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After-School Teen Empowerment Program American River Ranch
  • Wed., November 13, 2019 3:30pm

Building Confidence, Valuable Leadership Skills for Young Women
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 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the American River Ranch. There are two sessions with four gatherings each.

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Stocks and Broths from Scratch American River Ranch
  • Thu., November 14, 2019 6:30pm

Stocks and broths can simply be a nourishing way to warm your soul, or they can be the starting point for countless classic culinary concoctions. Industry Chef Dave Nelson will lay out the basics for making a clear-white stock which we’ll use to make a hearty chicken soup. Then we’ll explore the strategies behind making a dark, rich and mysterious brown stock, which has countless applications in sauces, soups and stews. Come hungry and kitchen-curious because the fun, food and facts will be engaging and enlightening. Chef Dave is on a mission to change the way you look at food by offering hyper-informative, technique-based classes that focus on simple and fun kitchen education.

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Bird Walk American River Ranch
  • Sat., November 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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Introduction to Eco-Printing American River Ranch
  • Sat., November 16, 2019 9:00am

Learn how to create striking prints on silk scarves using beautiful fall leaves! This hands-on class will cover the basics of eco-printing from mordant choices to plant selection; how to roll or fold for optimal prints; steaming versus boiling and more. Come and experience the magic of nature’s colorful designs to reveal anywhere from the coral red shades left by eucalyptus leaves, the pale pink of Japanese maple, or the black tinged prints left from leaves dipped in iron. You will eco-print on two silk scarves to take home for your enjoyment or give as beautifully handcrafted gifts.

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The Art of Herbal Medicine Making Two American River Ranch
  • Tue., November 19, 2019 5:30pm

This hands-on 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. Students will take home products of their own creation.

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Farm Fresh Thanksgiving Sides American River Ranch
  • Sat., November 23, 2019 3:00pm

Learn how to make seasonal and sensational side dishes for your holiday feast such as caramelized roasted butternut squash with rosemary and shallots, winter greens gratin, maple-glazed oven-roasted root vegetable medley and rustic apple sage stuffing. Enjoy delicious samples in class and take home the recipes for your farm fresh Thanksgiving meal.

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Herbs for Healthy Digestion American River Ranch
  • Tue., December 3, 2019 5:30pm

Many medical traditions view the functioning of the digestive system as the root of health. Current science supports this concept, as we continue to understand the complex role of digestion, including the microbiome, on physical, mental and emotional well-being. This class will focus on building a healthy digestive system through herbs, diet and positive habits. The format will include lecture, herbal recipes and hands-on herbal preparations to take home.

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Succulent Wreath Workshop American River Ranch
  • Wed., December 4, 2019 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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Winter Herbal Wellness American River Ranch
  • Sat., December 7, 2019 1:00pm

Each season brings unique challenges and opportunities for our well-being. This class will offer techniques for using herbs, diet, and good habits for optimizing health and avoiding illness in the colder, darker months of the year. The class will include lecture, demonstration and hands-on creation of herbal remedies for yourself or for holiday gifts.

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Gifts from the Farmhouse Kitchen American River Ranch
  • Thu., December 12, 2019 6:00pm

Colorful bean soups, apple spice cake, or hot pepper jelly are just some of the seasonal possibilities that make easy gifts in a jar. In this combination hands-on and demonstration class, we will look at a number of different gifts you can make in a mason jar and sample the recipes. We’ll talk about seasonal canning possibilities, and the different fruits and vegetables that are available in the fall and winter – apples, squash, beans and more. Everyone will assemble a layered jar of bean soup ingredients to take home.

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Winter Wellness Day: Urban Healing Retreat American River Ranch
  • Sat., January 11, 2020 9:00am

Enjoy a day of inspiration, nature and rejuvenation at Soil Born Farms without leaving the city. A delicious, organic lunch will be served and an afternoon tea. Come make the connection between food, health and the environment. You will feel refreshed and motivated to take good care of YOU! Presenters include: Maxine Barish-Wreden, MD, ABIHM, Rev. Candis Cantin, Daylin Wade, Ann Sibbet, Terese Hollander Esperas, Summer Ward, Kellan MacKay and Janet Zeller
The $75 price includes organic lunch, snacks and beverages. Enjoy the day with a friend: Register two people by Dec. 31 for $100 (save $50). Space is limited. Adults only.

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