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New 2017 workshops to be posted soon.

Look forward to seeing you there!

All classes are held at 508 Duke St W, Kitchener

Phone: 519-575-9174 info@littlecityfarm.ca --------------------------------

HOMESTEADING WORKSHOPS AT LITTLE CITY FARM

How to Register for our Workshops:

Location: All events are at our Little City Farm location, 508 Duke St. West in Kitchener, unless otherwise noted.

Read the full WORKSHOP REGISTRATION POLICIES HERE for Little City Farm workshops.



WINTER-SPRING CLASSES FOR 2017



INTRO TO SOAP MAKING: BEGINNER ORGANIC VEGAN COLD PROCESS SOAP MAKING CLASS

Dates: NEW DATES COMING IN FEBRUARY.
Time: from 1-4 pm on each date
Facilitator: Karin Kliewer, local herbalist & soap maker

Description: Learn to make beautiful, long-lasting, natural soap that is free of additives, preservatives, sulphates and other nasty chemicals that can be found in commercial soaps. In this busy hands-on workshop you will be walked through the entire process of making traditional all-natural cold process vegan soap using organic vegetable oils, lye, pure essential oils, natural clays and organic botanicals.  We will briefly cover the chemistry of soap making, plus lye safety, calculating recipes, properties of oils, measuring ingredients, preparing soap molds, cutting and curing soap, and sourcing ingredients.

Each participant will make their own 1 lb batch of organic vegan soap to take home (aprox. 5 large bars). All ingredients, tools, including a take-home wooden handcrafted soap mold & cutter, instructions, handout notes and recipes will be provided.

Please note: Participants are asked to bring an old towel, wear old clothes and an apron as soap making can be messy.

Cost: $125 (includes all materials & safety gear, instruction, handout notes, your own 1 lb take-home batch of custom soap, a take-home handcrafted wooden soap mold and stainless steel soap cutter!)



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ORGANIC GARDENING INTENSIVE - 6 PART SERIES

(PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION IS NOW OVER)

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 workshop series. 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. Classes will be facilitated by local organic farmer Angie Koch, from Fertile Ground Farm.

Facilitator Bio:
Angie started farming as a full-time occupation 9 years ago and has been running Fertile Ground ever since. Starting as a 2 acre market garden, she now manages 12 acres of garden space and raises chickens and ducks for eggs, all of which are sold to the farm's 250 CSA members. Angie has facilitated a host of training events over the years, from intensive new farmer training courses to afternoon workshops on garden planning, seedling starting and bio-intensive gardening here at Little City Farm. In her off season, Angie works for Seeds of Diversity Canada as their seed library coordinator. Read more about her farm here: www.fertilegroundcsa.com


Dates: Wednesday evenings, January 18-February 22, 2017
Time: 7-9 pm
Cost: $270 ($45/per class). PLEASE NOTE: CLASS IS NOW FULL.

Jan 18: Seed and Seedling Starting - including basic plant botany
Jan 25: Garden Planning Part One - succession planting for continuous harvest
Feb 1: Garden Planning Part Two - using space effectively
Feb 8: Soil Biology, Fertility & Pest Management - using organic methods
Feb 15: Seed Saving, Attracting Pollinators & Beneficial Insects
Feb 22: Individual Garden Plans Wrap-Up - final developing, feedback and completion of individual garden plans

REGISTRATION NOW FULL!
Contact Karin to be added to waiting list at: info@littlecityfarm.ca


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LITTLE CITY FARM
508 Duke Street West, Kitchener, ON, N2H 3Y8
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Phone: (519) 575-9174
Email: info@littlecityfarm.ca