Workshops

We are excited for you to discover the joys of learning to grow your own food!  Our hands on workshops are designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of the foundations of growing.  We don’t pretend to have all the answers OR promise that you’ll be a great grower right after our classes.  We will, however, give you a foundation for becoming a patient and informed practitioner of tending to your garden or homestead, caring for animals and stewarding your piece of land.

Our workshops are 4-5 hours long and consist of hands on experience, accompanied by a lecture and a time for questions and answers. Classes are small so there will be ample time for clarifications so you can get a full grasp on the materials being taught

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Beginner

$95 per person: This class is for those with very little experience in the garden. We will go over basic principles of soil health, site selection, choosing plants, irrigation, weed and pest control, and harvest. This class will get you off to a great start and point you in the direction for success.

Our ideal student:

  • Has some experience working in a garden

  • Has grown and harvested a vegetable crop successfully

  • Wants to grow a better garden but lacks direction for next steps

  • Has basic knowledge on how much water and food a plant needs

  • Wants to learn how to form and execute a productive garden plan

Intermediate

$105 per person: Our intermediate workshop is designed for those who have had a garden in the past., but been frustrated with the lack of success. We will dive deeper into the nuances of soil health, crop selection, planning, seed starting, cultivation techniques, and gain even more understanding of pest and disease pressure. We will design and trouble shoot a functional irrigation system.

Our ideal student:

  • Has some experience working in a garden,

  • Has grown and harvested a vegetable crop successfully

  • Wants to grow a better garden but lacks direction for next steps

  • Has basic knowledge on how much water and food a plant needs

  • Wants to learn how to form and execute a productive garden plan

 
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Advanced

$95 per person: For those who have an experienced green thrum but are looking to master the art of constant harvesting and season extension. This is the workshop for you. We will tak you one step further for a better grasp of how the pros make every seed and square foot count to produce a super abundance of nutrient dense food, year-round. We’ll also take some time to focus on harder to grow crops.

Our ideal student:

  • Has plenty experience working in a garden

  • Has grown and harvested many vegetable crops successfully

  • Wants to expand their toolkit on how to grow more in a small space

  • Is ready to learn how to have out of season veggies all season long

  • Wants to learn professional techniques for making the most out of your garden


Pastured Poultry

$119 per person: Come and learn the basics of egg and meat production from an experienced poultry farmer. We will examine different environments, start-finish production systems, breeds and feeds, and finish the day with a live, hands-on poultry processing demo. This workshop will give you a great understanding of the steps and practices necessary for raising poultry for meat or eggs. No matter how big your flock or space.

Our ideal student:

  • Has the desire to grow their own chickens for meat and eggs

  • Is willing to learn what it means to respectfully take the life of an animal

  • Wants to save money and is willing to get their hands dirty for it

  • Needs direction on any or all facets of raising chickens

  • Wants training on how to kill and clean their own meat birds