News, Workshops and Upcoming Events
WANTED: Small Tractor
FARM SCHOOL: Basics of Sustainable Farming Next 12-week course begins January 30, 2014
NEXT POTLUCK: March or April 2014
Now enrolling 13-week Shares starting January 8, 2014
Pickups at Mission Hills Nursery, Wild Willow Farm or Chula Vista Yoga Center
You are invited to become a Wild Willow Farm Shareholder. Wild Willow Farm Shares are our version of a CSA -- Community Supported Agriculture. Shareholders receive a weekly box of vegetables and greens, with occasional fruits, cut flowers and herbs, as the seasons change. Exact amounts and varieties will vary, but we aim for consistent volume.
Shares are sold in advance of the growing season to help cover many of the farm's upfront costs, like seed, supplies and equipment.
Cost: 13 weeks x $30/week = $390.00
Shares joined after the start date of January 8 will be prorated for the season.
Wild Willow Farm & Education Center
2550 Sunset Avenue, 92154 (not a mailing address)
Pickups are Wednesdays, 2 to 6pm.
Planting a seed is a commitment to the future.
We appreciate your interest in sharing this commitment and invite you to join our community.
Open Volunteering at Wild Willow Farm
every Saturday, 11am to 4pm (rain cancels)
No volunteering this Saturday, Dec. 7 because of rain (!)
No experience necessary. Everyone welcome. Come to the farm and participate in your food system as we grow and build Wild Willow Farm. Help us develop our farming and teaching areas, plant seeds, build and plant beds, make compost, mulch paths, do general farm maintenance, install irrigation, and do the myriad things a farmer does while preparing and growing San Diego seasonal plantings of vegetables, greens, medicinal and culinary herbs and cover crops.
As production gathers momentum, on-farm activities will diversify even more and will become an even greater places for all ages to adventure and taste.
12-week instructional and practical experience
on a working sustainable farm.
taught by Paul Maschka
NEXT COURSE starts Thursday, January 30.
Apply early to ensure your participation.
Wild Willow Farm's 12-week Sustainable Farming 101 course offers students and introduction to techniques and strategies for small farming or agricultural advocacy, or to simply grow more of their own food.
The course consists of weekly lectures and fieldwork where students learn what it takes to work a small organic farm. Students take part in classroom lectures and projects, and work alongside farm staff to practice material covered in class.
Family-Friendly Classes for Parents with Kids
at Wild Willow Farm
click here for a map (we recommend you use our map)
Bring the whole family out for a fun and educational time on the farm! Adults will enjoy a hands-on learning experience relating to urban homesteading. Meanwhile, kids will enjoy guided adventures of the farm with hands-on in activities led by the folks at At Home In Nature Outdoor Programs, offering nature-based classes, teacher trainings, and outdoor activities.
Adult Classes: $25 RSVP via PayPal
Child Activities: $20 for first child, $10 additional per sibling, pay later.
Upcoming Family Homesteading Classes
Holiday Gifting with Food
Monday, December 9, 2 to 4pm
Adults will learn how to preserve and/or ferment foods for making homemade holiday gifts. Take home a jar as a gift for yourself!
We are on potluck hiatus for the wet-cool season
About our potlucks: volunteering, free mini-workshops, farm tour, potluck, pizza, bonfire, drumming. Farming is food. And food is best when shared with community. The third Saturday of the month (mostly), Wild Willow gives thanks to our amazing community of students, volunteers, and educators by hosting potlucks featuring our famous wood-fired pizzas. Familiar faces and new smiles are always welcome to these joyous gatherings that include educational workshops, volunteer activities, farm tour, potluck dinner, and drum circle around our cob firepit. Bring a dish to share and warm clothing; rain cancels.
*Please bring something homemade and yummy to share (extra points for using organic, locally grown ingredients). Please label your dish and ingredients used if possible. Also bring your own plate, cup and eating utensils to help us keep this a zero-waste event.
NEXT POTLUCK: March or April 2014