Workshops and Events

All workshops will be held at 225 Pavillion Rd, East Thetford, VT.

If registration for a workshop is full and you would like to be added to a waitlist, please email our Education Programs Manager Nora at nora@cedarcirclefarm.org.


DEEP DIG ON TOMATOES SERIES

We are excited to be hosting a 3-part tomato series this summer! Topics include Growing Techniques & Tips, Variety Selection & Taste Test, and Canning & Preservation. Participants are welcome to sign up for one, two, or all three workshops.

WORKSHOP 3: Canning & Preservation

For the final workshop in our tomato series, help our Kitchen team make a delicious batch of Cedar Circle Farm tomato sauce! You will learn all the steps of the canning process, and participate in transforming fresh tomatoes into shelf-stable sauce. Every participant will leave with a 16 oz jar to enjoy at home! The Kitchen team will share some of their favorite ways to preserve Cedar Circle’s bountiful produce of all the different seasons.

Date: Tuesday, September 20 @ 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Cost: $40/person

Optional: Purchase tomatoes at our bulk price to apply your knowledge and preserve at home later! Each 10 lb flat costs $35. Tomato season is almost over!


Past Workshops (2022)

Planning for a Successful Season

Come learn from our farm educators about the many different aspects of growing food, in order to get the most out of your garden this season. Bring your questions and ideas to share with the group, and a notebook to start recording your plan!

Beginner Class

This workshop is a general overview of the many factors to consider as you plan your garden, including different crops’ requirements and nutrient needs, our hardiness zone, and possible pests/diseases you may encounter. Other topics we will discuss include crop rotation, season extension, companion planting, and cover cropping.

This class is geared towards growers with 0-2 seasons of experience, as an introduction or refresher.

Dates:

  • Tuesday, April 19th, 5:30–7 PM
  • Tuesday, May 24th, 5:30–7 PM

Cost: $15

Intermediate Class

This workshop will cover similar content to the beginner level, but in greater detail. We will discuss strategies for increasing productivity and soil health such as crop rotations, crop successions, companion planting, season extension, and cover cropping. We will also focus more specifically on topics such as prevention and management of diseases, pests, and nutrient needs.

This class is geared towards growers with experience looking to dig deeper into their gardening practice.

Date: Saturday, April 23rd
Time: 10–11:30 AM

Cost: $15


Grow a Mother’s Day Planter

Our greenhouse staff will help you design, arrange, and plant your very own 10” planter using plants from our greenhouses. Learn how to care for your planted arrangements, too! Makes a great gift for any mom in your life or a great way to add some color to your outdoor space! Cost includes a pot, soil, and plants. You are welcome to create one pot as a group, but if you’d like to create more than one pot please register a second time. Participants are welcome to bring their favorite 10” pot if they prefer!

Date: Saturday, May 7th
Times: 10–11 AM or 12:30–1:30 PM

Cost: $35 per container


OPEN FARM WEEK FARM TOUR

No-Till Vegetable Transition

Cedar Circle is committed to no-till and minimum-till research and transitioning the farm to a regenerative organic production model. Join our Research and Development team for a tour of our no-till plots. Hear how we’re transitioning from organic conventional tillage to no-till production and learn about nutrient management and the weed challenges that come with it.

Date: Tuesday, August 9th @ 6:30pm
Cost: FREE! No registration required.


OPEN FARM WEEK FARM TOUR

Diversified Organic Vegetable and Fruit Production

Tour our production fields with farm manager, Kevin Haggerty. Bring your questions and enthusiasm for organic production in the Upper Valley!

Date: Wednesday, August 10th @ 6:30pm
Cost: FREE! No registration required.


DEEP DIG ON TOMATOES SERIES

We are excited to be hosting a 3-part tomato series this summer! Topics include Growing Techniques & Tips, Variety Selection & Taste Test, and Canning & Preservation. Participants are welcome to sign up for one, two, or all three workshops.

WORKSHOP 1: Growing Techniques & Tips

Learn from our vegetable production manager all you need to make the most of tomato season! We will cover all the steps of caring for tomatoes including planting, trellising, pruning, watering, fertilization, and pest and disease management. We will tour our tomato greenhouses to see some examples of these different topics firsthand. This workshop is geared towards anyone with gardening experience who wants to hone in on their skills growing tomatoes, whether they are cherry tomatoes, slicers, determinate, or indeterminate varieties.

Date: Wednesday, June 22nd @ 5:30-7pm

Cost: $15 per person

WORKSHOP 2: Variety Selection & Taste Test

Join our Vegetable Production Manager for the second offering in our tomato series: a tomato tasting event! Participants will explore the diverse variety of tomatoes that are grown here at Cedar Circle Farm. We’ll dive into the histories of the unique varieties that we grow, as well as discuss how we choose our tomato varieties. Tour our tomato greenhouses to get a behind the scenes look at one way to grow this popular summer crop. Finally we’ll taste the many different tomatoes grown on the farm to compare the different flavors, textures, and uses of these exciting and diverse fruits.

Date: Tuesday, August 30th @ 5:30-7pm

Cost: $10 per person