Liability insurance coverage is available for instructors who teach workshops. Contact Katherine for more info.

April 26 – Shiitake Mushroom Workshop in State College

Jason Lilley will be holding a shiitake mushroom log cultivation workshop Saturday, April 26 at 711 Kennard Road in State College at 11:00 a.m.  (rain or shine), starting with a discussion about the basics of mushroom culture and mushroom log inoculation and moving on to actually inoculating logs. Jason has 15 spots available for people interested in inoculating a log to take home.

Cost is $25 per person if interested in logs, $10 if not. Please RSVP to Jason to sign up. 

May 10 – Backyard Laying Hens Workshop in State College

Come learn how you can keep a small flock of laying hens to provide you with delicious, fresh eggs in your own backyard! Saturday, May 10, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at 156 West Hamilton Ave.

Instructor Leslie Pillen will discuss breed selection, how to raise healthy hens from chicks on, and important design considerations for building or buying a backyard coop. Leslie is the Design Coordinator for the new sustainable student farm initiative at Penn State. She has raised chickens in both farm and backyard settings, and has taught several classes about keeping chickens.

Suggested donation is $12 per person, payable by cash or check on the day of the workshop. Proceeds go to the instructor. Space is limited to 15 participants; sign up by email to Katherine or by phone (237-0996).

 

CENTRAL PA WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS & COMMUNITY CALENDARS

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2011 Workshops & Handouts

  • Nov. 1 – Household Composting with Alexa Schriempf - Composting Basics
  • Nov. 2 & 16 – Knitting a Scarf with Anne Burgevin
  • Nov. 5 – Canning Applesauce with Josh Lambert - Canning Fruit
  • Nov. 6 – Baking Bread with Ruth Sauder - Basic Bread Recipe
  • Nov. 12 – Cooking Seasonal Local Produce, Gujarati Style, with Sunil Patel - Indian Cooking Basics

2012 Workshops & Handouts

  • Feb. 4 – Cooking Winter Soups & Stews with LaCreta Holland - Cooking Winter Soups and Stews
  • Feb. 5 – Making Yogurt & Granola with Nynke Vanderburg - Yogurt & Granola
  • Feb. 5  - Making Mittens & Scarves from Old Wool Sweaters with Cindy Grosso - Mittens & Scarf Instructions 
  • Feb. 4 & 18 – Home Beer Brewing with Ryan Elias - Basic Homebrewing
  • Feb. 11 – Making Lip Balms & Salves with Stephanie Hertel -
  • Feb. 12 – Making Cold Frames with Joshua Lambert -
  • Feb. 15 Making Sauerkraut – Vegetable Lactofermentation with Scott DiLoreto and Matt Sullenberger - Lactofermentation
  • Feb. 18 – Worm Composting with Justin Eleazer - Red Worm Composting
  • Feb. 18 – Restoring Old Fruit Trees with Jackie Bonomo - Fruit Tree Pruning
  • Feb. 25 – Making Homemade Pasta & Authentic Italian Red Sauce with Delali Agawu and Anne Burgevin
  • April 1 – Heritage Seed Saving & Seed Starts with Ingrid Fowles, Brian Burger, Matt Sullenberger & Ian Gardner - Intro to Seed Saving
  • April 14 – Soap-Making with Nellie Bhattarai
  • April 14 – Making Solar Collectors for Solar Hot Water with Dean Fenton
  • April 15 – Building and Lasagna Mulching Raised Beds with Jackie Bonomo - Layered (Lasagna) Mulching
  • April 21 – Making Ravioli with Delali Agawu & Anne Burgevin
  • April 22 – Altering Secondhand Clothes with Anne Burgevin
  • April 28 – Herbal Tinctures & Oil Infusions with Stephanie Hertel -
  • May 6 – Backyard Chickens Part 1: Care & Feeding with Sarah Potter - Chicken Care & FeedingRaising Fowl in Urban Areas
  • May 13 – Weaving Potholders with Mary Lambert -
  • May 13 – Canning Strawberry Jam with Josh Lambert - Canning Fruit
  • May 19 – Hands-on Beekeeping with Mary Jo Lenzing and Sylvia Feldman – Resources: Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, near Lewisburg.
  • May 26 – Backyard Chickens Part 2: Building a Coop with Sarah and Josh Potter
  • May 26 – Introduction to Hugelkultur with Jackie Bonomo -
  • June 23 & July 7 – Beginner Home Beer Brewing with Josh Lambert - Basic Homebrewing
  • July 14 – Cold Summer Soups with LaCreta Holland
  • July 14 & 21 – Advanced Home Beer Brewing with Ryan Elias & Dustin Kennedy (Building a Mash Tun; All Grain Brewing)
  • July 15 – Beginner Wild Edible Plant Identification with Stephanie Hertel - Wild Edibles HandoutWild Edibles Instructor Report
  • July 15 – Introduction to Magic: The Gathering with Ed Lambert
  • July 21 – Whole Animal Butchering with Steve Bookbinder
  • July 22 – Beginner Dungeons and Dragons (Character Creation) with Ed Lambert
  • July 22 – Cooking with Greens with Dorothy Blair
  • Aug. 4 – Fruits, Berries & Herbs – Use & Winter Storage with LaCreta Holland - Fruits, Berries & Herbs
  • Aug. 5 – Clay Oven Building & Bread Baking with Dana Stuchul & Chris Uhl
  • Aug. 11 – Everything Corn! Chowder, Salsa, Roasted…with LaCreta Holland
  • Aug. 12 – Building a Rain Barrel with Josh Lambert - WSU Rain Barrel InstructionsRain Barrel Parts List
  • Aug. 25 – Everything Tomatoes! Tarts, Soups, Salsa, Roasted…with LaCreta Holland - Everything Tomatoes!
  • Oct. 13, 2012 – Home Cheese-Making with Adam Seitz - Cheesemaking Handout
  • Nov. 10 – Home Sausage-Making with Steve Bookbinder
  • Dec. 1 – Beginner Meditation

