NEWS AND EVENTS
The Farmers from West Platte and ROOTs made healthy vegetable soup and veggie pizzas for our Flour Sack Baking and Art at the Farm Holiday Party this evening at Platte Woods United Methodist Church!!! Learning valuable vocational skills with a purpose!
The Farmer’s House 2015 Summer Enrichment Camp was fun and purposeful for all participants. The camp allowed for individualization and cooperative learning opportunities to be embedded throughout engaging recreational, leisure and work activities. The theme for the week was “Patriotism” and Farmers (participants with developmental disabilities) made many red, white and blue crafts which included windsocks, pom-poms and name plates. Baked delicious and healthy treats; chocolate chip zucchini muffins, apple pops, and confetti bars. And the unanimous favorite activity of the week was making Shake Ice Cream!!!! All activities require Farmers to measure, print, cut, socialize, practice manners, work with a team, follow multi-step directions, etc. The activities are designed to focus on vocational skills, social development, physical activity, life skills as well as assist adolescents with transition beyond high school. Topping off the exceptional week, our 17 Farmers, supported by staff and volunteers, hosted our annual “Family Fun Dinner” serving hot dogs, macaroni salad, watermelon, lemonade and sweet treats. The “Family Fun Dinner” highlights abilities and is a time to share with family and friends. All Farmers received certificates for their “Contribution to making the week Exceptional”.
Just when a trip to Sam's Club for events at the farm location seemed almost unbearable....look who appeared to SAVE THE DAY!!!! Our friend, Kenny who came to learn vocational skills at The Farmer's House with Platte County's group over the past few years. Kenneth is now a full time of employee of Sam's Club! We are so proud of you!!!!! Keep up the great work!!!!!
Farmer Brian delivering homemade Molasses Crinkle cookies to be served with delicious soup prepared by the ladies of the Weston Soup Ministry to folks throughout our local community.