Homestead Happiness Series
Sunday March 5th
Attend all workshops, Fee: $50
Introduction to Backyard Chickens- Sunday March 5th, 9-10 am
Are you ready for your first flock? A walk through of getting started including: picking out your breed, raising chicks to maturity, housing and feeding needs, all about eggs, and what else chickens can do for your compost and garden. Classroom. Fee $10.
Beekeeping: Hive & Apiary Set-up- March 5th 10-12 pm
Learn about hive placement considerations in urban and suburban areas, how to order, assemble, and maintain tools and equipment. There will be a demonstration of assembling a Langstroth wooden hive and frames. We will visit the apiary at Hilltop Hanover Farm (weather permitting) and learn more about proper hive location and what bees need for full health and survival. Fee $20.
Garden Planning, March 5th 12:30-1:30
Join our experienced farm staff in planning a garden of your own. We will discuss soil types, tools, seeds, and vegetable choices. Preparing you to embark on your own journey of vegetable gardening. Fee $10.
Preservation & Fermentation March 5th 2-3:30 pm
Learn the basics of fermenting, freezing and dehydration, and all the health benefits of fermented foods, such as probiotics and Omega-3 fatty acids. Participants will go home with a delicious treat. Fee: $25.