Events

Jun
25
Sun
Wild Food and Foraging Walk @ KIS Farm
Jun 25 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Wild Food and Foraging Walk @ KIS Farm | Redmond | Washington | United States

Do you look out in your backyard and wonder what types of plants or ‘weeds’ are growing there? Many of these plants may actually be beneficial even though we think they are invasive weeds. We will walk around the Farm, through the woods, and visit our gardens to identify some of the most common and rare plants that grow in this part of Washington.

Highlights include:

1. Introducing you to common plants that are beneficial for your yard and why you may just want to let them grow.

2. Identifying plants that are native to the State of Washington, as well as plants that have been introduced.

3. Identifying invasive species that you don’t want in your yard.

4. Leaning about plants that are edible and their health benefits.

5. Sampling wild, edible food on the tour and returning home with a recipe.

6. Discussing how to learn about poisonous plants.

Class size limited to 12 people.

Jun
26
Mon
Tiny Treks Goats, Pigs, and Chickens Camp @ KIS Farm
Jun 26 @ 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Tiny Treks Goats, Pigs, and Chickens Camp @ KIS Farm | Redmond | Washington | United States

Tiny Treks “Goats, Pigs, and Chickens” Camp

Each day will be a new exploration on the farm while we learn about farm animals.  We’ll learn how to approach and pet a goat.  What do pigs eat? We’ll go searching for eggs in the hen house. Activities each day include a short hike, circle time with singing and laughter, a craft or outdoor exploration.  Please send a snack and lunch each day.

June 26/27/28, 9:30am-12:30pm $150

REGISTER: Children ages 4-7;  must be potty trained.  Send lunch, snack and water.  Register each child separately, Register by filling out registration form and mailing along with your check.  You can contact Tiny Treks at: annmglaser@hotmail.com, or Call Ann Glaser 425-503-6953 for more information. Please send children dressed for the weather: in boots  and waterproof pants and jackets if the weather is wet! Student to teacher ratio: 7:1

 

Jul
1
Sat
Interactive Animal Tour $5 @ KIS Farm
Jul 1 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Interactive Animal Tour $5 @ KIS Farm | Redmond | Washington | United States

Cost: $5 per Child;  Adults: Free

This is a guided hands-on activity geared for children ages 3 and above. It is meant to be a fun way to introduce children to different farm animals and ask staff whatever questions they want to ask. Children will meet our goats, pigs, adult chickens, baby chickens and turkeys! Spots are filling fast-register in advance via email or phone.

Highlights include:

1. Leaning how to interact with animals, proper behavior and how our actions affect them.

2. Understanding animal behavior and interpreting how they feel.

3. Learning how to best hold and feed the animals.

4. Petting and feeding the animals.

 

Class size limited to 12 children; parents must be present. Be sure to dress for the weather as this may be a messy outdoor activity.  Closed-toe shoes only please.

Jul
5
Wed
Tiny Treks Expedition Camp @ KIS Farm
Jul 5 @ 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Tiny Treks Expedition Camp @ KIS Farm | Redmond | Washington | United States

Tiny Treks “Expedition” Camp
Each day will be a new exploration while we plan an expedition into the woods with maps and flashlights.  One day we’ll cook marshmallows over an outdoor fire and sing silly campfire songs.  Another day will be all about maps and adventures.  Activities each day include a short hike, circle time with singing and laughter, a craft or outdoor exploration.  Please send a snack and lunch each day.

July 5/6/7, 9:30am-12:30pm,  $150

 

REGISTER: Children ages 4-7;  must be potty trained. Send lunch, snack and water.  Register each child separately, Register by filling out registration form and mailing along with your check.  You can contact Tiny Treks at: annmglaser@hotmail.com, or Call Ann Glaser 425-503-6953 for more information. Please send children dressed for the weather: in boots  and waterproof pants and jackets if the weather is wet! Student to teacher ratio: 7:1

 

Jul
10
Mon
Tiny Treks Bees, Butterflies, and Bugs Camp @ KIS Farm
Jul 10 @ 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Tiny Treks Bees, Butterflies, and Bugs Camp @ KIS Farm | Redmond | Washington | United States

Tiny Treks “Bees, Butterflies, and Bugs” Camp

Your child will get to chase butterflies in the grass with nets and look for caterpillars with magnifying glasses.  They’ll have fun crafting a chrysalis, caterpillars and colorful butterflies, and learn butterfly songs.  Activities each day include a short hike, circle time with singing and laughter, a craft or outdoor exploration.  Please send a snack and lunch.

