Ahavah Farm Calendar of Events, Classes and Tours.
All classes and events last approximately 1-2 hours. All educational tours are about 1 hour long.
All classes and events are free/discounted for all CURRENT CSA MEMBERS.
Please see class details for costs, times and special requirements.
100% of all class, event and tour proceeds go directly to Ahavah Community Initiative (501C3) to feed families in need and spread regenerative environmental education.
See below for BOTH the calendar AND the descriptions.
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One of the BEST part's of Ahavah Farm and Ahavah Community Initiative is the COMMUNITY! Well, 2020 was a community DUD - but no more! Not only is market-style CSA coming back in two weeks!!!!!!! But we are also bring back all of our classes and events! WOW! Events like our annual July 4th Festival and our Harvest Festival, held in October. All our classes, tours, kids classes and more are all returning in 2021 and we are sooooo excited! We hope you are too. Here is the schedule:
Seed starting and Nursery Management 101 – By Lorin Mattemore
* April 16th @ 10am
Cost: CSA Members: FREE. Non-Members: $10
Description: Starting a garden this year? Want to learn how to start, manage and maintain your seedlings from scratch? Join Ahavah Farm Nursery’s manager Lorin for a fundamentals nursery class: Learn nursery set up and organization, sourcing seeds, direct seeding vs. transplants, caring for seed while sprouting, learn about diseases and troubleshooting and more!
Class Length: 1 Hour
Microgreen Class 101 – By Lorin Mattemore
* June 11th @ 10am
* September 24th @ 10am
Cost: CSA Members: $10. Non-Members: $20 (Including materials)
Description: What are microgreens and why do you want to make them a steady part of your diet? Learn about this and so much more. Learn all the fundamentals of not only HOW to grow microgreens, but you will learn about maintaining them, harvesting them and how to enjoy them! Learn about multiple kinds and become a microgreen master! Every member goes home with a WHOLE tray of microgreens!!
Class Length: 1 Hour
Vegetable Fermentation Basics – By Julie Black
* July 16th @ 10am
* September 10th @ 10am
Cost: CSA Members: $10 Non-Members: $15 (Includes materials)
Description: In this class we will learn the basics of lactic-acid vegetable fermentation. We will learn how to make sauerkraut, pickles, and more! Each class member will go home with a small jar of sauerkraut and pickles. Vegetables and supplies will be provided. Cost of supplies is included in the registration fee.
Class Length: 1 Hour
Composting 101 – By Mark Robinson
* May 21st @ 10am
* July 23rd @10am
Cost: CSA Members: FREE. Non-Members: $10 (Includes materials)
Description: Come learn all about the amazing art of composting. You will learn all the fundamentals to get started including perfecting your mixture, timelines and what to look for in addition to multiple different composting methods. Learn how to use it and apply it to your garden, how to test it and so much more.
Class Length: 1.5 Hours
Blacksmithing 101 – By our Resident Blacksmith, Asher Camire
* June 18th @ 10am
* August 20th @ 10am
Cost: CSA Members: $20. Non-Members: $30 (Includes materials)
Description: Learn the basics of blacksmithing and take home your project! We will learn the fundamentals of how to get you started in blacksmithing – terminology, basic skills, safety and a bit of history. We will make some nails and a scroll! Appropriate for ages 9 - 99.
Class Length: 3 Hours.
KIDS CLASS!! Natural and Organic Mother’s Day Windowsill Herb Garden. 2 Weeks. – By Asher Camire
* Class # 1: April 30th @ 10am
* PICKUP: May 7th @ 10am
Cost: CSA Members: $35. Non-Members: $45 (Includes materials)
Description: Bring children out to make a Windowsill garden for Mother’s day! A beautiful pine box stained with an organic wheat-based seal to make for a gorgeous addition to your Mom’s kitchen! We will build the box from scratch and fill it with four beautiful herbs to take home to your Mom for a wonderful gift! Herbs included: Chives, Oregano, Thyme and Parsley
Class Length: 2 Hours.
KIDS CLASS!! Farm Story Time and Activity – By Tracy Volpe
* April 9th @ 10am
* May 7th @ 10am
* June 25th @ 10am
* July 9th @ 10am
* August 13th @ 10am
Cost: FREE – Donations accepted.
Description: Bring your child to Ahavah Farm for an engaging, interactive story experience. We will explore agricultural concepts in a child friendly environment inspiring a curiosity for where our food comes from as well as interrelated agricultural systems. Come GROW with us!
Class Length: <1 Hour.
Tours are educational in nature and last for about 1 hour. We see all the facilities, walk through and see most of the gardens, test some veggies, meet the crew and learn all about regenerative agriculture and our growing methods. Tours have a suggested donation of $10 and is free for all CURRENT CSA members.
* May 11th @ 10am
* June 15th @ 10am
* July 13th @ 10am
* August 10th @ 10am
* September 14th @ 10am
* Sunday July 25th from 4pm to 9pm. More information and details to come.
* Sunday October 17th from 3pm to 8pm. More information and details to come.