TALKING TREE FARM
Wholesome classes offered by experts in an outdoor, hands-on environment.
Sign up for a class today for as low as $10 or attend a whole day at the farm which includes all of the classes we offer and a lunch cooked by a top chef.
We are currently limiting the number of participants to 18 for each class due to Covid & are practicing safe physical distancing while in an outdoor setting. Tickets are non-refundable.
My French husband and I met in the south of Thailand, where we lived on the beach, farmed in the sand, and lived off-grid for many years. We arrived in San Antonio, my hometown, in 2015 with the dream of sharing our knowledge on sustainable living and agricultural methods. For 3 years we lived in a camper on a friend's land and started a Permaculture Project known as Talking Tree Farm. In 2019, when our son was born, we transitioned the farm to the land we bought in Schertz, Texas. We continue to sell our produce, farm honey, & eggs at the Pearl Brewery Farmers Market. Providing quality food to the community is something we are proud of, but teaching is something we are passionate about! We are thrilled to announce our 2021 class schedule at the farm. It brings us joy to offer affordable classes and bring the community together to make a difference.
A Day @ Talking Tree
All our classes offered all in a day
This Memorial Day is
A Day @ Talking Tree.
Monday, May 31
9:00 - 4:00pm
Fresh squeezed juice by The Lemon Tree Juice Bar & a gourmet campfire lunch prepared by Chef Josh Schwencke is included in the price of your ticket. (view the day's itinerary in the class description when booking)
Here’s What We Will Offer
PERMACULTURE & FARMING
Instructor: Sylvain Clavieres from Talking Tree Farm
Each class will give you insight on how we farm at Talking Tree and allow you to take home specific skills to become a better steward of the Earth. Learn seasonal tips and tricks of the farming trade to be more efficient and sustainable in the garden.
(fresh produce will be available for purchase at the end of the day)
Instructor: Alan Newman from Talking Tree Farm
Learn the best way to care for meat, ornamental, & egg-layer chickens. Get information on chicken biology, how chickens interact with one another and other animals, and how to identify illnesses that plague chickens. Discover the different breeds and what they offer so you can enjoy both the hen and her delicious fresh eggs.
(Our pretty chicks & pasture-raised chicken eggs will be available for purchasing at the end of the day)
Instructor: Lynn Stafford from Trava Herbs for Wellness
This class will introduce you to herbalism using a holistic approach. Learn the basics of several medicinal herbs that can be grown here, when and how to use them, & become familiar with formulating teas, and extracts so you can become more confident in using herbs for you and your family. (Trava products will be available at the end of the day)
MUSHROOM CULTIVATION 101
Instructor: Andrew Denny from South Texas Seasonals
This class will teach you how to cultivate mushrooms inside or outside, and how to identify culinary mushrooms that grow wild in our area. A demonstration on how to build a mushroom kit will be done as well.
(Mushroom boxes will be available for purchasing at the end of the class)
Instructor: Chef Schwencke from Gastronomy Live Events
Enjoy fireside cuisine while learning campfire meals and hacks. Lunch is included & prepared by chef. He will show you how to have fun while cooking outdoors without sacrificing flavor.
ONE YEAR OF BEEKEEPING
Instructor: Alan Newman from Pops Honey Pot
JANUARY CLASS: Basic overview, bee breeds, equipment needed, etc.
MARCH CLASS: How to assemble equipment, where to put it, how to install bees, when to check on them, etc.
JUNE CLASS: Home visits & personal assessments.
SEPTEMBER CLASS: Harvesting, fall feeding, & winterizing
(Beekeeping Class is not included in the purchase of 'A Day @ the Farm' ticket)
Every Wednesday 9-12pm
COMPOSTING & SOIL LIFE
Instructor: Alma or Betsy from Compost Queens
Get the scoop about the importance and benefits of composting for the kitchen, the garden, and the planet! Learn about the different kinds of composting and how to maintain your soil's health.
(Bokashi flakes & composting kits are available for purchasing at the end of the day.)
There is always something to do at the farm! We welcome you to come get your hands dirty, breathe fresh air, & break a sweat. It's super therapeutic, helpful, & gives you a chance to check out the farm!
PRODUCE, EGGS, & HONEY
Pearl Farmers Market
312 Pearl Pkwy
San Antonio, TX
Sat: 9am - 1pm