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Herbal Body Care American River Ranch
  • Tue., February 19, 2019 5:30pm

Body care products that nourish the skin and are free of harmful additives and chemicals are an important part of taking care of ourselves. Learn the connection between healthy skin and overall health, and learn to make several body care products, including creams, lip balms, body scrubs and more. Participants will make body care products to take home.

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Produce with a Purpose: Roasting Veggies American River Ranch
  • Thu., February 21, 2019 6:00pm

This class has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Sign up for the next Produce with a Purpose class, Greens with Envy, which is on Thursday, March 28. Did your doctor tell you to eat more produce? Eating healthy doesn’t have to be overwhelming and sure doesn’t have to taste like dirt and twigs. Join us each month for useful, wellness-boosting information; a cooking demo of stupid-easy, madly tasty, secretly healthy, plant-centric dishes; and a garden-foods goodie bag to take home. Let’s bring out the flavor of our winter veggies in easy dishes and learn about how different cooking methods affect the foods’ nutrition and flavor.

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Plan, Design and Build a School Garden American River Ranch
  • Sat., February 23, 2019 9:00am

This class has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Sign up for the next teacher training, Cooking with Kids from the Garden, which is on Tuesday, March 19. Would you like to build or enhance a school garden on your campus? This class will help you consider the best design for your space that will serve students and educators while creating a dynamic and healthy ecosystem. Learn the nuts and bolts of irrigation, plant selection, needed materials, signage ideas, curriculum resources and more. Come prepared to collaborate and create.

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Families on the Farm: Bread and Butter American River Ranch
  • Sat., February 23, 2019 9:30am

Our new program provides the opportunity to share the joy and wonder of the farm and natural world with the whole family. Gather together to thresh and grind wheat, bake bread and make butter. Families will build community and connect with each other and the land while working together, sipping herbal tea and eating fresh bread. This program is designed for youth (ages 5 through 18) and accompanying adults.

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Cook's Club: Teen Empowerment After-School Program American River Ranch
  • Tue., February 26, 2019 3:30pm

Registration is closed. This series has been postponed. It will come back soon. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay tuned for future updates. 

Our after-school, biweekly enrichment program offers interactive, hands-on cooking experiences using 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 teach youth where their food comes from and foster an appreciation of healthy ingredients. 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 is included at each session.

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Cooking with Citrus American River Ranch
  • Thu., February 28, 2019 6:00pm

In this seasonal cooking class we will utilize an abundance and variety of citrus fruits. Learn how to supreme an orange, and gain some truly special and different ideas on how to cook with and eat citrus–from new salads to preserving. We will cover a broad range of preparation techniques to share with your family and friends.

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Meal Prep Hands-On Cooking Workshop American River Ranch
  • Sat., March 2, 2019 9:00am

Meal Prep makes it easy when you have ready-made delicious and healthy components at the ready to create healthy easy-to-prepare weeknight meals. We’ll prepare the basic building block base recipes in this fun and lively hands-on class. Bring your take home containers and leave with a bounty of prepped and cooked vegetables, healthy prepared grains, delicious organic chicken, blanched greens, savory legumes, two homemade sauces to round out your meals and washed and ready to use salad greens. Eating healthy has never been so easy or delicious! Learn strategies to prep once for healthy meals all week and simplify your life. The class is offered every month with new seasonal recipes. Class Includes a light lunch.

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The Wonders of Fungi and Mushrooms American River Ranch
  • Sat., March 2, 2019 1:00pm

Take a journey into the amazing fungi kingdom and learn how certain fungi and mushrooms can benefit your garden, health and the planet. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn easy mushroom cultivation methods you can do at home to grow food, medicine and bring vitality to your garden.

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Propagation for the Home Gardener: Starting Plants from Cuttings, Divisions and Seeds American River Ranch
  • Sat., March 2, 2019 1:00pm

Learn simple techniques for taking your favorite plants and multiplying them through propagation of cuttings, divisions and seeding. Participants will be able to take home a few new plants to share with friends and family. This class will be outdoors and hands-on. Dress for gardening and getting dirty.

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The Spring Herbal American River Ranch
  • Tue., March 5, 2019 5:30pm

Spring brings a multitude of medicinal plants that are our natural allies and provide much of what we need during this season of renewal. We will discuss ways to address seasonal allergies and their underlying causes, healthy ways to do a spring cleanse, and herbs for collecting, eating, and using medicinally to support overall health and vitality. We will collect plants, make medicine, and sample some of the offerings of the season.

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Free Composting Workshop American River Ranch
  • Wed., March 6, 2019 6:00pm

Vermicomposting, the science of composting with worms, is an effective and easy way to put nutrients back into the soil and reduce waste in landfills. In this free class, we’ll discuss the basics of how to start and maintain a thriving vermiculture bin.

