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Farming & Homesteading Classes

Wetlands (9 Hours)
What is a wetland and why are they so important? This class will include a walking tour at the TRACTOR site on 80 South across from Riddles Storage Units. Then we will continue the discussion in the classroom on wetlands and how to build a gray water filtration system, or in short build a mini wetland. 
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Cover Cropping (3 Hours)
Prepare for Spring by fall and winter cover cropping. Learn what to plant, how to incorporate throughout the garden, benefits, timing of planting, etc. We will meet at Goldfinch Farm in Celo.
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Greenhouses (2.5 Hours)
Discover Greenhouse designs and various uses. Topics will include Site location, sizes, winter crops, and more.
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Types of Greenhouses (4 Hours)
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Season Extension (2.5 Hours)
We will discuss ways to extend the season to grow during colder months such as using hoops, straw bales, and various other methods.
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Vermicomposting (6 Hours)
We will look at ways to set up and grow worms for compost, thus recycling food waste, leaves, cardboard, etc. and creating an exceptionally great soil builder. Hope to have worms to take home. On site operating visit 10/14, to set up some easy vermicompost systems. (Site TBD).
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Co-Op Farming & Homesteading (2.5 Hours)
What about more co-op farming and homesteading? What would a co-op look like? What would you gain by mutual support and marketing, sharing ideas and resources? This will be an open sharing session.
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Connections with Plants (2.5 Hours)
This session will examine various ways we can connect with plants, and they with us. There are many paths to these connections. We will share our understanding, insights and ways we open to these connections.
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Connections and Remembering (2.5 Hours)
This will be a deeper dive into the past and why this process is much about remembering and connections. How does this help use as we grow food, use the land, and celebrate our plant offering?
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Observations (5 Hours)
We will journey into the woods. This will be a time to share observations, what do we see, hear, and feel when in the woods and around water. Bring a bag lunch.
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