workshops

Birds of the Laguna de Santa Rosa

Birds of the Laguna de Santa Rosa Presentation by Denise Cadman Birds are the one form of wildlife that nearly everyone encounters daily. Birds provide natural insect control. Birds are indicators of environmental health. Birds are found nearly everywhere in the world. They capture our imaginations, stimulate innovation and provide respite from the demands of our lives. And… birds… fly. Their arrivals and departures mark changing seasons and they even build tiny houses with just two feet and a beak. More than 200 species rely on the Laguna and its mosaic of habitats for food, shelter and nesting sites. Join us…

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Eco Printing with Natural Dyes

Join us at the Farm Store at Dry Creek, on Sunday, October 22nd, for an exclusive experience that intertwines art and nature. Guests of this workshop will discover the captivating world of eco-printing with seasoned artisans Rose Killian and Heather Law, as they guide you through this natural and sustainable dyeing technique. Harvested botanicals, such as leaves, petals, and natural pigments will be used to craft exquisite patterns that embody the essence of the farm and the surrounding Dry Creek Valley. Explore the process of capturing nature’s fleeting beauty onto silk and wool fabrics resulting in patterns reminiscent of watercolor…

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Lavender, photo by Molly Kate Photography

Essential Oils Distillation Workshop

A day of learning on the ranch from Alice Encinas Duvernell, MA, a French Ethno-Botanist and the founder of Biophilia Botanicals! What you will learn/receive: How to perform hydro-distillation in a traditional copper still AND everyday kitchen appliances Informational handout 100 ml custom blended aroma blend 2-ounce bottle of freshly distilled hydrosol distilled onsite at the farm Mid-day meal and refreshments In this full-day demonstration/workshop, you will discover the unique experience of steam and hydro distillation in a traditional copper still, as well as a method in an affordable home cooking device. Alice will share her passion and knowledge about…

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Midsummer Floral Workshop with Katina Connaughton

Floral Workshops at SingleThread Farms are designed and led by Katina Connaughton, head farmer, floral designer and co-owner at SingleThread and her talented team of Floral Designers. These workshops offer guests the opportunity to delve into many disciplines – flower growing and harvesting techniques, elements and execution of design, use of floral shop tools, identification of seasonal materials and more. Each workshop will be inspired by what’s growing on the farm that month, and what’s in season. June’s workshop will celebrate midsummer and will include making floral crowns and much more. A midsummer workshop dedicated to our role in the…

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Plant Medicine with Ariana

Join Ariana at Casari Ranch for a luxurious day with herbs and their amazing healing powers. We’ll take a garden tour of Casari’s new and expanding medicinal gardens, share an organic, vegetarian, gluten-free lunch at the Rhododendron Terrace, spend some classroom time learning about easy to grow herbs and healing applications you can make yourself, and a wild plant medicine walk in the forest. We’ll learn about five seasonal herbs that are readily available. We’ll learn how to make tea infusions, vinegar infusions and herbal oils to de-stress, calm the nerves, boost the immune system and bring a smile to your heart…

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SingleThread Agricultural Workshop

Our Agricultural Workshops are an opportunity for guests to join us in the field, where we will not only discuss our farming practices but put them into action with hands-on activities – unique to each season and month. Led by our knowledgable and hospitable Farmer and Director of Farm Programs, Adam Smith, we will discuss the use of hand tools, varietal selection and crop planning, greenhouse practices, growing techniques, seasonal transitions on the farm and much more. Refreshments from the SingleThread chefs will be served. Group sizes are kept small to allow for individual interests and questions to be addressed…

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SingleThread Bouquet Building

Join SingleThread Farm’s floral team this Summer for a short course in design and bouquet building. Twice monthly, our floral designers will welcome guests into their studio at the Farm Store at Dry Creek, discussing fundamentals of design and utilizing the flowers grown right here on the farm. Our guests will leave with their own handmade, beautifully crafted bouquet. Saturday 7/15 1-2 PM FarmStore at SingleThread Farm at Dry Creek

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SingleThread Farm – Bee Keeping Workshop

Join our resident beekeeper and Director of Farm Programs Adam Smith in an examination of our apiaries. Guests will explore the inner workings of the beehive, discussing hive health, our strategies in maintaining productive hives and the role of bees and other pollinators on our farm. These workshops will run for 1.5 hours and beekeeping jackets are provided. Refreshments from the SingleThread kitchen will be served.

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