Adult Education

Adult Education


  • Sat., January 22, 2022
    10:00am - 12:30pm

This class is cancelled. The instructor is sick. It will be rescheduled (date/time TBD). Get a hands-on introduction to planting, growing and planning your garden with native plants.


  • Sat., January 29, 2022
    9:30am - 11:00am

Take a tour of the farm while learning the principles of regenerative agriculture. See how our farmers implement regenerative practices that revitalize the land and restore the historic American River Ranch.


  • Sat., January 29, 2022
    10:00am - 12:30pm

Shawn Harrison, Soil Born Farms Founder and Co-Director, will cover tree basics and early winter care including basics of
winter pruning.


  • Sat., February 5, 2022
    9:30am - 11:00am

Take a leisurely 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., February 5, 2022
    10:00am - 12:30pm

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. Daylin will demonstrate how to make herbal remedies. Participants will get recipes to make their own herbal products at home.


  • Crop Planning for Gardens and Small Farms
    Tue., February 8, 2022
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Preparing a Spring Garden
    Tue., March 8, 2022
    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.


  • Sat., February 12, 2022
    9:30am - 11:00am

Join naturalist Cliff Hawley to explore the bird, animal and plant life of the American River Ranch.


  • Sat., February 19, 2022
    10:00am - 12:30pm

How to grow no-till flowering perennials and annuals that do well in our climate. Students will learn which flowers are best for cutting as well as the basics of harvesting and arranging.


  • Sat., February 26, 2022
    9:30am - 11:00am

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