A sneak peek at our upcoming Whole Farm Workshops
September 9, 2016
We have a lot of great workshops coming up this winter. Winter is such a lovely time to ponder things, catch up on reading, and take Whole Farm Workshops!
Festive Wreath Making with Andrea Clemens of Lovelight Flowers December 3, 2016 A hands-on workshop and opportunity to create a unique wreath. We will enjoy coffee, have an opportunity to meet everyone in the class and spend the morning creating your own wreath or this can easily be modified to create center piece for the table. Frames will be discussed and we’ll demonstrate how to fill your wreath, securely attach foliage so the wreath takes shape, and is transformed into a traditional garland. An abundance of evergreen foliage will be available. Bring in some of your favorite baubles & ribbons for a finishing touch. We will provide all of the florist tools that you will require for the workshop. At the end of the workshop you will have created a festive wreath to bring home.
FSA Opportunities with Tom Olsen of USDA – FSA February 9, 2017 & March 23, 2017 6p.m. – 8p.m. Spend an evening with Tom Olsen of the FSA and learn about some of the Conservation programs, Disaster Assistance, Farm Loan Programs, and more that FSA has available.
Back by popular demand: Beekeeping for Beginners with Dan O’Leary of Honey Valley Apiaries March 11, 2017 & April 29, 2017 (tentative) In this class, you will learn the basic steps on how to start beekeeping. Local beekeeper, Dan O’Leary, of Honey Valley Apiaries, will tell you how to choose a site for your hives, where you can obtain your bees and equipment, how to properly care for your bees, how to collect the honey and also how to overwinter your hive. This is the prefect beginner class for the hobby beekeeper.
And while we’re still working out the details and dates with many of our other workshops we are also planning on these workshop topics:
Biodynamics, working with the Stella Natura planting calendar, beginning astronomy, & Rudolph Steiner’s life story.
Traveling Speakers Weekend – topics on Anthroposophy
Basic Entomology for Farmers, Gardeners, and Growers.
Tree grafting Workshop
And other workshops as well! Do you have an opinion about the types of workshops you would like to see here at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute? If so, we would love to hear your input with this anonymous survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/39V7P2P
Do you have an opinion about topics on Anthroposophy for a Traveling Speakers Weekend? If so we would love to hear about it in this anonymous survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7DVRHMX