Building Sustainable Lifestyles
This is a twelve-week program that helps families to develop new communication skills and strategies. We utilize Adlerian family-strengthening methods to build mutual respect and cooperation among all members.
We work with families to garden, cook, and eat together on our Manoa urban farm. These cooperative, hands-on activities help to counteract high-pressured, disconnected lives and reduce stress and discord at home. In each session, families can expect to:
- Build, plant and tend soil-based and hydroponic gardens.
- Learn about soil-, water- and plant-sciences as they seed, transplant, water, remove pests and remedy deficiencies in their gardens.
- Harvest and cook from their gardens, following recipes from twelve different regions of the world and learn regional culinary practices.
- Break off into smaller groups for adult-specific or youth and child-specific activities.
FETCH welcomes families from all walks of life. In the past we have worked with new parents, grandparents, single parents, hanai parents, step parents, foster parents, aunties and uncles in the home, and families of all sizes. For safety reasons, children in attendance must be at least 4 years old.
Our mission is to ignite a passion for gardening and sustainability in family members while improving communication, respect, and harmony in home life!
Please note there is a small fee of $100 per family for the entire semester.