If you would like us to come teach a group Class at your business or organization, please see the following descriptions of past courses that we have offered, and contact our Education Programs Manager, Beverly Tyree
Fall Gardening - Starting Early
Greens and peas in November? Crazy! This class will give you the tools you need to plan ahead for an abundant fall harvest that will reap round two on the summer beets, greens, and other favorites.
Aromatherapy for Daily Use
Essential oils through aromatherapy, have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Attendees will learn: What is Essential Oil? How to tap into healing power of essential oils through aromatherapy? How to effectively use essential oils in daily living and take along a handmade blend.
Great vegetables start with an awesome soil. Many urban lots are contaminated with lead or other toxins; this class will discuss how to handle soil contaminants. We'll also cover how to identify soil types and improve your soil through basic techniques like composting, mulching, vermicomposting, and using natural fertilizers.
Nutrition for pregnancy and children
From infancy through old age, nutritious food can keep you strong and healthy. In this class, you will learn the nutritional values of a variety of whom foods and how they interact with your body. We will touch on the importance of nutritious meals starting with pregnancy and throughout early childhood. We will discuss ways to prepare whole foods for children and families. We'll also include a cooking demonstration!
From fresh fish to fresh greens, learn about the amazing closed-loop system that is aquaponics. We'll set up a demonstration tank and go through the steps to create a system in your own home!
Don't have a place for all those fruit and vegetable scraps? Come learn how to transform this "waste" (treasure) into garden gold. Techniques covered include vermicomposting and composting in your yard.
With some time and planning ahead, you can eat from your garden year-round! We'll go over the basics of "putting food by," including what freezes well, what you can dehydrate, and what can be canned (sealed in jars). A demonstration is included and you'll be able to take home your own jar of freshly preserved goodies.
funky fresh fermentation
Humans have been fermenting food for over 10,000 years and possibly even more! These techniques not only extend shelf-life and make the food taste better but within many fermentation processes, they create a healthier product by introducing beneficial digestive bacteria called Probiotics. In this workshop, we will discuss these fascinating organisms, how they operate, and how they help our digestion, immune system and overall health. We'll talk: fermented vegetables, kefir, kombucha, yogurt, and much more.... Come try locally produced fermented foods and learn how to work with these organisms and create your own home ferments!
Preparing a fRESH thankful table
Join the inspired Chef Chris Stoye as he shares healthy cooking tips just in time for Thanksgiving. Chef Chris will share his own recipes and cooking instructions on how to bring home a fresh tastes to your feast. Let us share this delicious event with you and go home prepared to wow your family and friends.
Community organizing 101
Bringing a community together around growing food can be quite a challenge in this day and age, when people know the characters on sitcoms better than their next-door-neighbors. This crash-course in community organizing will give you some tools of the trade to work with. We'll practice talking about the food system and how growing food can be a fun, healthy way to build community. This course is great for those trying to start (or improve) a community garden or neighborhood orchard.