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Cooking Out of the CSA Box American River Ranch
  • Wed., March 6, 2019 6:00pm

Explore and master simple vegetarian recipes that will fill your bellies and the whole family will enjoy. Learn the nutritional benefits and a variety of techniques to cook the veggies we love. Perfect for anyone who receives a CSA box or people who are looking for new ways to cook with fresh seasonal produce. Generous samples provided.

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Spring Wellness Day: Urban Healing Retreat American River Ranch
  • Sat., March 9, 2019 9:00am

Enjoy a day of inspiration, nature and rejuvenation at Soil Born Farms without leaving the city. Start the spring season off with simple, practical tips for making self-care part of everyday. Our morning panel will feature the inspiring personal stories of a farmer, cook, herbalist, doctor and yogi woven with helpful lifestyle, nutrition and herbal wisdom. During the afternoon session gather insights and tools that will help you feel your best and stay healthy with the seasons. There will be time to ask questions, relax and talk with our presenters and other participants. A delicious, organic lunch will be served and an afternoon tea. Come make the connection between food, health and the environment. You’ll feel refreshed and motivated to take good care of YOU!

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After-School Teen Empowerment Program American River Ranch
  • Wed., March 13, 2019 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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Solar Outdoor Lighting for Your Home American River Ranch
  • Thu., March 14, 2019 6:00pm

Make your home and landscape come to life at night. This presentation and hands-on session will demonstrate how to incorporate solar outdoor lighting to enhance your home for beauty and safety.

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Bird Walk American River Ranch
  • Sat., March 16, 2019 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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Raising Backyard Chickens American River Ranch
  • Sat., March 16, 2019 9:00am

Raising chickens in your yard is educational, fun and rewarding. Besides fresh eggs, they provide the added benefits of soil fertility and pest control. This class will teach you all you need to know to choose the right breeds, provide proper housing, and make sure your chickens are healthy and producing the best eggs you’ve ever tasted.

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Winter One Pot Meals American River Ranch
  • Sat., March 16, 2019 10:00am

Chilly weather calls for comfort foods gently braised and simmered for flavorful results. Learn to make simple one pot meals that are perfect for weeknight meals and to have planned overs for lunch or to freeze. Chef Dio will show you how to make Moroccan Vegetable Stew with couscous, Indian Chicken Curry with potatoes and peas, turkey black bean chili and Southern Style Gumbo with rice.

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Growing Medicinal and Culinary Herbs American River Ranch
  • Sat., March 16, 2019 1:00pm

Herbs in the home garden can add flavor to your meals, home remedies to your medicine cabinet, and beauty, diversity and beneficial insect habitat to your landscape. This hands-on class offers instructions for growing an array of herbs, and tips for harvesting and using what you grow.

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Cooking with Kids from the Garden American River Ranch
  • Tue., March 19, 2019 3:30pm

Learn about 4 simple and seasonal recipes that can be used with kids in the classroom or garden setting. We will also review basic items that will create success while cooking with students including tools and basic ingredient kits. We will prepare all 4 recipes and then eat together at the end.

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Yoga on the Farm American River Ranch
  • Wed., March 20, 2019 8:00am

Join yoga teacher, Summer Ward, for a one hour yoga class on the farm every Wednesday from 8 to 9am from March 20 through September 18. This class is open to all levels and is donation-based. Suggested donation is $10. Pay at the class. Summer has been a long-time supporter of Soil Born and her teaching is grounded in nature. These classes will be a blend of breath work, along with intentional movement. Her style is intuitive and accommodating to all who attend.

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Spring Gardening Clinic American River Ranch
  • Sat., March 23, 2019 9:00am

Free gardening classes and tours! Learn how to grow vibrant, tasty, and healthy plants from Soil Born Farm’s knowledgeable staff and community educators. This is a rain or shine event. Registration will occur at the event ONLY and be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Intermediate Herbalist Course: Part B American River Ranch
  • Sun., March 24, 2019 10:00am

This course is for those who have completed Candis’ Part A Program or its equivalent with another school or teacher.*
The intermediate curriculum continues to explore Ayurvedic and Chinese healing systems in greater depth.

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Produce with a Purpose: Greens with Envy American River Ranch
  • Thu., March 28, 2019 6:00pm

Did your doctor tell you to eat more produce? Eating healthy doesn’t have to be overwhelming and sure doesn’t have to taste like dirt and twigs. Join us each month for useful, wellness-boosting information; a cooking demo of stupid-easy, madly tasty, secretly healthy, plant-centric dishes; and a garden-foods goodie bag to take home. Leafy greens don’t have to be something you eat just because mom says they’re good for you. From baby bok choy to mizuna, the variety of tastes and textures are endless. We will sample different greens, learn about the benefits of leafy veggies, and try a couple of delicious recipes.

