Adult Education

Adult Education


  • Caring for Fruit Trees in Fall & Winter
    Tue., September 21, 2021
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Preparing a Garden for Winter
    Tue., October 19, 2021
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Planting Cover Crops
    Tue., November 16, 2021
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Making Compost & Mulch
    Tue., December 14, 2021
    7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join us for an inspiring presentation on a seasonal gardening topic each month on Zoom. The classes will provide basic information plus time for your questions. You’ll learn tricks of the trade that will help you create and maintain a thriving edible garden. Get expert advice and learn practical strategies to grow organic nutritious food for you and your family. Beginners and seasoned gardeners will benefit. $15 per class or $150 for series (save $30).


  • Sat., September 25, 2021
    8:30am - 9:30am

Classes include breath work and intentional movement. Open to all levels. Please register in advance. Bring your own mat and water bottle.


  • Sat., September 25, 2021
    9:00am - 10:30am

Learn about different groups of pollinators and discover the unique facets of native bees and other specialists that are equipped to pollinate even the most challenging flower. Consider the ways you can enhance your own garden to attract and sustain these animals that are so critical to our survival. 


  • Sat., September 25, 2021
    9:30am - 10:30am
  • Sat., September 25, 2021
    11:00am - 12:00pm

Families on the Farm classes offer learners of all ages a chance to engage in self-directed hands-on activities based upon a particular theme. Enjoy the youth garden and explore all that is growing and living at Soil Born Farms.


  • Sat., October 2, 2021
    9:00am - 10:30am

Take a leisure tour of Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery which grows about 120 different local native plant species. Learn about the benefits of growing native plants and their adaptability to limited water resources and climate change.


  • Sat., October 9, 2021
    9:30am - 12:00pm

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.


  • Sat., October 16, 2021
    9:00am - 10:30am

Explore the herbs that grow on the American River Ranch. Learn the identification, properties and uses of medicinal and culinary herbs to enhance health and well-being.


  • Sat., October 16, 2021
    9:30am - 12:00pm

Learn to use the water from your roof or your washing machine for outdoor irrigation of shrubs, trees and vegetable gardens.


  • Sat., October 23, 2021
    9:00am - 10:30am

Join naturalist Cliff Hawley to explore the plants, animals, and relationships that make up the environment of the American River Ranch.


  • Sat., October 30, 2021
    9:00am - 11:30am

Learn about native plants and unique water-saving irrigation systems. Help us care for our native plants and install a unique olla-based irrigation system that can be run from a rainwater collection tank.

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