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April 2019

Beautiful Farm

Farm Days: Farmers Roundtable

Farm Arts Collective
April 28, 2019
3:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
Free

How do we define success and what are the components of a successful farm? Local farmers are invited to a round table discussion facilitated by farmer Greg Swartz of Willow Wisp Organic Farm. This broad conversation will help us think about how to plan and manage our farms and it will help shape future programming of Farm Arts Collective. As part of the conversation, Brian Fox of Salem Mountain Farm will talk about garlic production: from spring to harvest. Bring food…

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May 2019

Farm Days: Women Who Horse

Farm Arts Collective
May 18, 2019
11:00 am
- 2:00 pm
Ticket: $15*

"How many of you remember the first time you saw a horse?" Join Jennifer Canfield for a workshop about the human-horse connection, the agricultural aspects of horse keeping, behavior and the predator/prey dynamic, our expectations, the importance of keeping in the moment, and how being with horses enhances our human to human relationships. Long-time horse owner, Jennifer halted her breeding program in 2004 in favor of advocating for unwanted horses. “Each life is precious. As humans we need to be…

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July 2019

Medicine In Your Garden

Farm Days: “Medicine in your Garden”

Farm Arts Collective
July 6, 2019
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm
Ticket: $15*

Learn about healing herbs that can be grown in your own backyard! Karen and Cortney Whitmore (mother and daughter) will lead a workshop detailing the medicinal plants and herbs that they have been cultivating in a home garden for many years. Participants will gather at the Farm Arts Collective greenhouse for registration and then go up the hill to the Whitmore’s homestead. The tour will be highlighted by a special reading of Gerrard’s Herbal (circa 1636) accompanied by the gentle…

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Group Photo RBS

Farm Days: Farmers Market Tour & Cooking Class

Narrowsburg Farmers Market
July 20, 2019
10:00 am
- 2:00 pm
Ticket: $75*

Join chef Cheryl Perry of Red Barn Studio for a lively walk through Narrowsburg Farmers Market, where she'll take you through the market and show you how to shop like a chef. You’ll never look at fresh produce the same! Then, we move on to the Narrowsburg Union kitchen for a hands-on cooking class where the Cheryl teaches you how to turn the bounty from the market into creative and delicious dishes. Enjoy a relaxed culinary experience filled with inspiration,…

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September 2019

Adrianne Picciano

Farm Days: Seed Saving POSTPONED!

Farm Arts Collective
September 14, 2019
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm
Ticket: $15*

POSTPONED Due to Low Registration--look for a new date in November Join Dirt Diva owner and operator Adrianne Picciano for a hands on seed saving demonstration with helpful tips on how to save and preserve seeds from a variety of flowers, vegetables, and plants. All participants will artfully design their seed packages and leave with a selection of seeds for the following season. *We honor a sliding scale for all events. Please email us at info@FarmArtsCollective.org for details.    …

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October 2019

Fermented Foods

Farm Days: Community Fermenting Workshop SOLDOUT

Farm Arts Collective
October 13, 2019
11:00 am
- 2:00 pm
Ticket: $15*

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT Join the Fermenting Frenzy, a workshop dedicated to fermenting a variety of vegetables. A host of fermenting experts in sauerkraut, kimchi, and roots will lead participants in a hands on workshop. We will be in touch with all registered participants with a list of  what we will be fermenting  prior to the workshop. Vegetables from Willow Wisp Organic Farm will be available for purchase (wholesale prices) at the workshop. Participants should bring 5 of…

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May 2020

Farm Days: Principles of Organic Soil Management via Zoom

Farm Arts Collective
May 30, 2020
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm

It’s all about the soil! Join soil expert, Roger Hill of Treeline Farm, in Bethany, PA, and experienced garden designer Adrianne Picciano (Dirt Diva) for a workshop on soil management for gardens via Zoom. Roger works closely with Willow Wisp Organic Farm on soil health, and he brings a deep knowledge and passion for soil chemistry to the workshop. Adrianne has developed hundreds of gardens for homeowners across the region and shares her practical knowledge about creating and caring for…

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June 2020

Farm Days: Salad Dressings

Farm Arts Collective
June 14, 2020
11:00 am
- 12:30 pm

Expand your salad and salad dressing repertoire! Finally, a chance to get DRESSED UP!!! Join Mark Hitzges, personal chef (and Willow Wisp Organic Farm team member) and Farm Arts Collective's Tannis Kowalchuk for an interactive workshop on how to make three distinct salad dressings. This will be a fun and informative workshop on classic and innovative home made salad dressings. Registration is required and donations are always greatly appreciated. Here is a list of ingredients so you can whisk along…

