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September 2019

Grass & Mint Families (Warm Season Crop Series)

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Description Class Description The third and final class of our 3-class warm season crop family focuses on the grass & mint families Lamiaceae: basil, mint, rosemary, sage, savory, marjoram, oregano, hyssop, thyme, lavender, and perilla. Poacaea (Grass) Family: Corn, Wheat, Oats + others (Buckwheat, Quinoa, Amaranth,) & Asparagus, Basil, Okra Led by farmer Paul Maschka, a highly respected seasoned farmer and instructor in holistic agriculture. You are sure to learn a great deal no matter what your experience level is!…

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November 2019

Cordage Class: make ropes from plants

November 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

TicketsLearn how to turn plants into strong ropes!In this class we will learn how to make ropes out of plant fibers, focusing on yucca. This is a very hands-on class where participants will be pounding, separating, washing, twisting, splicing, knotting and cleaning to turn plant materials into rope. These are strong, local, sustainable cordage types that can be made into a variety of useful items including rope, nets, fishing line, macrame water bottle, and plant holders, bracelets, rope to hang…

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Soil Shindig!

November 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Come join us for this Free Community Event for the fifth year in a row! Celebrate one of the world's most amazing precious natural resources, SOIL! You're invited to an afternoon of learning, discovering, creating, connecting, and experiencing the key role soils play in our daily lives. Explore two unique soil-supporting operations -- an educational farm & a community garden -- located in the Tijuana Estuary just 15 minutes south of downtown San Diego. Plenty of family-friendly activities throughout the…

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February 2020

Holistic Orchard Care (Class 1)- Winter Care

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tickets2 Saturdays Workshop:This course introduces students to fruit tree selection, planting and care for backyard fruit trees or a small-scale orchard. The course includes content about desirable varieties, hands-on pruning and training methods and details on pest management. The emphasis is on organic production methods and is intended for students interested in organic agricultural production, edible landscaping, agroecological education and sustainable plant husbandry. Saturday, Feb. 1st, 10am to 4pmClass 1: Introduction and pruningThe class will be an introduction covering the…

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Holistic Orchard Care (Class 2)- Winter Care

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tickets2 Saturdays Workshop:This course introduces students to fruit tree selection, planting and care for backyard fruit trees or a small-scale orchard. The course includes content about desirable varieties, hands-on pruning and training methods and details on pest management. The emphasis is on organic production methods and is intended for students interested in organic agricultural production, edible landscaping, agroecological education and sustainable plant husbandry. Saturday, Feb. 1st, 10am to 4pm (Class 1)Class 1: Introduction and pruningThe class will be an introduction…

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