|Sustainable Living Classes|
"One must learn by doing the thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty, until you try." Sophocles
Our classes are designed for those who are interested in exploring various skills for green living. You’ll feel good knowing where your products come from, reducing your carbon footprint, living healthy and saving money.
Upcoming Classes at Wolfe's Neck Farm:
Raise your own Roasting Chicken - One-Day Class
Where: At Wolfe's Neck Farm
Saturdays: June 8th, July 13th, August 10th & Sept 14th
When: 8:30 AM-3:00 PM
Cost: $70 (includes one chicken to take home; additional live birds are available for purchase)
Class Size: Limited to 12
Ages: 18+ (may be 14+ with a parent participant)
Wolfe's Neck Farm is offering an exciting new program for folks interested in raising their Broiler/Roasting Chickens. If you want to learn how to grow your own chicken for your dinner table this is a hands-on opportunity to gain the confidence and knowledge to do it on your own! You don't need a farm to begin raising your own meat birds. Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 500, this class can get you started.
This comprehensive one-day class will cover the basics of raising meat birds on small-scale pastured systems. In addition to hands-on activities, this course will use talks, handouts, a farm tour, Q & A sessions, and will culminate with the opportunity to process your own bird(s) to take home.
The chickens we will be raising are Red Rangers, an active and healthy breed. They will have been housed in lightweight, easy to construct, and affordable chicken tractors. The birds are raised on grass with plenty of room to roam and forage.
The topics we will cover will include (but are not limited to):
Our instructors, Eric Tadlock and Kaitlyn Gardner, will walk everyone through the steps it takes to get from day one of the chicks lives to the skills you'll need when it's ready to harvest your birds. They will be available to answer all of your questions and direct you to further resources for your own research.
For many of the participants this will be their first time harvesting an animal. We will ensure that this is a safe space for each individual's experience.
Interested, but live too far away? We have on-site camping available at our award-winning oceanfront campground!
Q: What do I get from a class?
A: A chance to develop new skills through our hands-on approach. In addition to the class itself, instructors usually provide hand outs, design plans, recipes, etc. for you to take home. To see an example of one of our classes, check out Kate McCarty's blog about participating in a Cheese Making class.
Q: Do I need to register or sign up?
A: Yes, please do. Registering ahead of time (at least one week in advance, if possible) ensures your spot and allows the instructor to have plenty of supplies. Click here to register online, or call (207) 865-4469. Please be ready to provide your name, email, phone number, and method of payment (check, cash, or debit). If you just found out about the class, call to see if it's full or not. We're happy to sign you up with little notice, as long as there is room!
Q: Can I bring a friend?
A: Yes! Lots of DIY participants come with a friend or even a group of friends. Many people use the classes as an excuse to get together. This is a great plan because after the class, you can share your progress with your friends.
Q: Can I come alone?
A: Yes! Lots of DIY participants come alone. Many go home with new friends, or at the very least contact information for other participants. It's fun go stay in touch to exchange your experiences as you implement your new skills.
Q: Can I give a DIY class as a gift?
A: Yes, definitely. Our classes are popular Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and birthday gifts. You can give as a gift, or give the gift of sharing the new experience, and come with friends and family!
Q: What if I have an idea for a class, or maybe I want to teach a class?