About Our Farm & Philosophy
The idea behind Schooner Farms was to take our little 20 acre corner of the world and expand our use of it by raising chemical free pick your own raspberries and blackberries in 2009. We already had a natural pond and lake management company, Inspired By Nature, established at the site. The focus of Inspired By Nature is to encourage pond owners to care for the water resources naturally and by using little if no chemistry at all. This notion of land stewardship and conservation was really the incentive of trudging forward into the berries. honey and now a CSA.
In 2010 we also began a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) garden. The response has been tremendous. We have had the opporunity to meet so many wonderful and like minded people. Naturally, we picked a rough year weather wise to begin but it ought to make the future garden season seem less difficult! In 2010 Schooner Farms CSA grew food for 60 families. In 2012 we had expanded our memebrship to 80. Our goal to keep the "Community" in our CSA program means that we do not wish to be like a subscription produce farm. We want to keep the "Community" in our CSA. We want you to know the farmer growing your food, we want you to feel like you are a part of our farm and to do that we chose to limit our membership to 30 in 2013. Along with our produce we also have 10 beehives that we harvest raw honey from for sale. Our three ponds are managed naturally and a full of healthy fish. The ponds provide the irrigation to our fields.
Our goal is to be able to offer classes on a variety of topics, such as: beekeeping, canning, organic gardening, nature crafts, land ethics and much more. We both enjoy learning and sharing with others - that connection to like minded people is something we cherish.
If you are in Weston, Oh please stop in! We'd love to show you around the farm!
Schooner Farms & Inspired By Nature from above
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Monday, September 1 :: 3:44pm
Have you ever wanted to try working with clay? Well here is your opportunity!!!
Local potter, Mary Dennis, is offering a clay hand building class at the farm this
month!! You can learn basic clay and hand building techniques while creating a
beautiful vase suitable for display in your home or as a gift. The classes will be
held on three consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:30 PM here at Schooner
Farm. In the first class you will create and decorate the vase using clay, stamps, mini
extruders, and other decorative techniques. The second class you will glaze the vase
and add additional decoration. The last class you may add gold luster decoration
(for a small additional fee), if you wish or just come to pick up and admire your
creations and socialize with the other participants.
Class size will be limited to 10 participants so please RSVP early!!! All materials, clay
and supplies will be provided.
Please RSVP to: Mary Dennis, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 419-378-1653
September 16th 6:00-8:30 PM
September 23rd 6:00-8:30 PM
September 30th 6:00-8:30 PM
Fee: $50.00 + $5.00 for optional gold luster
(Please pay by PayPal if possible to email@example.com)
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Monday, August 18 :: 1:48pm
Mike Soboleski of SoBee Honey had a grand time sharing his passion for bees at a recent "Honey Harvest Class".
We will have a Basic Beekeeping Class in October - click here for more info
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Monday, July 28 :: 7:33am
TIME: TUESDAYS 9:00-10:15am
DATES: AUGUST 5, 12, 19, 26 (weather permitting continuation throughout September)
FACILITATOR: Caroline Anne Dawson ERYT 200 (18 years of experience trained in India, Nepal, Spain, The Netherlands, USA, & UK)
Place: Schooners Farm 14890 Otsego Pike, Weston, OH 43569
(on the corner of rt.6 and 235)
Price: $7 per class
Confirm your place: 419-261-0908, firstname.lastname@example.org
This Yoga class is a gentle Yoga that everyone can do to greet the new day in a gesture of gratitude. We’ll start the class with breathe-work and warming up postures in the chair transitioning into standing strength and balancing postures and then retreating to the floor to stretch and tone. Finishing the asana part of the class with a body scan relaxation.
We will then mindfully walk the labyrinth (barefoot or shoed) bringing ourselves with every step deeper into our natural essence.
What to bring? A blanket/beach towel/mat, open heart and a smile ;-)
Benefits of Yoga
Improves strength & flexibility improving posture & spinal issues
Hormonal balance working the endocrine system
Stimulates & soothes organs replenishing them with oxygenated blood
Improves joint motion by replenishing cartilage nourishing fluid preventing degenerative arthritis
Strengthens bones by weight bearing postures reducing risks of osteoporosis
Stretching the body & organs stimulates the lymphatic system improving the immune system
Reduces cortisol levels (stress hormone) & blood pressure
Yoga lowers blood sugar & LDL (bad cholesterol) lowering the risk of diabetes & diabetic complications
Improves digestion assisting in weight loss
Balances mood promoting a state of well being
INTRODUCING CAROLINE ANNE DAWSON
Introduced to Yoga by her mother as a child, Caroline has been practicing a multitude of Yoga & meditation for the past 18 years. Obtaining her 200hr certification in Hatha Yoga in 2006 & completing her Advanced Teacher Training in 2008 in India’s oldest Yoga Institute Kaivalydhama. Her yearly visits to India & Nepal enriched her studies with Buddhist & Yogic meditation, Yoga philosophy, Pranayama, Ayurveda & Yoga therapy. For the past six years Caroline ran her Yoga Center in Spain offering different types of Yoga & meditation, from prenatal, family, child, therapy & corporate Yoga. She has also co-organized International Yoga retreats in Europe & Asia & contributed as a speaker at the Madrid Mental Health & Art Conference in 2011, elaborating on the topic of Yoga & the effects on the mind.
In recent years Caroline has been working with Cancer survivors and is presently facilitating Yoga & Mindfulness at the Cancer Victory Center in Toledo. Teaching from the heart, Caroline offers a global integration, where classical meets the creative.
Caroline has over 10 years experience teaching & coaching in higher education & she is also a certified Mindfulness Meditation Instructor & a Reiki Master. She is currently finishing her Health & Wellness Coach Certification.
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Monday, July 21 :: 1:03pm
Like honey? We do too! Come be part of the Honey Harvest! Mike will walk you through the extraction process and you will get some hands on experience! There is nothing quite like honey fresh out of the hive!!
RSVP IS REQUIRED! Please call Mike at 419-494-2226
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Wednesday, July 2 :: 4:17pm