Camp EarthDance Brings Dirty Lessons & Good, Clean Fun

2011-07-20T11:20:00Z 2014-09-03T15:31:20Z Camp EarthDance Brings Dirty Lessons & Good, Clean FunPhoto essay by Corey Woodruff Feast Magazine | Inspired Local Food Culture/Midwest
July 20, 2011 11:20 am  • 

A former country boy and farmhand turned urbanite, St. Louis-based photographer Corey Woodruff was intrigued when he discovered Camp EarthDance.

The partnership between local-farm proponent EarthDance, the Ferguson-Florissant School District and city of Ferguson uprooted children from urban areas and planted them on an organic farm for one of two five-day sessions in June to put them in touch with the earth.

Guest chef Linda Daniels of Free Range Cookies taught campers how to make "compost cookies," and Michelle Zumwalt of Alpaca Patch, an alpaca and llama farm in North County, brought alpacas to the farm for a lesson on manure and composting.

The dirty lessons turned into good, clean fun - not to mention valuable learning experiences.

Follow along with Woodruff here to see what the kiddos learned!

 

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