Calendar

Event Venue Date Description
Ask a Farmer: A Grow Your Groceries Class Series on Zoom American River Ranch
  • Tue., September 27, 2022 7:00pm
  • Tue., November 8, 2022 7:00pm
  • Tue., December 13, 2022 7:00pm

Join us for an inspiring presentation on a seasonal gardening topic each month on Zoom. 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. Beginners and seasoned gardeners will benefit.

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Yoga on the Farm 2022 American River Ranch
  • Sat., October 1, 2022 8:30am
  • Sat., October 8, 2022 8:30am
  • Sat., October 15, 2022 8:30am
  • Sat., October 22, 2022 8:30am
  • Sat., October 29, 2022 8:30am

The 60-minute class includes breath work and intentional movement and is open to all levels. Please register in advance. Bring your own mat and water bottle.

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Bird Walk 10-1-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., October 1, 2022 8:30am

Join naturalist Cliff Hawley to explore the bird, animal and plant life of the American River Ranch.

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Gardening with Native Plants 10-8-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., October 8, 2022 9:00am

Get a hands-on introduction to planting, growing and planning your garden with native plants.

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Backyard Beekeeping 10-8-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., October 8, 2022 9:00am

This class will focus on common beekeeping practices, including integrated pest management strategies in an urban setting, some DIY beekeeping ideas and skills to make sure you know all of your options to keep your bees healthy.

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Regenerative Agriculture Farm Tour 10-15-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., October 15, 2022 9:00am

Take a tour of the farm while learning the principles of regenerative agriculture. See how our farmers implement regenerative practices that revitalize the land and restore the historic American River Ranch.

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Herbs and Lifecycle Choices for Cold and Flu Season 10-15-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., October 15, 2022 9:00am

In this class, we will get you prepared for cold and flu season by mentally stocking your pantry with herbs, going through five recipes for winter wellness together, and by troubleshooting the lifestyle pitfalls that can often be the root cause of illness.

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Building Healthy Soils 10-15-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., October 15, 2022 9:00am

Join us for a discussion on the composition of soil and how we can improve it, so our crops and other plants will grow better. Discover how to assess what nutrients and amendments our soils need and find resourceful ways to create a flourishing home garden.

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Cordova Creek Walk 10-22-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., October 22, 2022 9:30am

Take a walk to Cordova Creek and learn about the dynamic ecosystem that is growing and changing daily after the restoration of this urban waterway.

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Bird Walk 10-29-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., October 29, 2022 8:30am

Join naturalist Cliff Hawley to explore the bird, animal and plant life of the American River Ranch.

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Nature Lovers Walk 11-5-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., November 5, 2022 8:30am

Explore the diversity of plants, birds, beneficial insects, animals and the web of relationships that coexist at the American River Ranch. Experience the magical moments nature has in store at this time of year.

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Composting for the Home Gardener 11-5-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., November 5, 2022 9:00am

This hands-on class will teach participants how to make their own compost. We will look at different composting systems to fit your space considerations and practice building a compost pile.

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Creating Dried Flower Wreaths 11-5-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., November 5, 2022 12:00pm

In this hands-on crafting class, we will learn all about which flowers work the best for drying and share our tips for creating gorgeous dried flower decor. All participants will create a wreath of their own to take home using the organic dried flowers from the farm.

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Regenerative Agriculture Farm Tour 11-12-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., November 12, 2022 9:00am

Take a tour of the farm while learning the principles of regenerative agriculture. See how our farmers implement regenerative practices that revitalize the land and restore the historic American River Ranch.

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Growing Garlic 11-12-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., November 12, 2022 9:00am

Learn the fundamentals of growing great garlic. In this class we will cover variety selection, fertility and water considerations, spacing and plant timing, harvest and curing, seed saving and more!

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Native Plants Walk 11-12-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., November 12, 2022 9:00am

Take a leisurely 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.

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Fire Cider and Infused Honey Recipes for Year Round Wellness 11-12-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., November 12, 2022 10:00am

We will talk about the benefits of vinegars and honey, as well as how to source the most medicinal ones available. You will get ten recipes: five versions of the folk tonic called fire cider, and five infused honeys for use in the kitchen and medicine cabinet.

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Winter Fruit Tree Care 11-19-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., November 19, 2022 9:00am

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.

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Winter Herbal Wellness 11-19-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., November 19, 2022 9:30am

Learn techniques for using herbs, diet, and good habits for supporting mental and physical well-being and avoiding illness in the heart of Winter, so that we may emerge with greater energy and vitality in the Spring.

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Regenerative Agriculture Farm Tour 12-3-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., December 3, 2022 9:00am

Take a tour of the farm while learning the principles of regenerative agriculture. See how our farmers implement regenerative practices that revitalize the land and restore the historic American River Ranch.

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Native Plants Walk 12-10-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., December 10, 2022 9:00am

Take a leisurely 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.

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Crop Planning and Rotation 12-10-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., December 10, 2022 9:00am

Learn the fundamentals of crop planning and rotation. This essential and often overlooked practice is the only way to ensure continuous supply of your favorite crops and contribute to your improved skill as a grower.

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World of Homemade Salves and Balms (For Gift Giving and Beyond) 12-10-22 American River Ranch
  • Sat., December 10, 2022 10:00am

Sidestep the allure of the natural products aisle and make your own balms and salves. By learning the basics of homemade skin products, you can make the exact product you need for your skin and share it with friends and family.

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