Events

Integrated Pest Management

Event date:
04-26-2014 03:00 PM
Event End Date:
04-26-2014 06:00 PM
Capacity:
10
Individual Price:
$40.00

Organic agriculture utilizes a blend of preventative and remediating techniques to minimize pest damage.  Some of these methods have added benefits, like beautifying and diversifying your garden.  Come learn the principles of Integrated Pest Management and how best to manage pests in your garden using natural, organic methods.  

Instructor: Martin Guerena, IPM Director, City of Davis

The Business of Starting a Small Farm: Marketing & Record Keeping

Event date:
05-21-2014 05:30 PM
Event End Date:
05-21-2014 08:30 PM
Capacity:
10
Individual Price:
$40.00

In order to successfully market their products it is important for farmers to understand the different direct and indirect marketing options available to them, conduct market assessments, have a sense of the existing competition and have a communication plan to effectively reach these markets. Effective financial record keeping is necessary in order to track production and profit trends for different products and markets. Learn both indispensible skills in this course.
Instructor:  Marisa Alcorta. Organized by CA FarmLink

Irrigation and Water Management

Event date:
05-31-2014 03:00 PM
Event End Date:
05-31-2014 06:00 PM
Capacity:
15
Individual Price:
$40.00

Proper irrigation can mean the difference between a thriving, abundant farm or garden and one that’s full of unhealthy crops and weeds. In this time of drought, it’s more important than ever to make sure you have the proper irrigation system for your farm or garden. Learn how to install drip irrigation systems and key water management techniques to help your crops thrive.

 

Instructor: Don Smith, Regional Water Authority

Beekeeping II

Event date:
06-14-2014 09:00 AM
Event End Date:
06-14-2014 03:30 PM
Capacity:
10
Individual Price:
$50.00

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Building on the foundation set in Beekeeping I, this class will delve deeper into advanced topics as well as a discussion of the challenges the bees face.  Topics will include Integrated Pest Management techniques, hive preventative maintenance, hive manipulation, swarm prevention, Installing bees, swarm removal, and queen patterns.   In addition, the class will cover bee diets, considerations for successful over-wintering of hives, marketing honey, and beekeeping do’s and don’ts.  Unless previously purchased, a descriptive manual, written by the instructor and used during these classes, is included in the class fee. Please wear long sleeves, pants, and closed-toed shoes.  Bring your lunch and protective gear, if you have it.
Instructor: Brian Fishback, BD Ranch

Harvesting, Grading & Packing for Retail, Wholesale & Direct Markets

Event date:
06-21-2014 03:00 PM
Event End Date:
06-21-2014 07:00 PM
Capacity:
10
Individual Price:
$40.00

Once you’ve done the hard work of growing beautiful produce, now it’s time to get it to market!  Learn when and how to harvest your crops, how to tell your firsts from your seconds, post-harvest handling for food safety and longer shelf-life, and effective packaging for different types of markets.  This hands-on class will take the guesswork out of harvesting and delivering your veggies and fruits so they’re at their peak.

Instructor: Dina Izzo, Bludog Organic Produce Services

Seed Saving

Event date:
06-25-2014 05:30 PM
Event End Date:
06-25-2014 08:30 PM
Capacity:
10
Individual Price:
$40.00

Saving seed can be rewarding and economical, and is a great way to maintain desired traits and preserve heirloom varieties.  However, there is much to learn in order to save seed effectively.  Come learn when, how, and why to save seed from biodynamic seed saving professional Harald Hoven of Raphael Gardens at the Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks.

Insturctor: Harald Hoven, Raphael Gardens at the Rudolf Steiner College

Summer Day Camp: Jr Farmers/CIT (week of 6/16/2014)

Event date:
06-16-2014 08:00 AM
Event End Date:
06-20-2014 12:00 PM
Capacity:
15
Individual Price:
$195.00

Junior Farmers/Counselors in Training: For students entering grades 7-12. Participants in this camp can also choose to volunteer as camp counselors during the day camps that follow.

 

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: Sprouts (week of 6/23/2014)

Event date:
06-23-2014 08:00 AM
Event End Date:
06-27-2014 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 7/7/2014)

Event date:
07-07-2014 08:00 AM
Event End Date:
07-11-2014 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!

Summer Day Camp: Sprouts (week of 7/14/2014)

Event date:
07-14-2014 08:00 AM
Event End Date:
07-18-2014 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 7/21/2014)

Event date:
07-21-2014 08:00 AM
Event End Date:
07-25-2014 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!

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!

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