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FGF Farm Day Camp For Adults

Living the Farm Life!

3 Day Farm & Herb Intensive

July 28th-July 30th 2020

Experience daily life on a working herb and animal farm. In a three day intensive, you will learn basic homesteading and herbal medicine skills to enhance your life. Together we tour the farm, meet the animals, do daily chores like feeding animals, collecting eggs and moving the cows and broiler chickens. There will be an opportunity to learn how to humanly process and package chicken that you will take home with you. There is an optional gardening activity for those who choose not to process chickens.

Learn all about growing from soil making, natural fertilizers, greenhouse construction, year round gardening and different types of garden beds. Recommended tool for ease and success, planting tips and watering techniques will be included. You will seed and take home a 72 cell seeding tray with your choice of seeds including herbs, flowers or vegetables.

Your final day at the farm will be all about herbs for nourishment and medicine. You will make four hands on herbal projects that you will take home with you along with detailed handouts to guide you on your journey for using herbs to enhance your health.

Includes: 

  • A Simple Breakfast 
  • Farm to Table Sit Down Artisan Lunch 
  • Herbal Drinks throughout the day
  • Snacks 
  • Take Home Projects 

Projects: 

  • 1 Chicken you helped process and cut up 
  • 72 cell seeding tray with your seed choice 
  • 1 Dozen Eggs that you collect
  • 1 Daily Wellness Tea 
  • 2 Herbal Tinctures that you make from the garden
  • 1 Herbal Vinegar that you make from the garden
  • 1 Herbal Salve that you make
  • 1 Herbal Infused Honey that you make from the garden

Itinerary 

Day 1 8:30am-5pm Tuesday July 28th

8:30am—Breakfast 

  • Tour of the FGF Market on the Farm and a look at FGF products 
  • Meet the animals
    • Baby Chicks and Turkeys
    • Pasture Raised Laying Hens
    • Pasture Raised Broiler Chickens 
    • Pasture Raised Turkeys
    • Cows (mob grazing, pasture management, 100% grass fed)
    • Woodland/Pasture Raised Pigs
    • Livestock Guardian Dogs 
  • Farm to Table Lunch
  • Jerky Making
  • Chicken Processing & Butchering (take home a fresh chicken) or a Garden Activity with Krista 

Day 2 8:30am-5pm Wednesday July 29th

8:30am—Breakfast 

  • Intensive on Soil and Seeding
  • Seed Your Own 72 Plug Tray Start (take home)
  • Greenhouse Tour 
  • Farm to Table Lunch 
  • Different Types of Gardening
    • Container Gardening
    • Raised Beds
    • No-Till, Tilled Gardens and Creating Layered Gardens 
    • Rows
    • Circle Gardens 
  • A Look at Different Types of Watering Options on the Farm and How to Set up Watering Systems 
  • Garden and Weeding Tools to Make the Job Effective, Efficient and to Save Your Back! 
  • Collect Eggs, Wash and Learn to Pack for Retail and Wholesale Restaurants (take home 1 dozen)

Day 3 8:30am-5pm Thursday July 30th 

8:30am—Breakfast 

  • Wellness Simplified 
  • Herbal Preparations 
  • Nourishing Herbal Infusions and Nutritive Herbs 
  • Farm to Table Lunch
  • 20 Medicinal Herbs to Enhance Your Life 
  • Make 2 Herbal Tinctures (take home) 
  • Make a Herbal Vinegar  (take home)  
  • Make a Herb Infused Honey (take home)
  • Learn How to Make Herbal Salves (take home) 

Price:

$450 per person for the 3 day camp and all the take home projects. All your supplies are included. 

$800 bring a friend (must be paid in one transaction) for the 3 day camp and all the take home projects. All your supplies are included. 

Out of town guests or for those of you who would like to stay closer to the farm during the 3 day intensive here is a list of options that are all close and an easy drive to the farm.