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Beginning Home Gardener Weekend Intensive American River Ranch
  • Sat., March 30, 2019 9:00am

Our Grow Your Groceries Beginning Home Gardener intensive will cover the essential topics to help the new gardener create and maintain a thriving, abundant edible organic garden. Combining indoor presentations and interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities, this course will give you the knowledge and confidence to get out and grow food for you and your family.

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Intro to Gluten Free Baking: Savory and Sweet American River Ranch
  • Sat., March 30, 2019 1:00pm

Learn to make a versatile gluten free bread that tastes great and is easy to make. We’ll also make a fool proof cake that will become a family favorite. This class will be demonstration with some hands-on. Enjoy a bowl of homemade vegetarian soup alongside your freshly baked bread and end class with a slice of delicious cake.

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Bird Walk American River Ranch
  • Sat., April 6, 2019 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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Intermediate Herbalist Course: Part A American River Ranch
  • Sun., April 7, 2019 10:00am

This course is for those who have completed Candis’ Beginners Program or its equivalent with another school or teacher.*
The intermediate curriculum continues to explore Ayurvedic and Chinese healing systems in greater depth.

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Family Herbalist Course Beginners Program 2019 American River Ranch
  • Sat., April 13, 2019 10:00am

Join Candis and her team in learning the basics of Western Herbology while integrating it with Ayurvedic 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 well-being. 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!

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A-Buzz With Life, Bringing Pollinators to Your School Garden American River Ranch
  • Wed., April 24, 2019 3:30pm

Attract pollinators of all types to your garden through planning and stewardship. Teach students about the process of pollination and the unique creatures that are critical to our food supply. Learn about a student-led project that relates to native bees. You will leave this workshop BUZZING with excitement. Join us for happy hour and networking after the workshop.

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Families on the Farm: Spring in the Garden American River Ranch
  • Sat., April 27, 2019 9:30am

Celebrate spring in the garden with hands on projects the whole family can do together. Youth and adults will build small planter boxes to take home, learn how to build healthy soil, sow seeds and transplant plants. We will enjoy a fresh snack from the farm with herbal sun tea. This program is designed for youth (ages 5 through 18) and accompanying adults.

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Intermediate Urban Backyard Beekeeping American River Ranch
  • Sat., April 27, 2019 10:00am

This workshop is designed for backyard beekeepers interested in learning intermediate level skills. There’s no prerequisite knowledge required, but it will be more advanced than an introductory level workshop. We will have a short lecture and group learning style introduction to topics and then an apiary tour with open hive inspection with practical, hands on skills to move you to the next level of beekeeping.

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A Day on the Farm American River Ranch
  • Sun., May 19, 2019 10:00am

The intention of this fundraiser is to create an opportunity for families to visit the American River Ranch for a day of learning, eating, celebrating and exploring the natural world.

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FREE Make Your Own Solar Cooker American River Ranch
  • Sat., June 1, 2019 9:00am

You will be surprised how easy it is to prepare delicious food with only the power of the sun. Join us for this family friendly class in which we will explore the different types of solar cookers, share some of the best solar cooking recipes, and provide you materials to build your own solar cookers (limit 2 per family).

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Bird Walk American River Ranch
  • Sat., June 8, 2019 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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Counselors in Training American River Ranch
  • Mon., June 17, 2019 8:00am

Participants in this camp may choose to volunteer as Counselors in Training (CIT) during the day camps that follow. Youth will learn how to lead groups of youth safely around the farm and river, teach gardening and environmental education, cook with kids and more. CIT’s will connect with peers and youth, gain leadership and job skills while earning community service hours.

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Creating a Plan for a Sustainable School Garden American River Ranch
  • Tue., June 18, 2019 9:00am

What do I plant in the school garden? Which lessons are best for each season? What do I share with others to get funding? This workshop will answer all your questions. You will work on plans that relate to curriculum, planting, and funding. It will be fun and engaging while setting you and your school garden program on the path to success and sustainability.

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Garden to Kitchen (Grade 6-8) American River Ranch
  • Mon., June 24, 2019 8:00am

Enjoy the bounty of this land by harvesting, cooking, and eating healthy and delicious food together every day! Learn basic nutrition, kitchen and knife safety, explore the garden and farm, and meet new friends.

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Art and Nature (Grade 1-3) American River Ranch
  • Mon., June 24, 2019 8:00am

Youth will explore the intersection of art and nature during their week at Soil Born Farms where beauty abounds! From natural dyes to pine paint brushes, participants will craft and create using nature’s gifts.

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Hearts and Hands American River Ranch
  • Mon., July 8, 2019 8:00am

Youth will engage in meaningful projects that serve the larger community. Throughout the week campers will focus on learning new skills on the farm and at the river while making a difference through various service projects.

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Little Sprouts - Session 1 American River Ranch
  • Mon., July 8, 2019 9:00am

Meet the animals, dig in the dirt, smell herbs and taste fresh fruits and vegetables.  Using stories, songs, crafts, and games, our youngest campers will learn about our farm while enjoying playful, fun-filled mornings. For campers entering pre-K – Kindergarten, suggested ages 4-6. Note: This camp runs from 9-11am.

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Art and Nature (Grade 4-6) American River Ranch
  • Mon., July 15, 2019 8:00am

Youth will explore the intersection of art and nature during their week at Soil Born Farms where beauty abounds! From natural dyes to pine paint brushes, participants will craft and create using nature’s gifts.

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STEM in the Garden American River Ranch
  • Mon., July 15, 2019 8:00am

Inquire, design, experiment, and build your way through the garden. Youth will reconnect and explore all of nature’s gifts through the lens of STEM principles

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Bird Walk American River Ranch
  • Sat., July 20, 2019 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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Survival Skills American River Ranch
  • Mon., July 22, 2019 8:00am

Learn about building fire and shelter, edible wild foods, how to stay safe in nature and more! The week’s activities will culminate with an overnight option to camp-out on Friday night and a game of capture the flag. (additional fees apply for the overnight option.)

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Little Sprouts - Session 2 American River Ranch
  • Mon., July 22, 2019 9:00am

Meet the animals, dig in the dirt, smell herbs and taste fresh fruits and vegetables.  Using stories, songs, crafts, and games, our youngest campers will learn about our farm while enjoying playful, fun-filled mornings. For campers entering pre-K – Kindergarten, suggested ages 4-6. Note: This camp runs from 9-11am.

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Next Generation Science Standards Curriculum for the School Garden American River Ranch
  • Tue., July 23, 2019 9:00am

Practice 4 NGSS aligned units that can be used in partnership with a school garden or outdoor learning space. You will practice activities, prepare the materials, learn games, and be challenged to use your critical thinking in the process.

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Families on the Farm: River and Creek Exploration American River Ranch
  • Sat., July 27, 2019 9:30am

Hike along the American River parkway and Cordova Creek to learn about local flora and fauna. Reconnect, build awareness and share the joy and wonders of the natural world together. Enjoy a small picnic in the shade with seasonal fruit provided by the farm. This program is designed for youth (ages 5 through 18) and accompanying adults.

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Garden to Kitchen (Grade 4-6) American River Ranch
  • Mon., July 29, 2019 8:00am

Enjoy the bounty of this land by harvesting, cooking, and eating healthy and delicious food together every day! Learn basic nutrition, kitchen and knife safety, explore the garden and farm, and meet new friends.

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Wild Critters American River Ranch
  • Mon., August 5, 2019 8:00am

Become an American River Parkway animal specialist. Track, discover, observe and learn about the animals that share the ecosystem with us here at Soil Born Farms.

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River Naturalists American River Ranch
  • Mon., August 5, 2019 8:00am

Explore, play and learn along the beautiful American River! Be prepared to hike to different areas along the parkway and discover why the river is truly a magical and special place.

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Bird Walk American River Ranch
  • Sat., August 17, 2019 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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Create It - School Garden Games, Recipes, Signage and Education Tools American River Ranch
  • Tue., August 20, 2019 9:00am

This is a hands-on workshop that will help you manage and facilitate your garden space well. You will learn to use the produce in your garden, create signage, play educational games and facilitate engaging activities in. Come in your work clothes.

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Bird Walk American River Ranch
  • Sat., September 14, 2019 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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Autumn Equinox Celebration American River Ranch
  • Sat., September 21, 2019 5:30pm

You’re invited to our 17th Annual Autumn Equinox fundraiser which will again bring together local chefs, restaurants, bakeries, wineries and breweries that have been trailblazers in Sacramento’s local food movement.

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Bird Walk American River Ranch
  • Sat., October 19, 2019 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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Families on the Farm: Celebrate the Seasons Bounty American River Ranch
  • Sat., October 26, 2019 9:30am

Harvest, cook and share a meal together using farm fresh, organic produce grown at the American River Ranch. Learn simple recipes that are nutritious and delicious to take home and share! This program is designed for youth (ages 5 through 18) and accompanying adults.

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Bird Walk American River Ranch
  • Sat., November 9, 2019 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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