Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tractor 101 & Art of Hoeing

1. Tractor 101

Ever wanted to be behind the wheel of a tractor? Miles Smart of Cherry Lane farm will host a class in Tractor 101. Learn the basics of how to operate a 70’s era Ford 4000 from starting, stopping, and throttle, to clutch control and how to safely engage the PTO. Students will be able to practice driving the tractor and will get a demonstration of how to attach machinery (rotovator and subsoiler) . Participants must be over 18 and hold a valid driver’s license.

Cost: $30
Date: Saturday, June 20th
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Cherry Lane Farm, 2511 No. 4 Rd (off Beckwith Rd, behind Costco)

2. The Art of Hoeing

Join Dr. Kent Mullinix in a hands-on class in the art of weed management & hoeing. Learn to identify weeds and do away with them quickly without breaking your back. Try out different types of hoes including a stir-up hoe and diamond hoe. For those who are interested, participants will also be able to try their hands at managing a rototiller.

Cost: $5 (Proceeds go to the Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Project)
Date: Saturday, June 20th
Time: 12:30-2pm
Location: Terra Nova Sharing Farm, 2631 Westminster Hwy

Payment for the classes can be made on the day of but we do ask participants to pre-register by calling (778) 297 2202 or e-mailing to reserve a spot.

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