Events

Diggin' In Teacher Training: July 11-15

Event date:
07-11-2016 09:00 AM
Event End Date:
07-15-2016 02:00 PM
Cut off date:
07-08-2016
Individual Price:
$200.00

This hands-on training will include: Needed materials and approvals, curriculum examples, basics of gardening with children, creating and communicating your vision, funding ideas and much more. Gardens offer beautiful, dynamic settings to integrate every discipline, including science, math, reading, art, environmental studies, nutrition.

Diggin' In Teacher Training: August 8-12

Event date:
08-08-2016 09:00 AM
Event End Date:
08-12-2016 02:00 PM
Cut off date:
08-05-2016
Individual Price:
$200.00

This hands-on training will include: Needed materials and approvals, curriculum examples, basics of gardening with children, creating and communicating your vision, funding ideas and much more. Gardens offer beautiful, dynamic settings to integrate every discipline, including science, math, reading, art, environmental studies, nutrition.

Elderberry Evening

Event date:
07-27-2016 06:15 PM
Event End Date:
07-27-2016 08:30 PM
Cut off date:
07-26-2016
Individual Price:
$12.50

Join two of Soil Born Farms’ Educators & Naturalists Guy Galante and Alyssa Kassner on a guided walk into the American River Parkway where the native blue elderberry thrives. Participants will learn about elderberry, other native plants, and wildlife on the 2.5 mile hike. The summer evening will be capped off with yummy homemade elderberry muffins and elderberry syrup with organic vanilla ice cream while stories of the day are shared in the Youth Garden. Space is limited.

 

Age requirements: Best suited for 5 & up

 

 

Price: $12.50 for Adults & Children 

 

Family Herbalist Course Beginners Program 2016

Event date:
10-08-2016 10:00 AM
Event End Date:
03-11-2017 04:30 PM
Cut off date:
11-11-2016
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.

Summer Day Camp: Gardeners (week of 7/25/2016)

Event date:
07-25-2016 08:00 AM
Event End Date:
07-29-2016 12:00 PM
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: Multi-aged (week of 8/1/2016)

Event date:
08-01-2016 08:00 AM
Event End Date:
08-05-2016 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
$195.00

Multi-aged: For students entering grades 1-6.

 

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 7/18/2016)

Event date:
07-18-2016 08:00 AM
Event End Date:
07-22-2016 12:00 PM
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!

Bird Walk with Cliff Hawley- August 27

Event date:
08-27-2016 08:00 AM
Event End Date:
08-27-2016 10:00 AM
Cut off date:
08-26-2016
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.

 

Bird Walk with Cliff Hawley- October 15

Event date:
10-15-2016 08:00 AM
Event End Date:
10-15-2016 10:00 AM
Cut off date:
10-14-2016
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.

 

Beekeeping II with Brian Fishback

Event date:
07-16-2016 08:00 AM
Event End Date:
07-16-2016 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
$50.00

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.

Seed Saving

Event date:
08-20-2016 02:00 PM
Event End Date:
08-20-2016 04:30 PM
Cut off date:
08-26-2016
Individual Price:
$25.00

 

Come learn how to save seeds from your favorite crops! We will discuss the importance of seed saving, how to care for the plants to assure a good seed supply and how to create right environment to save seeds. You will learn the difference between open pollinated plants and hybrid seeds, with hands on experience on cleaning seeds and the best way to store them.

Pastured Poultry

Event date:
08-13-2016 03:00 PM
Event End Date:
08-13-2016 06:00 PM
Cut off date:
08-12-2016
Individual Price:
$25.00

You will learn how to manage livestock, what it takes to have pastured raised chickens and how to keep them safe from predators. Topics will also include how small farmers raise chickens for profit and what type of labor is needed.

After School Program for Teens

Event date:
09-14-2016 03:30 PM
Event End Date:
06-14-2017 05:30 PM
Cut off date:
09-14-2016
Individual Price:
$125.00

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.

The Art of Home Cooking: Sauce, Salsa, and Spice – Cooking with Tomatoes

Event date:
07-13-2016 06:00 PM
Event End Date:
07-13-2016 08:00 PM
Cut off date:
07-12-2016
Individual Price:
$25.00

 

Nothing says summer like tomatoes! We will cover easy, quick, and delicious sauces (including a no-cook pasta sauce), spicy salsas (and not so spicy), and ways to use those sauces, and salsa to enhance family meals!

Cooking out of the CSA box

Event date:
07-27-2016 06:00 PM
Event End Date:
07-27-2016 07:00 PM
Cut off date:
07-26-2016
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.

Cooking out of the CSA box

Event date:
08-31-2016 06:00 PM
Event End Date:
08-31-2016 07:00 PM
Cut off date:
08-30-2016
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.

The Art of Home Cooking: Sauce for Days!

Event date:
08-10-2016 06:00 PM
Event End Date:
08-10-2016 08:00 PM
Cut off date:
08-09-2016
Individual Price:
$25.00

This class will cover four basic sauces, Tomato (red), Bechamel (white), Veloute (clear), and Espagnole (brown). Each is incredibly simple to make and are the foundations for many different types of sauces. We will discuss what sauces work well with particular types of vegetables, and cover several variations of each sauce. Come learn with us to make your vegetable dishes sing!

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

 

Beyond Cleansing: Rebuilding and Strengthening Foods and Herbs

Event date:
08-06-2016 09:30 AM
Event End Date:
08-06-2016 12:30 PM
Individual Price:
$25.00

We will discuss the different types of Ginsengs and demystify them. Other herbs will include astragalus, ashwagandha, bee pollen, goji berries, gynostemma, and many other rejuvenating herbs that can be taken in tea, as honey pastes, soups and pills.

Flower CSA Share

Event date:
07-06-2016 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
08-31-2016 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
$90.00

Here at Soil Born Farms we are extremely excited to offer a flower CSA share for the first time.We have a variety of annuals and perennials to offer including sunflowers, gladiolas, zinnias, marigolds, and much more. Receive a beautiful mixed or single stem bouquet each week starting July 6 through August 31.

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