Let SuchernNova Farm host your next event at our farm! We are a great wedding venue, or schedule a private workshop during your next family reunion, corporate event or birthday party. Do you have a group of children that would like a tour & activity to get the hands on farm experince. Some of the many workshops we offer is cheese making, making jams & preserves, wool processing, farm based education for children, mushroom cultivation, cobb building, herbal medicine & more! 

Email us for more information at Suchernovafarm@gmail.com

2014 workshops




Riparian Habitat Workshop

Sat Nov. 15, 10- 2pm

Sliding scale $40 -$60


At this workshop you will learn to design and plant a native plant community to create or enhance an existing wildlife corridor or hedgerow on your farm.


Hands on Components will include conducting riparian habitat restoration 

plant community creation at Suchernova Farm

-understanding design and plant material selection and placement

-willow and dogwood staking

-tree planting and propagation techniques

-free native plant material seeds and seedlings

-plant lists and resources to locate more natives

-browse protection for natives and tricks to control weeds


Join us to learn to design habitats for birds, butterflies, native insects and even reptiles. Your efforts will reward you with more wildlife viewing opportunities as well as improved habitat for a large number of native wildlife species.

Our Instructor, Maria Alvarez is a Sonoma County resident who has been conducting habitat restoration for the National Park Service at the GGNRA for 24 years. She is delighted to be hosting this plant workshop to help increase the biodiversity and enjoyment of our county. 

Course is open to the public, but space is limited. Please contact suchernovafarm@gmail.com to RSVP

Lunch is available by RSVP for an additional $10



 Mushroom Cultivation & Farm Integration Workshop

Price: $ 40-60 sliding scale

Date: Sunday, November 16th 

Time: 10- 2pm

Join Ryath Beauchene and Felicia Herron at Suchernova Farm, on the 27th of April for a hands-on day of mushroom cultivation skills and techniques. We will be covering the science, practicality, and potential applications of these skills as well as installing mushroom patches on site as well as inoculating maple logs with Shiitake mushrooms. The course is open to the public, though space is limited, and lunch is available via RSVP. Please contact Ryath at ryath9@gmail.com for more information or with any questions. We are excited to share our passion and knowledge regarding these amazing organisms! 


Cob Oven Building Workshop

 

     Cost for the workshop $80 per day, or $120 for the weekend. Kids free

Come learn the valuable craft of sculpting your own cob wood fired oven using Earth right from your property.  Workshop will be lead by Miguel "Sir Cobalot" of Living Earth Structures who has been building ovens, benches, saunas and huts around Sonoma County and the world for the past 15 years.  Miguel has extensive experience leading workshops, and teaching cob building in schools.

Saturday, May 3- Come for 1 or both days

1.  Learn how to build a foundation for your oven.

2.  We will be using adobe bricks to make the base of the oven, and will leave a space for wood storage below.  

3. Insulate and set the bricks for the floor of the oven

4. Build the thermal mass layer shell of the hearth

5. Discussion of how to identify proper Earth for building. Bring a sample of Earth from your home

 

Sunday May 4.

1,  Learn how to insulate the oven for maximum efficiency

2.. Sculpt the oven into its final shape

3, A discussion of plastering and sealing

One Day Retreat

Your day will include:

Vinyasa flow yoga, Chakra Body Rhythm: movement, sound and color,

Golden Rose Body Alchemy: guided meditation. Safe and supportive discussion circle

Optional SucherNova Farm-grown lunch

 One-Day Retreat with lunch: $70/person

One-Day Retreat only (bring your own lunch): $60/person

Price: 70/person with lunch from the farm, $60/person without lunch 

Date: Next Retreat will be in 2015

Time: 10am - 4:30pm

 

 

Cheese Making Class

$ 65 USD

Cheese making Workshop

$65 class
$100 cheese making kit & class

Sunday Oct 26, 2014
12-3pm

learn to make Fresh Chevre, Ricotta, Paneer & Fromage Blanc. 
Leave class understanding how to make cheese with cultures & acids.
Bring home samples of cheese to share with friends

Pre -order your Cheesemaking Kit to take home

Kit includes:
Cheese clothes
thermometer
Cheese cultures
Chevre cheese mold
recipes

RSVP suchernovafarm@gmail.com

Cheese making Kit & Workshop

$ 100 USD

Cheese making Workshop

$65 class
$100 cheese making kit & class

Sunday Oct 26, 2014
12-3pm

learn to make Fresh Chevre, Ricotta, Paneer & Fromage Blanc. 
Leave class understanding how to make cheese with cultures & acids.
Bring home samples of cheese to share with friends

Pre -order your Cheesemaking Kit to take home

Kit includes:
Cheese clothes
thermometer
Cheese cultures
Chevre cheese mold
recipes

RSVP suchernovafarm@gmail.com