22525 Wildcat Rd, Germantown, MD 20876

Gritty Explorers is an Outdoor
Farm to Forest Program

A drop off, play-based, outdoor program intended to expose children to all of the joys and happenings of farm life and seasonal nature elements. Days are lightly structured to incorporate play and learning, while providing the opportunity to get little hands dirty in community. 

Learn About our Kids Program

Meet the

Kristin, owner of Love & Grit Farm, while she’s a farmer, she’s also a mom to 3 children who love exploring their backyard. You can find Kristin out in her garden, feeding chickens, goats, pigs, and connecting with other local farmers– she could talk about farm life all day. 

meet the creators

Love & Grit Farm and Table Talk with Carmen in collaboration have developed an outdoor farm to forest program to enrich the children in our community. We are passionate about providing a place for kids to learn naturally outdoors.  

Carmen, owner of Table Talk with Carmen, is a Speech Language Pathologist, Nutritionist and a mom to 2 girls. Her passions are eating locally, encouraging families to have dinner together, and teaching Cooking Classes locally. You can find Carmen creating new recipes in her kitchen often using veggies from Farmer Kristin– she could talk about food all day.  

Summer Sessions 2023:
a week long farm to forest nature program

  • June 19-23rd for Children Ages 3-5 (must be potty trained)
  • July 10-14th for Children Ages 6-9 
  • July 17-24th for Children Ages 3-5 (must be potty trained)
  • July 24th-28th for Children Ages 6-9 
  • Love & Grit Farm: 22525 Wildcat Rd, Germantown MD 20876

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Gritty Explorers will...

  • Build community 
  • Foster social and language skills 
  • Opportunity to develop motor skills
  • Observe seasonal local flora & fauna, weather happenings and farm activities
  • Gain comfort in the outdoors, safely

even kids think we're a big dill

We love visiting the farm, exploring and teaching our kids where our food grows.

Carmen M.

Having a space that my kids can learn independence while fostering an appreciation for farm life has been such a gift to our lives

Janelle K.

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We're super excited for you and your little ones to come to Gritty Explorers! Click below to register.

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