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Class/Workshop, Gardening, Community Event
Ask a Farmer: A Grow Your Groceries Zoom Class Series
Ask a Farmer. A Grow Your Groceries Zoom Class Series. Join us for an inspiring presentation on a seasonal gardening topic each month. The classes will provide basic information plus time for your questions. You’ll learn tricks of the trade that will help you create and maintain a thriving edible garden. Get expert advice and learn practical strategies to grow organic nutritious food for you and your family. Zoom classes provide a basic foundation on featured garden topics and help prepare students for the hands-on skills-building workshops that will be held in-person at the farm on Saturdays. The Ask a Farmer lectures are not prerequisites to the hands-on workshops, but are recommended for a comprehensive learning experience. Beginners and seasoned gardeners will benefit. January 18 – Winter Fruit Tree Care. February 8 – Crop Planning for Gardens and Small Farms. March 8 – Preparing a Spring Garden. Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm. Presenters: Soil Born Farms Staff - Shawn Harrison, Founder & Co-Director and Tyler Stowers, Farm Manager. Price: $15 per class.
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For the Family, Gardening, Community Event
Families on the Farm: It Starts with Soil
Families on the Farm: It Starts with the Soil. Spring is just around the corner and it is time to start thinking about our spring gardens. Join us in the Youth Garden to learn about cover crops, composting, and all the bugs that help keep our soil healthy and thriving. Instructors: Youth Education Team. Location: American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Cancellation Policy: No refunds. Must give notice at least 2 business days prior to class to receive a credit. Questions: Contact our Youth Education staff youthprograms@soilborn.org.
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For the Family, Gardening, Class/Workshop
Families on the Farm: Spring Gardening with Kids
Join our Youth Education team for a morning of hard work and dirty hands as we prepare our garden beds for an abundant spring. From seed starting to planting, discover how to keep gardening a fun and engaging family affair. Instructors: Youth Education Team. Price: Adults $10, Children (ages 3-11 years old) $5 and Babies (2 years old and under) Free. Location: American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Cancellation Policy: No refunds. Must give notice at least 2 business days prior to class to receive a credit. Questions: Contact our Youth Education staff youthprograms@soilborn.org
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Gardening, Community Event, Class/Workshop
Gardening with Native Plants
Gardening with Native Plants. Native plants are drought tolerant, low maintenance, beautiful and attract wildlife. Get a hands-on introduction to planting, growing and planning your garden with native plants. There’s nothing easier to grow than the natives, but it takes just a bit more observation and knowledge to get them to thrive. This class will include a tour of Elderberry Farms Native Plant Demonstration Garden. Instructor: Mark Shaffer, Happy Grow Lucky LLC and CNPS (California Native Plant Society). Price: $30. Location: American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Cancellation Policy: No refunds. Must give notice at least 2 business days prior to class to receive a credit.
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Gardening, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Class/Workshop
Herb Walk
Herb Walk. . Explore the herbs that grow on the American River Ranch. Learn the identification, properties and uses of medicinal and culinary herbs to enhance health and well-being. Instructor: Kellan MacKay, Soil Born Farms. Price: $15 (proceeds support the American River Ranch Restoration & Development Fund). Location: American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Cancellation Policy: No refunds. Must give notice at least 2 business days prior to class to receive a credit.
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Gardening, Community Event, Nature
Native Plants Walk
Native Plants Walk. Take a leisure tour of Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery which grows about 120 different local native plant species. Learn about the benefits of growing native plants and their adaptability to limited water resources and climate change. Instructor: Mark Shaffer, Happy Grow Lucky LLC and CNPS (California Native Plant Society). Price: $15 (proceeds support the American River Ranch Restoration & Development Fund). Location: American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Cancellation Policy: No refunds. Must give notice at least 2 business days prior to class to receive a credit.
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Gardening, Community Event, Education
Preparing a Flower Cut Garden
Preparing a Cut Flower Garden. Grow beautiful flowers without tilling the soil. We will talk about how to grow no-till flowering perennials and annuals that do well in our climate throughout the seasons. Students will learn the best flowers for cutting as well as the basics of harvesting and arranging. This is a lecture and demonstration style class. Instructor: Kellan MacKay, Soil Born Farms. Location: American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Cancellation Policy: No refunds. Must give notice at least 2 business days prior to class to receive a credit.
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Gardening, Education, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Preparing a Spring Garden
Saturday, March 12, 10 am-12:30 pm. Learn how to plan your garden space and prepare, plant and care for an abundant, thriving spring garden. This class is for new gardeners or for gardeners who are new to the region. Instructor: Shawn Harrison, Soil Born Farms. Location: American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Cancellation Policy: No refunds. Must give notice at least 2 business days prior to class to receive a credit.
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Gardening, Community Event, Class/Workshop
Seed Sowing for the Home Gardener or Farm Enthusiast
Seed Sowing for the Home Gardener and Farm Enthusiast. Discover the magic of creating new plants. Learn how to make a balanced potting soil mix, sow for succession planting, germinate seeds and ensure that your seedlings thrive. Tour our new, state-of-the-art greenhouse and observe how we sow and grow our seedlings on the farm. You’ll walk away with confidence, new skills and lots of seeds. Instructor: Emily Hain, Soil Born Farms. Location: American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Cancellation Policy: No refunds. Must give notice at least 2 business days prior to class to receive a credit.
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Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Gardening, Education
The Art of Herbal Medicine Making
The Art of Herbal Medicine Making. This introductory class will cover simple herbal remedies you can make at home, and when and how to use them. We will discuss herbal teas, tinctures, oils, salves, and herbal foods. Daylin will demonstrate how to make herbal remedies. Participants will get recipes to make their own herbal products at home. Instructor: Daylin Wade, Clinical Herbalist and Educator. Location: American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Cancellation Policy: No refunds. Must give notice at least 2 business days prior to class to receive a credit.
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