Community Crops Education & Classes
Come learn with us! Classes and workshops are offered throughout the year on gardening and farming topics, cooking, and sustainable living.
This class series, running 2023 through 2025 will focus on teaching sustainable growing skills for gardeners and farmers. Class formats may vary between field days, lectures, online classes, and other alternative formats. Registration is required, but classes are free!
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Learn how to use the water bath canning method to preserve the abundance of your garden. Skilled canner Dawn Prelle, of Moma Prelle’s, will lead participants through the steps of water bath canning with seasonal vegetables and discuss general canning safety. This class will have both discussion and hands on elements.
This skill share style class will show participants how to use cover cropping to maintain good soil health. Minimal disturbance bed prep, seeding techniques, irrigation, and mulching will be demonstrated with cover crops suitable for fall and winter. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the techniques discussed during this course.
Get to know biochar, with expert Nash Leef of Salt Creek Farmers Co-op! Participants will learn about what biochar is, how it is made, and its’ applications in organic farm and garden systems. This class will include a demonstration of how to apply and incorporate biochar as a soil amendment.
Learn about how to incorporate cover cropping in your garden to manage fertility and overall soil health. This will be a lecture based class that will cover different types of cover crops and their functions as well as how to manage cover crop plantings from seeding to termination. Creating cover crop mixes and seeding rates will be discussed.
This class series, running 2023 through 2024 will focus on teaching business and marketing skills for small scale farmers. This series will be 12 parts and will start in September 2023. Registration is required but classes are free for participants.
Join us for this informational session about local funding opportunities and how to access them. NRCS officers Jami Theone and Brach Johnson will talk with participants about the agency and their cost share programs, like EQIP, that help farmers work on conservation practices such as cover cropping and adding high tunnel infrastructure. This class will cover how the programs work, walk participants through how to access them and submit proposals, discuss USDA farm numbers, and provide additional information on other local funding opportunities.