July 2012 Educational Events

Upcoming Events at Boulder Knoll Community Farm!

Events and free workshops at a local farm and natural area. Click here for directions. All activities take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately!

11am, Saturday, July 7th
Cooking Greens with Elizabeth Ciarlelli (All are welcome)

Elizabeth, a food professional and Manager at Zinc Restaurant in New Haven will host this Cooking Greens workshop for those picking up their weekly shares from the farm as well as the general public. Free event but please RSVP!

2-4:00pm, Sunday, July 8th
Introduction to Beekeeping with Bill Hesbach (All are welcome)

Bill Hesbach, our resident beekeeper will cover basic bee anatomy and biology, forging habits and honey production, life cycle and queen types, we’ll visit the hive, taste honey, and Bill will take questions. Free event but please RSVP!

5-7pm, Tuesday, July 17th
Casual Evening on the Farm (All are welcome)

Join us for a fun, family-friendly and delicious celebration at our farm. Featured will be hayrides through our wildflower garden, tours of the farm, educational workshop and crafts for kids, a raffle and more! Culinary delights provided by Caseus Bistro and Jordan Caterers. Adult $30 Kids $5. Click here for more information and for tickets.

1-3pm, Saturday, July 21st
Exploring Ecosystems on the Farm – Summer (All are welcome)

We’ll start with a “Sit Spot” where we’ll embody a “sense of place”, inviting native wildlife to join us, followed by a stroll around Boulder Knoll Community Farm and learn about the ecosystems on the farm.  In this semi-guided interpretation, we will examine what is changing in nature and examine unique landscape features, plants, trees, and wildlife. Bring your imagination and be prepared to share interpretations, questions, and personal interests regarding our great communal venture.  Free event but please RSVP!

9am-12:00pm, Wednesday, July 25 th
Let’s Build a Birdhouse (Workshop for kids ages 6-12)

In this workshop we’ll discuss the role of birds in the environment and then assemble one birdhouse per child.  The houses will be kits that will have previously been fabricated by our own Environmental Educator.  Due to the nature of this workshop, we ask that you register for this event in advance so that the proper number of assemblies can be fabricated.  Walk in will only witness the event. Free event but please RSVP!

1-3pm, Saturday, July 28st
Organic Gardening:  Beyond the Basics (Teens and adults only please!)

Building on Organic Vegetable Gardening for Beginners this workshop goes beyond the basics of organic gardening.   We’ll discuss lead in our soils, taking soil samples, succession planting, companion planting, crop rotation, cover crops, etc.  Free event but please RSVP!

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