Events at Heritage Farm

Join us for gardening and seed saving workshops at Heritage Farm. Learn from our knowledgeable staff, meet other gardeners, and support our mission to save America's heirloom seeds. We're often looking for volunteers to help with events too.

Start with a Seed

March 4, 2017

Plant the seeds for a successful summer of gardening. This informative workshop will walk you through the basics of seed selection, seed starting, transplants, and tips for urban gardening.

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Apple Grafting / Apple School

March 24, 25, April 7, 8 - 2017

Learn how to graft and care for apple trees. Discuss apple histories, practice apple propagation, and take home three grafted trees to begin your very own orchard. Each session will cover the same material.

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Spring Garden School

May 6, 2017

Explore Heritage Farm in the springtime during this half-day workshop. We’ll focus on starting seeds, planning your garden for seed saving, and getting started with composting.

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Heirloom Plant Sale at Heritage Farm

May 6, 2017

Discover rare family heirlooms and historic commercial varieties at the Heirloom Plant Sale. This is the kick off for spring transplant sales at the Lillian Goldman Visitors Center.

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Mother’s Day Cider and Strudel

May 14, 2017

Come see our orchard in bloom and enjoy a sweet treat while taking a guided hike to learn the history of apples and our Heritage Farm apple collection.

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Garden Bugs: Pollinators, Pests and Friends

June 3, 2017

Friend or foe? Learn to identify and manage common garden insects while attracting pollinators to your backyard spaces.

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Mason Jennings Benefit Concert

July 8, 2017

Join us for a concert under the stars & among the gardens with singer-songwriter Mason Jennings, joined by folk rock artists The Pines and the ethereal voice of Pieta Brown. Ticket sales support SSE's non-profit mission to protect and promote America's garden and food heritage.

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Conference & Campout

July 14, 15, 16, 2017

Cultivate community, knowledge, and an appreciation of seeds during the 37th annual Conference &am; Campout. Gardeners, educators, and agricultural leaders will converge on Heritage Farm for a weekend of classes, tours, and great food.

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Seed School

August 18, 19, 20, 2017

Learn how to grow, harvest, store, and save seed while discussing the importance of preserving crop diversity in your own backyard. Discover how to engage your community in seed stewardship through seed libraries, seed swaps, and community gardens.

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Cooking with Heirlooms

August 26, 2017

Savor the diversity of heirloom fruits and vegetables in this culinary workshop. Experience the garden with all of your senses as we sample new varieties and recreate classic recipes.

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Tomato Tasting

September 2, 2017

Sample dozens of open-pollinated heirloom tomatoes at our annual Tomato Tasting event. Attend workshops, enter the salsa contest, and celebrate fall in our beautiful gardens.

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Harvest Festival

October 14, 2017

Celebrate the bounty of the harvest with cider pressing, hayrides, food storage workshops, a soup cook-off, and kids activities.

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Winter on the Farm

December 10, 2017

Hot chocolate and a horse drawn ride through the valley are sure to put a twinkle in your eye.

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