“Homesteading: a lifestyle of self-sufficiency, characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and the small-scale production of textiles, clothing, and crafts for household use or sale.”
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Foraging the Farm
Join us on a walk deep into Cherry Grove Farm to find wild edibles as they ‘spring’ from or ‘fall’ to the ground.
From syrups and shrubs to salads, stews, and vinegars, the uses for edible wild plants are endless. We’ll show you how to identify some of the more common of these, and turn them into tasty bites and drinks. You’ll go home with recipes and the know-how to dig up your own dinner.
Be sure to bring your walking shoes and your favorite beverage!
Price: $65 per person
Preserving with Salt
When you hear the word “preserving”, most people think of jams and pickles – and water-bath canning. Salting (along with smoking, oiling, and drying) is one very effective old-fashioned method of preserving food that is often overlooked.
Learn to preserve herbs, lemons, and more in the last of our hands-on Homesteading series. You’ll take home our signature class folder with recipes and methods, and a jar of preserved product to enjoy.
Price: $65 per person
Poultry Production and Processing
These days more and more people are wearing the hat of homesteader and small farmer. Many start by raising chickens. But now that you have that backyard coop, what to do with the birds?
Spend a morning learning how to turn your aging laying hens and roosters into meat for tonight’s chicken dinner. This intensive workshop will teach each participant the skills to properly kill, bleed, scald, de-feather, and gut a chicken. Delve into this unique hands-on experience, or stand back and observe.
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The Face of Natural Beauty
Spend a day relaxing with Arielle Notterman, owner and craftswoman of Mother Tree Collective. In this hands-on class you’ll learn the healing properties of nature’s best herbs and oils, and how to use them to create your own skin products. Start with a soothing lip balm and refreshing facial scrub, then finish with a face mask tailored to work with your skin type.
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