Happy 3-day weekend from the farm! All I can say is: TOMATOES! 22 different kinds of tomatoes to be specific and these, my friends, are AMAZING! We’ve got Green Zebras and Yellow Brandywines, Cherokee Purples and Striped Germans, Black Cherries and Indigo Rose…visit us at the Santa Monica Farmers Market Wednesday morning, Santa Barbara Farmers Market Saturday morning & Goleta Farmers Market Sunday mornings!
In more news we just planted our last round of basil on the farm and are getting ready to pull the last of our peppers.
We are also excited about our after-school program and think you will be too! This year Fairview Gardens and Wilderness Youth Project are joining together to bring your child an unforgettable experience. For more information about after-school programs see below.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR OUR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS!
See below for details of each of our programs.
Farm Days After School
Each day the children will explore, work and connect with the farm. We will get in the fields and help the farmers plant, weed and harvest crops of the season as well as tend our very own children’s garden. Some days will focus on brushing the goats or making new chicken beds. There will always be time to climb trees, create art, and share stories. This is a beautiful opportunity for the children to connect with a place and food source on a continuous basis. AGES: 5-10 DAYS: Wednesday TIMES: 3pm-5:30pm FALL DATES: : SEPTEMBER 12 – DECEMBER 12 (No program on Nov 21) http://www.fairviewgardens.org/youth-programs/after-school-programs/ Fairview Gardens, 598 North Fairview Ave., Goleta, CA 93117 PAY ONLINE WITH PAYPAL OR YOUR CREDIT CARD ______________________________________________________________________________
NEW PROGRAM in collaboration with Wilderness Youth Project!
We’ll spend half the weeks exploring around Santa Barbara’s front country and half the weeks at Fairview Gardens in Goleta. The weeks at Fairview will have our fingers in the dirt, planting, tending, and harvesting our gardens. We’ll witness the leaves falling from sister Mulberry, the Scrub Jays harvesting the sunflower seeds and other miraculous changes from week to week. We will plant a fall garden, climb in the avocado orchard and tend to the goats and chickens. Alternate weeks we’ll be hopping up at Lizards Mouth, splashing at our local beaches and discovering the critters living under the logs. It is the perfect combination of tending one home, while exploring another.
GRADES: 6-8 DAY / TIME: Mondays, 3-6 FALL SESSION 1: September 10-October 15 REGISTRATION IS THROUGH WILDERNESS YOUTH PROJECT <http://wyp.org/programs/afterschool.htm> or call 964-8096 for more details
We have some amazing events coming to the farm in the next few months and hope you will all try to make it. Check them out below!
UPCOMING FAIRVIEW EVENTS:
Cooking Class: Cooking To Feed A Family, Thursday, September 20
Nothing is more important than getting our children to eat good, healthy food. The challenges run from making meals that are quick and easy to making vegetables taste exciting and lively to our kids, along with coordinating hectic family schedules. Learn some solutions to these and other common barriers families experience that prevent them from sitting down to a family meal.
Nutrition Hot Topics These Thursday evening classes continue our series on eating and cooking. They will include some food demonstrations as well as an in-depth look at a timely topic. Participants will be involved in food demonstrations and tasting along with some hands on nutrition activities that will foster new skills for healthy living.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20: 7-9pm at Goodland Kitchen, Goleta Cost: $25.00
WHILE EACH OF THESE CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED FOR TWO HOURS, PLEASE ALLOW AN EXTRA 1/2 HOUR FOR CLEAN UP OF OUR COOKING SPACE.
Beekeeping Class: Harvest Honey, Pollen & Propolis, Saturday October 20
Check out more information here: http://www.fairviewgardens.org/2012/08/08/beekeeping-october-20/
Yard To Skillet: Process Your Own Chicken Class
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Soap Making Basics
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Have a wonderful weekend! Until next week….