founder of Wild Rose Farm, Teacher
Lincoln Geiger is founder of Wild Rose Farm home of its parent organization, Gaia Education Outreach (GEO) Institute. He grew up in rural southern Sweden, where the land with its ancient roots were still alive in its people. He started farming at the age of 18, inspired by the ways of his village and the vibrant Swedish BioDynamic movement, which he joined for a life dedicated for a renewal of agriculture. He inspired and created the Swedish collective Mother Earth with his brother Chris where he worked as gardener, farmer and miller for seven years. In 1979 he immigrated to Temple, New Hampshire where he started a small farm, and in 1986 co-founded the Temple-Wilton Community Farm (TWCF) which helped spark the idea of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in the US. Working there with the dairy cows, the pastures and hay lands for over 30 years, he always invited children as well as adults to join him in the work on the farm. Now working as the Director and Farmer/Educator of Wild Rose Farm NH/Gaia Education Outreach (GEO) Institute, he shares with the children knowledge and stories of his beloved farm, fields and forests every day.
WILL AND KELLY MINEHART
Will and Kelly Minehart come to Wild Rose Farm with a passion for fostering connection to the natural world. Will is a class teacher at Pine Hill Waldorf School at High Mowing and has worked in Waldorf Education for 7 years. A lifelong lover of birds and the outdoors Will found his way into education through his work in nature-based camps and ecological institutes as well as work in trail maintenance and ornithological research. He taught Environmental Science/Studies in a public high school and as an adjunct at a State University before completing his Waldorf Education training at Antioch University. Kelly also has a work history teaching Environmental Science/Studies at the high school and college level, and work experience in forestry and holistic agriculture. She wishes to weave her love for ecology with handwork, and last year completed her Applied Arts Teacher Training at the Fiber Craft Studio in Chestnut Ridge, NY. She is currently home with their 4 children in Wilton, NH.
Morningstar brings a background steeped in education, healing arts, Native American studies, primitive skills, storytelling, and building. Children appreciate her gentle ways, deep appreciation for Mother Nature, and skill in bringing a sense of sacredness to everyday experiences.
Nicole comes with many gifts to share with the children. She is passionate about supporting local food and community. She started a community garden (which has been active for many years), re-birthed the town farmers market, and been part of a Community Center Committee,Main St. Association, as well as the local transition group, all in Wilton, NH.
GET IN TOUCH
16 Badger Farm Road Wilton NH 03086