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Chester County Ag & Art Tour
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Chester County Ag & Art Tour

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Wild Hope Farm is one of many farms opening their doors for the SC Ag & Art tour. The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is a free, self-guided tour of farms and farmers markets featuring local artisans at every stop.  The tour will be rolling into 10 South Carolina counties over every weekend in June!

See website linked here for more information!

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Farm Tour
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Farm Tour

Join us Sunday, April 7th for an informative tour of our farming operations at Wild Hope Farm. During the walking tour you will get to see our produce wash and pack area, propagation greenhouse, compost heat extraction system, water retention pond, field production, solar systems and more! We will discuss on our sustainable (and soon to be certified organic!) approach to growing diverse vegetables, flowers, and laying hens. Farm manager, Shawn Jadrnicek* will discuss techniques we have developed to saving time and money on the farm. 

Please wear close-toed shoes. Children are welcome!

After the tour, those interested can enjoy a self-guided trail walk around our pond and back woods. 

*Shawn Jadrnicek is the author of The Bio-Integrated Farm: A Revolutionary Permaculture-Based System Using Greenhouses, Ponds, Compost Piles, Aquaponics, Chickens and More.  He has nourished his interest in sustainability through 22 years of work as an organic farmer, nursery grower, extension agent, arborist and landscaper, and now manages Wild Hope Farm in Chester SC.

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Planning your Fall Garden
Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

Planning your Fall Garden

Join us Saturday, August 11th for an informative tour of Wild Hope Farm and a workshop on Planning your Fall Garden.

Event Details

2 - 2:45 PM TOUR (optional)

The walking tour will include information on what’s in season, how our small scale farm operates, and organic agriculture. Please wear close-toed shoes. Children welcome!

3 - 5 PM FALL GARDENING WORKSHOP ($30 per person)

Learn how to start and maintain your fall vegetable garden while saving time and energy and working with nature.  

  • Part 1 (45 min) Designing the garden: Assess solar energy, drainage and soil and learn how to build a simple automated drip irrigation system. Hands on activity: sun chart/app, water level, drip system construction.

  • Part 2 (45 min) Planting basics: Learn how prep soil and plant seeds and transplants. Hands on activity: sheet mulching with compost, transplanting and direct seeding by hand and with earthway seeder.

  • Part 3 (30 min) Garden maintenance: Learn how to efficiently combat weeds, pests and diseases with an overview of problems for common vegetables and organic solutions. Hands on activity: collinear hoe.

LIGHT SNACKS AND BEVERAGES WILL BE PROVIDED.

INSTRUCTOR: Shawn Jadrnicek is the author of The Bio-Integrated Farm: A Revolutionary Permaculture-Based System Using Greenhouses, Ponds, Compost Piles, Aquaponics, Chickens and More.  He has nourished his interest in sustainability through 22 years of work as an organic farmer, nursery grower, extension agent, arborist and landscaper, and now manages Wild Hope Farm in Chester SC.

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Piedmont Culinary Guild's Tastemakers Meetup
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Piedmont Culinary Guild's Tastemakers Meetup

We are excited to gather Piedmont Culinary's Tastemakers Group at Wild Hope Farm for an informative and fun afternoon exposing the roots of our local sustainable food system. 

We'll kick off the visit with a tour of our farming operations where we're using organic practices and permaculture design to grow fresh vegetables, flowers, and pasture raised laying hens. Farm manager, Shawn Jardnicek will talk about building a bio-integrated farm that reduces energy use and increases time efficiencies through innovative design. You'll get a sneak peak at our automated farm share delivery service and learn how we are extracting the heat from our compost to power our greenhouse! 

This talk extends beyond the farm to our local culinary partners - The tour will be followed by a cooking demo from a local chef and beverages supplied by Legal Remedy Brewery. The event is open for children of all ages. We will have t-shirts, reusable bags, and farm share for purchase! 

This is a private event for the Tastemaker's group, to attend you must become a member through this link.

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