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Robin Hills Farm

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20390 Stockbridge-Chelsea Rd. (M52) Chelsea, MI 48118 United States

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March 2017

An Introduction to Woody Plants: Winter Identification

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn the basics of identifying woody plants like trees, shrubs, and vines in winter condition. Although most of these plants lose their leaves each fall, this course will demonstrate that “stripped to their bones”, woody plants do in fact provide many key features that can be used for proper identification. Bark, buds, and branching will all covered. Attendees only need to bring their curiosity; Robin Hills Farm will supply the hand lens and a wide variety of habitats and woody…

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April 2017

Long-distance Backpacking: DIY Camp Stove

Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This 3-part series will take participants through the entire process of preparing for a long-distance backpacking trip. Classes will cover planning, equipment, logistics, making your own DIY camp stove, and the series will finish with a backpacking day trip (10 miles round trip) in the Waterloo Recreation Area. Part 2: DIY Camp Stove Using a few common waste materials and tools, you can create your very own ultra-lightweight camp stove. The workshop will go over the many different options of…

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Getting to Know Your Cameraphone

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Smartphone photography documents the treasured moments of our lives. Whether capturing images of our family and friends, special events, fantastic vacations or the subtle beauty in our backyard, smartphone photography gives us the tool, no matter where we are, to capture these moments. This workshop is led by local professional photographer, Kate Zurenko, and is designed for anyone who seeks to effectively use and share mobile imagery and is interested in exploring the creative side of smartphone photography. Join Kate…

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Editing and Ordering Prints on Your Smartphone

Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

This workshop is designed for the casual smartphone photographer interested in improving the quality of their images through easy-to-use editing techniques. Join local professional photographer Kate Zurenko in taking your smartphone photography skills to the next level and printing unique and frame-worthy images. In this workshop, participants will learn: • Principles of editing light: shadows & highlights, contrast, color temperature • Identifying and learning how to use native preset developments • Elevate the casual image to make it uniquely your…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Soil Chemistry

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In this class, students will learn the basic soil types, how to identify them, and what to grow in the various types. This is a field-based class, and students should prepare to get their hands dirty as they investigate soil with Robin Hills Farm’s very own vegetable farm manager, Bee Ayer. Tuition is $15.

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DIY Natural Spring Cleaning

Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

It’s that time of year again when Mother Nature moves into renewal and out with the old. Are you ready to make the move to cleaning your home without all the synthetic chemicals? Do you or a family member need a clean home without the harsh smells and the lingering deposits that can cause more harm to you and your pets? Ready to throw away everything that is just making you sick? Let’s start this time of year by turning…

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May 2017

DIY Dragon Boats!

Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

During this course, you will learn all you need to know about building your own two-person “Dragonboat,” and leave with a seaworthy vessel to take on your future adventures! You will also have the option to register to race your boat in our second annual Dragon Boat Festival in August! During the week of May 15th, students will attend one of three orientation sessions. For the following four weeks, until Father’s Day, we will open the shop every Monday, Wednesday…

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