Click Newton Community Farm Spring 2013 Education Brochure to download information about the classes. Please feel free to pass on the information! Please note preregistration is required for all classes. Registration is open until one week before class start date.
4 Season Gardening – A Gardener’s Guide Through 2013
Saturdays April 13th, June 15th, September 14th; 9 a.m. – Noon
All three remaining sessions, $122 General Public, $108 Friend of Farm
Sessions 2 and 3 as individual classes; each class is $45 General Public, $40 Friend of Farm
This series is designed to get your home garden up and running, growing vegetables all year round. The curriculum is spilt into four sessions and is timed to coincide with the main gardening seasons and the associated tasks. While you may not have been able to attend the first class, there is still plenty to learn during the remaining three sessions.
Session 1 – Planning Your Garden for a 4-Season Bounty (COMPLETED Feb 2nd 2013)
Plan for successive crops, select your seeds and learn which plants to start indoors.
Session 2 – Garden Structures and Planting (March 30th 2013). RESCHEDULED for APRIL 13th (COMPLETED)
Assist in the building of a simple three bin composting system and learn how to incorporate and build simple trellises and arbors into your garden infrastructure. Begin early season planting and learn about transplanting and direct sowing as well as tips on watering.
Session 3 – The Mid Season Bounty and Thinking Ahead (June 15th 2013). Preregistration required by end of day on June 8.
Weeding, harvesting and tips on how to dry and store your harvest. Check in with your compost system and begin to plan for your late season harvest.
Session 4 – Winding down…not really!! Season extension & more (Sept 14, 2013).
Season extension; row covers, hoops and mini greenhouses, crops that can be grown over the winter. Revisit your compost system and learn about the importance of turning and storing your compost. Finally learn about the importance of seed saving and how to begin your own collection.
Instructor: Ted Chapman and Farm Staff
Location: Newton Community Farm
A Kitchen Knife Workshop with Stoddard’s
Sunday, June 2nd; 2:00- 4:00 p.m. Preregistration required by end of day May 26.
$30 General Public, $27 Friend of Farm
Don’t know how to tackle fennel, turnips or peppers? Or even which knife you should be using to chop and slice? Then come and join us for this fun and informative afternoon.
Learn which knives all cooks should have and how to use them like the pros! Under the expert tutelage of David Marks, owner of Stoddard’s (America’s oldest cutlery shop) and local chef, Chris Hallahan of Lumiere (and previously of No. 9 Park and Alta Strada), you will learn how to cut, chop, dice, and slice all sorts of vegetables – from the common onion to the Jerusalem artichoke. Bring along your favorite paring and chef’s knives and you’ll leave knowing how to sharpen and maintain them for optimal performance.
Instructor: David Marks (Owner of Stoddard’s) and Chris Hallahan (Chef at Lumiere).
Location: Stoddard’s Store, 360 Watertown Street (Rt. 16) Newton, MA 02458
Jam and Jelly Making
Wednesday June 5; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Preregistration required by end of day May 29.
$30 General Public, $27 Friend of Farm
Just in time for flavorful spring fruits, learn to make jams and jellies to enjoy all year! You will learn the steps to make a luscious strawberry rhubarb jam, including bath processing, and also about tools for the home jam and jelly maker. you will go home with two jars of jams and jellies, and recipes to get you started. Take advantage of the strawberry season!
Instructor: Jenny Craddock
Location: Registrants will be emailed directions to the class location.
Registration and Payment
Cancellations made up to two weeks of advance of the start date will receive a full refund; less than 2 weeks but more than 1 week in advance will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made within one week of the start date are non-refundable.
Questions, call 339-203-0314 or email email@example.com.
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Please note: Many classes take place outdoors.
We are a small farm without any formal indoor space and we work hard to create a safe and fun environment. To facilitate this, we ask that class participants come prepared for the elements. This may include sun protection (hats, sunscreen), proper foot ware, rain jackets, bug spray, etc.
We also strongly recommend that you check yourself and/or your children for ticks after visiting the farm. Ticks can be active at all times of the year.