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Annual
Organic Seeding Sale
Sat May 21 from 9-12
at Little City Farm


You will find organic heirloom seedlings for all your garden needs - veggies, herbs, flowers, medicinal herbs, and more! Also wood-fired baking, kids activities, urban farm tours, and live music!

Look forward to seeing you there!

We are at 508 Duke St W, Kitchener Phone: 519-575-9174 info@littlecityfarm.ca

HOMESTEADING WORKSHOPS AT LITTLE CITY FARM



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MORE MENDFULNESS GATHERING RETREAT details here.
~ 10 hands-on DIY workshops to choose from throughout the day
~ mindfully prepared organic wood-fired pizza lunch
~ tasty homegrown wholegrain snacks, kombucha, krauts & herbal garden teas
~ relaxed outdoor setting in our gardens and homestead
~ gathering with other eco crafters
~ gaining new skills in repurposing & reusing clothing & fibres

Early Registration by June 1 - $70.
Registration after June 1 - $80.

For more details contact Karin at info@littlecityfarm.ca

REGISTER NOW BELOW FOR MENDFULNESS GATHERING
(when registering please confirm your paypal email address is the one we can contact you at).

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Since 2007 we have offered nearly 200 workshops & events 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.

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS FOR 2016





BEGINNER ORGANIC VEGAN COLD PROCESS SOAP MAKING CLASS

Dates: More dates coming for Sept-Dec 2016
Time: from 1-4 pm on each date
Facilitator: Karin Kliewer, Traditional Herbalist and 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, soap mold & cutter, instructions, handout notes and recipes will be provided. Participants will be asked to bring an old towel, wear old clothes and an apron as soap making can be messy.

WORKSHOP NOW FULL - More soap classes coming Sept-Dec 2016

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WILD FORAGING FOR EDIBLES OF SPRING

Date: Sat, April 30 AND May 28 (choose one date)
Time: 1-3 pm
Facilitator: Jackie McMillan, local wild foods enthusiast

Description:This popular annual workshop teaches you all about how to find, safely identify, carefully harvest, and prepare wild spring edibles for eating. We'll talk about wild foods such as wild leeks, dandelion, fiddleheads, wood sorrel, violets, burdock root, and many other commonly found edible greens, flowers, roots and herbs. Taste delicious samples as part of this workshop. Please dress for the weather as this is an outdoor workshop (rain or shine).


Cost: $30
(includes all instruction, handout notes, and samples)

Please choose one date:

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14th ANNUAL ORGANIC SEEDLING SALE AT LITTLE CITY FARM!

Date: Sat, May 21, 2016
Time:
9 am-12 noon
Drop by Little City Farm for an annual tradition! The spring seedling sale featuring thousands of organic, non-GMO, heirloom seedlings - you'll find all you need to get your garden filled with delicious veggies, greens, herbs, and flowers! Also, live music, organic pies and wood-fired baked goods, tours of our urban homestead, kids activities, and more. Co-hosted with Fertile Ground CSA.


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WILD PLANT MEDICINE SERIES

Date: one Saturday per month June to Oct (see below)
Time: from 1-3 pm
Facilitator: with Karin Kliewer, Traditional Herbalist

Description: Take part in one, several, or all of the following Wild Plant Medicine workshops this summer & fall. Learn about common local so-called weeds that are extremely beneficial to us as nutritious and healing plants. In each session we will focus on one specific wild medicinal plant that is in season locally, learn the plant history, folklore and traditional uses, harvest the plant, and make one herbal remedy together with the plant (participants will take home samples of the remedies).

June 4: NETTLE, Herbal Infusions & Herbal Pestos Learn about nettle (Urtica dioica). How to identify, harvest, dry and store nettle leaf, folk traditions and benefits of nettle, making a strong medicinal infusion with both fresh and dried nettle, and making herbal nettle pesto.

July 9: PLANTAIN, Herbal Oils & Bug Lotions Learn about plantain (Plantago major). How to identify, harvest, dry and store plantain leaf, folk traditions and benefits of plantain, making a solar infused herbal oil with plantain, and creating an anti-itch bug lotion with this oil.

Aug 13: COMFREY, Herbal Poultices & Healing Salves Learn about comfrey (Symphytum officinalis). How to identify, harvest, dry and store comfrey (leaf and root), folk traditions and benefits of comfrey, making comfrey poultices and an all purpose healing salve with comfrey leaf.

