Classes and Workshops
All classes are held at the farm and provide classroom instruction plus hands-on activities.
Introduction to Organic Farming & Gardening
Are you drawn to beautiful landscapes, meaningful work, and healthy living? Are you inspired by nature and all of its little miracles? Do you daydream about being outside and being a part of creative nature? Do you think about ways to enrich your life and your community? If any or all of these questions sound like you then you have an interest in the core of sustainable growing! Whether you are seeking to become an organic farmer or just wanting to learn how to grow delicious, nutritious, organic vegetables in your garden for you and your family, then Cane Creek Farm’s intensive organic farming and gardening course is your answer!
This Organic Farming & Gardening course will be held on the following dates: September 7 and 21, October 5 and 19, November 2, 16, and 23, 2013.
Register via Georgia Organics here.
Organic Gardening Workshop
Lynn also teaches a one-day Organic Gardening Workshop each year. This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of growing organically, and includes three sessions–Soils, Pest Management, and Plants plus actual Planting. Each session is approximately two hours in length, including discussion and hands-on activities for practical learning. Typically held on a Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, workshop attendees enjoy a vegetarian lunch of farm-fresh produce, usually soup and salad, with an optional tour of the farm.
The next Organic Gardening Workshop will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013. The cost to attend is $75 per person. If you would like to attend, click “Add to cart” below to register.
Lunch N’ Learn Series
On selected Wednesdays from 11-1 we will be having classes on a variety of topics related to organic growing and food preparation. These will be active, participatory classes with a light lunch at the end of the time. Instructors will be Lynn Pugh, farmer at Cane Creek, and Jessica Guitteraz, former intern at CCF, caterer and chef. Each class will be $25 for CSA members and $35 for non-members.
May 1 – Building an organic raised bed – We will build a bed and plant it, while discussing soil preparation, plant selection, irrigation, and insect management. Lunch will be a big salad of farm fresh veggies. Instructor – Lynn, farmer
May 15 – Making supper with CSA veggies – Using the veggies in the share we will make several dishes that are very versatile and can be used with different CSA vegetables.. Lunch will be food prepared. Instructor – Jessica, chef
May 29 – Cooking with herbs – Take advantage of the herb beds at Cane Creek Farm to add flavor and spice to your favorite dishes. We will harvest fresh herbs and use them in preparation of several dishes. Lunch will be the herby food we prepare. Instructor – Jessica, chef
July 10 – Arranging flowers –Make your own beautiful bouquet with the flowers from Cane Creek Farm. We will learn how to harvest, store and arrange casual bouquets by doing it. General principles of design will also be covered. Lunch will be seasonal veggies, hopefully, tomato sandwiches. Instructor – Lynn, farmer
July 26 – Preserving the Harvest
August 7 – Fall gardening
August 21 – Making Soup
Advanced Organic Growing Classes
Advanced Organic Growing Classes were added to Lynn’s teaching repertoire in 2010 at the request of several past students. The topics are customized based on demand and offer a heightened level of education for the seasoned grower. If you are interested in an Advanced Growing Class or have a specific topic in mind, contact us below.