On Saturday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Peace & Plenty Farm Stand (4550 Soda Bay Rd., Kelseyville) will host a spring plant sale to raise funds for starting up Shade Canyon, a tuition-free, Waldorf-inspired public charter school.
The sale will boast hundreds of bulbs, rhizomes, and plants, all sold in biodegradable pots or burlap bags. Both walk-up browsing and drive-by pickup are available. Call Monica at (707) 236-2829 for more information.
Local nonprofit Shade Canyon will submit a petition this spring to the Kelseyville Unified School District (KVUSD) Board to be authorized as a charter school in the district. If authorized, the school would open in fall of 2022 with grades transitional kindergarten through third grade, then expand by one grade each year until it offers a full TK/K-8 program. All Lake County students would be eligible to attend.
A time-tested model, Waldorf education brings forth a sense of wonder, cognitive strength, self-awareness, and social fluency, as well as respect for self, others, and the environment–all while building a strong academic foundation. Shade Canyon’s planned curriculum weaves together hands-on learning, integrated subjects, outdoor exploration, and a deep awareness of child development. Waldorf students become critical thinkers who are curious about the world, connected to their communities, and confident shaping them.
For those who would like to help Shade Canyon grow strong roots but are unable to attend the plant sale, donations may be made by check (mailed to P.O. Box 627, Kelseyville, CA 95451) or via PayPal (sent to “firstname.lastname@example.org”). Interested families and community members can learn more at https://www.shadecanyon.org/.