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Needle Felting

Felt is believed to be the oldest textile fabric made by humans and has become a popular form of soft sculpture by many artisans. Try your hand at this fascinating craft and make a simple pumpkin or a small fairy or angel figure. Needle felting kits will be available for purchase (cash only) at the end of class for participants who are interested. Instructor Amy Williams started needle felting 18 months ago and hasn’t stopped. Ages 18+ (children ages 12-15 may register with an adult.) Registration deadlines: September 25 and October 30.  Min. 6. Max. 10.

Code              Date     Day       Time
Pumpkin
453817-S1    10/3       Sa         2:30-4:30 pm
Fairy/Angel
453817-S2    11/7       Sa          2:30-4:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$25 Location:  Salomon Farm, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Down on the Farm

Learn about the animals that call Salomon Farm Park home in a fun, safe, and hands-on environment. You’ll learn about chickens, turkeys, rabbits, goats, sheep, donkeys and pigs. Each session will also offer age appropriate activities that relate to our farm friends such as games, stories, and crafts. Instructor Gretchen  Winters is an animal care volunteer at Salomon Farm Park and is passionate about heritage farming and dedicated to helping others understand more about where our food comes from. Registration deadlines: August 24 and 28. Min. 7. Max. 10.

Code             Dates            Days      Time
Ages 3-5  (Adult/Child)
453909-T1    9/1-9/3          T,Th        9-10 am
# Sessions/Fee: 2/$26
Ages 6-11
453909-S1    9/5-9/12        Sa           9-11:45 am
# Sessions/Fee: 2/$30
Ages 12+
453909-S2    9/5-9/12        Sa          1-4 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 2/$30
Location: Salomon Farm Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.   

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Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival
Friday & Saturday, September 18 & 19
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Join us for this two day celebration of the history and culture of the American Farm. It’s fun for all ages and the event is free so bring the whole class or your family and spend a day at the farm. The Harvest Festival makes a great class field trip! For more information call Karla Yauchler at 427-6008.

Friday & Saturday
Live animals • Corn Husking/Shredding
Oat/ Wheat Threshing •  Wagon Rides
Hands-on activities • Food Concessions
Antique    Farm    Equipment

Saturday Only
Antique Tractor Parade • Farmers’ Market
Musical Entertainment • Hit & Miss Engines  

Christmas on the Farm
Call for Vendors and Entertainers!
Saturday, December 5, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

We are looking for crafters and artisans who can brave the cold and fill the barn with Christmas cheer and lots of home-made gifts and goodies. Please contact Amy.Hicks@ cityoffortwayne.org or 427-6005 for more information or a vendor application.


Outdoor Yoga on the Farm

Come relax and enjoy the health benefits  of yoga and the outdoors all at the same time! This is an all-levels outdoor Hatha Yoga class that will lead participants through breath-guided movements aimed  at  strengthening,  restoring, and relaxing the mind and body. All levels of yoga students are welcome from beginners to regular yogis. Class will be held inside the Old Barn if there is inclement weather. Participants must bring a yoga mat and any props or blocks needed. Class will meet in the farm yard between the Old Barn and farm house. Instructor Kristy Schaefer is a Certified and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance who has been practicing yoga for 10 and teaching for one year. Ages 16+ (ages 10 -15 may register with  an  adult).  Registration  deadline:  August 31. Min. 8. Max. 25.

Code               Dates    Day     Time
453816-M1     9/7-10/5 M        6-7 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 5/$42
Location: Salomon Farm, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Animal Art Adventures
*Adult/Child

There are all sorts of animals and all sorts of art. We’ll pick a different animal and a different type of art each week to create our animal masterpieces. We will use paint, glue, various recycled materials and more. Come dressed for a mess. Registration deadline: October 7. Min. 6. Max. 12.

Code              Dates              Day                Time

Ages 1½-3
443041-W1  10/14-11/4        W                    9-9:45 am
Ages 3-5
443041-W2  10/14-11/4        W                   10-10:45 am
# Sessions/Fee: 4/$32 Location: Salomon Farm Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd. 

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Salomon Farmer’s Market 

Wednesdays, June 17-Sept 9, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Did you know that your food has to travel an average of 1500  miles  to  get  to  you?  Not  so at the Salomon Farmer’s Market! Our vendors produce their goods within a 75 mile radius from Salomon Farm Park. Our produce vendors are required to grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs and we strive to find vendors who embrace sustainable and organic growing practices. The market also may include baked goods, honey, maple syrup, handmade craft vendors, food vendors and children’s activities. The Farmer’s Market is open 4:00-7:00 p.m. every Wednesday from June 3 through August 26. If you are interested in receiving a Vendor Application,  please  call  260-427-6008   or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

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MD and ME: Walk ’n Learn
2nd Tuesday of the Month, 5:45 p.m.
Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Mark your calendars and join the fun as MD and Me kicks off May 12 at the Salomon Farm Park Old Barn for its second season! MD and ME is your opportunity to talk to a physician, go on a short walk, and become motivated to become more physically active! Each session of MD and ME begins with a short talk on a medical topic by a physician, followed by a group walk on the Salomon Farm Park Trail. During the walk, you can ask the physician presenter your questions about that session’s topic, plus there are door prizes and blood pressure screenings….all for FREE! Registration and blood pressure checks begin at 5:45 with programming starting at 6 o’clock. During inclement weather (too hot or rain) sessions move indoors to the adjacent Parkview YMCA, 10001 Dawson’s Creek Blvd.

