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March 2018

Wakamatsu Farm Work Day

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  Saturday, March 10th from 10am – 2pm The Giving Garden is a part of the historic Wakamatsu farm where volunteers assist in seasonal plantings, weed management, mulch application, fruit tree pruning, crop and orchard fertilizing, seed germination, plant propagation as well as fruit and veggie harvesting. During the winter we aim to plant cover crops to protect our precious soils from wind and rain erosion. Along with the Giving Garden, a greenhouse, plant nursery and California native plant demonstration…

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Wakamatsu Work Day

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, March 20th from 10am-2pm The Giving Garden is a part of the historic Wakamatsu farm where volunteers assist in seasonal plantings, weed management, mulch application, fruit tree pruning, crop and orchard fertilizing, seed germination, plant propagation as well as fruit and veggie harvesting. During the winter we aim to plant cover crops to protect our precious soils from wind and rain erosion. Along with the Giving Garden, a greenhouse, plant nursery and California native plant demonstration garden is on…

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April 2018

Wakamatsu Giving Garden Work Day

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, April 3rd from 10am-2pm The Giving Garden is a part of the historic Wakamatsu farm where volunteers assist in seasonal plantings, weed management, mulch application, fruit tree pruning, crop and orchard fertilizing, seed germination, plant propagation as well as fruit and veggie harvesting. During the winter we aim to plant cover crops to protect our precious soils from wind and rain erosion. Along with the Giving Garden, a greenhouse, plant nursery and California native plant demonstration garden is on…

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Wakamatsu Open Farm Days

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$5 - $10

Join ARC staff, docents and other volunteers for open farm days at Wakamatsu on the first Saturdays of Spring & Fall! Site of the first Japanese colony in America, your self-guided walking tour of Wakamatsu Farm may include a stroll to Okei-san’s 1871 gravesite and Charles Graner's original 1850’s farmhouse. Take a trip around the lake on the 1.5-mile wheelchair-accessible trail. Bring a picnic and chair to sit and relax.  Onsite interpreters can share information and answer questions about Wakamatsu…

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Wakamatsu Farm Work Day

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, April 17th from 10am-2pm The Giving Garden is a part of the historic Wakamatsu farm where volunteers assist in seasonal plantings, weed management, mulch application, fruit tree pruning, crop and orchard fertilizing, seed germination, plant propagation as well as fruit and veggie harvesting. During the winter we aim to plant cover crops to protect our precious soils from wind and rain erosion. Along with the Giving Garden, a greenhouse, plant nursery and California native plant demonstration garden is on…

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Wakamatsu Farm Public Tours

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$5 - $17

Join us on the third Saturdays of Spring & Fall for public tours at Wakamatsu Farm! The site of the first Japanese colony in America in 1869, the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony is on the National Register of Historic Places and California Registered Historical Landmark #815.  This 272-acre property features Okei-san’s historic gravesite, an 1850’s farmhouse, and a turn-of-the-century barn. Rich in cultural and natural resources, the rolling landscape boasts productive farming soils, wildlife habitat, oak woodlands, ponds,…

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Art on the Farm

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
free

Sunday, April 29th 9am-1pm This day is dedicated to the artist in you. Bring your easel and supplies, or camera, and spend the day painting, sketching, or “shooting” to your heart’s content. There are potentially thousands of beautiful images to capture at Wakamatsu. With 272 acres of springs, streams, oaks, and vistas, an old barn, dairy, gravesite, home and gardens, the viewpoints are endless. Docents may be on hand to share the history of this remarkable piece of property still…

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May 2018

Fishing on the Farm

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10 - $15

1st Wednesday of each month starting in May, 5pm – Dark ARC is partnering with the El Dorado Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a monthly fishing night at the Wakamatsu Colony Farm in Gold Hill.  Try your hand at casting techniques, catch a few bass, and enjoy the serenity of the 8-acre lake at the historic farm. Participants MUST have a valid CA fishing license. Adults only, please. Rain or shine (lightning storm cancels). Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting…

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Wakamatsu Open Farm Days

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$5 - $10

Join ARC staff, docents and other volunteers for open farm days at Wakamatsu on the first Saturdays of Spring & Fall! Site of the first Japanese colony in America, your self-guided walking tour of Wakamatsu Farm may include a stroll to Okei-san’s 1871 gravesite and Charles Graner's original 1850’s farmhouse. Take a trip around the lake on the 1.5-mile wheelchair-accessible trail. Bring a picnic and chair to sit and relax.  Onsite interpreters can share information and answer questions about Wakamatsu…

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Capturing Wakamatsu: A Poetry Workshop

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$5 - $10

Sunday May 6th 2-4pm Taylor Graham, El Dorado County Poet Laureate, and award-winning Sacramento-area poet Katy Brown, will lead an exploration of farmhouse, barn and surroundings, then ask participants to write a poem inspired by what they’ve experienced. Any who wish may share their poems with the group and ARC. Children 8+ welcome with adult supervision. Contact ARC to sign up, and for carpool meeting location (Placerville). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members.  julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

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