2013 Workshops & Handouts

  • Jan. 12 - Healing Herbs for Topical Use/Making Homemade Lotions with Stephanie Hertel - Herbal Lotions Handout
  • Jan. 19 AND February 2 - Beginner Beer Brewing, Racking and Bottling, with Josh Lambert - Basic Homebrewing
  • Jan. 19 - Creating Herbal Concoctions: Honeys, Elixirs, and Syrups, with Stephanie Hertel - Honeys & Syrups Handout
  • Jan. 26 – Building a Top Bar Bee Hive with Matt Poese and Josh Lambert
  • Feb. 9 - Making Sauerkraut – Vegetable Lactofermentation with Scott DiLoreto and Matt Sullenberger - Lactofermentation
  • Feb. 16 – Milk Jug Greenhouses with Justin Wheeler - Milk Jug Sowing
  • Feb. 17 – Basic Bicycle Maintenance with Justin Wagner
  • March 23 – Heritage Seed Saving with Ingrid Fowles, Matt Sullenberger & Ian Gardner - Intro to Seed Saving
  • April 6 – From Science to Salsa: Tomatoes with Matt Sullenberger
  • April 20 - Planting Backyard Fruit & Nut Trees & Shrubs with Scott Diloreto, Emily Zink and Jennie Diehl - Backyard Fruit & Nut Trees & ShrubsBackyard Fruits and Nuts (PowerPoint slides)
  • June 1  - Planting Pollinator Gardens & Native Bee Conservation with Justin Wheeler
  • June 22 – Common Weeds of Central PA and Non-Herbicide Strategies for Management with Elina Snyder Workshop Handout – Weed Management
  • August 3 - PCO FarmFest Homesteaders SeriesCover Cropping with Gene Bazan; Pollinator Gardening with Justin Wheeler; Canning Summer Fruits with Josh Lambert; Backyard Chickens with Nellie Bhattarai – Backyard Chickens Handout; Harris Township Chicken Ordinance 2.2012
  • August 10 – Butchering 101 with Steve Bookbinder
  • October 19 – Root Cellaring with Jason Lilley

2014 Workshops

  • January 18 – Making Sauerkraut with Scott DiLoreto and Anne Quinn Corr.
  • January 25 – Brewing Beer with Josh Lambert
  • February 8 – Beer Bottling with Josh Lambert
  • February 21 - Maple Sugaring with Jason Lilley
  • February 22 - Pruning Fruit Trees with Jackie Bonomo
  • February 22 - Growing Peppers in Your Garden with Matt Sullenberger
  • March 1 – Soap Making with Nellie Bhattarai
  • March 8 – Seed Exchange and Milk Jug Mini-Greenhouse Workshop with Matt Sullenberger and Justin Wheeler.
  • March 15 – Bread Baking with Nellie Bhattarai
  • April 5 – Growing Tomatoes with Matt Sullenberger
  • April 13 - Hugelkultur Build Demonstration with Jason Lilley

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  2. Hello – I left you a phone message asking to take part in the Cheese making course being offered in October – I cannot make this class date now so please take me off the list to make room for someone else. I will watch for it in the future if offered again.
    Dee Bagshaw

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