Wild Natives & Refined Veggies

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A current board member of the Orange County chapter of CNPS, Thea Gavin has had fun digging in the dirt as long as she can remember, and she’s enjoyed growing organic fruits and vegetables around her home in West Orange since the late 1970s. She got rid of her lawn in 1985, and since then has been experimenting with a … Read More

Composting Workshop at the OHG Education Farm

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Do you have an interest in starting your own compost pile in your backyard? Come out to the OHG Education farm on Saturday December 26th at 9am and learn the basics of composting from our friends at UCCE Orange County Master Gardeners. The class is free and it will be very informative.

Biodynamic Talk with Farmer “D”

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Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition.Biodynamic agriculture has been practiced for nearly a century, on every continent on Earth. Biodynamic principles and practices are based on the spiritual insights and practical suggestions of Dr. Rudolf Steiner, and have been developed through the collaboration of many farmers and researchers since the early 1920s. … Read More

Tree Grafting Workshop at the OHG Education Farm

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Have you ever seen a tree that produces multiple varieties of fruit? Have you ever wondered how that happens? Well the UCCE OC Master Gardeners will be at the OHG Education Farm on Saturday November 18th to give a FREE workshop on how to graft trees. Learn the basics of tree grafting and watch (and participate) as the Master Gardeners … Read More

Master Food Preservers Talk at the OHG Education Farm

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The Master Food Preserver (MFP) program is a public service community outreach providing up-to-date information on food safety and preservation. A Master Food Preserver is a volunteer who is formally educated in food preservation/food safety and is certified by a university cooperative extension. A Master Food Preserver will be at the OHG Education Farm on October 28th from 10-11:30am teaching … Read More

Skeleton Craft at the Farm- RESCHEDULED!

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RESCHEDULED! DUE TO THE EXTREME HEAT EXPECTED,  THIS EVENT IS BEING POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE! SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. Come out to the OHG Education farm on Tuesday October 24th from 3:30-4:30pm for some educational fun! Tucker Family Farms has been gathering owl pellets on their farm all summer and we are ready to dissect them and turn them … Read More

Halloween Petacular at the Market

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Our friends over at the Pet Hospital in Orange have been working hard to plan a “pet-friendly” day at the farmer’s market! Pet rescues, pet-friendly organizations, Halloween costume contest for the kids and pets, goodie-bags for your pets, and a pet-friend food truck will be on site to make your day at the farmer’s market extra spook-tacular! Come bring your furry … Read More

Viva!! Fiesta Mendez

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Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market is celebrating Viva!! Fiesta Mendez in honor of the 71-year anniversary of the landmark OC school desegregation case Mendez v. Westminster on Saturday, October 14, the final day of Hispanic Heritage Month. Emmy-winning Mendez documentary filmmaker Sandra Robbie will be at the farmer’s market to share information about this important case. In addition, … Read More

California Friendly Plants Talk at the OHG Education Farm

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Is your California Friendly landscape not as beautiful as it should or could be? Join us and learn the basics of maintaining your new century garden. Irrigation, weeding and landscape renewal will be covered in detail. Douglas Kent, a noted horticulturalist and author, will speak from his latest book, California Friendly: A maintenance guide for landscapers, gardeners and land managers. This … Read More

Fall Equinox is here!

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The fall equinox (equal day/night) is upon us and that means a shift into shorter days and longer nights.  Eating locally grown, nutritive rich foods is the best defense against colds and flu.  Start looking out for the foods listed below: Apples Artichokes Arugula Asian Pears Avocados – new varieties Brussel Sprouts Cabbage Celery Root Citrus – oranges, lemons, limes, … Read More