Invasive Species ID, Clearing, & Basket Weaving Work Party DEC 10

Dec 10 2023 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
In a time where the environment is rapidly shifting due to climate change, now more than ever, it's important to support our ecosystems. Biodiversity builds resilience. The more biodiversity there is, the more resilient an ecosystem. Invasive species take over and reduce the biodiversity of an ecosystem. 
At TLC Farm, we’re actively working to remove invasive species this fall so that we can replant native species in the spring to help support biodiversity. Please come help us in this project series! There will be several work parties with this focus, as invasive species are stubborn and aggressive, which requires our persistence to remove them. 
In this fun, interactive event, you will learn how to identify wild plants and make baskets with them!
This event will include:
  • Orientation and brief land tour to identify invasive plant species
  • Invasive species removal
  • Basket weaving tutorial using Blackberry vines!
No experience necessary. This work will require medium physical labor and tasks can be adjusted to fit your physical abilities. Dress for the weather and plan to wear clothes to protect your skin. Tools and gloves will be provided, but if you have tools you like to use, please bring them! We may not have enough to go around. There are composting toilets, a hand washing sink, and drinking water on site.
We will meet in the Village Green area at 1 PM by the outdoor kitchen, yurt, and composting toilets. Parking is limited – so please carpool!
If you plan to come, please RSVP at engagement@tryonfarm.org 

Movie Night: Muppet Christmas Carol on Tuesday, December 19

Dec 19 2023 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Hooray for the Muppets and Christmas!!

Join us in the yurt for a muppetational take on Dicken's Christmas Classic "The Christmas Carol" on Tuesday, December 19th at 7 pm. This is one of our favorite holiday films - and people agree!  Here's the Guardian's review of why this movie is the perfect festive film.

We'll be serving up mulled  hot cider and snuggling up with this excellent holiday movie.  The walk from the parking lot to the yurt is not totally lit, so please bring a light for your steps. 

Please bring friends and family - donations welcome but not needed.

Calling all Outdoor Environmental Education volunteers!

Kids in Greenhouse with Education Intern Alycia Bouyanan

Do you like working outdoors with kids? Are you passionate about teaching youth a range of sustainability topics including gardening, natural building, or restoration?  


We are especially in need of volunteers for our Outdoor Environmental Education Team. 


This team helps lead youth outdoor education tours and events at TLC Farm. Our program engages youth from preschool through college in an interactive farm tour and hands-on activities and lessons on specific sustainability themes such as gardening, permaculture, natural building, restoration, medicinal plants, forest ecology and more.


Volunteer Educators help lead youth field trip activities at Tryon Life Community Farm using activities from TLC Farm's curriculum. Training will be provided. No experience neccessary, although previous experience working with youth is a huge bonus. Field trips are usually scheduled during the daytime Tuesdays through Fridays.


If you are interested, please contact the TLC Farm Engagement Coordinator, Melissa, at engagement@tryonfarm.org




Learn more about Willow Creek Forest School


Willow Creek Forest School is TLC Farm's outdoor, place-based preschool for children 3-5 years old.
Children enjoy a consistent daily rhythm in which they can allow their imaginations to blossom and be immersed in the magic of the forest, while learning to be good stewards to the land and each other. The flow of the day includes: crafts, homesteading skills, plant medicine-making, snack time provided by the school (including bread baked in the cob oven!), circle time, plenty of time in the forest and special festival days – all guided by songs and stories inspired by the changing seasons on the land. 
School runs for 9 months, Tuesday-Thursday from 9:30am-1:30pm, with an option to add aftercare each day until 3:00. Visit WillowCreekForestSchool.org for more information and to enroll. 
About Teacher Hindi: Hindi has been working with children in various settings for 20 years, and has been living on the land at TLC Farm for two years. For the past two years, she worked with Montessori preschool programs while dreaming about starting her own program. She loves sharing this magical land with children!

Become a Friend of the Farm!

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We're in the midst of a campaign to grow our Friends of the Farm  - the committed, generous, creative people who sustain TLC Farm through monthly donations - with a goal of rasing $100 more per month. This could look like 10 people giving $10 per month, or 4 people giving $25, or all the other possible combinations!

TLC Farm is committed to keeping our land and programs econimically accessible, which means our programs are offered on a sliding scale and we work to make use of the land available to all groups, regardless of ability to pay. Our generous donors help make this approach possible. Become a Friend of the Farm today!

It makes a difference to become a Friend of the Farm!

Stability: Our program income and other fundraising is cyclical, ebbing and flowing throughout the year; regular contributions from Friends provide a reliable source of income each month to meet our financial obligations.

Joy: It feels great to give, and it feels great to receive – generosity makes everyone involved happier.

Leverage: Honestly, it looks good to foundations and major donors to have a solid base of regular financial supporters. Providing stability helps us obtain larger donations.

Demonstration of the Grassroots: As witnessed with the “Save the Farm” campaign, thousands of people each giving what they can really does add up to significant numbers. TLC Farm is an inspiring demonstration of the spirit of community, part of which is regular giving.

Help us meet our goal: become a Friend of the Farm and THANKS!

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