July 10/11/12, 9:30am-12:30pm, $150

REGISTER: Children ages 4-7;  must be potty trained.  Send lunch, snack and water.  Register each child separately, Register by filling out registration form and mailing along with your check.  You can contact Tiny Treks at: annmglaser@hotmail.com, or Call Ann Glaser 425-503-6953 for more information. Please send children dressed for the weather: in boots  and waterproof pants and jackets if the weather is wet! Student to teacher ratio: 7:1

 

Jul
15
Sat
Wild Food and Foraging Walk @ KIS Farm
Jul 15 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Wild Food and Foraging Walk @ KIS Farm | Redmond | Washington | United States

Do you look out in your backyard and wonder what types of plants or ‘weeds’ are growing there? Many of these plants may actually be beneficial even though we think they are invasive weeds. We will walk around the Farm, through the woods, and visit our gardens to identify some of the most common and rare plants that grow in this part of Washington.

Highlights include:

1. Introducing you to common plants that are beneficial for your yard and why you may just want to let them grow.

2. Identifying plants that are native to the State of Washington, as well as plants that have been introduced.

3. Identifying invasive species that you don’t want in your yard.

4. Leaning about plants that are edible and their health benefits.

5. Sampling wild, edible food on the tour and returning home with a recipe.

6. Discussing how to learn about poisonous plants.

Class size limited to 12 people.

Jul
17
Mon
Tiny Treks Gone Fishing Camp @ KIS Farm
Jul 17 @ 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Tiny Treks Gone Fishing Camp @ KIS Farm | Redmond | Washington | United States

Tiny Treks “Gone Fishing” Camp

Kids love to pretend to fish!  Your young one will find and make their own natural fishing pole, learn about fish and the water then head to the woods and Bear Creek to “fish”.   Each day will center around who lives in and near the water in Bear Creek.  Activities every day include a short hike, circle time with singing and laughter, a craft or outdoor exploration.  Please send a snack and lunch.

July 17/18/19, 9:30am-12:30pm $150

REGISTER: Children ages 4-7;  must be potty trained. Send lunch, snack and water.  Register each child separately, Register by filling out registration form and mailing along with your check.  You can contact Tiny Treks at: annmglaser@hotmail.com, or Call Ann Glaser 425-503-6953 for more information. Please send children dressed for the weather: in boots  and waterproof pants and jackets if the weather is wet! Student to teacher ratio: 7:1

 

Jul
22
Sat
Knife Sharpening Service & Consult @ Keep It Simple Farm
Jul 22 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Knife Sharpening Service & Consult @ Keep It Simple Farm | Redmond | Washington | United States

Do you need any of your kitchen knives, gardening tools, or anything else sharpened? This unique service is offered by a professional who can sharpen anything; if he does not have the equipment at the Farm to sharpen a large item he can take it to his shop and return it the next day for you. David Mayer uses ceramic stones and rods, not steel or diamond embedded rods. Bring in your utensils and you will also be shown sharpening techniques, and you can return home with a sharpening stone in addition to your sharpen utensil!

Cost: There is a nominal cost for the sharpening service. See below.

David can sharpen the following items: kitchen knives ($10.00 for six knives, or prorated for fewer); hand held pruning shears ($5.00); yard clippers hatchet ($10.00); lawnmower blades, ($10.00 per blade); cost of a machete or ax will depend upon the amount of work needed.

Highlights include:

1. While sharpening your item, David will explain the theory, technique and philosophy of how to sharpen your item.

2. An explanation and demonstration of how to use a ceramic stone; you will take a stone home with you so you can use it in the future.

3. An explanation of how to sharpen large items you use in your backyard, such as hedge clippers or pruners.

4. If you have a large item such as a machete, ax or pruner, David will take it to his shop and return it the following day.

 

Farm Adventure Tour @ KIS Farm
Jul 22 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Farm Adventure Tour @ KIS Farm | Redmond | Washington | United States

Cost: $10 per Child

Explore the plants and animals of KIS farm and discover secrets and stories along the trail. Small snack provided. All ages welcome.

Class size limited to 12 children; parents must be present. Be sure to dress for the weather as this is an outdoor activity.  Closed-toe shoes only pleas

Jul
24
Mon
Tiny Treks Farmer and the Dell Camp @ KIS Farm
Jul 24 @ 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Tiny Treks Farmer and the Dell Camp @ KIS Farm | Redmond | Washington | United States

Tiny Treks “Farmer and the Dell” Camp
Keep It Simple Farm is full of farming activities and we’ll get to learn more about farming by interacting with the animals and the garden.  Activities every day include a short hike, circle time with singing and laughter, a craft or outdoor exploration.  Please send a snack and lunch.

July 24/25/26, 9:30am-12:30pm,  $150

 

REGISTER: Children ages 4-7;  must be potty trained. Send lunch, snack and water.  Register each child separately, Register by filling out registration form and mailing along with your check.  You can contact Tiny Treks at: annmglaser@hotmail.com, or Call Ann Glaser 425-503-6953 for more information. Please send children dressed for the weather: in boots  and waterproof pants and jackets if the weather is wet! Student to teacher ratio: 7:1