June 7 – DIY Solar Hot Water Workshop

Spring Creek Homesteading Fund is hosting a “Building a Solar Hot Water Heater” workshop on Saturday, June 7 from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm at 156 West Hamilton Ave, State College, PA.

Instructor Johan Zwart will demonstrate how a repurposed glass door, some copper tubing, and an old water heater tank can be converted into a stand-alone solar hot water heater. In addition to the actual build, Johan will provide a parts list and discuss sourcing options and alternative designs for the water heater.

Please register by phone at (814) 237-0996 or by email.  There is a $12 per person sliding scale registration fee.

 

Liability insurance coverage is available for instructors who teach workshops. Contact Board President Joshua Lambert for more info.

OTHER 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
  • April 26 – Shiitake Mushroom Workshop with Jason Lilley
  • May 10 – Backyard Laying Hens Workshop with Leslie Pillen

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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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