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 29 years of experience for Frank, 24 years for Lisa and 6 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 cochranefamilyfarm@bellaliant.com 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 15 to 25 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.

Upcoming Workshops and Events

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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.

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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.

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Raised Bed Gardening

Building and maintaining, less work and higher yields. Learn how 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. Never till again.

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. Cost is $50.00+ HST  pp or $90.00 + HST for 2 people Coffee, tea, herbal tea and snacks provided during workshop, bring your own lunch.

No Cost to Attend

Transplant & Seed on-farm Sale Event

Open House. Seeds, transplants, herb baskets, organic fertilizers, growing medium, pots, trays and more for sale. We will have free coffee, tea, snacks. Many specials on selected products as well multi-tier purchase discounts. Like to garden? You don’t want to miss this event.

Build your Own Greenhouses/hoop houses

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. Material list and plans supplied for cost effective hoop houses like we use, that are scalable to the size you need.

Intro To Medicinal Herbs

Learn how to identify, grow, wild forage, harvest, and store medicinal herbs economically. Make your own herbal teas with recipes we pro-vide. Enjoy an informative tour of our herb gardens.

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.

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

Workshop Costs

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.

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

902-671-2378
cochranefamilyfarm@bellaliant.com

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