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Cloud Mountain Farm Center

6906 Goodwin Rd., Everson, WA

Phone:
1-(360)-966-5859

Website:
www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org

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Upcoming Events

Advanced Vegetable Gardening-Part 5 Workshop

Gardening, Class/Workshop

This five-part class is designed for intermediate to advanced vegetable gardeners looking to increase their background knowledge, refine their skills, and get new ideas and strategies for growing better vegetables. Included in the registration fee are the seed and materials needed to start your own vegetable starts for your garden. Registration required, space is limited. $100 for the five part series. Part 5: Planning and planting for fall and winter crops, cover crops.

Information:

• Sat 6/16/18 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Plant Your Winter Vegetable Garden Now

Gardening

Here in the Northwest, itís possible to grow and harvest vegetables almost year round. For a successful winter garden, it is best to begin planning and planting during the peak summer season. In this class, youíll learn about the types of plants you can grow, special fertility and soil requirements for winter gardening, and the use of cloches and frost blankets to extend the harvest. Be prepared to be outside.

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• Sat 6/16/18 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Summer Propagation: Softwood Cuttings

Gardening

If a few simple guidelines are followed, softwood and semi-ripe cuttings can be very successful. The summer season is the most effective for the propagation of many woody plants. You will learn to clonally propagate plants during the growing season. We will discuss timing of cut, condition of wood, and caring for cuttings during and after the rooting process. Be prepared to be outside.

Information:

• Sat 6/16/18 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Plant a Pollinator Garden

Gardening

Come celebrate National Pollinator Week by learning to enhance pollinator habitat in your garden. By incorporating pollinator plantings, you can help increase the pollinator and beneficial insect populations, and help your own food production at the same time.

Information:

• Sat 6/23/18 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Summer Care in the Vineyard

Gardening

This workshop walks you through best practices for managing your vineyard in the hot summer months. The class will cover shoot positioning, summer pruning, bunch thinning, water management, and disease management. All of these techniques are critical to the production of quality grapes for eating and winemaking. Be prepared to be outside.

Information:

• Sat 6/23/18 at 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Introduction to Permaculture

Gardening

In this workshop, you will learn about the ethics and principles of Permaculture, as well as the basics of Permaculture design. Expect to leave this class with a better understanding of what Permaculture is and ways you can apply these lessons to your life, suggestions of plants to use in Permaculture systems, and resources for further education on this topic.

Information:

• Sat 8/18/18 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Wine Making from NW Washington Grapes: Three Part Series

Gardening

This class is open to anyone wanting to learn the basic craft of small scale wine making. This is a lecture/demonstration/hands-on class where you will have the opportunity to participate in the making of wine. Part 1: Before Harvest (September 8th, 9 am-12 pm): Field evaluation of grapes; what do we mean by ripeness? We'll discuss pest and disease management and growing healthy grapes. We'll look at equipment and instruments for determination of ripeness and for grape processing. We'll also include an overview of transformation of grape constituents into wine and basic wine chemistry. Part 2: Harvest, Crush, Fermentation (September 22nd, 9 am-12 pm): We will harvest and crush grapes and review the fermentation process. Part 3: Post Fermentation Activities (October 20th, 9 am-12 pm): Topics will include malolactic fermentation, discuss barrel aging or using carboys, wine clarification, S02 management, and bottling.

Information:

• Sat 9/8/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Trial Vineyards Open House & Wine Trials Evaluation

Gardening

Following the one-hour tour with Executive Director Tom Thornton, youíll have the chance to taste wines made from the grapes grown in the trial vineyards. Fruit will be available for sampling. Numerous wines, both red and white, will be opened for taste and discussion. If you have fruit or wines you want to share, you are welcome to bring samples. Please let us know what you are bringing.

Information:

• Sat 9/22/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wine Making from NW Washington Grapes: Three Part Series

Gardening

This class is open to anyone wanting to learn the basic craft of small scale wine making. This is a lecture/demonstration/hands-on class where you will have the opportunity to participate in the making of wine. Part 1: Before Harvest (September 8th, 9 am-12 pm): Field evaluation of grapes; what do we mean by ripeness? We'll discuss pest and disease management and growing healthy grapes. We'll look at equipment and instruments for determination of ripeness and for grape processing. We'll also include an overview of transformation of grape constituents into wine and basic wine chemistry. Part 2: Harvest, Crush, Fermentation (September 22nd, 9 am-12 pm): We will harvest and crush grapes and review the fermentation process. Part 3: Post Fermentation Activities (October 20th, 9 am-12 pm): Topics will include malolactic fermentation, discuss barrel aging or using carboys, wine clarification, S02 management, and bottling.

Information:

• Sat 9/22/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Making Hard Cider

Gardening

Are you overwhelmed with apples every year? Thinking about turning them into hard cider? This two-hour workshop is your chance to learn about hard cider production. Youíll learn the basic procedures for juicing fruit and fermenting, including equipment needs, apple varieties and blends, yeasts and sanitation. And yes, you will get to taste some hard cider.

Information:

• Sat 9/29/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wine Making from NW Washington Grapes: Three Part Series

Gardening

This class is open to anyone wanting to learn the basic craft of small scale wine making. This is a lecture/demonstration/hands-on class where you will have the opportunity to participate in the making of wine. Part 1: Before Harvest (September 8th, 9 am-12 pm): Field evaluation of grapes; what do we mean by ripeness? We'll discuss pest and disease management and growing healthy grapes. We'll look at equipment and instruments for determination of ripeness and for grape processing. We'll also include an overview of transformation of grape constituents into wine and basic wine chemistry. Part 2: Harvest, Crush, Fermentation (September 22nd, 9 am-12 pm): We will harvest and crush grapes and review the fermentation process. Part 3: Post Fermentation Activities (October 20th, 9 am-12 pm): Topics will include malolactic fermentation, discuss barrel aging or using carboys, wine clarification, S02 management, and bottling.

Information:

• Sat 10/20/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM