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Education is an extremely important part of the Fleischer Family Farm’s vision.  Chelsie and Paul have taught at-risk youth through the Americorps program in various locations throughout the United States, orphaned children in Africa and South East Asia, and Paul currently works as a high school Agricultural Education teacher in his community.  As a family, we continue to believe that through education comes change and growth.  The Fleischer Family Farm offers several different courses from chicken and bee-keeping to garden planning, soap making and food preservation.  In teaching these classes, the farm hopes to truly “Build Community Through Food” and make a positive change in our environment and our society by helping people learn important skills for self-sufficiency.

 

Backyard Chicken Keeping 101

downloadHave you ever wanted to keep a few chickens in your backyard but were just too intimidated by taking on the responsibility? Maybe you have one too many questions about the process and feel unprepared. This class aims to provide interested parties with the knowledge they’ll need to start their own backyard flock.

Topics such as the basics about chickens, coop preparation, food, supplements/treats, choosing the right bird, health issues and more will be covered in this two-hour course led by your local farmer.

So don’t sit on the sideline any longer! Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about keeping chickens and start producing your own fresh eggs daily. Participants can look forward to spending a few hours at a local urban farm, getting hands-on experience with birds and tours of the coop and will each walk away with an informational packet on starting your own flock, a note catcher used throughout the class and a number of different resources on books, documentaries, and chicken sourcing farms.

The class cost is $35 per person and because these classes often sell out rather quickly, we ask attendees to prepay to reserve seats. Please contact us via email to set up a mailed check to the farm or prepay through the Venmo electronic money transfer app.

Next Class

Saturday, March 14th  1:00-3:00

Fill out the contact form below if you are interested in any of our classes. 

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Beekeeping Basics

Beekeeping - PaulIf you have ever thought about keeping bees in your backyard to help pollinate your garden, improve the declining bee population or produce some of your own delicious honey, this class can give you the basics you’ll need to get started.

This class is developed for those who have no beekeeping experience and will discuss the basics in apiculture. We will go over general information about bees in your colony, hive types, tools needed, where/how to source your bees and basic care.

This class is not a comprehensive beekeeping course but will give any interested parties the opportunity to get a strong foundational knowledge in beekeeping.  Students will leave with an informational packet on keeping bees, a few resources for sourcing bees/equipment and will get a tour of the farm and participate in a hive inspection.

The class cost is $35 per person and because these classes often sell out rather quickly, we ask attendees to prepay to reserve seats. Please contact us via email to set up a mailed check to the farm or prepay through the Venmo electronic money transfer app.

Next Class Date

Saturday, April 11th  1:00-3:00

Fill out the contact form below if you are interested in any of our classes. 

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Home Food Preservation

 

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If you have ever wanted to learn the skills necessary to preserve and store food in your home, this is the class for you.  We have been preserving as much fresh product as possible every season from our beautiful two acre vegetable farm to get us through the long cold winter months.

This class is taught by Chelsie, who has been canning the farm’s bounty for years.  The class will teach you the basics of canning and freezing products through a hands on canning lesson in the farm’s kitchen. You’ll learn about the equipment needed and all participants will walk away with a note catcher and several great recipes.

Next Class Date

Saturday, January 18th  1:00-3:00

~SOLD OUT~

Fill out the contact form below if you are interested in any of our classes. 

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Home Made Soap Making 101

Cold-Process-Homemade-Soap              We have been making our own soap at home for over 5 years now and have been through a lot. We would love to pass on our knowledge and experience to you or anyone else who may be interested in learning this homesteading skill. We will discuss the basics of how to create your own amazing soap in your own home kitchens.

We will cook two batches of soap during the class.  One made through the hot process method and one through the cold process.  Participants will leave with a few step by step packets of instructions on creating soap, recipes of ingredients/tools and information on where to source them, a note catcher used throughout the class and a bar of fresh home made soap to take home for themselves.

The class cost is $35 per person and because these classes often sell out rather quickly, we ask attendees to prepay to reserve seats. Please contact us via email to set up a mailed check to the farm or prepay through the Venmo electronic money transfer app.

Next Class Date

Sunday, April 19th 1:00-3:00

Fill out the contact form below if you are interested in any of our classes. 

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FREE EARTH DAY CLASS AT MISSION TRACE NATURAL GROCERS

Building Better Soils

Wednesday APRIL 22nd at 6pm

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