NBC 4 Daytime Columbus featured Learning 4 Life Farm as part of their April Autism Acceptance Month coverage. Learn more about our Farm program and meet some cuddly alpaca friends in this great video piece with NBC 4's Robin Haynes.
We're excited to share Learning 4 Life Farm will receive two Sponsor-A-Hive (SaH) native bee houses from The Bee Conservancy. We’re thrilled to join The Bee Conservancy's global community dedicated to protecting bees and their habitat.
Designed with sustainability, bee health, and user-friendliness in mind, the bee houses are constructed with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, sustainably-sourced pine. The houses are manufactured by Brooklyn Woods, an organization that trains unemployed and low-income New Yorkers in woodworking offering some graduates one of the first paying jobs of their careers.
During Spring 2021, our SaH Award Kit will arrive with:
We'll be installing the bee houses in our established 3600-square-foot rain garden outside the front entrance to The Learning Spectrum Northeast and next to our new 1800-square foot rain garden on the edge of our soon-to-be alpaca pasture on our job training farm site.
Thank you so much the The Bee Conservancy and their Sponsor-a-Hive supporters for their award and their continuing commitment to sustainability and the health and protection of our bees! Sponsor-a-Hive is generously supported by Texas Roadhouse, Zarbee’s Naturals, Scout & Cellar, and The Salomon Family Foundation, Manitou Foundation, Con Edison, and The New York Community Trust.
For more details on The Bee Conservancy, Sponsor-a-Hive, or to apply to receive a hive for your school or organization, check out thebeeconservancy.org
If We Build It, the Alpacas will Come - Our Farm Construction Timeline We’re breaking ground this year on our job training alpaca farm for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum!
By Dr. Mary Salmon, TLS Senior Director of Education, Learning 4 Life Farm Advisory Board Member Founding board member and staffer Dr. Mary talks about the need for employment programs for young people with autism, alpaca therapy, and her own love for this project.
This past November, Learning 4 Life Farm’s Program Coordinator Amy Hurst was given the 2019 Educator of the Year Award by the Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District.
The first TLS Turkey Trot was a big success on Nov 9, 2019, with 50 participants, raising over $1000 for The Spectrum Store and Learning 4 Life Farm. Thanks to everyone who participated!
by TLS North East Transition Students The TLS North East – Johnstown transition class – high school age – took a recent trip to Road Runner Rascals Alpaca Ranch and had a lot to say about the day.
By Sondra Williams, Learning 4 Life Farm Board Advisory Council Member, TLS instructor, adult self-advocate with autism Have you ever thought about what makes a person become a self-advocate? Is it their disability that drives them or is it something more?
By Jennifer Kneice, TLS Parent and L4L Farm Board 2019 Vice President “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” Chris Grosser -- Jennifer recounts our students' first visit to an alpaca farm.
By Sharon Wiggins, TLS Parent and L4L Farm Board Secretary I have been asked to share with you why the Learning 4 Life Farm Transition Program is important to my family. It’s been quite a while since I have written anything even remotely like a blog post, but here goes!