We are so lucky to have something like Little City Farm right here in the neighbourhood, just steps from the community garden.
They are offering a variety of interesting hands-on skills-building workshops again this fall. We thought we’d extend a special invitation to YOU (our neighbours!) in the hopes of building up the practical homesteading and self-reliance skills in our ‘hood.
You can sign up for classes, and read more on our website here. In particular we invite you to consider taking part in these, while space allows:
Seed Saving, Sat Sept 10 with Taarini Chopra (a local neighbour)
Taarini does amazing work for both CBAN (Canadian Biotech Action Network), and Seeds of Diversity (a locally-based organization that is Canada’s seed saving non-profit). Learn about how to save your own garden seeds, and why it’s so important. Read more & register here.
Waldorf-inspired Art Classes for Adults – the Wild Oaks series
6 Wednesday evenings from 7-9 pm (Oct 19-Nov 23).For adults who want to bring more of a Waldorf-style approach to their children’s learning, family life or personal life. We will be talking about the various developmental stages of children, using stories and fables to teach about art, colour and life. These classes will give parents ideas for inspiring the child’s inner artist, based on their skillset, age and development stage. Parents will take home suggestions for bringing beauty, nature, mindfulness, non-violent communication, gentle parenting, and mentoring into their lives. We will work with watercolour painting, sketching, felting wool and more, to broaden skills for teaching these artforms to our children at home. Read more & register here.
Organic Gardening Intensive series – with Angie Koch, local organic farmer from Fertile Ground CSA! (and formerly from this very neighbourhood)
6 Wednesday evenings from 7-9 pm (Jan 18-Feb 22, 2017)
Are you serious about gaining more knowledge for developing a productive organic garden? Join us this winter for this very exciting 6 part intensive organic gardening workshop series. 10 participants will have the opportunity to take part in this series, which will include 6 guided workshops, with opportunity for each participant to develop and complete an individual garden plan. Read more & register here.