April 20, 2017

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Mar
23
Sat
Why Grow Food
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Why Grow Food @ Sacramento | CA | US

Growing your own food has many health benefits:



  • It helps you eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • You decide what kinds of fertilizers and pesticides come in contact with your food.

  • It lets you control when to harvest your food. Vegetables that ripen in the garden have more nutrients than some store-bought vegetables that must be picked early.


These are the obvious benefits, however after growing food for 10 years starting in his backyard, Chanowk realized that there are more benefits to growing food than just what you eat.


The result is this seminar which distills Chanowk's 10 years of experience of growing food into a presentation which answers the question...WHY GROW FOOD?


After this presentation, there will be a question and answer period as well as a tour of Yisrael Family Farms.


Love offering : $5, minimum donation : $1. This is how YOU transform the hood for good.


*No one way turned away for lack of funds.

Mar
28
Thu
Eco Fabric Dyeing @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Mar 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Eco Fabric Dyeing @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

Come learn how to create your own dye baths and add a pop of color to natural fabric from food scraps. We will be exploring how to extract hues of yellow, purple, greens & magenta from yellow onion skins, and black beans! A fun and easy craft, you'll never look at food waste the same again! Each participant will go home with a hand dyed tea towel they dye in class. 


Ticket price includes materials fee.

Apr
6
Sat
Greenhouse Basics: Vegetative Plant Propagation @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Want to learn how to get more plants in your garden this spring without starting seeds or buying transplants? This is the class for you!


This class will provide an introduction to the basic techniques of vegetative propagation including stem/leaf cuttings, root cuttings, layering, and root division. Vegetative propagation is the method of reproducing plants from existing plants. The structure of the class will include both lecture and hands-on experience.  Not only will you walk away with confidence and new skills, you’ll take some plants home with you too!!




Our Instructor:


Michele Ranieri is currently Assistant General Manager at Hedgerow Farms, a 400 acre native California grass and flower seed operation. Her expertise is in managing a greenhouse operation, medicinal and culinary herb gardening, vegetable gardening, and permaculture design.


Michele Ranieri

Apr
13
Sat
2nd Saturday: Sow your spring seeds! @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2nd Saturday: Sow your spring seeds! @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

Spring has sprung, if you haven't already, its time to show your garden some love after the winter. Come out to our kick off event for 2nd Saturdays. We'll have a variety of seeds and potting mix for you to start some seeds to take home and for the farm! 


We'll be having a potluck lunch, so if you roll through please bring a vegetarian dish with you to share with your fellow community gardeners. This event is kid friendly!


We're very excited to share space with you all, meet new faces and build community!  #transformingthehoodforgood


 *This is an outdoor event. Please wear comfortable shoes & clothing. 


Love offering $5. No one turned away for lack of funds.



Turnip your Backyard Garden: Seed Starting @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Turnip your Backyard Garden: Seed Starting @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

This is an edible gardening course designed to empower community gardeners and city residents to grow & eat more fruits & vegetables with the best organic techniques for an urban backyard! The program combines classroom instruction with hands-on gardening projects in the field. Pre-registration is required. 


For the first class of the series, students will learn about different types of seeds, how they differ, the process of seed starting, seed saving and some of the global issues surrounding seeds. 


Scholarships are available. Apply here!

Apr
18
Thu
Hood Healing: Edible Weeds @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Hood Healing: Edible Weeds @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

Many plants we consider to be a weed today have nourished and contributed to the survival of our ancestors for millennia through foraging and consumption.


Come join us as we deconstruct and learn how to work with and use edible wild weeds. Judith Yisrael will delve into safe foraging tips, recipes and participants will have to chance to taste and make herbal medicine with edible wild weeds! 


After this class, go home to your garden and show not only your fruits and vegetables love but also your weeds. Weed with purpose and excitement about the abundance of edible wild food everywhere! 



Apr
20
Sat
Turnip your Backyard Garden: Soils & Compost @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Turnip your Backyard Garden: Soils & Compost @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

This series is an edible gardening course designed to empower community gardeners and city residents to grow & eat more fruits & vegetables with the best organic techniques for an urban backyard! The program combines classroom instruction with hands-on gardening projects in the field. Pre-registration is required.


Soil fertility is the number one component to growing your own food so we are diving deeper into soils & composting for the second class of the series! Walk away feeling confident on how to evaluate your soil, how to start your own composting and/or worm composting and how to introduce other amendments to your soil. 


Scholarships are available. Apply here!

Apr
25
Thu
Grow Your Own Tea Garden @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Grow Your Own Tea Garden @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

Growing organic herbs to make tea is one of the most economical and easiest ways to help our bodies heal naturally without harmful pesticides that are often used in commercial tea products. There are herbs to help improve our immune system, for energy, concentration, digestion and the list goes on!


You are invited to join us for an evening of learning how to grow and make your own tea. Each participant will get to learn how to plant from seeds and cuttings and take them home, along with tea recipes, a small bundle of herbs, and a basic tea garden design.



Apr
27
Sat
Turnip your Backyard Garden: Organic Gardening Techniques @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Turnip your Backyard Garden: Organic Gardening Techniques @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

This series is an edible gardening course designed to empower community gardeners and city residents to grow & eat more fruits & vegetables with the best organic techniques for an urban backyard! The program combines classroom instruction with hands-on gardening projects in the field. Pre-registration is required. 


For the third class of the series, we will discuss & demonstrate various organic gardening techniques that include crop planning, bed prep, cover cropping, companion planting and how to properly use tools for specific garden tasks. You will feel confident on how to start working the land in your own backyard!


Scholarships are available. Apply here!

May
4
Sat
Turnip your Backyard Garden: Integrated Pest Management @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Turnip your Backyard Garden: Integrated Pest Management @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

This series is an edible gardening course designed to empower community gardeners and city residents to grow & eat more fruits & vegetables with the best organic techniques for an urban backyard! The program combines classroom instruction with hands-on gardening projects in the field. Pre-registration is required. 


For the last class of the series, you will learn about IPM and its approach to crop health. You will have the opportunity to identify pests/disease outbreaks and implement good practices in preventing and treating them.


Scholarships are available. Apply here!