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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Farm and Wilderness Tour for Kids!
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Age range: 8-11 years old. Please note that this is a children-only program. Come pick up your child at the end of the day!

Trek through the wilderness, interact with farm animals and explore our organic garden -- all in a single, action-packed day!  Adapted from our school programs and led by Hidden Villa staff with farming experience and naturalist training, Farm and Wilderness Tours are a chance to explore all that Hidden Villa has to offer. FWTs build confidence and engage childrens’s curiosity as they inspect animal tracks, meet a banana slug along the creek, examine critters in the compost pile, and feed a chicken from their hands.

 

Throughout, we discover the relationship between wild and domesticated animal and plant life, and how humans depend on each. In the wilderness, we discover a variety of plant communities, learn about predator/prey relationships, animal or plant adaptations, and stewardship of the land.  On the farm, we interact with the farm animals, learn about their habits and what it takes to keep them healthy. In the garden, students taste fresh-picked vegetables, learn the six plant parts, and understand the role of manure! FWTs offer the best of Hidden Villa hands-on education: children leave with sharper observation skills and confidence and comfort with hiking and interacting with animals.

 

Pricing:
  • 45.00 Person


MORNING Farm Tour
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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Taste a root, come face to snout with a pig, and discover the connections between sweaters and sheep on a guided tour of Hidden Villa's farm and educational garden.

Pricing:
  • 10.00 Person


We're sorry...there's no longer space in this program...please see if there are other dates open!

Worm Workshop
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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For adults, ages 16 and up

Have you ever wondered what to do with all your food waste? How about feeding it to worms? Join us for a look at a unique method of managing home kitchen scraps, which turns trash into a valuable treasure – gardener’s black gold. Vermicomposting is the practice of feeding worms food scraps and in turn they produce a beneficial soil amendment called worm castings. At this workshop taught by a UC Extension representative, you will learn to build, maintain and troubleshoot a worm bin. For beginners to experienced composters, this workshop will be an opportunity to explore and ask an expert questions about composting using worms. We bet you never had a pet this productive!

 

This is an admission free class - your $5 is to cover parking. Thank you!

Pricing:
  • 5.00 Person


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Afternoon Cow Wow
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Ages 5 and up. Come help us milk Vida the Cow! Learn fun cow facts while you help feed and care for our dairy queen. In the milking parlor, you will work with a trained professional and practice proper hand milking techniques. Then we will measure how much milk is produced, then filter the milk and prepare it for storage. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Only paid registrants enter our very small milk house - this is a very hands-on experience!

Pricing:
  • 25.00 Person


We're sorry...there's no longer space in this program...please see if there are other dates open!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Summer morning farm Tour
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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All ages.
Rise 'n shine and see the farm before the day gets too hot...taste a root, come face to snout with a pig, and discover the connections between sweaters and sheep on a guided tour of Hidden Villas farm and educational garden. Under 2 years old, free of charge.

Pricing:
  • 10.00 Person


Blacksmithing Class
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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For adults, ages 16 and up

Come and learn blacksmithing in Frank Duveneck’s old shop! We’ll start with the basics of safety and fire management, and then progress to learning the first few fundamental techniques:  tapering, fullering, cutting/punching, bending and twisting. Each student will create an useful item that you can take home. This class is being offered for the first time in five years - a rare opportunity.

Pricing:
  • 65.00 Person


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Afternoon Cow Wow
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Ages 5 and up. Come help us milk Vida the Cow! Learn fun cow facts while you help feed and care for our dairy queen. In the milking parlor, you will work with a trained professional and practice proper hand milking techniques. Then we will measure how much milk is produced, then filter the milk and prepare it for storage. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Only paid registrants enter our very small milk house - this is a very hands-on experience!

Pricing:
  • 25.00 Person


We're sorry...there's no longer space in this program...please see if there are other dates open!

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Pricing and Refund Policy

Pricing
Rates stated as "per person" apply to both adults and children. Unless otherwise noted in program description, child rates apply to ages 2-12 and children UNDER 2 are free. Senior rate applies to ages 60 and up. Must present valid student identification to receive student discount. Limited Income option is for those who cannot otherwise afford to register. If you would like to apply for a scholarship for any of our programs, send a request to: communityprograms@hiddenvilla.org.

Cancellation
Full refund 30 days before event. 50% refund if requested 8 days or more before the event. No refunds 7 days or less prior to the event.