Garden Tenders 2017 Orientation (2 of 2)

How does spending the summer building your skills in the garden and sharing in the harvest sound? The Garden Tenders 2017 program is about to launch! Join us for the final orientation on Sunday, June 4th, from 2:30-3:30pm at Tri Cycle! Garden Tenders sign up for weekly volunteering times and care for a specific area of the garden. Times are flexible and include evening and early morning hours. Families are more than welcome! For more information, contact Delilah at volunteer@tricyclefarms.org.

Urban Goat Tending Class with The Greedy Goats

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In this 3 hour class, Connie Rieper-Estes and Jason Estes with Greedy Goats of NWA will move from basic tending of goat needs and health to more advanced goat knowledge covering breeding and selling. The class will be split into 2 sections:
 
Level I: Intro to Goats (90 min) “So, you want to have 2 goats?”
Basic needs: Breeds, Anatomy, Goat Psychology, Diet, Fencing, Housing, City Ordinances, Buying, Goat Math, and Pet-a-Goat
 
Level II: Advanced Goats (90 min) “Now that you have goats, what’s next?”
Important info: Nutrition, Minerals, Health, Parasites, Hygiene, Hooves, Pasture Rotation, Record Keeping, Breeding, Kidding, Milking, Wethering, and Selling
 
REGISTER: https://goo.gl/forms/QGpMUMQMDrG6E55Q2
 
WHEN: Saturday, June 3rd 1:00-4:00pm
 
WHERE: Tri Cycle Farms (1705 N Garland Ave)
 
PARK: Trinity United First Methodist Church
 
COST: $15 for beginning OR advanced section. $25 for both.
 
 
Bring pen, paper, and a water bottle! In case of rain, will be moved to the following Sunday.

Garden Tenders Orientation (1 of 2)

How does spending the summer building your skills in the garden and sharing in the harvest sound? The Garden Tenders 2017 program is about to launch! Join us for orientations on Thursday, May 18th, from 6-7pm, or on Sunday, June 4th, from 2:30-3:30pm at Tri Cycle! Garden Tenders sign up for weekly volunteering times and care for a specific area of the garden. Times are flexible and include evening and early morning hours. Families are more than welcome! For more information, contact Delilah at volunteer@tricyclefarms.org.

Introduction to Permaculture: People, Projects, and Practices with Thomas McKnight

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Do you desire practical solutions to everyday problems? Heard of Permaculture? Join us Saturday, May 6, for a day of discussing the wonders of Permaculture, including some of its star people and their astounding projects around the world. We’ll tour the garden and explain how you can implement real solutions! Join us the next day, Sunday, May 7, for more “permie” fun as we explore one of the basic staples of a homestead: soap! Thomas will discuss a brief how-to using the traditional lye. Then, you can create your very own handmade lye soap at Tricycle Farms to take home!
 
REGISTER: Online here
 
WHEN: Saturday, May 6th from 1:30pm-3:00pm
Sunday, May 7th from 1:30pm-3:00pm
 
WHERE: The Rock House at Tri Cycle Farms (1705 N Garland Ave)
 
PARK: Trinity United First Methodist Church
 
DONATION: $10 Suggested
 
 
 
 
Thomas McKnight:
Bio – UA graduate, Grad. Cert. if Sustainability, PDC, Tri-Cyclist
From Jackson, TN originally, I came to Fayetteville 7 years ago for an architectural design degree from the University of Arkansas and fell in love with the Ozarks. With an ever-intensifying infatuation with the natural world, I studied sustainability at the U of A under Dr. Messadi and found permaculture. I enjoy any good design and the complexities of Earth’s systems, thus everything permaculture.

2nd Annual Warford/Mader Family Crawfish Boil at George’s Majestic

VENUE CHANGE! Due to thunderstorms, the 2nd Annual Warford/Mader Family Crawfish Boil will take place from 1-5:30pm at George’s Majestic on Dickson St.

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Tri Cycle Farms presents the 2nd Annual Warford/Mader Family Crawfish Boil on April 29th from 1-6pm for all-you-can-eat crawfish and fixins, smoked ribs and chicken, boudin, and andouille sausage. Bring a side dish to share potluck style!

 

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

 

Prepare a No-Till Garden Bed in Less than an Hour with Patrice Gros

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During this hands-on workshop, we will build an organic garden bed using a no-till method. By not tilling the bed, we will not just save time, but we will also keep the soil structure in its natural state. We will then plant vegetable crops together on these permanent beds.
 
REGISTER: Online here
 
WHEN: Saturday, April 8th from 3:00-5:00pm
 
WHERE: Tri Cycle Farms (1705 N Garland Ave)
 
PARK in the gravel lot at Trinity United First Methodist Church across the street.
 
