Education Series - August 2013

Oops! The workshop schedule printed in the August issue of Bloomingfoods News is incorrect. Our sincere apologies for any confusion. The correct list of August 2013 classes is available here.

MHC’S PRESERVING THE HARVEST: FREEZING AND DRYING

Thursday, August 8, 6:30-7:30pm

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, 1100 West Allen St.

Drying and freezing are simple ways to preserve garden fresh and locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. In this hands-on workshop we’ll talk about choosing the best methods for your household and the produce available, and share preparation tips for successful preservation through freezing and drying. To register for this class, contact Kayte at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 812-355-6843.

 

ANNUAL CANNING WORKSHOP WITH PURDUE COUNTY EXTENSION

Wednesday, August 14, 1-4pm OR Thursday, August 15, 6-9pm

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, 1100 West Allen St.

Learn all you need to know to get started preserving your own fresh vegetables and fruits. We’ll can tomatoes on-site with a hands-on demonstration. Each participant will take home a sealed jar of tomatoes. This class is open to the public, for a fee, through the Purdue County Extension Office.

10 FREE SPOTS are set aside in each workshop for MHC patrons and volunteers.

To register for this class, contact Kayte at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 812-355-6843.

 

DOMESTIC RESILIENCE: GROWING FOOD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Wednesday, August 14, 6 – 7:30pm

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, 1100 West Allen St.

Through the lens of permaculture, we will take a look at food security at the home and neighborhood levels. This is where we have the greatest impact, so let's be creative and build the future we want to be a part of! Jonas Carpenter, Permaculture Designer and Educator, will cover perennial foods, food storage, utilizing open neighborhood spaces, creating edible neighborhoods, waste streams and fertility cycles, niche and staple crops, and the development of neighborhood identity.

This class is open to the public, with priority given to MHC patrons and volunteers. Donations suggested if possible.

To register for this class contact Stephanie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 812-339-5887x200.

 

THE HUB FERMENTS

Wednesday, August 21, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, 1100 West Allen St.

Join Kayte Young and Stephanie Solomon of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard to explore the exciting world of fermented foods. We'll do an in class demonstration transforming fresh seasonal produce into probiotic deliciousness, and discuss basic methods for making delicacies such as kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, and yogurt in your own home. Feel free to bring culture samples and starters for fermented products to share with the group!

Priority is given to MHC patrons and volunteers.

To register for this class contact Kayte at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 812-355-6843.

 

GROW ORGANIC EDUCATOR SERIES (GOES)

Wednesdays, September 4 – December 4, 6-9 pm (no class on November 27)

Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, 2367 East 10th St.

Get gardening with GOES! Learn organic gardening from a team of gardening experts and share your knowledge with the community in this organic outreach horticultural certification program, which covers everything from soil science to seed saving and everything in between. Complete the course and volunteer hours in a number of community projects to be certified as a Grow Organic Educator or just take the course for your own enrichment. Textbook and comprehensive reference notebook included in fee. There are a number of optional Saturday workshops and field trips scheduled.

Thanks to the generosity of a GOES graduate, scholarship assistance is available through the Cassell Memorial Scholarship Fund. Scholarship applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the program and are available at the Parks and Recreation office. Applicants must provide proof of income and a brief statement indicating why they are interested in completing the GOES series. For more information about applying for a scholarship, call 812-349-3702.

$125 in city / $145 out of city

Register by August 30 at bloomington.in.gov/parks or call 812-349-3700.