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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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Managing Pests American River Ranch
  • Sat., July 21, 2018 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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Intermediate Herbalist Course: Part B American River Ranch
  • Sun., July 22, 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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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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Yoga on the Farm American River Ranch
  • Wed., July 25, 2018 8:00am

Join yoga teacher, Summer Ward, for a one hour yoga class on the farm every Wednesday from 8 to 9am from May 30 through October 31. 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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Meal Prep Hands-On Cooking Workshop American River Ranch
  • Thu., July 26, 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.

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Sustaining the Environment with Native Plants
  • Sat., July 28, 2018 9:00am

The better connections we have with the environment, the easier it becomes to sustain it.  Using native plants for food and materials brings the connection we have with the environment to the forefront.  Learn how to analyze plants for human use and how to collect them in a sustainable way.

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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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Cooks Camp American River Ranch
  • Mon., July 30, 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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Basics of Herbal Medicine American River Ranch
  • Wed., August 1, 2018 5:30pm

Learn how to bring medicinal plants into your everyday life to promote overall wellness and address minor illnesses and injuries. We will discuss the healing properties of several common herbs, and how to incorporate them through cooking, everyday herbal tonics and simple home remedies to use when ailments arise.

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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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Fun on the Farm – Pollinators: Fly, crawl and hop with your pollinator friends! American River Ranch
  • Sat., August 4, 2018 9:30am

Kids will explore the Youth Garden and the American River Ranch learning about what pollinators are and how they help us grow food. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in various fun, educational activities, make a farm fresh snack, meet the farm animals and create something to take home. Suggested ages 3-9. This is a child-focused farm experience. Registration is for children only, one adult may accompany each child.

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Intermediate Herbalist Course: Part A American River Ranch
  • Sun., August 5, 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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Farm Camp American River Ranch
  • Mon., August 6, 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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Wild Edibles: Acorn Flour & Elderberry Syrup American River Ranch
  • Tue., August 7, 2018 5:30pm

Learn how to forage and cook with wild edible foods.  This hands-on class focuses on how to make acorns into a tasty flour and how to make elderberry berries into a versatile, delicious and healthful syrup. Other wild foods may be offered depending on seasonal availability. You will develop the skills and confidence to start wild foraging on your own.

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Building Soil Fertility American River Ranch
  • Wed., August 8, 2018 5:30pm

Healthy soil is the foundation of a bountiful garden. In this hands-on class, we will assess which nutrients and amendments healthy soils need and find resourceful ways to create flourishing crops for your home garden or family farm.

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Family Herbalist Course Beginners Program 2018 American River Ranch
  • Sat., August 11, 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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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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Beginning Home Gardener Weekend Intensive American River Ranch
  • Sat., August 18, 2018 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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Preparing a Fall Garden American River Ranch
  • Thu., August 23, 2018 5:30pm

Summer is the time to start planning your fall garden. Sacramento has a perfect climate for growing a wide variety of vegetables all year. You will learn about seasonal crops, fall garden tasks and how to ensure your garden is productive. We’ll talk about turning over summer crops, and how to think about the changing sunlight in autumn. This class will be a combination of lecture and hands-on gardening.

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Meal Prep Hands-On Cooking Workshop American River Ranch
  • Thu., August 23, 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.

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Fall Gardening Clinic & Organic Plant Sale American River Ranch
  • Sat., August 25, 2018 8:00am

Learn how to grow vibrant, tasty, and healthy plants from Soil Born Farm’s knowledgeable staff and community educators. Visit the plant sale to fill your fall garden and shop at our Farmstand, Phoebe’s Tea & Snack Bar and Greenhouse Garden & Gift shop.

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Staying Healthy with the Fall Season American River Ranch
  • Wed., September 5, 2018 6:30pm

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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Fermented Sodas American River Ranch
  • Thu., September 6, 2018 6:00pm

New flavored beverages are the perfect way to quench an end-of-summer thirst. In this class we’ll explore the ease of creating your own bubbly beverages and the diversity of flavors you can come up with from seasonal fruit and herbs. We’ll look at lacto-fermented carbonated sodas, as well as sodas made with champagne yeast, and how to bottle and store them. There is no limit when it comes to the beverages you can dream up in the kitchen, so bring your favorite flavor combinations and we’ll have a great time.

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After School Teen Empowerment Program American River Ranch
  • Wed., September 12, 2018 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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The Autumn Herbal American River Ranch
  • Wed., September 12, 2018 5:30pm

Autumn is a wonderful time to focus on boosting overall health and addressing challenges such as exhaustion and low immunity during the cold/flu season and springtime allergies. This class will introduce the plant remedies growing around us this time of year, and how to support the body and mind with herbs, diet, and habits as we transition into the cooler, darker months. The format will include lecture and hands-on activities indoors and outdoors. We will share a seasonal dinner which incorporates many of the ideas discussed in the class.

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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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Growing Medicinal and Culinary Herbs American River Ranch
  • Sat., September 22, 2018 9:00am

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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Meal Prep Hands-On Cooking Workshop American River Ranch
  • Thu., September 27, 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.

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Building Vitality with Herbal and Lifestyle Wisdom American River Ranch
  • Sat., September 29, 2018 10:00am

Candis will discuss the seasons of our lives, how our energy changes, how to support our energy as we grow older and how to rebuild after operations, trauma and accidents. We will review many herbal “tonic” recipes. Tonic herbs are those that help to fortify, rebuild and strengthen our systems if used over time. This class will focus on tonic herbs in the Chinese and Ayurvedic healing systems.

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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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