Fall brings more opportunities to spend time in a tree.
How about staying overnight in a tree?
Get out of the city and spend a night quietly swaying in hammocks high in the
treetops. Cool fall nights are the perfect time to comfortably snuggle into a
hammock and experience the sounds and sights of the night. High in the
tree you get a unique view of the night sky, and who knows, maybe you'll
glimpse an owl silently swooping through the trees. You are certainly
likely to hear one or more. What a nice way to drift off to sleep.
No prior tree climbing experience is necessary as this opportunity includes basic
tree climbing skills. You are invited to arrive at the tree hours before
nightfall so that you can become familiar with tree climbing and find your
favorite spots in the tree. While you enjoy climbing, we will set up your
sleeping bag and pillow in your hammock so that when you are
ready to retire your cozy nest awaits. After you have explored the tree and
are ready to retire then we'll help you get safely installed for the night.
In the morning you will descend to the ground to be greeted by a light
breakfast prepared from local fresh foods. A brisk morning hike to explore the
property is available for those who want more before you head home. Please
if you'd like to find out more.
Monthly Open Climbs
Autumn is a wonderful time to climb a tree. While this summer was unusually
cool for St. Louis, there still isn't anything quite like climbing in the crisp
coolness of autumn. The first Sunday of each month is our Open Climb. The next is
Sunday, Sept. 1 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at
out and have some fun. No previous experience is required. Check the website
for more info:
This November Guy and two science teachers, Bill Henske and Scott McClintock, from Maplewood Richmond Heights
Middle School will be presenting at the Association for Experiential Education
(AEE) conference on Teaching Academic Content Using Recreational Tree Climbing.
Guy has been working with these teachers to integrate tree climbing into their
physics, biology and math curriculum using a grand red oak that stands in the
back of the school.
We love working with schools and have several in the St Louis area that we have
been fortunate to partner with. If you are interested in learning more about
our education programs, please
If you are without an appropriate
tree in your schoolyard, we can arrange for opportunities to use other trees
that we have in the St. Louis area.
Adventure Farm Awarded Silver Level for the Audubon Bring Conservation Home Program
Deanna with Mitch Leachman from St. Louis Audubon
The St Louis Audubon Society's Bring Conservation Home program
encourages and supports St Louis homeowners in creating wildlife habitat
in their yards. As part of the program the homeowner receives a lengthy home
visit and a comprehensive write up offering recommendations on how to improve
their yard to support urban wildlife.
Our personal experience was delightful. We had two wonderful volunteers,
Jeanne and Eric, who spent hours at Adventure Farm walking the property,
listening to our wishes for the property and where we could use some expertise
in making decisions as we contemplate how to replace invasive species with
Missouri natives and/or edible plants in some challenging areas.
Approximately four weeks later we received a written document describing what
was found on the property and addressing our concerns. We are very proud to
have been accepted into the award program at a Silver Level. The documentation
we received included what we need to accomplish to move up to the gold level. We
are happy to say that there's not a whole lot we will have to change. Maybe we
will win GOLD next year, but for now we look forward to showing off our yard
sign to all who pass by Adventure Farm.
I'd encourage everyone to check out the following link to learn more about this
valuable program: http://stlouisaudubon.org/BCH/
Adventure Tree is now a Girl Scouts Approved Provider
Girl Scouts Rock!!! We've known this for a long time. Both Deanna and Guy are volunteer
instructors at Camp Tuckaho for the Girl Scouts' Outdoor Adventure Course, which
is a weekend that includes both high and low challenge elements and other
confidence and character building events.
We enjoy working with the Girl Scout organization so much that Adventure Tree
is now a Girl Scout certified provider of tree climbing programs for troops. If you
have a Girl Scout, are a Girl Scout leader or know anyone involved in Girl
Scouts, then this might be of interest to you. Adventure Tree can provide an
assortment of opportunities that include learning knots, exploring tree
biology, learning about the importance of trees and experiencing the excitement
of climbing high into a tree. We can also provide fun team building
to find out more about getting your troop into a
tree. We are happy to help earn outdoor badge requirements.
Both Adventure Tree and Adventure Farm are providing opportunities to learn more about
Permaculture and Tree Climbing this fall through St Louis Community College.
Community College Courses
Want to know more about Permaculture? Adventure Farm offers a Sustainable Living:
Permaculture 101 class at Forest Park Community College this September. Follow this link to find out more.
Adventure Tree offers a three hour course through the community college. The course begins with some
basic tree biology and introduction to tree climbing then you are off and climbing.
Classes are offered in September and October. Follow this link to register and find out more.
Trees and Recreational Tree Climbing
For those of you who have been climbing with us for some time now and want a
more advanced experience, we offer the
Learn the Ropes
course where you can learn to climb on your own. Please
to get more information on when these courses will be taking
Learn The Ropes
Adventure Farm continues to provide community workshops on a variety of topics.
our events page
Meetup group St Louis Permaculture Guild
for ongoing community involvement.
Adventure Farm Workshops