Mary Callanan, Nurse and Local Farmer at Three Castles Gardens, will teach us about medicinal herbs and how our food is our medicine!
For some gardeners, August signals the end of the summer growing season,
but it doesn’t have to be that way!
Come one Come All to farm in Community! Jamie Yasgur, Dancer and Dance Movement Therapist will lead us in a Dance Workshop that highlights our relationships to each other and the Earth. No Dance Experience required.
Mini Retreat at Orkestai Farm. Join us for a beautiful day in nature combining a gentle yoga practice taught by Amanda from Revolution Yoga with an organic Ayurvedic Lunch and a workshop on creating your own organic permaculture garden with the staff of Orkestai Farm. Pre-registration required. http://www.revolutionyogaspace.com
Orkestai Farm's Movement Lab offers a gentle and supportive environment to people who want to explore their inner and outer worlds through creative movement and dance. This class is integrative and is open to anyone wanting to participate in an inclusive creative and expressive community. No prior dance experience necessary.
Aside from the beautiful walk around the lake, activities include: bounce house, parade horses from Indian Head Ranch, rescue dogs, face painting, sensory slime table, Ribbon Hut with Backyard Players, Crafts with Home Depot, free pumpkin decorating games and more. Over 40 vendors will be presenting information about special needs resources, activities, and more (including Orkestai Farm). Bring the entire family! Everyone is welcome. Dogs on leashes are welcome too! You can register the morning of the walk. More info, donate, volunteer or start a team at www.autismcommunitywalk.org
Kirtan for All Abilities!
Music, Dance, and Food! Help us keep Growing!
Come celebrate the Harvest Moon and help raise funds so we can continue to provide inclusive educational and therapeutic programming to People of All Abilities, including those with Autism, Developmental Disabilities, and Developmental Trauma.
If you can't make it, please consider donating!
As an independent grassroots 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit, we depend on the kindness of individuals like you!
** Purchase tickets ahead of time or at the event. As we strive towards financial inclusion, no one will be refused entrance, but we ask that you pay what you can. The suggested donation starts at $75 per person.
Orkestai Farm will provide a yummy veggie dish - straight from the farm - as well as an arts acvitity All scraps from the veggie orchestra will be composted at Orkestai Farm. Come and join the vegetable chorus!
FREE & all are welcome!
Join us for the launch our new children's program - FarmPlay!
(DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE EVENT WILL NOW BE INDOORS IN THE MAIN GREENHOUSE CLASSROOM - PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTION SIGNS)
**RSVP: click here**
Enjoy a community gathering of farm and arts activities, featuring storytelling hour with acclaimed storyteller/farmer Heather Forest at 2pm.
All are welcome! $5 suggested donation for participants. FREE for CCA members and children under age 2.
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