Donation: $10 suggested
 
 
 
About the teacher:
 
Patrice Gros of Foundation Farm was raised in Marseille, France and lived there until he graduated from college with a degree in business. He went on to obtain his MBA from UCLA and pursued a career in corporate finance and personal money management. In 1993, with a new home in Ojai, CA and an acre of land peppered with fruit trees, Patrice had his first vegetable garden. There it was: heart-shaped and barely 100 square-feet, and with it, a deep life transformation of the most gentle and unexpected kind.
Today, many seasons and thousands of hours of raking, hoeing, mulching and harvesting later, Patrice’s gardening passion is alive and well; only the scale has changed. Patrice now runs Foundation Farm, a 5 acre certified organic farm in the Arkansas Ozarks not far from Eureka Springs. The farm is a no-till, highly sustainable, organically certified operation which supports his family. All of the farm’s 25,000 lbs of produce harvested yearly are sold within a 50 mile radius. The farm attracts many visitors and groups. The farm crew is a mixture of volunteers and season-long trainees enrolled in Foundation Farm’s farming school.
Patrice is also the founder of the Eureka Springs Farmers’ Market.

Arkansas Gives 2017

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2017 is the final year of the Arkansas Gives program. Help Tri Cycle Farms “Grow the Love” this year by planning to make your contribution to Tri Cycle Farms on April 6, 2017, between 8am-8pm. You can select our organization on the Arkansas Gives website, here, or by clicking on the Arkansas Gives link we will provide on our website and our Facebook page on the day of the event. The minimum donation for this event is $25.

If you are interested in phone banking in the evening for Arkansas Gives, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Delilah, at volunteer@tricyclefarms.org!

Aquaponic Basic Workshop with Leah English

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Would you like to learn more about hydroponic and aquaponic food production? Join us as Leah English covers the basics of growing food using a combination of hydroponics and aquaculture. By combining these farming methods, back yard gardeners, as well as commercial growers, are able to sustainably produce fish and vegetables within one closed-loop system. During the class she will cover the basic principles behind hydroponics and aquaculture while discussing the pros and cons of combining these methods to grow your own food using aquaponics. You’ll also have an opportunity to check out Tri Cycle’s aquaponic system and get tips for building your own.

REGISTER: Online here

WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:00-3:00pm

WHERE: Rock House at Tri Cycle Farms (1705 N. Garland Ave).

PARK at Trinity United Methodist Church across the street.

DONATION: $10 suggested

March 2017 Month of Compassion Food Drive with Compassion Fayetteville

Tri Cycle Farms is a participating partner in Compassion Fayetteville’s March 2017 Month of Compassion Food Drive. We, along with the Fayetteville Public Library, the Downtown Farmers’ Market, and City Hall, will serve as a drop-off site for donated non-perishable food items from March 27th-March 31st. Drop off any non-perishable food item in the Rock House between 9am-5pm Monday through Friday during this week. If you cannot make it during regular hours, feel free to use the labeled crate on the Rock House porch that will be available in the off-hours.

Help us show Fayetteville the generosity of Tri Cyclists! Donate through Tri Cycle to benefit community organizations like 7Hills Day Center.

March Month of Compassion Food Drive

Calvin Bey’s Natural (Organic) Gardening Class

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This day-long course includes gardening concepts and practices with emphasis on developing productive soils and growing quality vegetables. The concepts apply to flowers and yards. Topics include soils, soil testing, soil biology, selecting the garden site, tools, double-digging, composting, plant spacing, fertilizing, watering, companion planting, mulching, vermiculture, compost tea, green manure crops, nitrogen fixing crops, winter cover crops, winter gardens, pest management, weeds, paramagnetic effects, and organic gardening resources.
See http://harmonygardens.blogspot.com There will be a garden tour at later date.

Who Should Attend:
The course is designed for those with little to much gardening knowledge and experience. It is highly recommended that you get your AR soil test done before the course, using County Extension Service. Allow 3 weeks for the test results to be returned. ASK FOR A NITROGEN TEST. Call Calvin for specific instructions.
Calvin will assist students with soil test interpretations, and provide help on fertilizer recommendations. Call if you have questions about the soil testing.


Pre-registration is required.
Class size is limited. Cost is $75.00 per person, and includes the book, How to Grow More Vegetable by John Jeavons, and 60 pages of handout material. If you have the Jeavons’ book, deduct $15.00. For couples who can share the book and handouts, the cost is $125.00. Register by sending a check to:
Calvin Bey
8779 W. Forest Hills Dr.
Fayetteville, AR 72704.
Provide your name, address, telephone number, and email. Call Calvin at 479-527- 6951, or email cfbey1936@cox.net for more information.


Instructor:
Dr. Calvin Bey grew up on a farm in Michigan and is a retired USDA Forest Service scientist, with a deep concern about health and environmental issues. Over the past 50 years, he has gardened in ten different geographic areas, and has trained under John Jeavons using the Grow Biointensive® approach. He has studied gardening extensively and has grown more than 40 kinds of vegetables and fruits in his garden in Fayetteville, AR.