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.  

a 12 week drop off farm to forest program designed for kids ages 4-7

Tuesdays and Thursday mornings OR Tuesday / Thursday One-Day Option
Time: 9am – 1pm 
Dates: February 27th-May 23rd (off for Spring Break week of March 25th)
Location: Love & Grit Farm 22525 Wildcat Rd. Germantown, MD
Ages: 4-7 year olds 
Price: $1,465 (Tuesday AND Thursday) or $775 (One Day: Tuesday OR Thursday only) 
Payments: $100 non-refundable deposit upon registration, and three payments of $455 both days or $220 one day option (invoiced: March, April, May)

Sign Up for SPRING Sessions Here 

Our mission with Gritty Explorers is to:

  • Build community with children
  • Foster social and language skills 
  • Provide opportunities to develop motor skills through hands on activities
  • Encourage observation and exposure to seasonal local flora & fauna, weather happenings, and farm activities
  • Gain comfort in the outdoors, safely
  • Develop lasting friendships 

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a week-long farm to forest nature program

A week filled with fun on the farm. Our Gritty Explorers Summer Program focuses on farm life, nature, and community building. Days are lightly structured to incorporate play and learning, while providing the opportunity to get little hands dirty in community. 

Children Ages 4-7 
9:00am – 1:00pm
$330 for the week 

Week 1: July 8-July 12

Week 2: July 15- July 19

Week 3: July 22- July 26

Week 4: July 29- August 2

Children Ages 7-10 
9:00am – 1:00pm
$330 for the week 

Children Ages 4-7 
9:00am – 1:00pm
$330 for the week 

Children Ages 7-10
9:00am – 1:00pm
$330 for the week 

We offer a rolling admission option, please send us an email at info@tabletalkwithcarmen.com if you are interested in learning more or signing up after the program has started.

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.