Humane Smarts will host an event for the entire family to enjoy at SMARTS Farm, on the corner of F and 15th streets in San Diego's East Village. Butterflies and Camels will be a family-friendly event with hayrides and live camels, butterfly wings for children to wear as well as a petting zoo, chuck wagon and much more. Guests will learn about nature, the environment and creativity within the garden.
Admission to the event is free for teachers, property managers, program managers and youths/families from Father Joe's, Ten Fifty B, YWCA and other organizations serving young people. For others, the cover charge is $10 for adults and kids are free (with some limitations). Craft beer and food will be served during the event.
Created from a vacant lot by local nonprofit Humane Smarts, SMARTS Farm focuses on young people's education, nutrition, creativity, self-sufficiency and understanding and appreciation of the natural world. SMARTS Farm operates as a community garden and education center where children aged 5-15 are exposed to lots of animals and where they plant, harvest, cook and eat a range of healthy, delicious foods. SMARTS Farm also offers photography, art and puppet creation classes and afterschool coaching from Kahn Academy and IXL.