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Pollinators in the Piedmont: Picnic + Planting @ Mystic Farm + Distillery April 13th

Want to have a picnic BY the bees while you learn to plant a picnic FOR the bees?

Learn how to grow pollinator-friendly plants while helping to install a pollinator habitat at Mystic Farm & Distillery! Sample from a pollinator picnic where you can taste drinks and treats made from honey and flowers along with samples of Mystic spirits!

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Join the local-food educators from Piedmont Picnic Project and the bee-loving expert of Apiopolis at Mystic Farm & Distillery for this two-hour hands-on pollinator gardening workshop and picnic — great for folks looking to learn new gardening skills, learn more about pollinator-friendly practices, or just taste and learn about food and drink you can make with honey and wildflowers! As we get our hands dirty and taste these goodies, we’ll also learn more about the history of bees & beekeeping and their importance in our world today.

What you’ll take away:

  • New knowledge and hands-on skills to grow pollinator plants along with seeds for pollinator-friendly plants to get you started at home.
  • New experiences of food and drink made with honey and wildflowers (and spirits!) as well as recipes for you to replicate the same treats on your own.

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About the Partners:

We believe you’ll enjoy your food more if you know the story behind it! Here’s how we’ll each help you do that.

                  

This workshop is the third in a four-part series of Foragable Durham events and workshops at Mystic Farm & Distillery designed to teach important skills that connect you more with your local food community and environment! Foragable Durham is a part of the Foragable Communities initiative.

Piedmont Picnic Project seeks to connect people to their food through hands-on programming that builds skills and builds community. Learn how to produce your favorite food and drink while at the same time being rooted in the relevant history behind our local food traditions, people, and place.

Apiopolis is a non-profit urban bee sanctuary in Raleigh. Their mission is to improve the health and habitat of honeybees and native pollinators, and to form dynamic collaborations that promote the well being of our entire community in a holistic, inclusive, and joyful manner.

Mystic Farm & Distillery is located in the heart of the Research Triangle on a 22-acre site. They transform local grains and botanicals into finely crafted spirits, including bourbon liqueur, bourbon, and gin.

Note: This workshop takes place rain or shine. Weather-permitting, we will be outdoors working in the soil. Please dress comfortably for the weather and ready to get your hands dirty.

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Join us! Gardening Principles + Permaculture May 31!

 

Looking for a solid foundation in key gardening principles? Ever wondered about permaculture as a technique for your garden?

Join Piedmont Picnic Project for this Gardening Principles + Permaculture workshop with special guest instructors – Jeana Myers, Wake County Horticulture Extension Agent, and Will Hooker, professor emeritus NCSU Horticulture and local permaculture expert – to learn more at this workshop on Thursday, May 31 at Raleigh City Farm!

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Blackberry Brigade Competitive Foraging for a Cause!

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July 8, 2016

RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE
to enter your team in the Blackberry Brigade blackberry picking competition!

Teams pick blackberries along Raleigh greenways and then bring their berry haul to be weighed in to see who has the most berry poundage!  Winners win prizes, and berries get sold to local chefs to raise money for the Raleigh Food Corridor.  Celebrate afterwards with the Second Saturday Jamboree!  

WHEN: Saturday, July 8.  You can pick all morning, but Weigh-In is from 4-5 PM.

WHO: You! And your team of 1-5 people.

WHERE: Pick berries all around town (we’ll provide you with a map of berry hot spots!). Weigh-In and Jamboree at Raleigh City Farm (800 N Blount St, Raleigh).

HOW: Register your team online ahead of time here.  You can also choose to include official blackberry brigade t-shirts for you and your team members with your registration!

WHAT:

  • The Picking.  Teams pick blackberries along Raleigh greenways throughout the day (don’t worry, we’ll email you a map of berry hot spots 24 hours before the brigade).
  • The Weigh-In.  Teams then bring their berry haul to Raleigh City Farm to be weighed in to see who has the most berry poundage!  Weigh-in deadline is 5 PM.
  • The Prizes.  The winning team and runners up will receive some fantastic prizes from local businesses including Deco Raleigh, Yellow Dog Bread Company, Oak City Cycling, and Kimbap Cafe!  Prizes will be awarded starting at 5:15 PM.
  • The Cause.  You can choose to keep your berries OR –better yet- donate them and package them to be sold to local chefs, with all proceeds going to the Raleigh Food Corridor!
  • The Jamboree.  Various berry-themed activities for teams to enjoy will also take place at the weigh-in site from 4 PM on as part of the Second Saturday Jamboree!  More details coming soon!

