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American River Herb Walk American River Ranch
  • Sat., April 20, 2019 10:30am

Join Candis Cantin for a fascinating herb walk on the farm and the American River Parkway. We will identify and discuss more than 25 edible and medicinal plants during this easy walk.

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Honing Your Knife Skills American River Ranch
  • Sat., April 20, 2019 3:00pm

Better Knife skills will improve your cooking beyond measure. There’s so much more than just slicing and dicing, and with proper knife techniques, prepping will be easier and quicker. In this hands on class, you’ll learn the basics, plus simple and beautiful garnishes. Learn how to choose a good knife without spending a fortune, and how to keep your knives sharp and well cared for. You’ll leave with recipes and a bounty of chopped produce ready to turn into dinners for the week. Please bring a chef’s knife, a paring knife and a cutting board to class.

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Cook's Club: Teen Empowerment After-School Program American River Ranch
  • Tue., April 23, 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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Yoga on the Farm American River Ranch
  • Wed., April 24, 2019 8:00am

Our drop-in 60-minute yoga class is held every Wednesday at 8am.*Meet in the Outdoor Theatre located across from the Schoolhouse. This class is open to all levels. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. Summer Ward has been a long-time supporter and teacher at Soil Born Farms. Her teaching is grounded in nature. The classes will be a blend of breath work and intentional movement. Her style is intuitive and accommodating to all who attend. Suggested donation is $10. Pay instructor. No one turned away for lack of funds. See you there!
*Yoga class will be held every Wednesday, March 20 through September 18. Any-last minute changes will be posted on our homepage.  

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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 Herbalist Course: Part B American River Ranch
  • Sun., April 28, 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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Succulent Terrarium Workshop American River Ranch
  • Wed., May 1, 2019 6:00pm

This class is cancelled and will be rescheduled for the summer quarter. More information is coming soon. Learn about the tiny world of terrariums and design your own sweet garden of wonder in a beautiful hanging glass globe. Create a sustainable healthy little ecosystem with succulents, moss, pebbles and miniature embellishments. There will be a demonstration and hands-on help. You will take home one finished glass globe gleaming with succulents and treasures.

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Gardening with Native Plants American River Ranch
  • Sat., May 4, 2019 1:00pm

Get a hands on introduction to planting, growing, and planning your garden with native plants. There’s nothing easier to grow than the natives, but it takes just a bit more observation and knowledge to get them to thrive. Journey with me into Sacramento’s native plants and be a part of the growing number of people who contribute to the sustainability of the ecosystem in which we live.

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Intermediate Herbalist Course: Part A American River Ranch
  • Sun., May 5, 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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After-School Teen Empowerment Program American River Ranch
  • Wed., May 8, 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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Homegrown Herbalism Course American River Ranch
  • Wed., May 8, 2019 5:30pm

This course is an opportunity to explore herbal medicine from soil to teacup. Participants will learn the basics of planning, starting, and maintaining an herb garden, plant harvesting and storage, safe and sustainable collection of wild medicinal plants, making home remedies for use throughout the year, and the specific applications for several medicinal plants. This is primarily a hands-on, outdoor class, with lecture woven in.

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Produce with a Purpose: Breakfast of Champions
  • Thu., May 9, 2019 6:00pm

Come to our monthly Produce with a Purpose class to learn the super-powers of fruit and veggies (for resisting cancer, diabetes, heart disease and more), enjoy a cooking demo and tasting, and boost your wellness. Take home a goodie bag of locally-grown, farm-fresh, organic produce, too. This month’s theme is breakfast of champions. We’ll try a couple of recipes that are packed with nutrients and anti-oxidants some real power, but also taste great and are so easy to make, you barely have to be awake.

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Family Herbalist Course Beginners Program 2019 American River Ranch
  • Sat., May 11, 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 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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The Summer Herbal American River Ranch
  • Tue., June 4, 2019 5:30pm

Each season brings a particular set of conditions that may challenge our well-being, but which we can address with herbs, foods, and good habits. This class will address the challenges of the summer months, from staying comfortably cool and hydrated, to skin irritations and body-wide inflammation. Many techniques and recipes will be offered, along with samples of tasty herbal preparations.

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Free Composting Workshop American River Ranch
  • Wed., June 5, 2019 6:00pm

Let’s turn our food and plant waste into something useful. 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. This class is in partnership with Republic Services. All participants will be entered into a raffle to win prizes.

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Cooking Out of the CSA Box American River Ranch
  • Wed., June 5, 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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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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Produce with a Purpose: Aguas Frescas for Flavorful Hydration
  • Thu., June 13, 2019 6:00pm

Did your doctor tell you to eat more fruit and veggies? Now what? Come to our monthly Produce with a Purpose class to learn the super-powers of fruit and veggies (for resisting cancer, diabetes, heart disease and more), enjoy a cooking demo and tasting, and boost your wellness. Take home a goodie bag of locally-grown, farm-fresh, organic produce, too. This month’s theme is aguas frescas for flavorful hydration. You know you should drink more water, especially in the summer, but it’s so much easier to maintain that good habit when your water is flavorful and gorgeous. We’ll talk a bit about the why and how of staying hydrated  – some foods are a big help – and sample a colorful variety of delicious infusion waters featuring herbs and fruit.

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Managing Pests American River Ranch
  • Sat., June 15, 2019 9:00am

We will review common garden pests in the Sacramento areas and how to manage them without toxic pesticides. There will be a special focus on beneficial insects. A portion of the class will be outside in the field to find and identify pests and their natural enemies on site.

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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
  • Mon., June 17, 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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Meal Prep Hands-On Cooking Workshop American River Ranch
  • Thu., June 20, 2019 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 quarter with new seasonal recipes. Class includes a light dinner.

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Graceful Aging with Herbal & Lifestyle Wisdom American River Ranch
  • Sat., June 22, 2019 10:00am

Many times people do not know what to expect or how to maintain health as they enter their middle and elder years of life. Learn about herbs and foods that will keep your vitality, mind and spirit supported and enhanced as you age. We will discuss what it means to get older and enter into a new “room” in our life. Topics will include bone, heart and circulatory health as well as cognitive well-being.

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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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Rice: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen
  • Thu., June 27, 2019 6:00pm

With loads of soluble fiber and lots of good vitamins and minerals, rice is one of the world’s oldest and most nutritious grains. In this hands-on class, we’ll get to know a wide array of rice varieties and how to use them in everyday cooking. First, we’ll sample an assortment of long and short grain varieties, white and brown, and a few of the more exotic types like red rice and forbidden rice (the “Superfood” of rice). An understanding of the subtle differences in flavor will allow us to begin exploring ways to cook and eat these different varieties. Flavorful addition of spices and vegetables will launch us into world of different rice dishes including a risotto, Forbidden Rice salad, and dolmas.

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Intermediate Urban Backyard Beekeeping American River Ranch
  • Sat., June 29, 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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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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