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After School Teen Empowerment Program American River Ranch
  • Wed., November 14, 2018 3:30pm

Our Roots & Wings after school program offers an opportunity for young women ages 13 to 18 to deepen their connection to the environment, themselves and each other. Through gardening, cooking and eating together, working with medicinal herbs and plants, doing art and exploring the natural world we will teach valuable life skills while building a supportive community. Through our interactions with the land, we aim to empower young women to build inner strength and confidence as well as learn valuable leadership skills. The program will be flexible and adapted to meet the interests and passions of the group. Held on the Second Wednesday of the month, September 12, 2018 through June 12, 2019 from 3:30 to 5:30pm.

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Introduction to Urban Backyard Beekeeping American River Ranch
  • Sat., November 17, 2018 9:00am

Are you planning to start your first backyard beehive this spring? Or are you just curious about urban beekeeping? Do you consider yourself a beginner beekeeper and want to learn new strategies or brush up on your beekeeping skills? This workshop will cover the basics for a successful start to backyard beekeeping.

Teen Empowerment After School Program: Cook's Club American River Ranch
  • Tue., November 27, 2018 3:30pm

In our after-school enrichment program youth will gain interactive, hands-on cooking experiences with local produce and organic ingredients. Teens will work together to prepare and share dishes that are both tasty and healthy. Our farm-to-fork recipes will teach youth where their food comes from while allowing them to appreciate healthy foods firsthand and gain a foundation of culinary skills while building a supportive community. We are devoted to giving every teen the opportunity of a positive connection to whole foods and empowering them to cook for themselves and their families. Dinner included every time we meet.

Herbs for Healthy Digestion American River Ranch
  • Sat., December 1, 2018 9:00am

Traditional medicine views the digestive system as the root of our health. Current science supports this concept, as we continue to understand the complex role of digestive function, including the digestive microbiome, on overall health. This class will focus on building a healthy digestive system through herbs, diet and positive habits. The format will include lecture, hands-on activities, herbal recipes and the materials needed to make herbal preparations to take home.

Fruit Tree Care American River Ranch
  • Sat., December 1, 2018 1:00pm

Proper care of fruit trees can boost their health and maximize their production. In this informational and hands-on workshop, we will cover general fruit tree science and how to prepare your trees for winter and early dormant season pruning. Half of this class will be held outside in the orchard, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

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Wild Edibles: Acorns American River Ranch
  • Tue., December 4, 2018 6:00pm

Learn how to forage and cook with wild edible foods. Acorns are nutritious, high in protein and naturally gluten free. This hands-on class focuses on how to make acorns into a tasty flour. You’ll go home with recipes on how to cook with this healthy alternative to white flour. Other wild foods may be offered depending on seasonal availability. You will develop the skills and confidence to start wild foraging on your own.

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Succulent Wreath Workshop American River Ranch
  • Wed., December 5, 2018 6:00pm

Discover how to make beautiful succulent wreaths while making your own to take home. You will learn how to prepare cuttings, how to care for your wreath to keep it beautiful year after year and how to use different design principles to create a wreath that can be hung up or used as a holiday centerpiece. Students should bring a hot glue gun and 5-10 glue sticks.

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Gifts from the Garden American River Ranch
  • Thu., December 6, 2018 6:00pm

Handmade gifts are a wonderful, creative way to send a caring message to the recipient. When the ingredients are homegrown, they are even more special. In this class, we will explore beautiful, practical ideas for gifts from the natural world. We will also discuss how and when to grow plants, so you can plan a garden that will increase your gift giving potential.

Bird Walk American River Ranch
  • Sat., December 8, 2018 8:00am

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.


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