Here is a list of workshops and events that Runamuk is hosting in the weeks and months to come. We offer a fun, relaxed and beginner-friendly environment for folks to come learn new skills, meet like-minded people, and in the process support this farm and my work as a writer, farmer, and activist.
Most workshops are $75. Events that come with books may cost more. Email me at email@example.com to sign up and reserve your spot for any of our workshops.
Beekeeping Crash Course
Fall Class: October 1st, 2017
Time: 8am ─ 4pm.
We cram a whole beekeeping course into one day with this workshop, starting early in the morning with a tour of the farm and apiary. Then we’ll dive right into learning about honeybees, the gear and equipment needed for beekeeping, pests and diseases as well as IPM techniques, treatments, and natural beekeeping methods. Lunch will be provided at noontime before we move on to learning about how to establish new hives. Later in the afternoon we will discuss honey production with a demonstration of the honey-extractor, learn how to establish new hives, and all about seasonal management of those hives. It’s a lot to take in in one day, but you’ll be among other new-bees, so no worries! *Comes with beekeeping resource book and handouts to take home.
Gardening for Pollinators
Summer: 2018 TBD
Time: 10am ─ 4pm
Spend a day at Runamuk to learn about native pollinators–their life-cycles, characteristics and habitat preferences, along with the threats they face and why they are so crucially important. After a lunch provided by the farm, we will delve into assessing your property for existing pollinator habitat and how to incorporate pollinator plantings into your established gardening methods. We will talk about which plants pollinators seem to prefer, providing food for the duration of the foraging season, and how to add habitat for pollinator reproduction. Participants will take home with them their own copy of the Xerces Society’s book: Attracting Native Pollinators, and a number of handouts–including a copy of the NRCS’s pollinator habitat assessment form.
NOTE: Workshops are nonrefundable for any reason, however you can always use a missed workshop credit towards any other farm event, forever. However, if weather or illness prevents you from attending, your credit is good as long as I am hosting workshops here so no money goes to waste!