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, September 9th 3:30pm-5pm
Medicinal Vinegar Workshop with Chloe Wood-Hendrickson,
First Light Farm staff farmer – CLASS CANCELLED
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 PNA friends and neighbors — scarecrow making, kids’ games, and lots more activities for members of the Phinney Neighborhood Association. This opening fall event is also open to the public; however, PNA members receive a discount on all pumpkins purchased. Come along for a hayride on First Light Farm’s junior tractor (“little John), join in a fun relay race where you have to dress like a farmer, pick out your favorite pumpkin or purchase another pumpkin if you want to paint it, enjoy roasting a s’more and listening to a fall children’s story. $10.00 per child (which includes one small pumpkin per child). Additional pumpkins can also be purchased separately. Pumpkin prices range from $5-20. 10:00-4:00 pm each day.
Make your Own Scarecrow – Bring some old clothes, an old pillow case
(for the scarecrow’s head), straw hat, buttons or any other knickknacks to give your scarecrow some personality, and learn how to make your own garden art just in time for Halloween. First Light Farm will provide the frame and hands-on instruction, and you bring the old clothes and your sense of fun and creativity. $20.00 per family (PNA and First Light Farm members), $25.00 for the general public. Please RSVP by texting 206-719-8602 so we know you’re coming, which day you will be attending, and how many children you have with you. Scarecrow Making activities will run from 10:00-4:00 pm each day.
Fall Pumpkin Festival will also run every weekend in October – It can’t be fall without hayrides, fun farm games, s’more roasting, and pumpkin picking. $10.00 per child (includes one small to medium pumpkin per child). Additional pumpkins can also be purchased separately. Pumpkin prices range from $5 to 20 for extra larger sizes. 10-4 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.