The State of Our Local Suburban Agriculture: Where do we grow from here?
This conference will bring together local experts in the fields of sustainable food production and distribution representing the current practices in both agriculture and aquaculture of the area. There will be opportunity to discuss obstacles to our local food system that are impeding sustainable progress. The desired outcome from this gathering of
experts is to lay down the pathway for a vibrant local food system, one that supports growers committed to providing the community access to high quality products.
April 19, 2018 9am – 1pm Hofstra’s Student Center Theatre 151
ADAPTIVE GARDENING AND HORTICULTURE THERAPY
Come learn about 2 local farms, Elija Farm and Orkestai, that serve and incorporate diverse populations with autism and developmental disabilities.
Join us for an afternoon of multi-sensory agriculture and arts at Orkestai Farm. Children of ALL ABILITIES and their families will take part in various interactive activities on our 1+ acre sustainable vegetable farm. Touch, see, hear, smell and taste your way through nature like never before!
FULL. RSVP for this event is closed.
Orkestai Farm is delighted to announce our collaboration with United We Om, a not-for-profit committed to providing yoga and meditation across social and financial boundaries. Yoga teacher Ora Sucov will offer a weekly class to our farm apprentices including natural postures and breathing, combined with meditative walking through the beautiful grounds.
For more info on our collaboration visit: http://www.unitedweom.org/orkestai-farm.html
All experience levels are welcome for a fun, vinyasa-flow yoga class followed by an hour of wine tasting and socializing at the studio.
$35 per person with 100% of profits going to Orkestai Farm.
Sign Up at: http://www.oysterbayyoga.com/
To kick-off Orkestai's annual Fundraising weekend, we are hosting another night of drinks and hor d'oeuvres on the farm at sunset. There will be music, dance, and expressive arts of all kinds! Please join us on this very special evening that happens only once a year, to celebrate our farmers, the land and each other!
Tickets available online soon, or by emailing us here : firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of our Fundraising Weekend for Orkestai Farm, we are hosting a very special Worksong Workshop on the farm with SPECIAL GUEST, Bennet Konesni (and potentially his wife, Edith) of Sylvester Manor Farm ! They will be leading us in a Singing Sweet Potato Harvest, so bring your vocals! We look forward to singing and harvesting with you!
More information soon...
Participants, their family & friends, as well as our CSA members are welcome to join us for this day of community work on the farm, as well as a very special art workshop with Esther Marie, a painter & friend of Orkestai from Huntington! Bring a lunch or a snack to share and come work with your community - we'll get a lot done and have a good time doing it!
The painting portion of the day will require a fee for those not actively participating in our Farm Mentorship Program. Any of our farmers that would like to participate can do so for free. If you would like to purchase a ticket for this event, please email us at : email@example.com
Check out Esther Marie's work here : http://www.esthermarieart.com/
Participants, their family & friends, as well as our CSA members are welcome to join us for this very special community workshop on the farm, hosted and run by our friends at BATCH Organics! Bring a lunch or a snack to share and come learn with us, as we use herbs from the farm (comfrey & lemonbalm) to create our own organic soaps - we are soooo very excited and we know you will be too!
Our most exciting day of the year! Opening Day of Orkestai Farm's 2015 Season! We invite farmer participants, their family and friends, as well as CSA Members to come join us in getting the beds ready for spring. A fun day to come be a part of this very special time and begin looking forward to a spring and summer of plenty! Join us!
RSVP REQUIRED : firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL GUEST : Shamma Murphy from SOS for Your Soil
As our hard work and this year's season comes to a close, come help us harvest all that we can, and share the bounty with each other. There will be mulch digging and zucchini composting, kale uprooting, and lettuce picking! Come one, come all. We need all the help we can get!
P.S. Its Halloween - wear your costumes!