We’re exited about our educational offerings for 2017 with a focus on creating a more just and sustainable world. We hope you will join us for one or more of our events. Please email if you have questions!
Saturday, August 12th 2pm-5pm (followed by potluck dinner)
Hugelkultur Building Workshop and Intro to Water Management
with Chloe Wood-Hendrickson, First Light Farm staff farmer and certified permaculturist
This class will begin with a brief introduction to various PNW water management strategies, such as swales and raingardens, which you can implement in your garden at various scales. We will then transition into the hands on activity of building a raised hugelkultur bed that you can replicate in your own yard to keep your veggies hydrated and nourished all summer long! During this class we will use basic hand tools such as saws, hammers, and drills, so please wear sturdy closed toe shoes for your own safety. Class will be followed by an optional potluck dinner, so bring your appetite and food to share! $20.00/person due to supplies being provided; $15.00 per person for family of three. (The class is geared to adults but children are welcome.)
Register at our Online Store.
Saturday, August 19th at Marymoor Park (free admission)
KING COUNTY’S CHOMP FESTIVAL-EAT WELL, LIVE WELL
First Light Farm will once be representing farms at King County’s annual CHOMP event. For kids, we’ll have opportunities for veggie stamping and seed and flower collage, and decorating your own farm hat. Come see us!
Sunday, August 27th, 1:30-3:00 pm
Pickling 101 – with Trish Glover, pickler extraordinaire and First Light Farm mini farmer
Do you love pickles and dream about the crunchy goodness that harnesses summer’s flavor in a jar? Join us at First Light Farm for Pickling 101. In this class, we will give an overview of canning methods and equipment along with the USDA principals of canning. The second half of the glass will demonstrate easy, quick techniques for refrigerator pickles and have a hands-on experience where we create two different types of pickles. Class fee includes enough vegetables for two jars worth of pickles (picked fresh from the farm), recipes to take home, emailed version of the USDA Home Canning Guide, and a pickle tasting selection. $20.00 per person/ $15.00 per person for a family of three or more.
Attendees will need to bring 2 mason jars (quart/32 oz. or pint/16 oz.) with appropriate sized lids, knife, cutting board, plate and silverware (for tasting pickles), notebook and pen for notes. Please note – our demonstration will be for refrigerator pickles, so your jars and lids should be clean but we will not have a sterile environment at the farm so the pickles you create are best enjoyed from the fridge within a week.
Register at our Online Store.
Fermentation 101: Sunday, August 27th 3:30pm-5pm (followed by potluck dinner) with Chloe Wood-Hendrickson, First Light Farm staff farmer and avid fermenter.
In this class you will learn the basics of lacto-fermentation, the technique used to make pickles, krauts, yogurts, and many other probiotic delicacies! We will discuss food safety, history and, health benefits, and then move on to practice making a flavorful radish kraut using veggies fresh from the farm that you can take with you and ferment in your own home! Class will be followed by an optional potluck dinner (and sampling of homemade fermented foods!), so bring your appetite and food to share. $20.00 per person/ $15.00 per person for a family of three or more.
Participants will need to bring include mason jars, filtered water, salt, a cutting board, knife, mixing bowls, and veggies from your garden or our farm and various spices. (Details provided upon registration.) Register at our Online Store.
Saturday, September 9th 3:30pm-5pm
Medicinal Vinegar Workshop (followed by potluck dinner) with Chloe Wood-Hendrickson, First Light Farm staff farmer
In this class, we will learn how to make an invigorating medicinal vinegar to boost your immune system throughout the coming Winter cold season! First we will learn about the health benefits of our ingredients: ginger, garlic, onion, hot peppers, horseradish, turmeric, and more. Then we will move on to practice preparing the vinegar, resulting in a jar of goodness for you to take home and infuse in your fridge! Class will be followed by an optional potluck dinner, so bring your appetite and food to share! $20.00 per person/ $15.00 per person for a family of three or more.
Participants will need to bring mason jars, vinegar, and other ingredients. (Details provided upon registration.) Register at our Online Store.
Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24th, 10-5 pm
PHINNEY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION (PNA) WEEKEND AT THE FARM –
A weekend for our Seattle friends and neighbors — scarecrow making, kids’ games, and lots more activities for members of the Phinney Neighborhood Association. Also open to the public; however, PNA members receive a discount on all pumpkins purchased. 10-5 pm.
September 30th 3pm-5pm (followed by potluck dinner)
Elderberry Syrup workshop with Chloe Wood-Hendrickson.
The Elder tree is a magical plant native to many different bioregions throughout the world. Many cultures have placed spiritual significance on this tree for its medicinal uses and charismatic personality. In this class you will learn some of the uses of elder tree products and receive a brief introduction to some of the folklore surrounding the elder tree. We will then move on to making a medicinal (and delicious) elderberry syrup to help you through the coming Winter cold season. This recipe will include honey, so please let us know ahead of time if you are vegan or have other dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate them. Class will be followed by an optional potluck dinner, so bring your appetite and food to share! $20.00 per person/ $15.00 per person for a family of three or more.
Participants will need to bring bottles or mason jars, honey, cinnamon, clove, ginger, and filtered water. First Light Farm will provide the elderberry. Register at our Online Store.