Parma Homestead Hoofers Youth Group
The Homestead sponsors a youth group which was started to educate the youth of our area about the history and agriculture as well as what it was like to live on a farm and care for the animals. Member are required to come to the homestead a minimum of three days a week to care for the animal assigned to them. They learn nutrition, grooming and facts about that particular animal throughout the year. The club begins in March and runs through November with a monthly meeting at the Homestead. In addition, the club participates in many community events and also volunteers time during the events at the Homestead. For more information, please contact Georgeann Porach at 216 233-9818.
*****OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2014 FARM SEASON IS NOW CLOSED- requirements are as follows:Participant must have attained 8 years of age by January 1st of the year applying for membership. Participant must come to the Homestead to care for the animal assigned a minimum of three nights per week- no exception. They must also participate in events at the Homestead and also in fundraising and community service projects. A first year fee of $25.00 is required- for a t-shirt and project book. Also a $10.00 yearly membership fee is required for family to join PAHS. No other fee is required unless participant changes animal selection in next year- then new book is required. Animals are assigned according to ability of participant and availability. Our orientation meeting for open enrollment will be held on Thurs. Feb. 20, 2014 at 7pm in the cabin on the homestead property. The participant may not belong to another club or organization which competes with any of the same programs which we offer. If you have any further questions, please contact Georgeann at (216) 233-9818. **open enrollment will continue until April 25, 2014 or until we reach manximum membership.OUR FIRST REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING IS MARCH 20, 2014 AT 7PM IN THE CABIN.
Our youth group, The Parma Homestead Hoofers; have already begun the 2014 season. The group is taking a field trip to Big Dees in Streetsboro for eqine seminars and they have started plants for their new 2 acre plot in the rear of the pond area. Plants will be put in shortly and tended by the volunteers and club members. Harvested vegetables will be sold at our farm market beginning in June on site. We have a very large group of 25 members this season and they are focusing on learning all about their assigned animals in order to pass this knowlege onto our visitors. Stop by and see them busy working at their Farmers Market table every Sat.and selling slushies as a fundraiser at the homestead. They will also have a table at the rummage sale to make some ca$h for their club. They will also again be participateing in the Middleburg Hts. Summer in the City with a petting farm and fundraising table and ride in the parade . Then the Parma July 4th parade is our next activity .The club was busy working in the gardens this summer and harvesting their crops to sell at the farm market. Their hard work was very rewarding for our first year of farming at the homestead. Now they have just finished their project fair for the season. This years title was ” Show what you know”. It was very entertaining as some of the members had taught their project animals some new tricks this year. We will post the results shortly. Now it is on to St. Bridget Church for a petting farm as part of their community service and working at the fall festival and parents day. The annual banquet will be held in November and that completes this club season. Keep checking for new adventures!