Dear Friends of the Farm,
 
1. Harvest Help
2. Upcoming Classes
3. Applepalooza
4. Seed Saving with Dan Jason.
 
1. Harvest Help
 
Like many parents sending their kids back to school, we said good-bye to Ben & Claire, our summer students, as they returned to university. Luckily, Shannon is staying for a bit longer to help bring in the harvest but she could sure use a hand. If you have a couple of hours to spare, we’ll be harvesting especially on Tuesdays, between 9-3. Saturdays are also a volunteer day so come by the farm.
 
2. Upcoming classes
 
You can register for any of the following classes by going to the City of Richmond’s website  or by calling 604-276-4300
 
EXTENDING THE GARDENING SEASON
Extend the winter growing season by learning how to build
a cold frame and hoop house. Items made in this workshop
to be used on the Sharing Farm. All skill levels encourage and
welcome.
Terra Nova Rural Park 18+yrs
Sep 10 …………………Sa……… 10:00am-1:00pm………. $25/1 sess……………………170710
 
BAKING BREAD WITH CHEF IAN LAI
Learn the basics of making yeast breads and quick breads. See
first hand grains grown locally and begin the session foraging
for herbs, greens and vegetables to incorporate in recipes. Shake
fresh cream into butter and make some quick fruit spreads from
seasonal berries. Bring an appetite, plate, mug and cutlery.
Terra Nova Rural Park 13+yrs
Sep 17 …………………Sa ……… 10:00am-2:00pm………. $35/1 sess……………………170946
Oct 15………………….Sa……… 10:00am-2:00pm………. $35/1 sess……………………170947
 
HERBAL MEDICINE BASICS WORKSHOP
These workshops, held in the Healing Garden, cover a new topic
each month including teas, salves and tinctures; growing and
propagating herbal first aid plants; and drying and storing herbs.
Participants receive herbs samples to try at home.
Terra Nova Rural Park 18+yrs
Sep 17 …………………Sa ……… 12:00-2:00pm…………… $10/1 sess……………………170956
Oct 15………………….Sa……… 12:00-2:00pm…………… $10/1 sess……………………170957
Nov 19…………………Sa……… 12:00-2:00pm…………… $10/1 sess……………………170962
Dec 17………………….Sa……… 12:00-2:00pm…………… $10/1 sess……………………170963
 
TAI CHI SUN STYLE
Developed by Dr. Paul Lam of Australia and in conjunction with a
team of tai chi and medical experts, this short form of tai chi has
gained immense global popularity. This workshop is geared for
beginner and intermediate participants.
Terra Nova Rural Park 14+yrs
Sep 18-Nov 27………Su……… 10:00-11:15am…………. $80/10 sess………………….170990
 
3. Applepalooza
 
Mark you calendars, it’s Applepalooza time! Sunday, Oct 2nd in the Apple Orchard at the south end of Gilbert Rd, from 10am-2pm, we’ll be celebrating all things apple. This is our second annual festival and includes tasting and sales of apples, sales of apple pies, a BBQ salmon lunch, face painting and crafts and wonderful music in the Orchard.
 
 
 
4. Seed Saving with Dan Jason
 
Many of you enjoyed Dan Jason’s talk on seed saving back in January. We’ve asked him to come back and give a hands-on talk about how to do the actual seed saving, demonstrating different low-tech equipment. Join us on Monday, September 26th, from 5-7pm in the Red Barn at Terra Nova.
 
Enjoy the fabulous weather!!
 


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