Educational CSA Class Syllabus 2010
Educational CSA (20 weeks-May 28 to Oct 15) This Old Farm is launching a workshop series to be held Saturday afternoons, from 2 PM to 3:30PM at the farm or other location upon notification. We will share information about different aspects of farm life from organic gardening to raising chickens to preserving the harvest. Whether you are new to growing your own food or a seasoned veteran, there will be something for everyone. They make a great addition to your home school curriculum. The classes can be taken ala carte or as part of our produce CSA. Each class is $15 or $20/family with a discount offered when donating a garden implement to the farm. We would love to have you join us for the season. As a CSA share owner you will be registered in each of the available workshops. As is standard with a CSA, you will receive a share of the harvest each week representing a basketful of produce intended to fulfill the needs of a family of four. Each Educational CSA is $550 payable in two installments.
Class basics Each class consists of a learning time and a hands on time. We will in general follow this schedule: 2pm-3:30pm
15 minutes of class time to get a back ground of the presented topic. Hand outs provided.
30 minutes of hands on with the kids involved. Most kids are then ready for a break so they clean up their tools and enjoy playing on the farm.
30 minutes of continued hands on for the adults or older children.
15 minutes clean up and wrapping up with any last minute questions. Pick up of produce.
Planned schedule: A syllabus has been created. Please keep in mind that changes may be made based on participant request or farm and weather needs. See our calendar for more complete information on each class. Call for confirmation 765-324-2161 weekdays; 765 436-2186 Saturdays.
May 22 Behind the Scenes-Tour of the Farm July 31 Fall Gardening
May 29 Starting your Own Heirloom Garden August 7 Processing/Butchering 101
June 5 Composting 101 August 14 Meat Cuts
June 12 Jams, jellies, and more August 21 Beneficial Insects and Pests
June 19 Rotational Grazing August 28 Pastured Poultry
June 26 Weed Management September 4 Preserving the Harvest
July 3 Harvesting September 11 Extending the Harvest
July 10 Wild crafting September 18 Livestock Management
July 17 From Butter to Cheese; Home Dairying September 25 Potatoes and Other Roots
July 24 Raising Your Own Eggs October 2 Sustainable Living-Wrapping it all up
We look forward to growing with you this summer. Whether it be vegetables or knowledge, it feeds the heart!