REGISTER YOUR TEAM TODAY!

FANTASTIC PRIZES YOU SAY?

Special thanks to Deco Raleigh, Yellow Dog Bread Co, Oak City Cycling, and Kimbap Cafe for their prize contributions.  

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Final Pollinators in the Piedmont! Sweeter than Honey Potluck

Join us Wednesday, November 16 at Raleigh City Farm for our last Pollinators in the Piedmont program – our Sweeter than Honey Potluck!  Totally free event.  Bring a blanket and a dish to share!

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Pollinators in the Piedmont: Bee Movie Night!

Join us this Wednesday, October 26 at Raleigh City Farm for our next installment of our FREE Pollinators in the Piedmont series – Bee Movie Night!  We’ll be showing the documentary Vanishing of the Bees.  Please note our later start time.  Grab a blanket and a picnic and come out and join us!

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Pollinators in the Piedmont: Fall For Bees!

Pollinators in the Piedmont: Fall for the Bees | Raleigh City Farm  | Wednesday, September 28, 6-7:30 PM

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Join us at Raleigh City Farm for FREE programs one Wednesday per month on the importance of pollinators, how they help us, and how we can help them. Each program followed by light picnics of honey & flower delights as well as occasional take-homes.

This month, we’ll have a mother-daughter #entomologist team joining us to tell us more about how we can help bees prepare for winter this fall!

Ellen Reeves has a degree in entomology from University of Kentucky and Allison Reeves has one from Virginia Tech. Ellen is a retired technician in the Ncsu Department of Entomology, and Allison manages the NCSU Agroecology Education Farm. They also keep two hobby hives. Can’t wait to hear what they have to tell us!

This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation!

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Free Program! Pollinators in the Piedmont Intro to Mead

It doesn’t get better than a mead tasting with Honeygirl Meadery! Come drink like the bees with us THIS Wednesday (7/20) at our FREE monthly Pollinators in the Piedmont workshop series at Raleigh City Farm. Honeygirl will provide a mead tasting and an overview of the importance of bees in the work they do. Program made possible by Honeygirl Meadery and Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation! 🐝🍯🐝 #BringBackTheBees

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Blackberry Brigade: Competitive Foraging for a Cause

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July 9, 2016

RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE
to enter your team in the Blackberry Brigade blackberry picking competition!

Teams pick blackberries along Raleigh greenways and then bring their berry haul to be weighed in to see who has the most berry poundage!  Winners win prizes, and berries get sold to local chefs to raise money for the Raleigh Food Corridor.  Celebrate afterwards with the Second Saturday Jamboree!  

WHEN: Saturday, July 9.  You can pick all morning, but Weigh-In is from 2-4 PM.

WHO: You! And your team of 1-5 people.

WHERE: Pick berries all around town (we’ll provide you with a map of berry hot spots!). Weigh-In and Jamboree at Raleigh City Farm (800 N Blount St, Raleigh).

WHAT:

FANTASTIC PRIZES YOU SAY?
Special thanks to our prize sponsors for making this event possible!

Oak City Cycling Project

Wine Authorities

Kimbap Cafe

Ramble Supply Co.

Fair Game Beverage Co. 

Larry’s Coffee

Yellow Dog Bread Company

BREW coffee bar

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Free Program! Top 10 Pollinator-Friendly Plants for Your Home Garden

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with us by joining us for this FREE program at Raleigh City Farm to learn ore about pollinators!  RSVP via our facebook event page to let us know to expect you.  Special thanks to the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation for helping us provide this programming free of charge.

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Free Program! The ABeeCs of the Pollinator Perimeter

We are excited to announce a new monthly series of classes at Raleigh City Farm – Pollinators in the Piedmont!   Join us one Wednesday evening a month to learn ore about pollinators and then try yummy flower and honey themed delights!  This month’s class – The ABeeCs of the Pollinator Perimeter – will include a tour of the history and purpose of Raleigh City Farm’s Pollinator Perimeter.  RSVP via our facebook event page to let us know to expect you.  Special thanks to the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation for helping us provide this programming free of charge.

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