First Light Farm's Educational Mission is to offer learning experiences that help people reconnect with the sacredness of the living soil, learn new life skills, and build more resilient communities.
1. "Learn and Grow" with Jeremy Houston, First Light Farm's Farm Manager
An Experiential Learning Program for people wanting to learn to grow their own vegetables
Taking reservations for the 2023 season.
There's so much to learn if you want to know how to grow your own fruits and vegetables. Consider joining this experiential class with First Light Farm's lead farmer, Jeremy Houston to learn how to become more knowledgeable as a gardener or would-be farmer.
In this experiential class, you'll learn about soil preparation and amendments, seeding techniques and propagation, familiarity with planting different crops, seasonal cycles, and crop rotation. You'll learn how to use some small equipment, irrigation techniques, weed and pest control, harvest techniques, and how to build a high tunnel. You will also be able to sell any of your produce at First Light Farm's farm stand.
Join us and participate in our community of farmers to learn the skills you'll need to become proficient as a grower.
Time Commitment: Two-three hours on Sunday afternoons, May through October.
First two classes:
- April 9 or 18th (choose one), 10-2 pm
- May 7 or 21st (choose one),10-2 pm
Cost: We don’t charge for our program, but instead we ask you to give back equal time to the farm helping with whatever needs to be done on a small farm.
Interested? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your questions answered or to sign up for the program. We love to have you join us for a great season of growing and learning!
2. Upcoming Farm Classes - watch for more details as we get closer to the dates
Celebrate Earth Day at First Light Farm
Saturday, April 22nd, 1-2:30 pm - Make your own Mason Bee House with Kaila and Mark Russell
We are especially excited about our Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, April 22nd , from 1-2:30 pm, at the farm. We have a lot planned for you and your family that we think you will enjoy. We also think it will remind you of the beauty and diversity of our Earth home and our need to care and protect this living ecosystem we are a part of.
For $35/family or individual ($30 member price), you and/or your family will learn about the amazing mason bees and make your own mason bee house to take home. Children will also be able to create their own free Earth Bracelet. Participants will receive $2 off of First Light Farm’s delicious honey. Space is Limited; sign up early online:
The authors of “Si’ahl and the Council of Animals” will also be present to introduce you to their chapter book written for children and their families to talk about our climate crisis and how we can all help the animals. Companion coloring /activity book and poetry book available.
Native plants and vegetable starts available for sale as well.
May 13th, 1-4 pm - Learn How to Weave your own Basket with Kaila Russell
Back by popular demand, participants will enjoy learning one of the oldest crafts known.Each participant will make their own 8-10" round basket using dyed and natural round reed. No previous experience necessary; only willing hands! All supplies provided. Taught by Carnation's Kaila Russell, basket weaver for over 25 years. 1-4 pm. $45.00 per basket ($40 member price). Space is Limited; sign up early online/
June - Learn how to plant, grow and harvest your own microgreens
July 22nd - Learn how to make Dilly Beans
August 19th - Learn how to make Cucumber Pickles
September 9th - Learn how to make Salsa
Other classes to be scheduled: seed saving