Saturday, January 27, 2018

2 Fermentation Classes next weekend - sign up soon!

Strengthen your health, boost your immune system, and build overall vitality this winter with delicious lacto-fermented vegetable krauts, pickles, and kimchi.  Join us for one of our hands-on fermentation classes, to learn all you need to know to confidently make your own ferments at home, brimming with healthy microbes to boost your gut health and build immunity through the cold and flu season (and all year round!).  We'll be tasting various veggie ferments so you can experience the range of complex flavours and tastes.  Then we'll be making root veggie krauts with local organic vegetables, plus herbs and spices to round out your choices of flavour - topping up with the all important sea salt brine.  Participants each take home a large jar of kraut!  Read more, or register for our Feb 3 or Feb 4 classes here.

Classes are held at Little City Farm - spots are still open so sign up soon!  Here are some photos from our previous kraut-making workshop. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Organic Gardening Course at Little City Farm - 6 part series starting Jan 17!

Dates: 6 Wednesday evenings, Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 14, 21, 28 (NO CLASS on Feb 7)
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm on each evening
Facilitator: Angie Koch, from Fertile Ground Farm
Class Location: Little City Farm, 508 Duke St W, Kitchener


Are you serious about gaining more knowledge for developing a productive organic garden? Join us this winter for this very exciting 6 part intensive organic gardening course. 10 participants will have the opportunity to take part in this series, which will include 6 guided workshops, with opportunity for each participant to develop and complete an individual garden plan.

These classes will be facilitated by local organic farmer Angie Koch, from Fertile Ground Farm (located just west of Waterloo, near St. Agatha).  Angie has operated a market garden, CSA (community supported agriculture), for the past 10 years.  Her farm has grown to include a number of seasonal staff, interns, volunteers, as well as chickens, herb gardens, pollinator gardens, beehives, seed saving gardens, a greenhouse for seedlings, and more!  Angie is involved in Canadian Organic Growers, and the Ecological Farmers Association, as well as a part-time staff member at Seeds of Diversity.  This is a unique opportunity to learn first-hand from Angie's 10 years of organic farming experience!  Bring your notebook, your garden ideas, and your questions. 

View this short video to see Angie's beautiful organic farm!

Organic Gardening Course Outline:
Week 1: Seed and Seedling Starting - including basic plant botany
Week 2: Garden Planning Part One - succession planting for continuous harvest
Week 3: Garden Planning Part Two - using space effectively
Week 4: Soil Biology & Fertility - using organic methods
Week 5: Pest Management, Seed Saving, and Attracting Beneficial Insects
Week 6: Overflow, Q&A & Individual Garden Plans Wrap-Up - final developing, feedback and completion of individual garden plans

Please note: we need a minimum of 7 participants in order to offer this course.  We will notify you one week prior to the first class, to confirm details and what to bring along.

For more information about this course, and to register visit our course page here.