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July 2020

Farm Days: Bee Keeping

July 4, 2020
10:00 am
- 11:30 am

What’s all the buzz about?  Roger Moss has been beekeeping for 20 years. This workshop will introduce beekeeping techniques and include some important facts about why maintaining healthy bee colonies draws on knowing the biology of honeybees and the many challenges face the current cadre of beekeepers, from health threats to poor nutrition. There’ll be live bees present for those who want to get up close to them at the hives that Roger keeps at Willow Wisp Organic Farm, as…

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August 2020

Flower Arranging

Farm Days: Flower Growing & Arranging

August 22, 2020
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm

Get artistic! Cut and build your own bouquet. Willow Wisp Organic Farm’s flower producer, Tannis Kowalchuk, takes participants into her flower field for an in depth tour of the flower varieties that she grows for the cut flower trade. Guest designers Ann Manby from Sugar Blossom Flowers and Leslie LeFranc from Touche a Tout Gardens  will be on hand to share their skills and talk about their visions as designers. Participants will cut the flowers of their choice (over 30…

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September 2020

Fermenting veggies

Farm Days: Fermentation

Farm Arts Collective
September 5, 2020
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm

Fermentation is a gas! A hands on experience in fermentation including the chemistry, health benefits, and a practical how-to-make classic and unique fermentations from cabbage to kombucha. The workshop invites all participants to follow along with the teachers, Tannis Kowalchuk, Mark Keoppen, Wendy Townsend, Eva Barnett in the preparation of 3 unique fermentations in the workshop.  This is what do you need to bring: Cutting Board Medium or Large Mixing Bowl Large Sharp Knife 3 cleaned quart-size ball jars w/lids Dish…

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October 2020

Farm Days: Winterizing Your Home via Zoom

Farm Arts Collective
October 10, 2020
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm

Stay warm this winter.  Michael Chojnicki, Architect, and Stephen Stuart, lifelong advocate of energy efficiency will discuss the importance of enhancing and maintaining a healthy home in this online workshop via Zoom. They will explore the various principles guiding energy efficiency, as well as review approaches to winterizing homes using “no and low” cost ways to lower your home’s energy use and save money. Discussions will include home energy audits, the principles of energy efficiency along with a simple awareness…

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February 2021

Workshop: Climate Change & Our Diet

Virtual Event
Saturday, Feb. 20
11:00 am
- 12:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday, February 20 from 11:00am to 12:00 pm for a FREE (donations greatly appreciated) virtual presentation on “Climate Change & Our Diet" presented by The Climate Reality Project, The Philadelphia Chapter and Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants. We will first hear about the climate crisis from Chapter member and Damascus, PA resident, Bob Ellis, followed by Mary Ann Boyer's presentation: “More Plants, Less Waste: How Our Diet Affects Climate Change" with Sustainability Intern, Samantha Friborg. Please register for this free virtual event by…

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June 2021

Farm Days: Queer Plants & Gardens with Mimi McGurl

Farm Arts Collective
Saturday, Jun. 26
7:30 pm
- 9:30 pm

Join us on Saturday, June 26 at 7:30pm at Farm Arts Collective for a magical midsummer night of flora and conversation with Mimi McGurl, a walkabout and a short performance. We will begin with a walk through the Willow Wisp flower field, and then enjoy refreshments and a conversation with Farm Arts Collective ensemble member (and gardener), Mimi McGurl, in her presentation entitled Queer Plants and Gardens. In it she asks: Is there such a thing as a queer plant?…

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July 2021

Farm Day for Kids: At The Farm with The Cooperage Project

Farm Arts Collective
Saturday, Jul. 10
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, July 10 at 10:00am at Farm Arts Collective on Willow Wisp Organic Farm for a FREE Farm Day Workshop for Kids un collaboration with The Cooperage Project's At the Farm series. The day includes, a breathing warm up with the Cooperage Project, a farm tour of Willow Wisp Organic Farm with Farm Arts Collective perfarmers Tannis and Jess, some hands in the dirt experience, a vegetable puppet show from the Farm Arts Collective performance, Stone Soup Cooking…

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Farm Days: CommuniTea Conversations with Herbalist Kendra Payne

Farm Arts Collective
Monday, Jul. 19
7:00 pm
- 8:30 pm

Are you interested in knowing more about using herbs? Have you wanted to start an herbal practice but don’t know where to start? Do you have a long-standing practice? Awesome! Pull up a chair! CommuniTea Conversations is for you!   Join Kendra, Owner of The Herbal Scoop, on Monday, July 19 at 7:00pm at Farm Arts Collective as we gather together to unlock the benefits of a summer herbal practice. We will discuss what herbs can support our body (physically, mentally,…

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