MD and ME is sponsored by Parkview Physicians
Group, the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, and the Fort Wayne Parks Department. Physicians and topics are:

Sept 8
Understanding Atrial Fibrillation
Dr. Bradley Hardin
Oct 13
Kidney Stones
with Dr. Scott Palmer

Be sure to reserve your space in any of the above sessions by calling 1-855-637-0010 or sign up at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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Farm Tours at Salomon Farm Park
August 3-September 25
Salomon Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Come tour the farm and experience the animals up close! Pet a chicken, brush a goat, see what is happening in the gardens, learn about compost and what a summer kitchen was used for back in the old days. Wagon rides are available upon request but may require additional time. Farm Tours can be customized for different ages and abilities. Please call Amy at 427-6005 for questions and scheduling. Fee: $3/child/hour. Teachers and adult chaperones are free. A minimum fee of $30/hour applies to all groups. Please call at least 2 weeks in advance. 

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Wild Walkers Welcome 2015

 2nd & 4th Fridays 

Share your knowledge of nature as you explore some of northeast Indiana’s finest outdoor areas in this nature-oriented group. Wild Walkers is an adult hiking group that meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month for a walk on the wild side. Each hike features a different natural area in the region (parks, wetlands, nature preserve, etc.) and carpooling is available when necessary.

A copy of the 2015 Schedule for Wild Walkers is now available on-line.

Salomon Farm Old Barn Rentals

This magnificent old building sits majestically along Dupont Road on a small working farm operated by the Parks and Recreation Department. The peaceful, bucolic setting includes a pond, wetlands, livestock pens, vegetable gardens, prairie grasses and crop fields. The barn, originally built in the late 1800’s, housed livestock and stored farm equipment and served the farm for over 100 years. The barn has been restored to capture the rustic look of the historical structure. The old barn features a large seating area and tables for up to 170 guests and a separate room for the catering operation. A separate but adjacent building houses the restrooms. The Old Barn may be reserved from May-October. Please visit www.fortwayneparks.org and look under wedding facilities to find our page and get more information, including the rental contract. There are limited dates still available for 2015. Call 427-6000 for more information. 

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Photo courtesy of Robert Pence. 
See more photos at: http://www.robertpence.com/  

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Tri-State Two Cylinder Club

The Tri-State Two Cylinder Club takes its name from the early John Deere tractors that had only had two cylinders that gave them the distinctive popping sound.  In some circles these old tractors were called “Johnny Poppers”.  Although most of the members own John Deere tractors, there are a lot of other “colors” (manufacturers) around the Salomon Farm as well. 

The Two Cylinder Club at Salomon Farm Park is responsible for farming most of the crop fields (corn, soybeans, wheat and oats).  The DeKalb County Horsemen also farm three smaller fields using draft horses and mules for their work. 

The Two Cylinder Club is a major player in our Fall Harvest Festival.  They provide about 28 volunteers for all the different events during the festival.  In addition, the club has found old time farm equipment, restored the pieces and then placed them in the Heritage Barn for the enjoyment of our visitors. 

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Blacksmith Shed

Thanks to The Maumee Valley Blacksmiths for all of their volunteer hours in teaching classes and demonstrating at Festivals. Join the Maumee Valley Blacksmiths at 9 am on the 4th Saturday each month to watch and participate in forging (18 years and up only).  Find the blacksmiths in the forge, just south of the gardens.

Salomon Trail

Be sure to check out the trail at Salomon! It is open to the public from 6 a,m.-11 p.m. To read more about the trail, check out the Salomon Trail Press Release

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Photos from a large Field Trip Day with FFA volunteers!

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Photos courtesy of Fred Van Fossen


Testimonials

Outstanding presentation! Teacher extremely knowledgeable, helpful and well prepared. Marylou H.

Thank you. The class was well organized and Kay was prepared. She supplied so much information and was very helpful. Her helpers were kind, polite and very professional. Kay is a down to earth, no fuss person, and does not make you feel like you do not know what you are doing (even though I did not). I am excited about this subject and will use my knowledge gained in this class. Kay also gave us unlimited access to her for future questions, which I know I will have. She was an excellent instructor. Thank You. A. M. 

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Photos courtesy of Robert Pence. See more photos at: http://www.robertpence.com

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