Join Rose Farm + the Blank Park Zoo at the Des Moines Home + Garden Show for Farm School! Join us on Saturday, February 24th and Sunday, February 25th to learn about the importance of pollinators + how you can help protect them. Christine Eckles, from the Blank Park Zoo conservation initiative, "Plant, Grow, Fly" will facilitate four exciting hands-on learning stations. Students can further their learning by testing their knowledge at the tables full of hands-on activities. Each child will take home supplies needed to make a seed ball + start a pollinator habitat. A small snack is also provided.
Farm School is complimentary. Our lessons + stories are geared towards preschool and elementary children. However, we welcome guests of all ages as there are sensory experiences beneficial to even the youngest guest. Each participating Farm School student will receive free admission to the Home & Garden Show, along with two additional complimentary tickets for adult chaperones.
Watercolor Artwork by Christine Hilbert
Karri developed the dream of Rose Farm with a deep belief resting in sustainability, stewardship of the land, and conservation. A lifelong champion of others, her greatest joy is developing people through teaching, coaching and mentoring. Karri finds pleasure in being a servant leader, bringing people together and fostering genuine relationships. Her southern heritage is a gift she uses to bring people together through hospitality, entertaining at the farm and inspiring others to give through philanthropy. Karri is a believer in beautiful celebrations, and she enjoys sharing the art of floral styling with others, with experience in both wedding and special event styling. With an exquisite attention to detail, she makes even the simplest get-togethers special and thoughtful.