Working with the Wood
In the morning we'll learn the how, why and when to prune a fruit tree. Classroom and hands-on pruning in the orchard. After lunch learn how to graft a fruit tree of your choice and bring that tree you grafted home to plant. Limit of 12 participants.
Brook Farm Orchard
Ronni Sands and Willow Summer, co-authors of "Growing Sustainable Children- a Garden Teachers Guide", will be offering their first 3-day garden teacher intensive.
Gather with other educators to explore garden and nature-based education K-12.
Bee Guardians with Corwin Bell
May 12, Saturday, time: 10am-4pm $120
Biodynamic compost is a fundamental
component to vitalize the farm. It serves
as a way to recycle animal manures, stabilizes nitrogen, builds soil humus
and is essential to soil health. Biodynamic compost is
unique because it is made with BD preparations
502−507. Together, the BD preparations and BD
compost may be considered the cornerstone of
Biodynamic Tree Care
Cost - $120
March 17, Saturday, 10-4pm
‘Healing the planet through apiculture’
Green Gulch Farm, CA
April 22, 2017; 9am – 4pm
26 February 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The growing popularity of small-scale beekeeping is good news for the bees, but it also raises its own set of challenges. Rarely does a small-scale beekeeper encounter Colony Collapse — but every beekeeper must contend with Varroa mites, scant forage, and scarce high-quality package bees and nucs.
What can we do to help our bees thrive and flourish? Starting from an understanding of the honeybee colony as an organism unlike any other found in nature, we will consider: