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Apr
15
Sun
Farmers Market Hands On Learning Series Part 1- Organization @ Millican Reserve
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Farmers Market Hands On Learning Series Part 1- Organization @ Millican Reserve | College Station | Texas | United States

Please join us on April 15th 8am for this educational workshop that focuses on Farmer’s Markets and organizing community events. We will take an in-depth look at a Farmer’s Market as a direct marketing strategy for farmers, ranchers and local crafts people.

Participants will learn about:

  • organizing a market
  • recruiting and selecting vendors
  • tips on marketing and selling self/farm produced products

Vendors and market staff will be available to answer questions. A follow up hands-on educational opportunity will be held on May 19th-20th where participants will have an opportunity to join a farm crew as they prepare for a market. Then on Sunday, May 20th, participants will have a chance to set up with local vendors for the day to see how a vendor’s booth is run.

To register for this event, click here

To register for all 3 parts, click here

May
19
Sat
Farmers Market Hands On Learning Series Part 2- Setup @ Millican Reserve
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Farmers Market Hands On Learning Series Part 2- Setup @ Millican Reserve | College Station | Texas | United States

Please join us on April 15th 8am for this educational workshop that focuses on Farmer’s Markets and organizing community events. We will take an in-depth look at a Farmer’s Market as a direct marketing strategy for farmers, ranchers and local crafts people.

Participants will learn about:

  • organizing a market
  • recruiting and selecting vendors
  • tips on marketing and selling self/farm produced products

Vendors and market staff will be available to answer questions. A follow up hands-on educational opportunity will be held on May 19th-20th where participants will have an opportunity to join a farm crew as they prepare for a market. Then on Sunday, May 20th, participants will have a chance to set up with local vendors for the day to see how a vendor’s booth is run.

To register for this event, click here

To register for all 3 parts, click here

May
20
Sun
Farmers Market Hands On Learning Series Part 3- Market Day @ Millican Reserve
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Farmers Market Hands On Learning Series Part 3- Market Day @ Millican Reserve | College Station | Texas | United States

Please join us on April 15th 8am for this educational workshop that focuses on Farmer’s Markets and organizing community events. We will take an in-depth look at a Farmer’s Market as a direct marketing strategy for farmers, ranchers and local crafts people.

Participants will learn about:

  • organizing a market
  • recruiting and selecting vendors
  • tips on marketing and selling self/farm produced products

Vendors and market staff will be available to answer questions. A follow up hands-on educational opportunity will be held on May 19th-20th where participants will have an opportunity to join a farm crew as they prepare for a market. Then on Sunday, May 20th, participants will have a chance to set up with local vendors for the day to see how a vendor’s booth is run.

To register for this event, click here

To register for all 3 parts, click here

Sep
28
Sat
Soil Health 101 @ F.A.R.M. Urban Farm
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Soil Health 101 @ F.A.R.M. Urban Farm

Understanding soil health is understanding the basics of organics.

In this hands on workshop, Co-Founder James Jeffers, will discuss

  • understanding the basics of soil health
  • organic matter management
  • compost and plant based teas
  • how to scout for diseases and pests
  • weed management
  • beneficial insects that help protect your crops.

Be prepared to get your hands dirty and bring your gloves.

This class is great opportunity for both beginner and seasoned growers!

For an accurate participant count and so we are better prepared, please be sure to register for the class.

After class, stay and have lunch with us that will be provided by Sheep Dog Assistance.

Register HERE by September 20

May
20
Sat
Intro to Hydroponics @ Flat Community Center
May 20 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Looking to learn how to build your own hydroponic system? Not sure what kind of hydroponic system is right for you? Unsure of how to clean and maintain a hydroponic system? Plan to attend this workshop and add new tools to your knowledge base and perhaps a new skill. Added Bonus: 2 Door Prizes to be given away at the end of the workshop. Door prizes are 1 DIY Dutch Bucket System and 1 DIY Deep Water Culture System.

The Intro to Hydroponics workshop was put together by a group of participants currently going through the Battleground to Breaking Ground program as part of their Agritourism Team Project (Team Hydrophobics). The participants worked together to decide what type of workshop they wanted to host and then set about putting together the classes and reaching out to bring in a guest speaker. Hay Ewe Ranch has been mentoring the participants through the development and execution of the workshop.

Workshop sessions will include:

  • Soil and Water Testing
  • Obtaining Necessary Supplies and Inputs
  • Planting Crops
  • Options for Pest Control
  • Planning Seeding Schedule
  • Understanding Plant Media
  • Germination Techniques
  • Transplanting
  • System Maintenance

Hands On Skills will include:

  • Building a DIY System
  • System Maintenance
  • Mixing Sytem Nutrients

 

Workshop cost is $35 + taxes/fees which includes breakfast, lunch, and drinks. Please make sure to wear something comfortable (with long pants and closed toed shoes) as we will be outdoors on a working ranch. Recommended to bring bug spray, sunscreen, hat, gloves, and sunglasses (eye protection). Please keep an eye on the weather report and dress accordingly. For those with known allergies to bugs, insects, bees, etc. be sure to bring your epi-pen and/or benadryl. If you are unsure of allergy status, it is recommended to bring benadryl.

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