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  • Sat., January 25, 2020
    9:00am - 11:00am

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. Cliff will point out other critters and plant life along the way. This walk is ideal for beginner to intermediate birdwatchers.

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  • Sat., January 18, 2020
    10:00am - 12:00pm

Chilly weather calls for comfort foods gently braised and simmered for flavorful results. Learn to make simple one pot meals that are perfect for weeknight meals and to have planned leftovers for lunch or to freeze. Chef Dio will show you how to make Moroccan Vegetable Stew with couscous, Indian Chicken Curry with potatoes and peas, turkey black bean chili and Southern Style Gumbo with rice.

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  • Sat., January 18, 2020
    9:00am - 11:00am

Join Cliff Hawley for an opportunity to observe what nature has to offer on a walking tour of the American River Ranch. We’ll explore the plants, animals, and relationships that make up the environment of this special place. This walk is family friendly, but recommended for kids 5 and up.

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  • Sat., December 7, 2019
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

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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  • Wed., December 4, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:30pm

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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  • Tue., December 3, 2019
    5:30pm - 8:30pm

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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  • Sat., November 23, 2019
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

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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  • Tue., November 19, 2019
    5:30pm - 8:30pm

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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  • Sat., October 12, 2019
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

This class is cancelled due to low enrollment. It will be offered again in the winter of 2020. 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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  • Sat., October 5, 2019
    9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sun., October 6, 2019
    9:00am - 4:00pm

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.