This project shows the power of being reconnected to the earth and learning principles of community and self-reliance. The students read several classics that take place in an agrarian setting so they see the value and growth that comes from hard work. They learn what Will DeMille named the 6 Mini-Ag Ideals and the Georgic Principles (entrepreneurism, forgiveness, self-validation, community interdependence, etc.) which are not only part of agriculture but part of life.
There is a strong emphasis on the power of spiritually creating something before physically creating it, and the students plan a georgic project which can be anything from planning and growing a garden to raising bees or poultry.
BOOK LIST (2nd semester)
- January--Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
- February--7 Paths of the Anasazi Way by The Arbinger Institute
- March--Katie Bell and The Wishing Well by Nephi Zeufelt
- April--The Last Battle by C.S Lewis
Taught by: Becky Morrill, Joslyn Postma, Blake Terry (youth)
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM