Crown Point Offers Summer Farm and Science Day Camps

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BATH, OH – March 23, 2015 – Crown Point Ecology Center is hosting its ninth season of Farm and Science Camp, Lessons on the Land 2015. There are nine sessions of camp available, beginning the week of June 8 through August 7. Week-long camps are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for children ages 6 to 12 years old. Cost is $190 per camper; $180 for each additional sibling. Scholarships are available based on need.  Before and after camp care is available for an additional fee.

Crown Point’s 115-acre ecology center and farm is a living classroom that awakens your child’s sense of wonder through lessons and activities rooted in ecology, agriculture, art, and the language arts. Campers explore and investigate the natural cycles of plants, aSummercampCraftnimals and people on a farm through interdisciplinary, problem solving activities. This unique summer camp engages children in learning how a working organic farm and community supported agriculture program operates. Held in a historic barn, children will also learn about how to take care of chickens, play team building games, study bees at our bee hives, and create their very own farmer’s market to share fresh produce with their families.

For more information or to register, visit www.crownpt.org or call 330-668-8992.

Crown Point Ecology Center is green space that matters – a biologically diverse living laboratory that serves to demonstrate practical applications of ecology. The 115-acre Crown Point property in Bath, Ohio is a regional model for sustainable agriculture and environmental education. We believe that ecological land stewardship encourages structural and social change through local food production, positive impacts on the environment, health of our citizens, and local economic development. SummerCampFriends
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Crown Point Ecology Center Accepting Applications for its 2015 CSA Shares

CSAsignBath, OH 2/19/2015– Crown Point Ecology Center is now accepting applications for full or half-shares for its 2015 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) season.

The longest running CSA in northeast Ohio, Crown Point offers more than 50 varieties of certified organic vegetables in its 20 to 22-week season.* Membership to Crown Point Ecology Center and ½ payment of share is due upon submission of the application. All shares are first-come, first serve with application and payment. Register for share online at www.crownpt.org.

Share pick up is Wednesdays or Fridays beginning early June through late October. All shareholders work a minimum of one 3-hour work shift through the season unless they choose to buy out the work shift for $100.

Currently there are full-shares or half-shares available including:

Standard Shares ($595) (22 weeks*,) Early June to late October, requires one 3-hour work shift.

Working Shares ($495) (22 weeks*,) Eight 3-hour work shifts.

Biweekly Shares/Half-shares ($300) are picked up every other week between early June and late October, for a total of 11 distributions of produce, one 3-hour work shift required.

Crown Point also offers a variety of optional shares to add-on to a standard share including organic egg shares, spring vegetable shares, winter vegetable shares, pie shares, variety of cheese shares and jam shares.

Register online at www.crownpt.org. Questions may be sent to farm@crownpt.org or call 330-668-8992. *Depending on the weather, the distribution season is 20 to 22 weeks.

Crown Point Ecology Center is green space that matters – a biologically diverse living laboratory that serves to demonstrate practical applications of ecology. The 115-acre Crown Point property in Bath, Ohio is a regional model for sustainable agriculture and environmental education. We believe that ecological land stewardship encourages structural and social change through local food production, positive impacts on the environment, health of our citizens, and local economic development.
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Crown Point Seeks Education Coordinator

Crown Point is accepting applications for an education coordinator.  This is a year-round, part time staff position whose responsibility is to collaborate with the education committee and staff members in areas of curriculum development.   The education coordinator is also responsible for all children’s summer programming, and coordinates CPEC education programming generally.  Read more.

Online Registration for 2015 CSA Share Season Begins

Through January 31, all 2014 CSA shareholders are invited to sign-up early to secure their 2015 CSA share.   On Feb. 1, online registration will be open to all.    CSA shareholders, the password to access the form has been sent to you via email.  In the event you misplaced it, please call 330-668-8992 or email farm@crownpt.org.  Access online registration here.

Crown Point Presents Lunar Wisdom Seminar on January 17

LunarWisdom-1Crown Point Ecology Center, 3220 Ira Road, is pleased to host Lunar Wisdom: Living in Sync with Life’s Cycles seminar on Saturday, January 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The seminar led by Nancy Gardner explains how the moon’s energy affects us and the role our astrological signs play in everyday living. As part of the seminar, participants will receive a personalized astrological chart.

Attendees will learn how to examine qualities, characteristics and influences of the lunar phases as well as gain a basic understanding of the Sun and Moon in their natal chart and how their natal moon phase relates to character, emotions, behavior and motivation.

“Every 29.6 days, the moon goes through eight different phases. With an understanding of the different energies of these phases, we can learn to better ‘go with the flow’ of life,” said Nancy Gardner. “For example, the best time to set goals is during the New moon; take an important action during the First Quarter moon; release unnecessary ‘stuff’ during the Balsamic phase of the moon, and so on.”

Cost is $60/person or $55/Crown Point Ecology Center member. Registration will be accepted through January 15. Register online at www.crownpt.org/lunar-wisdom or email info@crownpt.org. Date of birth, time of birth and location (City, State and Country) of birth are required to complete your personalized astrological chart. This information may be entered during the online registration process or emailed separately to Nancy Gardner at nancyg@ngenergy.us.

About the instructor
Nancy Gardner has been studying and teaching moon phases, life cycles and Native American Spirituality since 1997. A licensed massage therapist, polarity therapy practitioner and certified Tai Chi and Qigong instructor, Nancy weaves these various disciplines into wellness programs for local, regional and international audiences.

For more information, visit www.crownpt.org.

Crown Point Ecology Center is green space that matters – a biologically diverse living laboratory that serves to demonstrate practical applications of ecology. The 115-acre Crown Point farmland in Bath, Ohio is a regional model for sustainable agriculture and environmental education. We believe that ecological land stewardship encourages structural and social change through local food production, positive impacts on the environment, health of our citizens, and local economic development. Visit Crown Point at www.crownpt.org.
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