Events

Apr
1
Sat
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners @ KIS Farm
Apr 1 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners @ KIS Farm | Redmond | Washington | United States

This class is designed for people who do not have much gardening experience and would like to learn the basic skills of backyard gardening. When you go home after this class, we are sure you will be comfortable starting your new garden or improving the one you may already have begun. Instructor: Amy.

Highlights include:

1. Garden site selection.

2. What to do if you have limited space.

3. Analyzing your soil and knowing how to improve soil quality so your plants will thrive.

4. Soil preparation.

5. Plant selection and ‘companion planting’.

6. Common pests and diseases, as well as how to control and prevent each.

Class size limited to 25 people.

Apr
5
Wed
Interactive Animal Tour @ KIS Farm
Apr 5 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Interactive Animal Tour @ KIS Farm | Redmond | Washington | United States

This is a guided hands-on activity geared for children ages 3 and above. It is meant to be a fun way to introduce children to different farm animals and ask staff whatever questions they want to ask. Children will meet our goats, pigs, adult chickens, baby chickens and turkeys! FREE! Spots are filling fast-register in advance via email or phone.

Highlights include:

1. Leaning how to interact with animals, proper behavior and how our actions affect them.

2. Understanding animal behavior and interpreting how they feel.

3. Learning how to best hold and feed the animals.

4. Petting and feeding the animals.

 

Class size limited to 12 children; parents must be present. Be sure to dress for the weather as this is a messy outdoor activity.  Closed-toe shoes only please.

Apr
8
Sat
Chickens 101: A Class For New Chicken Owners @ Keep It Simple Farm
Apr 8 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Chickens 101: A Class For New Chicken Owners @ Keep It Simple Farm | Redmond | Washington | United States

Have you considered owning chickens or is this your first year with them?  This class will answer the basic questions, including:

1. What are the pros/cons to different coop designs?

2. Should I raise baby chicks or get laying hens?

3. What sorts of nutritional needs do chickens have?

4. How do I prepare my coop for Winter?

5. How much does it cost to have chickens and how much labor are they?

Bring all your own questions too! You can also email questions to liz@kisfarm.com prior to the class so we can be sure to get you all ready for chickens this Spring.

Class size is limited to 12 people.  Prepay to reserve your space today!

Apr
12
Wed
Folk Music Club @ KIS Farm
Apr 12 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ll be having bi-weekly Hootenannies this spring at KIS Farm!  Come for one, come for all.  Bring your favorite stringed instrument (or voice) and join us for a guided music learning and sharing experience. We’ll be working on a new song every week based on the group’s interest.  Instructor(s) can give playing advice on guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, violin, mandolin, and cello.  Group will be free at first, donations recommended.  Ages 8 and up! Club will meet in the “Staff Coop” building, and choose the playing location based on the weather. For advance registration, email liz@kisfarm.com Instructor: Matt McKinney

 

Apr
15
Sat
Beekeeping Demo @ Keep It Simple Farm
Apr 15 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Our bee packages are scheduled for installation on Saturday, April 15th. Join us for a demonstration as we install our packages and learn some beekeeping basics.  Time of class may be subject to change pending the arrival of the packages. Class size is limited to 8 people so reserve your space today.  liz@kisfarm.com 425-558-0990  Bees

Apr
19
Wed
Interactive Animal Tour @ KIS Farm
Apr 19 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Interactive Animal Tour @ KIS Farm | Redmond | Washington | United States

This is a guided hands-on activity geared for children ages 3 and above. It is meant to be a fun way to introduce children to different farm animals and ask staff whatever questions they want to ask. Children will meet our goats, pigs, adult chickens, baby chickens and turkeys! FREE! Spots are filling fast-register in advance via email or phone.

Highlights include:

1. Leaning how to interact with animals, proper behavior and how our actions affect them.

2. Understanding animal behavior and interpreting how they feel.

3. Learning how to best hold and feed the animals.

4. Petting and feeding the animals.

 

Class size limited to 12 children; parents must be present. Be sure to dress for the weather as this is a messy outdoor activity.  Closed-toe shoes only please.

Apr
26
Wed
Folk Music Club @ KIS Farm
Apr 26 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ll be having bi-weekly Hootenannies this spring at KIS Farm!  Come for one, come for all.  Bring your favorite stringed instrument (or voice) and join us for a guided music learning and sharing experience. We’ll be working on a new song every week based on the group’s interest.  Instructor(s) can give playing advice on guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, violin, mandolin, and cello.  Group will be free at first, donations recommended.  Ages 8 and up! Club will meet in the “Staff Coop” building, and choose the playing location based on the weather. For advance registration, email liz@kisfarm.com Instructor: Matt McKinney

 

May
3
Wed
Interactive Animal Tour @ KIS Farm
May 3 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Interactive Animal Tour @ KIS Farm | Redmond | Washington | United States

This is a guided hands-on activity geared for children ages 3 and above. It is meant to be a fun way to introduce children to different farm animals and ask staff whatever questions they want to ask. Children will meet our goats, pigs, adult chickens, baby chickens and turkeys! FREE! Spots are filling fast-register in advance via email or phone.

Highlights include:

1. Leaning how to interact with animals, proper behavior and how our actions affect them.

2. Understanding animal behavior and interpreting how they feel.

3. Learning how to best hold and feed the animals.

4. Petting and feeding the animals.

 

Class size limited to 12 children; parents must be present. Be sure to dress for the weather as this is a messy outdoor activity.  Closed-toe shoes only please.

May
10
Wed
Folk Music Club @ KIS Farm
May 10 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ll be having bi-weekly Hootenannies this spring at KIS Farm!  Come for one, come for all.  Bring your favorite stringed instrument (or voice) and join us for a guided music learning and sharing experience. We’ll be working on a new song every week based on the group’s interest.  Instructor(s) can give playing advice on guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, violin, mandolin, and cello.  Group will be free at first, donations recommended.  Ages 8 and up! Club will meet in the “Staff Coop” building, and choose the playing location based on the weather. For advance registration, email liz@kisfarm.com Instructor: Matt McKinney

 

May
13
Sat
Gardening in a Greenhouse @ KIS Farm
May 13 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Gardening in a Greenhouse @ KIS Farm | Redmond | Washington | United States

If you have any type or size greenhouse in which you grow any type of plant, this class will be a great experience for you—no matter what your level of experience! We will discuss a variety of topics specially geared for the health and production of your plants.

Highlights include:

1. Greenhouse site selection.

2. Different types and styles of greenhouses; what may be best for you.

3. Ventilation inside the greenhouse.

4. Passive and active cooling and heating of the greenhouse.

5. Hints for growing vegetables throughout the year.

Class size limited to 25 people.