Thursday, May 29, 2014

You're Invited | Sandbox Cooperative: First Season Events

If you're looking for fun activities to get you outdoors into the sunshine and warmer weather, look no further than Sandbox Cooperative's first set of events during this summer's growing season. From a nature walk on farmland, "weed dating," and a workshop on natural dyes, the experiences should be varied and very fun! See below for event descriptions and registration details.

Local farm business incubator, Sandbox Cooperative, released details of their first available events to this year's growing season.  Three individual events make up the schedule for June.  These events include a naturalist walk on the Sandbox farmland, an evening of weed dating, and a natural dye workshop.

A Nature Walk and Guided Tour at Sandbox Farm, takes place on Friday, June 13th, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  Naturalist and Educator, Courtney Dowell, will lead an interactive tour of Sandbox farmland, providing an opportunity to learn about the plants, wildlife, and history of the land while walking the beautiful acreage.  Farm beverages will also be available.  Tickets for sale are $12.00 per participant and are available via the Sandbox Cooperative Eventbrite page.

Weed Dating at Sandbox Farm, happens on Wednesday, June 18th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Much like speed dating, participants rotate during the event to meet everyone.  The twist is that participants get to help out, weeding rows of plants our farmers are growing.  Farm beverages will also be served at this event.  Tickets for sale are $12.00 per participant and are available via the Sandbox Cooperative Eventbrite page.

Bring Your Own T-Shirt - A Natural Dye Workshop is June 28th, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.  Libby London is the co-founder of Born and Dyed in MN, a local dye farm, and member of Sandbox Cooperative.  She will teach a workshop leading participants through the process of growing plants to create dyes and transform plain natural fabrics into vibrant colors!  Participants may bring one piece of natural fibre cloth, up to 5 ounces.  Tickets for sale are $30.00 per participant and are available via the Sandbox Cooperative Eventbrite page.

These events are the first offerings of the season at Sandbox Cooperative.  Sandbox is a social change hub that incubates and empowers young people as they launch regenerative agriculture businesses. Sandbox Cooperative is just North of the Twin Cities metro area.  Located at 16501 Buchanan Street Northeast Ham Lake, MN 55304.

All tickets are available through the Sandbox Cooperative page and may be found through the Sandbox Cooperative facebook page and monthly newsletter.  For more information please visit the Sandbox Cooperative facebook page and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.  Connect with us further on twitter @sandboxcoop.

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