Sept 10: GOLDENROD, Herbal Vinegars & Shrubs (Sipping Vinegars) Learn about goldenrod (Solidago canadensis). How to identify, harvest, dry and store goldenrod, folk traditions and benefits of goldenrod, making goldenrod vinegars and shrubs (traditional delicious sipping vinegars).

Oct 1: ROSEHIPS, Herbal Tinctures & Decoctions Learn about wild rosehips (Rosa canina). How to identify, harvest, dry and store rosehips, folk traditions and benefits of rosehips, making rosehip tinctures and decoctions for winter.

Cost: $30 per workshop (includes all instruction, hand-outs and take-home samples)

Workshop Dates


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BEEKEEPING WITH INTENTION

Date: Sat June 11
Time: from 1-3 pm 
Facilitator: with Michelle Morin, local beekeeper

Description: The Top-Bar method of beekeeping provides a holistic, respectful and purposeful approach to beekeeping that is less expensive, less work, and less intrusive than other beekeeping methods.  Join this workshop to learn more about the Top-Bar method of tending bees, which is focused not so much on yield of honey but on natural hive management, organic practices, and the relationship a beekeeper can develop with the amazing organism that is a beehive.  We will specifically be discussing the responsibilities of an urban beekeeper.  Viewing an active hive and learning about basic beekeeping tools will also be part of this class. Check out the website Gaia Bees to see if this approach to beekeeping appeals to you. 

Cost: $30 (includes all instruction, handout notes) 


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CHEESE MAKING WORKSHOP

Date: NEW DATE! Sat, June 18
Time: from 1-3 pm
Facilitator: Bianca Azzoparde, local cheesemaker

Description: Learn the art of making simple healthful cheese at home using organic local milk and other natural ingredients. In this busy hands-on class participants will discover the delicious joy of cheesemaking, and how easy it can be! We will make a simple organic herbed yogurt cheese, as well as organic mozzarella from scratch. This workshop includes all the tools, ingredients, instruction and handouts, as well as samples to take home of your very own cheese made during the class.


Cost: $45 (includes all materials, instruction, handout notes, and samples)


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INTRO TO PLANT COMMUNICATION: OPENING OUR HEARTS TO NATURE

Date: Sat, June 25
Time: from 1-3 pm
Facilitator: Heather Cain, local herbalist

Description: Plants have been supporting and evolving with humans since we took our first steps on earth. Plants are intelligent beings that communicate and make decisions, and humans are hard-wired to bond with nature. Connecting with nature is much-needed medicine for restoring a sense of health, calm, and balance in this fast-paced world. The plants have many gifts to share, all we need to do is be open. In this workshop we will awaken our innate capacity to relate with the plants and trees around us as well as explore scientific and indigenous perspectives of plant intelligence.


Cost: $30 (includes instruction, handout notes)



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MAKING FLOWER ESSENCES

Date: Sat, July 23 (rain date Aug 27)
Time: from 1-3 pm
Facilitator: Heather Cain, local herbalist

Description: Looking for a way to support mental and emotional health and well-being? Flower essences are remedies made from flowers, water, and sunshine that can help release stuck energy, negative thinking, and emotional pain. Flower essences can be used on their own or combined safely with other therapies to create a holistic approach to healing. In this workshop you will learn how to make and work with flower essences (choosing, dosing, etc) as well as prepare a remedy to take home.


Cost: $40 (includes all materials, instruction, handout notes, and samples to take home)



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COMMUNING WITH PLANTS IN AUTUMN

Date: Sat, Sept 24
Time: from 1-3 pm
Facilitator: Heather Cain, local herbalist

Description: This workshop is an invitation to slow down, sync into earth rhythms, and feel your heart open to the beauty and serenity of plants. Through ecological observation, and sensory and intuitive perception, we will wake up our innate ability to relate deeply with plants. We will look at specific plants to support and balance our energy at this fall equinox time. You will learn simple rituals to centre, ground, and cleanse that can be done at home with the remedy you make in class. We will be making smudge sticks and room and body sprays.


Cost: $40 (includes all materials, instruction, handout notes, and samples to take home).


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More classes coming this fall 2016 including:
Seed Saving; Soap Making; Goat Milk Soap Making; Winter Herbal Remedies; Fall Wild Edibles; Root Ferments (Lacto-Fermented Foods of fall); No-Knead Sourdough Bread; Herbal Shampoos; Natural Cleaners for Home; and more!
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NEW! 4-PART PRACTICAL HERBALIST SERIES

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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