Forest Days at Broadfork Farm
A spring session for Homeschooled students, ages 5-7 and 8-12
On four consecutive Tuesdays (April 22 – May 13) from 9:30am – 1:00pm, we will host a weekly nature based session for homeschooled students, featuring a fusion of forest and farm learning, led by our talented colleague Heather Jeffrey. Cost is $120 per child. Registration form and details available here.
Spring Farm Tour and Plant Sale
Saturday, April 26, 2014 2:00 – 5:00pm
Guided Tour at 3:00
Directions: 9501 Deer Range Rd, Moseley VA 23120 - Take the Hull Street Road exit off of 288, West toward Amelia. Deer Range Road is directly off Hull Street (about 9 miles after the 288 exit) on the left after you pass Grange Hall Elementary. We are at the very end of the road (1.5 miles). When you get to the cul-de-sac where the pavement ends, you are looking at our house, fields of vegetables, and greenhouses. Signs will direct you to parking. Tours begin at the light green shed building (which is our walk-in cooler) beside the house. Call if you have any problems: 804-337-6540
Tours describe our Certified Naturally Grown farming practices, including permanent raised beds on contour, high-tunnel cultivation (unheated greenhouse), greenhouse seedling propagation, cover crops, farm-scale composting, bio-intensive planting, organic soil management, mulch for weed-suppression and other weed management practices, pest management, and macro- and micro-nutrient management.
** We occasionally host pizza dinners at our farm, serving hot and delicious wood-fired pizza baked in our outdoor clay oven. Future dates for Pizza Nights will be posted here. **
Bring your own beverages, blankets, etc. if you plan to enjoy your pizza here. You’ll get a pizza in a box, and our farm is like a state park: you’ll need to leave with everything you brought, plus the box.
Topping combinations include:
Pear & Gorgonzola
Sweet Potato, Caramelized Onion, Feta
Roasted Potato, Caramelized Onion, Brie
Prosciutto & Peppidews
October 2010 we hosted a composting and raised-bed making workshop. Attendees walked away with the knowledge and skills to improve their compost piles and make a “lasagna style” raised bed by sheet mulching.
October 2010 we also hosted a Farm Dinner featuring Broadfork fall salad mix and kale, and pizza featuring pizza sauce from our tomatoes. Pizza toppings included our mushrooms, garlic, and sweet potatoes. The pizza was baked in our outdoor, wood fired oven.
Details about future workshops and events will be posted here.