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The Art of Herbal Medicine Making I American River Ranch
  • Thu., May 24, 2018 5:30pm

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. Participants will practice medicine-preparation techniques and make remedies to take home.

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Herbal First Aid American River Ranch
  • Sat., May 26, 2018 9:00am

Empower yourself to handle non-emergency first aid situations using plant-based remedies. We will discuss preparations to be kept on hand for minor injuries and illnesses, learn to create home and travel first aid kits, and identify first aid plants you may find in the wilderness. We will make herbal preparations in class to get you started on your kit.

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Introduction to Urban Backyard Beekeeping American River Ranch
  • Sat., May 26, 2018 1:00pm

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.

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Staying Healthy with the Seasons American River Ranch
  • Thu., May 31, 2018 6:00pm

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the best ways to maintain good health is to balance your body with the outside world. Nature’s cycles affect not only the external climate, but also our internal health and well-being. This lecture will feature seasonal approaches to nutrition, disease prevention, and mind-and-body fitness.

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Intermediate Herbalist Course: Part A American River Ranch
  • Sun., June 3, 2018 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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Free Composting Workshop American River Ranch
  • Wed., June 6, 2018 6:00pm

Composting, or the act of breaking down organic matter, is a valuable tool for sustainable living. In this free class, we’ll discuss the basics of how to start, maintain, and harvest compost for your containers, gardens, yards, or community green spaces.

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The Art of Herbal Medicine Making II American River Ranch
  • Thu., June 7, 2018 5:30pm

This class will delve deeper into the art and science of herbal remedies. We will discuss approaches to combining herbs and effectively extracting medicinal properties and broaden our discussion and practice in making herbal preparations, including creams and advanced tinctures. This class is intended to follow The Art of Herbal Medicine Making I, though it is not a perquisite. Some prior experience in herbal medicine-making is recommended, though not required.

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Meal Prep Hands-On Cooking Workshop American River Ranch
  • Thu., June 7, 2018 6:00pm

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. Visit www.ahealthykitchensac.com for more information.

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Bird Walk American River Ranch
  • Sat., June 9, 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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Family Herbalist Course Beginners Program 2018 American River Ranch
  • Sat., June 9, 2018 10:00am

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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After School Program 2017–18 American River Ranch
  • Wed., June 13, 2018 3:30pm

Our after school program is an opportunity for young women ages 13-18 to engage with the natural world and deepen their connection to themselves, their environment, their health and each other. This program will  build community and support teens in healthy transitions toward adulthood. Through interactions with the land, we aim to empower young women to build inner strength and confidence as well as learn valuable leadership and life skills. The program will be flexible and adapted to meet the interests and passions of the group.

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Cooking Out of the CSA Box American River Ranch
  • Thu., June 14, 2018 6:00pm

Explore and master simple vegetarian recipes that everyone in your family will enjoy. Learn the nutritional benefits of the veggies we love. Perfect for anyone who receives a CSA box or people who love to cook with fresh seasonal produce.

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FREE Make Your Own Solar Cooker American River Ranch
  • Sat., June 16, 2018 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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Menopause: A New Life Cycle for Women American River Ranch
  • Sat., June 16, 2018 1:00pm

Menopause is the gateway to a major life cycle for women. There are physical, emotional and psychological changes that women experience. Most people talk about hot flashes and memory lapses, but there are so many more aspects of this transition. We will talk about how this is a time of great change in a woman’s life and the foods, herbs and oils that can help her traverse this journey through the wilderness to the new self.

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Cooks Camp American River Ranch
  • Mon., June 18, 2018 8:00am

Session Dates:
Lettuce League (entering grade level 9–12): June 18–22
Broccoli Buds (entering grade level 6–8): July 9–13
Radish Rookies (entering grade level 4–6) July 30–August 3

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Farm Camp American River Ranch
  • Mon., June 18, 2018 8:00am

Session Dates:
Farmers (entering grade level 7–12): June 18–22
Gardeners (entering grade level 4–6 with Thursday overnight option*): June 25–29
Sprouts (entering grade level 1–3) July 9–13
Farm Friends (entering grade level 1–6): August 6–10
*All campers will be dropped off on Thursday at 8am. For campers who are staying the night, pickup will be Friday at 12pm. Campers who are not spending the night can be picked up at 12pm (regular camp ending time) or after dinner (around 7:30pm).

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Intermediate Herbalist Course: Part B American River Ranch
  • Sun., June 24, 2018 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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Farm Camp for Little Sprouts American River Ranch
  • Mon., June 25, 2018 9:00am

This camp is a sensory and exploratory adventure for your little sprout. Meet the animals, dig in the dirt, smell herbs, taste fresh fruits and vegetables. Using stories, songs, crafts and games, our youngest campers will learn about our farm and have a playful, fun-filled morning. A farm fresh snack will be provided daily. Suggested ages 4-6.
Note: This camp runs from 9-11am.

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Nature Camp American River Ranch
  • Mon., July 16, 2018 8:00am

Session Dates:
Oaks (entering grade level 4–6 with Thursday overnight option*): July 16–30
Acorns (entering grade level 1–3) July 23–27
*All campers will be dropped off on Thursday at 8am. For campers who are staying the night, pickup will be Friday at 12pm. Campers who are not spending the night can be picked up at 12pm (regular camp ending time) or can choose to stay until 5pm.

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Bird Walk American River Ranch
  • Sat., July 21, 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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Diggin' In School Garden Training American River Ranch
  • Mon., July 23, 2018 9:00am

This hands-on training will include: Needed materials and approvals, curriculum examples, basics of gardening with children, creating and communicating your vision, funding ideas and much more. Gardens offer beautiful, dynamic settings to integrate every discipline, including science, math, reading, art, environmental studies and nutrition.
Note: Registration for the August 27-31 is for interns and/or school teachers.

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Fairyland Camp American River Ranch
  • Mon., July 30, 2018 8:00am

Fairyland Camp (new this year)
Session Dates:
Fairyfolk (entering grade level 1–3): July 30–August 3

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Food Cost Fee American River Ranch
  • Wed., August 1, 2018 9:00pm

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FREE Make Your Own Solar Cooker American River Ranch
  • Sat., August 4, 2018 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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Beekeeping I and II American River Ranch
  • Sat., August 18, 2018 8:00am

Beekeeping I is designed to help the aspiring beekeeper become more knowledgeable about the craft of beekeeping. Building on the foundation set in Beekeeping I, Beekeeping II will delve deeper into advanced topics as well as a discussion of the challenges the bees face.

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Bird Walk American River Ranch
  • Sat., August 18, 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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Autumn Equinox Celebration American River Ranch
  • Sat., September 15, 2018 5:30pm

You’re invited to our 16th 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 20, 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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Bird Walk American River Ranch
  • Sat., November 10, 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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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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