We offer educational opportunities that foster creativity, kindness, and place-based living. Below is a list of current offerings. All events are held on our farm in Bow, WA.


Effective July 15th, 2020, we are offering two free spaces to BIPOC in any of our educational activities going forward. Email for more information.

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January 2018

January 31, 2018

Writing Matters: Generating New Work and Publishing Salon

Please bring a journal to write in or a laptop --- whatever you like to write with. Sometimes it's also inspiring to bring a favorite book of poems, or a photograph --- whatever inspires you About Susan: Susan Rich is the author of four collections of poetry, The Cartographer’s Tongue / Poems of the World, Cures Include Travel, The Alchemist’s Kitchen, and Cloud Pharmacy. She has received awards from PEN USA, The Times Literary Supplement, and Peace Corps Writers. Her…

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September 2018

September 22, 2018

The Poetry of Travel: How to Write of the Extraordinary

Anais Nin once wrote, "We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls." And whether the destination is Paris, Marrakesh, or the Pike Place Fish Market --- the art of translation from one realm to the other remains the same conundrum. This workshop is for anyone who has traveled in the world of the imagination and/or the physical realm. We'll look at the work of several poet-travelers and then write pieces of our own. You will leave with…

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October 2019

October 19, 2019

Self Portraits and Persona: Writing About the Self

Before the selfie stick and the youtube channel, there was portraiture. In 1941, Salvador Dali's, "Self Portrait with Fried Bacon" offered the self portrait as an instrument of humor and self mockery while during the Victorian era, death portraits were the rage (posing with a deceased child, spouse, or sibling). Since the Renaissance (and before) self portraits have been a popular art form and more recently the self portrait form has been hijacked by poets. Join us for an afternoon…

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July 2020

July 12, 2020

Let’s Talk About Sheep, Baby!

Do you love sheep? Are you interested in raising sheep? This 1-hr, online class will go over the basics of raising sheep, including feed and care, breed, essential routines, and important considerations. There will be a short presentation, meet & greet with our sheep, and ample time to ask questions.

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August 2020

August 2, 2020

The Poetics of Food

As public health and food shortage fears loom, there has been a resurgence of interest in growing and understanding food and farms. Come to our farm (*virtually*) for a 2-hour online writing workshop that celebrates local flavors and the art of making food. Through delicious prose and poetry we will write together and explore, in our own words, why and how good food really matters. No prior writing experience required. A short reading packet will be provided before the class.

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