Workshop Activites 2022

 The majority of our programs take advantage of being in the rolling hills of Northumberland on our beautiful hobby farm, and as such will include a large portion of the time out of doors.  Movement and artistic expression will be a focus for all group activities. Please dress for the weather!

  Sign ups are available starting March 15th for our first 3 sessions, running (A) May 30- July 8th  (B) August 8th-September 16th. Application forms may be found in the drop down bar above or through the link at the bottom of this page.  Please be sure to read our Covid-19 response and protocols along with our cancellation policy. These items will be found after filling out an application, or in our drop down box above. 

Sign ups for day trips, for session (C) October 3- November 11th and session (D) will be made available June 1st.

Builders Club - A, B, C

3 hours a week : 6 weeks at $370  
(max 4 people per session)
Gain experience and confidence with small hand tools (Saw, hammer, drill) Each session we will offer 2 new projects for you to learn on, one of those projects will be a “take home” item, one will be a larger project for public use on the farm. Materials and tools provided. Please bring your own safety glasses (labeled), covered shoes required- steel toed shoes recommended.

Farm Club 101 - A, C
Farm Club 200 - B, D

3 hours a week,6 weeks $290  
(max 6 people)
Learn about life on our farm and other small hobby farms. This group session will learn about growing and tending vegetables, work on small craft projects, while also learning about work around the farm- animal care and land care. This session will work on money handling and planning in addition to farm life skills. At the end of the session, you are invited to come and work at our market stand at the From Scratch Farm to sell some of the veggies you’ve carefully tended! You will be paid for your time in the stand, making money on the items you have grown/made.  

Kitchen chemists - A

3 hours a week, 6 weeks, $305 (max 6 people)
Baking, cooking, and fermenting up a storm!  This group session will be diving into the magic that is made in baking and creating delicious goodies. We’ll dive into the world of bubbling yeast breads, kombucha, baking sodas, fermentation, and learn about some of the chemistry magic involved in baking! 

Arts and Motion - A, B, D

3 hours a week 6 weeks (off Canada Day), $305 (max 6 people) Yoga, dance, paint, create, and expression are the name of the game in this session!  We’ll encourage curiosity and expression as we stretch our bodies and minds in this playful group.

Dramarama - B

3 hours a week, 6 weeks, $285 (max 6 people) A session focused on exploring the playful world of drama. Entering a land of make believe, movement, and expression. 

Beekeepers club- A 

 2 hours a week 4 weeks. (max 4 people) $320  May 31-June21st

Up close and personal in the inner workings of a bee hive. Learn different aspects of bee care and bee keeping at our home apiary. Bee suits and gloves will be provided. Long pants and covered shoes are required for this group. 

This session is highly weather dependent and may require shifting to an early evening session on another date if weather requires us to cancel. Bees don’t want us in the hive if it is stormy or a storm is coming. Private beekeeping sessions and hive tours are available for the general public, or to further your learning. See the drop down bar above for more information about bees at our farm. 

Ukulele Club - A, C

2 hours a week, 6 weeks. (max 6 people) $220 plus Ukulele/tuner (we will work to find bulk options) A small number of ukuleles are available to borrow - this session will include a short concert at the end.

Game On -C, D

2 hours a week, 6 weeks Location? a store/chamber/cooperators? 
Bingo, Board games, dice games, you name it! There will be prizes and friendly competition. Also, please let us know if you’re interested in a D&D beginners group- and we’ll work on putting one together for an evening or weekend session this fall.

Yarn Nerds/Knitting club
- B

2 hours 6 weeks, $190 plus supplies. Further our knitting and crochet skills. Portions of this class will take place at “yarn it” in Cobourg. Dates and locations to be announced. 

Fiber artists - A, D

3 hours a week, 6 weeks $295 (max 6 people per session)

There are sew many cool things that can be done with fiber! In this group, we will explore the basics of a number of different textile arts and crafts. We will learn about knitting, crochet, felting, spinning, hand sewing, quilting, and so much more! Cost of materials included above. 

Outdoor adventures
- A, B, C, D

3 hours a week, 6 weeks $285 (max 6 people per session) 
Outdoor games, Hikes, discoveries, and knowledge. We will focus on nature and all its beauty. This is a rain or shine or snow group!  Please note that drop off/pick up location may change for this session. All locations will be within 10km of the From Scratch Farm and participants will be informed the week before a location change.

Home Cooked club
- A, C, D

3 hours a week, 6 weeks  $320  (max 6 people)
small groups cooking large batch meals to fill up your freezer at home with healthy and delicious options. Each week we will learn a new recipe together, and bring home two portions to be enjoyed or popped in the freezer for later. We will provide the containers and supplies.

Taste the World - C, D

 3 hours a week, 6 weeks. $320 (Max 6 people)
We might not be able to travel to all corners of the earth, but together we’ll learn about other countries and cultures from around the world, while learning to cook some of their “best known for” dishes. 

Movie Critics Club - B, C, D

pay as you go, $30 plus theater ticket and meal/tip (4-8pm) OR
$5  plus theatre ticket if just joining us for the show 4-6pm).
Catch the early show, then head for a meal around the area of the mall for a discussion about the film. Learn about the actors and directors. Together we’ll write a review with our thoughts on the show and put it on our social media to share with our friends. We will choose restaurants and post the location ahead of time. 

Weaving group -  D

 3 hours a week, 6 weeks (max 6 people) $320  Peg looms! Easy to use, and fun for us to build our own. We’ll each build a loom, learn to set it up and and create something on it together. This group will require learning to use small hand tools (hand saw and drill) and will build confidence in small tool usage as well as develop an appreciation for the fiber arts while focusing on our fine motor control

Craft-tastic - C

 3 hours a week, 6 weeks. (max 6 people) $320 Crafty people deserve crafty projects! We’ll work on a number of fun activities and projects that you can take pride in, expressing your creative side. 

Community Access

3 hours a week, 6 weeks Cobourg (max 2 people) $300 (plus bus fare)  The local transit system can be intimidating! These half day sessions will guide you through the steps to access the rest of your community with more confidence and independence. We’ll cover everything from buying passes/tickets to calling to order your bus and learning to find your stop. 
Contact us about availability./timing. 

Karaoke Club - TBA

Details to be announced