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Posted 1/6/2016 3:01pm by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.

Amanda's Winter 2016 Schedule at Schooner Farms

Amanda has designed a wonderful series of special winter classes targeted to focus on specific elements of yoga. The series was designed to be of interest to all levels of yoga enthustiast. Refresh, reinvigorate and restore your yoga practice this winter.  

All classes begin at 9 am and last till 10 am



Follow the link above to sign up online


 Jan. 30 The Foundations of Yoga: Whether you are brand new to yoga or a seasoned pro, we invite you to join Amanda to explore the roots of yoga, several basic poses for a well-rounded practice, and an introduction to breath work. 


Feb 27 Standing Poses: Whether you are brand new to yoga or a seasoned pro, we invite you to join Amanda to explore the feet, their connection to the ground, and the poses root us for a meaningful practice. 


March 26 Balance Poses: Whether you are brand new to yoga or a seasoned pro, we invite you to join Amanda to explore balance on and off the mat! 


April 23 Backbends: Whether you are brand new to yoga or a seasoned pro, we invite you to join Amanda to explore opening your heart, extending your spine, and finding happiness! 



$10 - per session if you sign up and pay online/at the farm in advance

$15 - per session at the door

Purchase a pass and save! Come to any or all! 

5 session pass - $45

10 session pass - $90

Amanda will also have weekly classes beginning in May - Stay tuned for more details. 

Posted 1/4/2016 1:15pm by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.

Thinking of learning more about beekeeping? We have got a wonderful series available for you!

Mike Soboleski is our resident "Bee Guy" - Mike puts on a stellar class - fun, informative and just superb! Mike's passion and knowledge will inspire you! Sign up online! All classes are $25. 

Beekeeping Class Outline and Schedule


Posted 10/14/2015 9:36am by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.

Amanda will be teaching a few special classes this fall. Our weekly yoga classes will end the last week of October BUT Amanda has graciously offered to do a few special classes you won't want to miss!


Saturday Morning Yoga Class

November 28th & Dec. 19th 


All levels. All welcome.  Longer time means longer savasana! $10 each



An Evening of Restorative Yoga to Celebrate Winter Solstice.

December 18th 5:30-7pm

By candlelight, we will burrow into restorative poses, explore the breath, and awaken the consciousness with chanting.




Posted 10/13/2015 8:07am by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.

Wow! What a season this has been. So, so, so many things to be grateful for; excellent staff, amazing volunteers, decent harvest considering the wet and cloudy season, wonderful CSA members, lots of new friends, community support, all the new improvements and classrooms, getting to live our passion, the list goes on and on. Truly. 

I am ready to slow down a bit and regroup. It has been a busy season with so many exciting opportunities. We have been all over North West Ohio talking on a variety of topics - the most popular is our Apron Program. It is such an honor to share the heartwarming stories of family memories. I enjoy learning new stories and have been gifted some incredible aprons that are safely nestled in my collection waiting to be shared. What a gift. 

The farm is coming together beautifully and with the hard work of our staff and volunteers it was a successful season. We could not do what we do without these amazing people. This season we had a lot of young people - what a blessing that has been. Schooner and I get to enjoy being "parental" to a certain degree and everyday we are humbled by witnessing the awe and wonder in these young folks. 

We are very grateful to our CSA Members. Many have been with us for several years and we had a few new ones, too! What joy it is to watch children think of the farm as their own and scurry out to pick berries or check on crops. It was a rough year with so much rain and cloudiness, so a few crops were not as plentiful but we certainly had a lot of variety to make up for that. The huglekultur mounds proved to be invaluable with all the flooding in the spring. 

Thankful, grateful and fortunate are we as the season ends and we look forward to a little down time to plan for 2016. Soon enough the mailbox will be bursting with seed catalogues and I will be lost in the fray. Many thanks to our members, visitors, staff and volunteers for a wonderful season and we look forward to making new memories in 2016.

Posted 8/13/2015 8:17am by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.
Posted 8/12/2015 6:48am by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.

This summer has zipped by. Well, let's be honest - the "summer weather" has finally arrived just before school starts and fall is in the air. How lovely it was to sit out under the arbor and enjoy the birdsong along with the warmth of the rising sun this morning. It is these moments I relish. Just basking in the quiet of the morning, being present in the beauty that surrounds me. The farm has become such a magical place. 

Yesterday I had the delightful pleasure of meeting two ladies from Forest, Ohio. The one gal had heard about a fermenting presentation I had done at the Hancock County Farmer's Market a month or so ago. She called and asked to pop in to see the farm and wondered if I had a scoby for kombucha (fermented tea full of probiotics) I did and she would stop in. So she and her friend came and were both so excited about what we do here and of course, she was over the moon about the scoby. We chatted and then went into the sundry. She asked how much for the scoby - I said, my gift to you. She was stunned and insisted she pay. I told her no, please enjoy, I believe in sharing the love. We had a nice conversation and their enthusiasm and excitement really made my day. 

As I sat under the arbor this morning, a huge smile came to my face thinking of those ladies and the interaction we had. There is magic to this farm and the things we do. It was a much needed reminder as yesterday. I am grateful for my time this morning to reflect and appreciate the day.

Posted 7/27/2015 12:34pm by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.


Posted 7/6/2015 11:54am by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.

It is that time! CSA starts at 3 tomorrow for Tuesday pick ups and Saturday the 11th at 9am for Sat. Peeps! 

Posted 7/2/2015 1:06pm by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.



We are THRILLED to announce that Amanda Rzicznek willl be joining the farm! Amanda is just an amazing person to be around and her enthusiasm for life is contagious.  

Invigorate the body, mind, and spirit as we experience a well-rounded practice. Ideal for those new to yoga and seasoned practitioners, this class will focus on alignment, movement, and relaxation.  Amanda Rzicznek is a certified Yoga Instructor, Relax and Renew Trainer, and Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Amanda enthusiastically approaches teaching yoga with an open heart, acute attention to alignment, and a sense of humor.

Starting Thursday, July 16th 9am 

$10/class or $40/5 class pass


Sign up and pay for tickets online or call 419-261-0908 to reserve your space!

Posted 6/16/2015 8:59am by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.

This is going to be a SENSATIONAL event with our lovely adopted sister at The Summer Kitchen in Helena. Start at The Summer Kitchen where the gals will share some wonderful samples of a variety of foods  made with lavender then hop in the car and mosey on over to Schooner Farms, where we will have a lavender essential oil distillation and program. Walk in our lavender labyrinth and get your zen on. Register with Schooner Farms or The Summer Kitchen. See below!



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