Events

11th Annual Autumn Equinox Celebration

Event date:
09-20-2014 04:30 PM
Event End Date:
09-20-2014 08:30 PM
Capacity:
355
Individual Price:
$60.00

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You're invited to the 11th Annual Autumn Equinox Celebration Fundraiser

 

Join us for an evening at Soil Born's Farm on Hurley Way, an urban agricultural oasis nestled in the heart of the city. Walk through the gardens, enjoy live music, sample seasonal and organic food prepared by prominent local chefs. Taste exceptional wine and celebrate the harvest season under the stars.

 

Tickets always sell out, so get yours early! No tickets will be available at the door.
Sponsored by: Sacramento Natural Foods Coop

Summer Day Camp: Sprouts (week of 7/28/2014)

Event date:
07-28-2014 08:00 AM
Event End Date:
08-01-2014 12:00 PM
Capacity:
15
Individual Price:
$195.00

Sprouts: For students entering grades 1-3.

 

A unique, fun and practical summer day camp at Soil Born Farms’ 55-acre ranch located along the beautiful American River Parkway. Kids will grow, harvest, cook and eat fresh foods, participate in habitat restoration projects and community service, explore nature and make crafts, meet the farmers and animals, and make new friends!

Summer Day Camp: Gardeners (week of 8/4/2014)

Event date:
08-04-2014 08:00 AM
Event End Date:
08-08-2014 12:00 PM
Capacity:
15
Individual Price:
$195.00

Gardeners: For students entering grades 4-6.

 

A unique, fun and practical summer day camp at Soil Born Farms’ 55-acre ranch located along the beautiful American River Parkway. Kids will grow, harvest, cook and eat fresh foods, participate in habitat restoration projects and community service, explore nature and make crafts, meet the farmers and animals, and make new friends!

Marketing Value-Added Products

Event date:
08-09-2014 03:00 PM
Event End Date:
08-09-2014 06:00 PM
Cut off date:
08-09-2014
Capacity:
15
Individual Price:
$40.00

 

Value-added products can mean anything from dried fruit to bacon.  Learn how to add value to raw materials and how to comply with the new Cottage Food Law and food safety regulations.  Bob Corshen has over fifty years of experience in the food industry in sales, marketing and operations.  From reducing production costs for Clif Bar to advising small business owners in Suriname as a Peace Corps member. Recently retiring from CAFF (Community Alliance for Family Farms) where he served as the Farm-to-Market Director, he is now consulting with a local apple grower on a start-up hard cider company in Sonoma. Bob will share his wealth of knowledge and experience and teach you how to successfully create and market value-added products to grow your business.

Instructor: Bob Corshen

Seasonal Fruit Tree Care Class

Event date:
08-13-2014 05:30 PM
Event End Date:
08-13-2014 08:30 PM
Cut off date:
08-13-2014
Capacity:
15
Individual Price:
$40.00

 

Growing fruit trees can be an immensely rewarding and fulfilling investment, and can add a perennial, valuable product to diversify your harvest.   Learn how to plant and grow fruit trees in your yard, garden, or small farm.  Find out how to care for your trees all year long to ensure healthy and abundant harvests. This class will cover variety selection, propagation, seasonal pruning, chill hour requirements, nutrient requirements, pest and disease control, climate-specific considerations, and more.  

Permaculture Design Course- Early Bird Special

Event date:
10-25-2014 09:00 AM
Event End Date:
03-29-2015 05:30 PM
Cut off date:
09-25-2014
Capacity:
45
Individual Price:
$995.00

Held over six weekends from October through March, this 72-hour course will teach you the principles of permaculture, as well as strategies and tools for designing regenerative homes, landscapes, businesses and communities. Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a certificate from the Permaculture Institute USA.

 

Building Healthy Soil Class

Event date:
09-24-2014 05:30 PM
Cut off date:
09-24-2014
Capacity:
15
Individual Price:
$40.00

 

Healthy plants are born from healthy soil.  As part of our Grow Your Groceries Urban Farmer course, this class is designed for those who are interested in learning the science behind healthy soil, and how to improve and manage soil fertility through organic practices on your farm or garden. Agricultural Specialist Rex Dufour will unlock the mysteries of soil composition and teach you how to improve your soil and help your crops thrive.

Instructor: Rex Dufour, Program Specialist, NCAT/ATTRA

Permaculture Course - Regular Price & Payment Plan

Event date:
10-25-2014 09:00 AM
Event End Date:
03-29-2015 05:30 PM
Cut off date:
10-24-2014
Capacity:
20
Individual Price:
$1,100.00

 

 Held over six weekends from October through March, this 72-hour course will teach you the principles of permaculture, as well as strategies and tools for designing regenerative homes, landscapes, businesses and communities. Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a certificate from the Permaculture Institute USA.


This payment option is for those who would like to pay in three monthly installments. 

Home Gardener Course - Fall 2014

Event date:
09-09-2014 06:00 PM
Event End Date:
10-21-2014 08:30 PM
Cut off date:
09-09-2014
Capacity:
15
Individual Price:
$225.00

 

Designed for beginning gardeners, the Grow Your Groceries Home Gardener Course will cover the essential topics to help the new gardener create and maintain a thriving, abundant edible organic garden. Class topics include soil health and fertility, seasonality, water and irrigation, organic pest management, plant needs and requirements, and more.   


 


 

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