Russet House Farm Events

From time to time we host day retreats, farm days, conferences and concerts at Russet House Farm. Retreats are generally private events, booked by an organization.  Farm days, concerts and conferences are open to the public. 

Upcoming Events

Farm Day, Saturday October 2nd!

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When you arrive at 10am we will have coffee and a snack available. Then it's off to the gardens or the hand-cranked cider press for a morning of work and conversation, bird-song and laughter.

A home-cooked farm lunch is served at 1pm made with food from the garden (let us know if you have food sensitivities--we will have options available!).

After lunch you are welcome to walk the trails in the forest,  hang out with the animals, throw sticks for the dogs, doze in a hammock, take a farm tour . . . whatever you like.

We usually wrap up at around 4pm with a cup of tea and a snack for the road.

The day is child-friendly (we have jobs --and a tree house!) specifically for kids).

There is no cost! Come dressed for the weather.

RSVP to brian.walsh@utoronto.ca by Thursday September 30, 2021 so that we know numbers for food.

If you are able to offer a ride, or if you need a ride, let us know.

PAST EVENTS:

 

An Introduction to Permaculture: 

Becoming Rooted in Your Place

Saturday May 9, 2020, 9am - 4pm. *POSTPONED* 

In this one-day introduction to the basics of permaculture design. We will explore how to learn from the land where we are placed, and reflect on how we shape our land and plant in ways that are resilient and life-creating in the face of climate crisis. Weather permitting, we will also engage in some outdoor design work. 

The Instructor: Sylvia Keesmaat earned her Permaculture Design Certificate in 2014 and is the lead farmer and gardener at Russet House Farm. Each spring she holds an heirloom tomato seedling sale at the farm, and each summer she supervises interns on the farm. Sylvia speaks frequently on permaculture and forest gardening.

 

The Cost: $50 per person. Subsidies available. Please bring a dish for a potluck lunch. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

 

To Register: Send an email to russethousefarm@gmail.com or phone 705.887.9429. 

Space is limited.

Camping along the garden
Camping along the garden

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Retreat camping near the house
Retreat camping near the house

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Retreat Camping 2015
Retreat Camping 2015

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Camping along the garden
Camping along the garden

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