Herbal Farm Tour at First Rain Farm
Instructor: Ashley Votaw
Date: Saturday, August 22, 9–11am
Location: First Rain Farm, Nevada City, CA
Cost: $20; $15 Early Bird discount by August 15
Come get a tour of First Rain Farm, where Farmer Ashley Votaw will share how she grows a wide variety of medicinal herbs for our community. First Rain Farm is one of HAALo’s largest suppliers of local herbs.
Ashley will walk you through her set-up for seeding plants, growing them in the garden, cutting and drying, and finally processing them into the cut and sifted herbs we are accustomed to seeing at the HAALo Herb Shoppe.
Come see first hand a wide variety of medicinal plants (Western, Ayurvedic, and Chinese), how they grow, and learn from Ashley which varieties work best for our Sierra Foothill climate.
At the end of the tour, there will be an herbal “u-pick,” where you can collect and purchase fresh herbs on the farm to take home.
First Rain Farm is a beautiful destination in and of itself, located just a few minutes from downtown Nevada City. It is a beautiful mixture of open pastures, riparian ecosystem along the creek, oaks, pines, madrone trees, lovely sugar pines, and two barns dated at over one hundred years old. The lay of the land allows for a combination of crop land and livestock ideally suited to for integrating animal-based sources of fertility with annual and perennial vegetable, herb and fruit crops