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May 2018

Work Day at Wakamatsu

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, May 8th from 9am-1pm.  In May as the sun rises earlier and so does the temperature, we are shifting our workday times an our earlier to 9am-1pm. 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…

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Wakamatsu Spring Bird Walk

May 12 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
$5 - $10

Saturday, May 12th 8am-11am Come join us for a morning Spring birding walk at the Wakamatsu Farm. We will be looking for resident species as well as the Spring migrants. Our program host Parker Flickinger joins us through the AmeriCorps program. He loves the outdoors, and has a B.S. in Environmental Science. This is an easy hike for all quiet bird enthusiasts over the age of 8. Contact ARC for meeting location (Coloma/Gold Hill area) and to sign up. Suggested…

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Wakamatsu Giving Garden Work Day

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, May 19th from 9am- 1pm 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…

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Wakamatsu Public Tour

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 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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June 2018

Wakamatsu Open Farm Days

June 2 @ 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 Volunteer Orientation

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

American River Conservancy is seeking adults and older teens who will commit to regular weekly, monthly, or quarterly volunteering at Wakamatsu Farm.  Volunteer Orientation will help you understand programs and service commitments at the landmark Farm.  During this full-day immersion, you will tour the farm and learn about the many volunteer programs available to you, including: historical, natural, and cultural interpretation; produce and ornamental gardening; maintenance, building, and grounds-keeping; event planning and assisting; teaching and educating. Volunteer orientation is especially…

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Wakamatsu Public Tour

June 16 @ 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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September 2018

Wakamatsu Open Farm Days

September 1 @ 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…

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Wakamatsu Public Tours

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 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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October 2018

Wakamatsu Open Farm Days

October 6 @ 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…

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