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TALKING TREE FARM

Wholesome classes offered by experts in an outdoor, hands-on environment. 
Sign up for a class today for as low as $15 or attend a whole morning at the farm which includes 4 of the classes we offer and a lunch cooked by a top chef. 

We are currently limiting the number of participants to 25 for each class due to Covid & are practicing safe physical distancing while in an outdoor setting. Tickets are non-refundable.

 

Our Story

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.

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A Morning @ Talking Tree

4 of our farm classes & a gourmet campfire lunch

Saturday, September 25
Fresh Squeezed OJ and Farm Tour
Farming & Permaculture
Chicken Husbandry
Herbalism
Outdoor Cooking & Lunch

Sunday, September 26
Fresh Squeezed OJ and Farm Tour
Farming & Permaculture
Composting 
Mushroom Cultivation
Outdoor Cooking & Lunch

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Here’s What We Will Offer

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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)

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CHICKEN HUSBANDRY

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)

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HERBALISM

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)

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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)

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OUTDOOR COOKING

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.

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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)

VOLUNTEER DAYS

Every Wednesday 9-12pm

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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.)

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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!

FIND OUR
PRODUCE, EGGS, & HONEY

Pearl Farmers Market
312 Pearl Pkwy
San Antonio, TX
78215

Sat: 9am - 1pm

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