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April 2021

DPS Staff Wellness Series

April 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Hub Farm

DPS Staff are invited to join us at the Hub Farm for our Spring Staff Wellness Series. Bring your family or a friend to relax outdoors and try something new. Each of the four events will have a theme and plenty of fun activities - see below for details. We will be raffling off a brand-new Eno hammock on our last event, the more events you attend, the more entries you earn!    April 7th: 4:30-6:30  Spring into Science Explore…

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Biodiversity & Citizen Science

April 17 @ 10:00 am

Join us outside at the DPS Hub Farm to explore principles of biodiversity and how to engage groups of students in citizen science activities. Topics will include hands-on biodiversity assessments, eBird, iNaturalist, and more. Presenters: Melissa Amoabeng, DPS Hub Farm and Mike Dupree, Durham County Soil & Water. Lunch is included. Participants may earn 2 hours of NCEE Criteria II credit for attending the workshop and up to 3 additional hours of Teaching Credit if they stay during the afternoon…

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Bioblitz!

April 17 @ 1:00 pm

Nature lovers of all ages are invited to join us and help identify and count all the species of birds, insects, animals and plants that call the Hub Farm home! No prior experience or knowledge is necessary - come explore and learn with us!

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Family Cooking Night

April 21 @ 6:00 pm

Join the Durham Public Schools Hub Farm and Northern High School's Culinary Arts department, led by Chef Peter Brodsky, for a spring evening of virtual family baking! Invite your family members to learn how to make strawberry shortcake alongside the DPS farming and culinary community.

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Full Moon Hike – Before Sunset

April 23 @ 6:30 pm

Experience the Hub Farm trails in a new way - by the light of the moon! Come join us to learn about nocturnal animals and how our senses change in the dark. People have different comfort levels in the dark, so we are offering one hike before sunset, and one after, though the moon will give us lots of light! Social distancing and mask-wearing will be required.

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Full Moon Hike – After Sunset

April 23 @ 7:30 pm

Experience the Hub Farm trails in a new way - by the light of the moon! Come join us to learn about nocturnal animals and how our senses change in the dark. People have different comfort levels in the dark, so we are offering one hike before sunset, and one after, though the moon will give us lots of light! Social distancing and mask-wearing will be required.

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Backyard/Schoolyard Chickens

April 27 @ 3:30 pm

Join us outside at the DPS Hub Farm to learn basic care and maintenance of backyard and schoolyard chickens. Topics will include coop design considerations, predator security, feeding, common problems, and food safety. Participants may earn 2 hours of NCEE Criteria II credit.

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DPS Staff Wellness Series – Arts & Music

April 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

April 28th: 4:30-6:30 Arts & Music Relax with some live music from DPS students. Make & take a macrame plant holder or paint a pot home with you. Learn a new dance move. Spend some time reading with your favorite book.  Sign up for the first or last hour to help us manage our numbers! RSVP here with EventBrite for 4:30-5:30 RSVP here with EventBrite for 5:30-6:30 May 12th: 4:30-6:30 Wellness Retreat Play some giant games. Meet our baby chicks…

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May 2021

Summer Garden Planning

May 11 @ 3:30 pm

Come enjoy an afternoon at the DPS Hub Farm to learn how to start your own summer vegetable garden. Topics covered will include selecting your growing site, how to start seeds, an overview of vegetables that grow well in the Piedmont of North Carolina, fertilizing and integrated pest management, and more! Be prepared for a hands-on portion of the afternoon, and leave with your own baby plants to get you started growing at home or at your school. This workshop…

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DPS Staff Wellness – Wellness Retreat

May 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Hub Farm

This week, The Hub Farm invites DPS Staff and their families to join us for a wellness retreat, featuring Blue Point Yoga and the YMCA for Yoga and Zumba instruction. After moving your body, move on over to our make-and-take stations where you can create a macrame plant hanger, your very own sugar scrub, or an herbal sachet to bring home. You'll also get to go home with some goodies donated from Burt's Bees. Sign up for a timeslot to…

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