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Upcoming Events & Classes

Chicken Care 101 November 4

Yoga, Reiki Tea, & Fire Ceremony November 11

Soil Shindig Saturday, November 18

Opt Outside Friday Black Friday, November 24

Day of Gift Making Saturday, December 2

Wild Willow Holiday Party Saturday, December 9

Farming 101: Intro to Regenerative Farming Winter 2018: Jan 6 to Feb 17

Chicken Care 101

Chicken Care 101

Saturday, November 4, 1pm to 3pm

at Wild Willow Farm & Education Center

click here for a map (we recommend you use our map)

$20 | for more info and to RSVP

Eventbrite - Chicken Care 101

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Well, we might not be able to answer this question but you will learn enough to keep egg-laying chickens in your own backyard! 

We will cover:

rules and regulations on keeping chickens

building coops and how to keep predators out

chicken society and roosters

Basic health, feed, and care of your chicks and chickens (including common flu/diseases)

chicken breeds (that suit your needs), livestock conservatory, and buying guidelines

Proper egg storage and what to do with your surplus

Some less common breeds will be brought in and wing clipping will be demonstrated!

A tour of the Wild Willow Farm chickens and their role in sustainability will also be included. 

 

Instructors:

After Stephanie and Mitch got married, they became interested in farming and sustainability. They started a small family farm in Ramona (Credo Farm) and teach classes on animal rearing, processing, and more. Driven by their passion, they very much love community outreach and educating others about sustainability. They are involved with local 4H and their children raise and show chickens, ducks, and rabbits. Stephanie and Mitch live with the intention to raise as much of their own food as possible. They are proud of the environment they provide for their animals that fosters their natural behaviors and enables them to live a happy life. Mitch is a process engineer and has an engineering degree from UCR. He is a search and rescue volunteer for San Diego County and therefore spends a lot of time outdoors. Stephanie has a Masters degree in education and was formerly a Special Education teacher. She now stays at home homeschooling their four children and manages the family farm.

Yoga, Reiki Tea, & Fire Ceremony

Yoga, Reiki Tea, & Fire Ceremony

Saturday, November 11, 4pm to 6pm

at Wild Willow Farm & Education Center

click here for a map (we recommend you use our map)

$15 | for more info and to RSVP

Eventbrite - Yoga, Reiki Tea, & Fire Ceremony

Join us for an outdoors yin inspired yoga class on the farm followed by a Reiki infused tea ceremony by the fire.

Bring your warm yoga clothes, blankets, mats and favorite mug as we gather together to flow in unity. Afterwards, let go of doubts and fears as they turn to ash in the sacred communal fire.

Intentions

As the winter nears, trees prepare for dormancy by shedding all their leaves as they let go of the past and create space for Spring's new growth and the opportunities to come. Winter is the time to slow down, reflect, and create intentions for the new year. Yin yoga represents the cooling as it fosters the slowing down in our sometimes frantic life.

Come let go with us!

Soil Shindig

A FREE day-long celebration of soil!
Saturday, November 18, 9:30am to 2pm

in the Tijuana River Park

Two locations around the intersection of
Hollister St. and Sunset Avenue 92154.

Click here for a Google driving map.
Sites are located quarter-mile walking distance of each other.

Bike and Picnic Friendly!

TJ River Valley Community Garden
corner of Hollister St. & Sunset Avenue 92154
Wild Willow Farm & Education Center
2550 Sunset Ave, San Diego 92154

Planning on attending?
Send us an RSVP!
(no cost


Celebrate one of the world's most amazing precious natural resources, SOIL! You're invited to a day of learning, discovering, creating, connecting, and experiencing the key role soils play in our daily lives through a collaboration between Wild Willow Farm & Education Center,
and the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County.

Explore two unique soil-supporting operations -- a community garden and an educational farm -- located in the Tijuana Estuary just 15 minutes south of downtown San Diego.

Family-friendly activities will be offered at both locations, and workshops for all levels of soil enthusiasts will be held in the morning and afternoon at Wild Willow Farm and The Tijuana River Valley (TRV) Community Garden.

TRAVEL The best way to get to the Tijuana River Park area where this event is located, is to take the Tocayo exit from Southbound I-5, just north of the Mexican border (Exit 3). Click here for a map

Opt Outside Friday

Opt outside this Black Friday
Put the outdoors at the center of your life.

Friday, November 24, 10am to dusk

#OptOutside2017

Wild Willow Farm & Education Center is joining the movement! Spend your holiday giving back to our farming community. Bring the whole family for a day on the farm.

More info and RSVP

* YOGA in the classroom
* Volunteer with us from 10am-noon and 1-3pm!
* Bring your Thanksgiving leftovers for a lunchtime potluck!!
* Farm Tour at 1PM!
* Medicinal Herb walk and harvesting (extra fee for take-home herbs) at 2PM
* BYO shopping bag to harvest with a farmer in our "living supermarket" (extra fee for take-home produce)!
* Tumbleweed bonfire at 4pm *pending rainstorms!
* Learn about our special programs and Farm School!
* Visit our goats and chickens!

* DONATE to our Giving Tuesday campaign!
#GivingTuesday

How will you support the growing regenerative agriculture movement?
#GreenFriday | #FarmFriday | #FarmFunFriday

Day of Gift Making

Day of Gift Making

Saturday, December 2, 10am to 3pm

$40 General Admission
$30 WWF Alumni

Spend the day on the farm learning how to make handmade gifts for the holidays, birthdays, or just because!

More info and RSVP

Workshops

10am to noon: Wreath making with Farmer Cat
11am to noon Herb walk: medicinal properties and harvest with herbalist Damiana
Noon to 1pm Lunch: brown bag or potluck style
1 to 2pm: Herb salts for bath or culinary use with Damiana
2 to 3pm Seed bombs: give the gift of a flower an herb explosion with farm instructor Marya!

Includes all supplies/materials to take home one of each gift!

Wild Willow Holiday Party

Wild Willow Farm Holiday Party

Saturday, December 9, 1 to 8pm

We want to say thank you for helping us grow and supporting our vision. To show our gratitude, we are throwing a party in your honor!

More info and RSVP

Activities

Masa making demo
Seed exchange (bring your seeds to trade with others!)
potluck and pizzas
bonfire
and more!
FREE for all farm alumni, board members, friends of the farm, CSA members, and VGSD gardeners.

Public welcome with $10 suggested donation.

Farm School

Farming 101
Introduction to Small-scale
Regenerative Farming

Six-week Course, two days/week
F
ield Labs Saturdays 9am to 4pm at Wild Willow Farm
Classes Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm in central San Diego

2018 Course Dates

Winter 2018 Jan. 6 to Feb. 17
Spring 2018 Mar. 17 to April 28
Fall 2018 Sep. 29 to Nov. 10

Tuition: $700 (includes $100 enrollment fee. Early enrollment discount available.)

Farming 101: Introduction to Small-scale Regenerative Farming offers students an introduction to techniques and strategies for small farming or agricultural advocacy, or to simply grow more of their own food.

This six-week, two-day-per-week course is offered several times each year. With a horticultural and practical focus, students learn about soil fertility; tool use; till and no-till strategies; composting; sowing and transplanting; principles of irrigation; and pests, pathogens and beneficials. The last class is a discussion about building farm resiliency and a farm's relationship to many systems we must interact with: governmental, social, commercial, educational and regulatory.

Classes are held in the South Park neighborhood of San Diego (near 30th & Juniper) on Wednesday evenings, with field classes and labs at Wild Willow Farm on Saturdays.

Click for more information, a complete syllabus, or to enroll ($100).