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We consider ourselves a teaching farm, and to that end, we offer tours, speaking engagements, workshops and apprenticeship opportunities. We have a very well-developed background in program development, facilitation, and delivery. With over 30 years of experience for Frank, 25 years for Lisa and 7 years for Julie. What we offer is quite varied and can be interactive, hands-on, lecture- style and even one on one. We can customize workshops and lectures to fit the needs of the group so as to offer effective and relevant training.

For more detailed questions, to book a tour, one of our workshops or arrange for a speaking engagement, please email us at [email protected] or call 902-671-2378.

Farm Tours

From spring to fall, we offer tours of our farm, showing how we integrate our herbal business, seed business, and vegetables to offer a diverse selection of products all coming from the farm and complimenting each other in numerous ways. Tours are typically 1 to 2 hours long and outdoor picnic area is available. For more in-depth adventures and for pricing call or email us. This is a great opportunity for schools and groups to get a look at a diverse farm and agribusiness combined.

On-Farm Workshops

This is where some of the most exciting things happen. Here we take you on one of the many educational gardening adventures that we offer. All our on-farm events include delicious snacks, coffee and various teas. We can easily fit groups from up to 30 people in comfort. Small groups, hands on, immersed in the topic and seeing it in actual operation. These workshops will give you the knowledge and the tools for you to build on.

Workshop - Seed to Success 19th Feb 2023

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Garden Tea Party

$12.00 per person

Winter blues have you down? Need some sunshine, fellowship and a hot beverage with sweets to make everything seem brighter? Well look no further. We will be hosting a Garden Tea Party in our Garden Center, we will be giving a 1/2hr talk with remainder of the event focused on a Q & A on all things gardens and flowers and a chance to talk to other like minded folks and dream of warmer days and flowers and gardens and ponds. This will be in a very informal, relaxed, comfy setting

From Seed to Success Starting seeds and growing your own Transplants

Learn how to make the right growing medium, when to start seeds, how to grow, how to avoid diseases and other common problems, how to keep transplants healthy and happy, what is needed to get started and much more.

From Seed to Success Starting seeds and growing your own Transplants

Learn how to make the right growing medium, when to start seeds, how to grow, how to avoid diseases and other common problems, how to keep transplants healthy and happy, what is needed to get started and much more.

Raised Beds or Garden plots - What is best for you?

This workshop will look at pros and cons of both types of gardening. How to build and maintain, how to have less work and higher yields. Learn how to build, what materials to use, how to choose location, amend soil, what crops to plant and when and how to succession plant, pitfalls to avoid, tips, and much more. In-depth look at Hugelkultur in action and the many benefits. How to work with mother nature not against. This workshop will be interactive in the gardens and greenhouses here at our farm.

Raised Beds or Garden plots - What is best for you?

This workshop will look at pros and cons of both types of gardening. How to build and maintain, how to have less work and higher yields. Learn how to build, what materials to use, how to choose location, amend soil, what crops to plant and when and how to succession plant, pitfalls to avoid, tips, and much more. In-depth look at Hugelkultur in action and the many benefits. How to work with mother nature not against. This workshop will be interactive in the gardens and greenhouses here at our farm.

Greenhouse Growing & Season Extension 101

Extend your growing season on both ends. This workshop will show you how we extend our growing season by months and how much you can produce from a small hoophouse/greenhouse. Learn how to construct a family size greenhouse from the ground up. Material choices, site considerations, dos and don’ts, learn how to storm proof and how to overcome pests, humidity, high heat, disease and much more. This is an excellent workshop for those thinking of implementing some form of season extension into their gardening or for those that already have a structure but are not really sure how to use it to its fullest.

Intro To Medicinal Herbs

Entry level course where you will learn how to identify, grow, wild forage, harvest, dry, store and use medicinal herbs economically. Make your own herbal teas, mother oils, and tinctures.  Enjoy an informative tour of our herb gardens and samples of our products.

The key to Successful, High yield harvests

Learn more in-depth gardening techniques on how to have successful, high yields of delicious, nutrient dense produce. This will be a more advanced workshop giving you the skills necessary to make your garden flourish. We will be spending a large portion of this workshop working directly with the plants.

All About Growing Garlic

$30.00 per person

This is going to take you on a whirlwind adventure in garlic. How, when and where to plant. Winter prepping, bed prep, fertilizing, do’s and don’ts, when and how to harvest, curing, selection and lots more. This will up your garlic game and make you the envy of your gardening friends. We also will be looking at various ways to process and use your garlic. You will also receive some of our garlic for planting.

 

Save your own Seed

This is an intro course for learning how to plan, dry, test and save seed successfully. We will cover roguing, population genetics, control methods, variables, traits and look at different methods for different families of seeds.

Workshop Info

Standard 9am – 2pm Workshop Costs (other workshops events priced individually)

Coffee, tea and snacks are included in the cost

How to Register

Call or email and payment can be made by e-transfer or credit card in advance to hold your spot.
Please contact us to book a private session. You must be pre-registered to attend as our workshops do fill up. Refunds will not be issued for cancelations less than 24 hours prior to event start.

Box #22 5324 Hwy 289,  Upper Stewiacke, NS   B0N 2P0

902-671-2378      [email protected]

 

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