The Grove Nature Collective


We're hatching something new!

Over the last number of years, we have had to adapt to constant change. Throughout that time the Swallowtail Blended program has continued to connect homeschooling students deeply to their learning, to the natural world around them, and to each other, so they can champion environmental stewardship. For the 2022/23 school year, we have some exciting news!

Swallowtail is Transforming

For the past 8 years we have had the immense pleasure of learning on and from the land which our Swallowtail program has resided. As our program grows and evolves, we are transitioning our nature programing to a new site for September 2022. This change of location will provide our students and program with a home base for years to come.

A new name, a new location, more amazing opportunities

In September, The Grove Nature Collective (formerly Swallowtail) will be moving to Providence Farm. This is a beautiful, central, location for our program with ample space to explore as well as walking/hiking trails and an optional indoor learning space. In the coming months we look forward to welcoming students to the land to visit the new spaces and places that our students will be connecting to.


A little bit about us…

The Grove Nature Collective helps inquisitive learners connect with nature while exploring their interests. Set on 400 acres, learners are outside in nature and on the farm. With a focus on using place-based, experiential learning, and imaginative play as our curriculum, our students excel at building close connections to all they encounter. Our fundamental values are student-centred, rooted in attachment theory, and foster a genuine connection between teachers, parents, mentors, and children. Our program creates a caring environment where children have a voice and take care of each other and the environment.

Program Highlights

  • Blended learning led by BC Certified Teachers
  • Students learn and grow at their own pace
  • Small multi-age classes: K-2, 2-4, 4-6, 6-9
  • Access to district wide services and supports
  • One to two days weekly of instructional learning

Want to learn more? Register for our open house

Friday, April 29th, 10 – 11:30 am and 12:30 – 2 pm at Providence Farm

(1843 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan)

*Registration Required

To register for this event and to inquire about this program, please contact us at The Grove

Phone: 250-746-0277, email: