Wed, May 23


Birch Bank Farms

Birch Bank Farms Student Demonstration Day

Another year almost over! I can hardly believe it. Your students have been working hard and learning new skills that they will be sharing with the public on Demo day. The day after the Demo there will be a picnic for all for all of the kids that participated in the Demo.

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Birch Bank Farms Student Demonstration Day

T I M E & L O C A T I O N

May 23, 2018, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Birch Bank Farms, 1826 Platt St, Niles, MI 49120, USA


The State of Michigan requires that we hold a demonstration that is open to the public. We don't mind because every year we have loads of fun! Students will be demonstrating a variety of skills on the farm, showing off their hard work, projects and answering questions. Attendance is required (think of this as the final exam). Please contact me if your student will not be able to attend. Parents, siblings, grandparents, friends are all invited to the Demo portion of the event. The picnic held on the next day will be limited to the students that participated in the Demo (you will receive a separate invite). Students will need a parent or responsible adult to attend the Demo with them (insurance requirement) and I will be looking for parent volunteers to assist with the various class demonstrations as I cannot be in more than one place at a time. Please RSVP using the website by May 8, 2018. Thank you!


1. Penmanship 11:00 - 11:15am

2. Sculpture (Mud & Mayhem) 11:30 - 11:45

3. Drawing 12:00 - 12:15pm

4. Blacksmith 12:30 - 12:45 - in the smithy

5. Spinning (Sheep to Shawl) 1:00 - 1:15

6. Barn Tour (Small Animal Husbandry) 1:30 - 1:45

7. Sewing 2:00 - 2:15

Everyone will help clean up between 2:15 and 3:00. Many hands make quick work!

Tea and tasting samples will be served by the cooking students by the pavilion between 1-3pm.

There will be ongoing demonstrations by the colonial studies students in the colonial camp and by the smithy students in the blacksmith shop. You will receive a separate invitation to the Student Participation Picnic scheduled for the following day (May 24) for students that participated in the demonstrations.