February Events Include:
Family Farm Day(s), Help farmers feed the animals and do daily chores
February 8 & 22 (Saturday) 10am-12pm, $10 per person, sliding scale available.
Weed Dating Potluck, New to town? Need a break from the bar scene? Come out for your second annual Weed Dating Potluck. Single folks ages 18 to 98 welcome. Simple farm chores will be set up to encourage brief encounters that get your hands dirty and, perhaps, make your heart sing! Chores will be followed by a potluck so bring a dish or drink to share. Cost is free. Childcare by donation (call to arrange). February 15th, 2014, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m, Free.
Saving the Season: Lacto-Fermentation Workshop with Kate Payne, Interested in understanding there fermentation process as a method of food preservation? Want to know what to do with the daikon radishes and cabbage in your CSA share? In this intensive workshop you will learn about the methods and benefits of this ancient art. Kate will teach you about the process for kraut/kimchi, and live-cultured vinegars. February 15th, 2014, 12pm-4pm, $65 per person. Sign up here.
Farmer For A Day Camp, Why spend your day off from school anywhere but the Farm. Campers enjoy time feeding animals, working in field, and participating in fun on farm activities. February 17 (Monday), 9am-3pm, $85 per child, sliding scale available.
New Farm Institute’s (NFI) mission is to educate, assist and inspire a new generation of sustainable farmers in Central Texas. NFI’s initiatives build upon the education and outreach efforts begun eight years ago by the founders of Green Gate Farms, a community-based, certified organic farm with locations in Austin and Bastrop, Texas.
New Farm Institute, a 501(c)3, provides farm-based education including: camps, workshops, and the first Incubator Farm in Texas. Comprised of farmers, citizens and community activists, NFI is dedicated to engaging people of all ages and abilities in healthy foods and sustainable farming. See: www.newfarminstitute.org