Storm Water Management 101 for Homeowners
Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

Storm Water Management 101 for Homeowners

With increasing storm intensity, do you find that you have more water on your home property than you are able to currently manage? In this short course, attendees learned how to calculate the rain runoff volume of impervious surfaces (roof, driveway, etc.) and how to best design their landscape to capture that stormwater to create a beautiful native garden.

Elyse Jurgen is a certified Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional and Permaculture Designer. She holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Education and a Civic Ecology certification from Cornell University. She has studied ecological landscape design at Mount Cuba and has studied with Claudia West and Danilo Maffei. She is an artist in residence with the PA Council on the arts and teaches urban schoolyard habitat design in schools. Elyse works with homeowners to incorporate native plants restoration in home landscapes.

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Foraging for Wild Edibles
Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Foraging for Wild Edibles

Kevin covered core concepts of wild plant identification through hands-on demonstration along with using materials such as field guides and plant keys. The local and in-season wild plants which are most useful and tasteful edibles was the focus of this talk.

Kevin Faccenda is a student of botany at Millersville Uniersity. He is focusing on learning the plants of Southeast PA and has been studying plant identification for 8 years.

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Why Rotational Grazing?
Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Why Rotational Grazing?

Tyler and Joella Neff of Mirror Image Farms talked about the 'hows' and 'whys' of grazing their livestock rotationally, and the benefits of permanent pasture. They brought mobile fencing that they use on their farm, to demonstrate the advantages of flexible fencing. The farmers discussed how mobile fencing allows them to be responsive to the changing conditions of their livestock, seasons and weather conditions. Tyler and Joella grilled samples of their grass fed and pastured meats, including tips on grilling some lesser-known cuts.

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Farm Share Journal
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Farm Share Journal

Master naturalist and watercolor artist Carol Welsh visited the farm to demonstrate her nature journalling technique using vegetables and herbs from Homefields.  She was joined by friends of Homefields, who made nature journal pages of their own. 

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Farm Share Journal
Sep
8
1:30 PM13:30

Farm Share Journal

Carol Welsh, a knowledgeable naturalist and accomplished artist, selected vegetables, herbs and flowers in season at the farm for rendering and offered recipes and fascinating information about each selection for inclusion in journals. 

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Gentle Tai Chi and Yoga
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Gentle Tai Chi and Yoga

Find fluidity, mobility and movement.  Amy's peaceful Tai Chi will move the qi through your body from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.  Maggie's gentle, flowing yoga will move you through a few standing poses and then restore you with seated and reclining poses. 

This will be an hour of gentle, flowing movement accessible for all levels, and beginners are welcome.

Suggested $5 donation, all proceeds go to Homefields

Class will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather

Contact Elizabeth with questions at community@homefields.org or, call the Farm office at 717.871.3110

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Outdoor Skills
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Outdoor Skills

Matt Dilley demonstrated backpacking skills and set-up the campsite he uses when backpacking on the Appalachian Trail and out west in Yellowstone National Park.  Bonus info included knot-making, cooking on the trail, and how to sleep in a hammock.

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Applesauce & Canning
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Applesauce & Canning

PSU Extension Master Food Preservationists Vickie Swiontek and Tammy Collier talked about apples and how to hold onto that fresh taste! They illustrated how to safely prepare and freeze applesauce, with a bit about canning and dehydrating apples.

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Oils & Vinegars
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Oils & Vinegars

Saturday, August 10, 9:00 a.m.

Tim Balshi of Seasons Taproom conveyed the basics of oils & vinegars, and then paired samples of this week’s harvest—vegetables, fruits, breads and cheeses—with those oils and vinegars for delicious results.

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