~ CLOSED FOR 2023 ~
This class is centered around teaching all ages how to successfully grow food and preserve it for your table year round. Each class we will have a guest speaker from OSU Extension talking about Farm Direct Marketing Law, helping attendants to understand how to prepare and sell food from their land. We will offer one workshop each season, focusing on a specific type of preservation method that is appropriate for each season and the crops that will be in abundance. Spring = Dehydrating herbs & soups (CANCELLED), Summer = Water Bath Canning & Pressure Canning, Fall = Fermentation. We will talk about succession planting, companion planting, rotational planting, what grows best for each season, when to start planting for each season, and more! We are prepared to discuss how to grow food in a variety of spaces such as starting a no dig garden in your lawn, or amending soil you have planted in for years, creating brand new raised beds, growing in large pots… the goal is to grow your own food and be successful! We will highlight when to prepare to harvest and ways to preserve different crops, while adding tidbits of information on natural remedies for pest control and exciting uses for kitchen/home generated items as plant food! This class includes a year round planting guide & recipe to take home. This class is ALL AGES!