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Ages 2 to 5 welcome. Preschoolers will meet the Wellspring chickens, try new veggies, dig for worms, sing songs and participate in garden-based games and activities, all while learning about where our food comes from!
Cost: $6 per child
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Preserving vegetables with live-cultures — this is Lacto-Fermentation, an ancient practice experiencing contemporary revival. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn about the science, method and magic of “wild fermentation”, and will transform local, seasonal vegetables into delicious treats. Participants will leave with some of our preparations to nurture at home. Samples, instructions and recipes will be provided. Please bring 2 pint canning jars so that you can take home some of our preparations.
Cost: $60 per person until 10/26, $65 after.
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The late fall harvest make for wonderful crunchy pickles. Join Master Gardener, Master Food Preserver, and Registered Dietitian, Lisa Kingery, and learn to pickle them quick or ferment them slow. We’ll explore pickle recipes from around the globe—from German Sauerkraut to Spicy Italian Giardinera. Students will learn safe canning practices that are easy to understand and apply at home. This is a hands-on class. Participants will leave the lesson with a jar or 2 of their own canned-creations along with tip sheets, recipes and resources …Find out more »