Every year we invite a diverse group of scholars and practicioners from within and outside our community to share their knowledge through short informal workshops. Sometimes it's just nice to see something in action rather than reading about it.
Workshops will be announced as they are scheduled on the website, please let us know if you have skills you would like to share, or if there are topics you would like see presented.
Here is our calendar of workshops from 2009 as a sample of what we have offered in the past. Most of our workshops will involve instructors from across the city using our facilities and materials to demonstrate an “approachable technology”. We will also be working with Mill Creek Farm, Sloan Street Community Garden, the People's Emergency Center, and other community organizations to create on-site installations. Check back often for an updated calendar.
Location will be at the Preston’s Paradise demonstration site (839 N. Preston St.) unless otherwise noted. Some workshops have a limited number of spaces available. If you would like to attend any of the offered classes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
All workshops will be offered free or sliding scale with no one turned away.
Summer6/14 – Earth Plasters (9am-2pm)
6/21 – Introduction to Canning (noon-5pm) 6/29 – Small-scale intensive gardening (5pm-8:30pm) 7/7 – Urban Beekeeping - POSTPONED UNTIL FALL
7/12 – Vermicomposting on a Household Scale – Erik Kintzel from Greensgrow Farms (10am-noon)
7/22 – Herbal Tinctures from the Garden – Joy Payton (6pm-9pm) 7/25 – Composting FAQ – Christine Tilles from PHS (at the Mill Creek Farm, 11am – 1pm) 7/26 – Brunch at Preston’s Paradise (10am-2pm)
8/1 – Healing with Herbs and Whole Foods (at the Mill Creek Farm, 11am – 2pm)
8/2 – Introduction to Permaculture with Phil Forsyth (noon) 8/9 – Brunch at Preston’s Paradise (10am-2pm)
8/15 – Cob Oven construction (at the Mill Creek Farm, 11am – 5pm) 8/15 – Reptiles and Amphibians in the Garden (at Glenwood Green Acres, 10am-11am)
8/20 – Canning and Food Preservation with Beth Brandon (6pm) 9/2 – Healing Salves and Ointments from the Garden with Lorelle Becton (6pm) 9/13 – Natural Dyeing and Pigments (noon)
Fall10/18 – Cider pressing 11/1 – Clay plaster (9am)
11/7 – Soapmaking (noon) 11/15 – Cheesemaking (noon) 11/16 – Herbal Medicine (6pm)
12/6 – Candymaking (noon)