Last year OLT hosted their first free 2-3 hrs. mini workshops at the Everson Ranch for OLT guests and neighbors. Volunteers shared their expertise on several different subjects.
We had a hands-on class on how to build your own beehive box, a lecture on the history of tea, a lecture about bees in general and another hands-on experience on harvesting weeds from the garden and preparing a meal with them.
We are hoping to provide a similar educational program this year for all ages. These events will be posted in the newsletter and/or on the board by the welcome center. We are looking for classes that support the practical aspects of the ranch and garden on topics, for example how to protect and build topsoil with mulch and cover crop, improve soil health, crop rotation and drought resistant landscapes. How to turn a small garden area into an edible landscape, on herb gardens, canning food, making compost tea, restoring wooden fences, treating wood for preservation, building shade structures for the chickens and more. There is always something to do at a ranch. Hands-on! You might have other great ideas that would support the preservation and development of the Everson Ranch and provide others with practical skills to implement in their lives. You would support OLT's mission of lifelong learning for all ages, preservation and stewardship of the land in a fun project for all involved. Should you be interested in volunteering to teach at the ranch on a subject that you feel knowledgeable and passionate about, please email Sabine at . You are welcome to camp at the ranch for 1-2 nights on the days of the workshop.