workshops

 

Want to learn the various arts of homesteading? We are happy to showcase a number of creative workshops for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. Come to the farm and learn how to live a more wholesome and sustainable lifestyle throughout the seasons, or join Kayla at Kirkwood Community College in Coralville, IA this summer. We offer workshops year round in various shapes and forms. Learn to ferment food, weave, garden, keep chickens, grow your own medicine, and more. Check below to see our workshop schedule and sign up for a class or two!

Would you like to host a class at our farm?

 

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Healthy home workshop

march 16th | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join us at our favorite little country store for a spring workshop you don’t want to miss!
Learn how to ditch all of the nasty chemicals in your cleaning supplies and replace them with fewer, cleaner and healthier ones.
We will make 4 items that will clean your whole house and keep you toxin free!

$15.00 per person


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how to start your own small farm business

june 22nd | 9:00 AM-1:00 pm | kirkwood Community college

Designed for the beginner grower looking to jumpstart a new dream, the backyard gardener who wants to start profiting off of their produce, or the independent farmer wondering why their current business model is not going as planned. Learn from course instructor Kayla Haupt, owner of 3.5-acre vegetable farm Under A Tin Roof, on how to get started farming on a small scale and what is required of growers to become successful. This class will teach you not only how to design and grow your own produce, eggs, and meats, but also the legalities and liabilities of operating a small farm, how to start a successful Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, market and sell at farmers’ markets, properly harvest and store fruits, vegetables, and flowers, and everything in between.

$35.00 tuition fee

Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd 
Coralville, IA  52241


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growing a successful business on instagram

june 24th | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | kirkwood community college

Instagram is becoming the most popular and profitable social media source for small businesses. You can easily run and operate your own small business through this platform with some simple guidance. In this class, learn the art of marketing strategy, photography usage and planning, how to write the perfect captions to interest your audience, and grow a loyal following. This course will be focused mainly on growing a local farm business, however the information and strategies shared in this course is applicable to all businesses and industries.

$35.00 tuition fee

Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd 
Coralville, IA  52241


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cut flower gardening and floral arranging

july 8th | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | kirkwood community college

Floral arrangements and bouquets don’t have to be limited to what you can only purchase at the grocery store. You have an unlimited amount of materials growing right in your own yard! Learn to grow not only gorgeous, specialty blooms from seed to harvest, but also gain the knowledge and experience of incorporating more unique stems to use in your arrangements like boxwood, basil, mint, amaranth, bupleurum, sweet annie, shiso, and more! You will create your own bouquet from a variety of seasonal, local stems grown right here in the corridor. Materials fee $25.

$25.00 tuition fee + $25.00 materials fee

Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd 
Coralville, IA  52241


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seed starting and edible garden planning

july 22nd | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | kirkwood community college

One of the hardest parts of garden planning is getting a good head start and keeping those seedlings alive! In this course, learn all of the ins and outs of starting your own edible garden from seed starting indoors and out in the soil. Learn to care for new seedlings, how to harden off plants, when to transplant, and grow your own food. Garden planning can be easy once you know which plants do well next to each other. Companion planting can make or break your garden as it can keep pests away, prevent disease, and even impact the flavor and quality of your vegetables. Whether you want to learn how to be more sustainable, feed your family delicious homegrown food, get outside and put your hands in the soil, or cook more at home, this course will teach you all you need to know to get started planting the garden of your dreams!

$35.00 tuition fee

Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd 
Coralville, IA  52241


how to grow and use herbs

august 5th | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | kirkwood community college

The benefits of herbs are endless! This class will teach you the basics of growing and harvesting herbs along with understanding their many uses. Learn to dry your harvest and use them in basic ways around the home such as in herbal teas, home cleaners, and bath and body recipes. In this course, we will make a handful of herbal do-it-yourself recipes that you can take home to use yourself. Materials fee $11.

$35.00 tuition fee + $11 materials fee

Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd 
Coralville, IA  52241