Events

14th Annual Fundraiser Autumn Equinox Celebration

Event date:
09-17-2016 04:30 PM
Event End Date:
09-17-2016 08:30 PM
Cut off date:
09-16-2016
Individual Price:
$75.00

Join us at our historic American River Ranch, an urban agricultural oasis located on the American River Parkway in Rancho Cordova. Explore the farm, enjoy live music, sample seasonal and organic food prepared by prominent local chefs. Taste exceptional beverages and celebrate the harvest season under the stars. Download flyer >>

Event Location: American River Ranch (2140 Chase Drive)

Sponsored by:
Sacramento Natural Foods Coop

 

Family Herbalist Course Beginners Program 2016

Event date:
10-08-2016 10:00 AM
Event End Date:
03-11-2017 04:30 PM
Individual Price:
$525.00

Before 9/8, Early Bird Registration: $475 (Note: Discount will be applied at checkout.)

After 9/8, Regular Price: $525

Join Candis and her team in learning the basics of Western Herbology while integrating it with the systems of Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese medicine. This six-month course will include medicine-making, plant ID, how to treat acute ailments, use of tonic herbs and food for strengthening vitality, as well as how to harvest local herbs for medicine. You will learn about your own constitutional needs and ways to balance yourself for better health and wellbeing. This program will include herb walks around the farm and the American River. There will be lots of tasting, smelling, and hands-on experience with the herbs!

 

Payment plan option available:
First payment of $175 required to reserve your space in the course. (Note: No payment plan offered for Early Bird registration). 


Cancellation Fee: $25 fee for cancellations and no refunds after October 5.

Bird Walk with Cliff Hawley- October 15

Event date:
10-15-2016 08:00 AM
Event End Date:
10-15-2016 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
$8.00

Start your morning off with a pleasant walk around American River Ranch. We will experience a variety of resident birds along with winter, migrant, or summer birds depending on the season. This walk is ideal for beginner to intermediate birdwatchers.

 

After School Program for Teens

Event date:
09-14-2016 03:30 PM
Event End Date:
06-14-2017 05:30 PM
Individual Price:
$150.00

This after school program will be an opportunity for young women ages 14-18 to engage with the outdoor world and deepen their connection to themselves, their environment, their health, and each other. This program will build community and support teens in healthy transitions toward adulthood. Through interactions with the land, we aim to empower young women to build inner strength and confidence, as well as learn valuable leadership and life skills.

Cooking out of the CSA box

Event date:
08-31-2016 06:00 PM
Event End Date:
08-31-2016 07:00 PM
Individual Price:
$10.00

Come learn to cook with seasonal produce right out of our CSA box! We will explore and master simple vegetarian recipes that everyone in your family will enjoy! Learn the nutritional benefits of the veggies we love! Perfect for anyone who receives and CSA box or people who love to cook with fresh seasonal produce.

Farm Business Planning Workshop Series

Event date:
09-28-2016 05:30 PM
Event End Date:
10-19-2016 08:30 PM
Individual Price:
$75.00

The Farm Business Planning Workshop Series is intended for beginning farmers and ranchers in the first few years of production. Thea Rittenhouse, along with other sustainable agriculture experts, will address farm business and marketing plans, logistics and legalities of starting a farm business, finding land, and record keeping essentials. Students will finish the series with a draft business plan and a greater understanding of the business skills necessary for a successful farm.

 

Wednesdays, September 28, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 5:30-8:30 pm

 

Instructor: Thea Rittenhouse, NCAT/ATTRA- Agriculture Specialist & Farmer


ATTRA: www.attra.ncat.org

 

The Art of Home Cooking: Pizza! Pizza!

Event date:
10-12-2016 06:00 PM
Event End Date:
10-12-2016 08:00 PM
Individual Price:
$25.00

In this class we will we talk about making dough, easy and quick sauces, pairing vegetables, greens and healthy ways to finish a pizza. This hands-on class culminates in baking our pizza in our wood-fired oven.

Building Healthy Soil

Event date:
10-22-2016 09:30 AM
Event End Date:
10-22-2016 12:30 PM
Individual Price:
$25.00

Building healthy soil is the foundation of a bountiful garden. Join us for a discussion on the composition of soil and how we can improve it, so our crops and other plants will grow better. Discover how to assess what nutrients and amendments our soils need and find resourceful ways to create a flourishing home garden.

Basic Landscape Design for Homeowners

Event date:
10-22-2016 01:00 PM
Event End Date:
10-22-2016 04:00 PM
Individual Price:
$25.00

Landscape designer Mallory Russell will walk you through the steps needed to get the most out of your space. Through site analysis this class will discuss design basics: form, function and light patterns to realize your yard’s potential. Please bring a photo of the area you wish to makeover.

Cooking Out of the CSA Box

Event date:
10-26-2016 06:00 PM
Event End Date:
10-26-2016 07:00 PM
Individual Price:
$10.00

Come learn to cook with seasonal produce right out of our CSA box. We will explore and master simple vegetarian recipes that everyone in your family will enjoy. Learn the nutritional benefits of the veggies we love. Perfect for anyone who receives a CSA box or people who love to cook with fresh seasonal produce.

Introduction to Bird Language

Event date:
11-05-2016 08:30 AM
Event End Date:
11-05-2016 12:30 PM
Individual Price:
$20.00

There is a constant conversation going on in the wilds of the American River Parkway. Those who have the skills and understanding to join the conversation can interpret the behavior and natural language of birds. Learn about this lost art and expand your knowledge of what is happening in the natural world. The class will explore the basic core routines of bird language, the 'shapes of alarm', and the sound and motion-based alarm signature that each animal generates as it moves across the landscape. Come wander the grounds of Camp Pollock with a team of naturalists and learn how to diminish your ring of disturbance and expand your ring of awareness while in the field, so you will be able to see more wildlife on your own journeys. We will also touch on 'backyard bird' language practices and routines, so you can join in on the conversation at home.

Improve Your Environmental Footprint by Gardening with Native Plants

Event date:
11-05-2016 01:00 PM
Event End Date:
11-05-2016 04:00 PM
Individual Price:
$25.00

Create a healthy habitat for yourself and critters. Learn about the native plants that grow along the American River Parkway and around Folsom Lake.

The Art of Home Cooking: Braise It!

Event date:
11-09-2016 06:00 PM
Event End Date:
11-09-2016 07:00 PM
Individual Price:
$25.00

Fall and winter are the times of year that we love to braise our meals.   This technique driven class gives you an advantage in the kitchen that will make your fall and winter meals a snap. We will cover which vegetables are best for braising, braising liquids and a great way to garnish your dish.

The Art of Home Cooking: Condiments – Homemade Gifts!

Event date:
12-14-2016 06:00 PM
Event End Date:
12-14-2016 08:00 PM
Individual Price:
$25.00

Come learn quick, easy and economical ways to prepare gifts in your kitchen that all of your friends and family will love. We will prepare homemade mustard, herb-infused vinegars and other condiments that are easy to make and package beautifully.  It’s a wonderful way to prepare for the holidays!

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