2010 Workshop Syllabus; Come “Grow” With Us!

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!