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April 2017

Sourdough Bread Baking – Spring – SOLD OUT

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Centre Wellington District High School, 905 Scotland St
Fergus, Ontario N1M 1Y7 Canada
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SOLD OUT
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Join us on a fragrant Sunday morning to explore one of the most ancient human activities, baking bread.  We'll make bread using the traditional sourdough technique.  You'll leave the workshop with a fresh batch of dough to bake the next day, a freshly baked loaf of bread, a healthy and predictable sourdough starter, and the knowledge and confidence you need to make high-quality, rustic, sourdough bread at home. Your instructor, Richard Priess, has spent years experimenting with rustic breads.  He…

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May 2017

Foraging for Wild Edibles – Spring SOLD OUT

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Brigid’s Villa – Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 Hwy 6 N.
Guelph, N1H6J2 Canada
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SOLD OUT
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Come enjoy the wonders of nature while foraging for wild edibles on a morning hike! Whether you’re keen to learn about nature, want to be more self-reliant or perhaps lack a green thumb, foraging is a fantastic window by which to explore the natural world and increase one’s awareness of and respect for its beauty and complexity. Wild foods are very nutritious and often have much higher amounts of minerals and nutrients than their domesticated counterparts, they not only benefit one’s…

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Build A Super Efficient Wood Fired Cob Oven – May SOLD OUT

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ami’s House, 28 Inkerman Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H3C5 Canada
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$110
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Wood fired pizza, fresh baked breads, slow cooked meats and tasty sweet treats; they can all be done with a single firing of a thermal mass, super efficient cob oven over an afternoon. Join Ashley Lubyk, experienced cob builder and the owner of Dirt Craft Natural Building, as he teaches all the steps necessary for you to build your very own double chamber cob oven in this day long workshop.   WHAT IS A COB OVEN?  COB!  It is an…

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July 2017

Foraging For Wild Edibles – July

July 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Silvercreek Park, 142 Edinburgh Rd S
Guelph, Ontario N1H Canada
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$55
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Come enjoy the wonders of nature while foraging for wild edibles on a afternoon hike! Whether you’re keen to learn about nature, want to be more self-reliant or perhaps lack a green thumb, foraging is a fantastic window by which to explore the natural world and increase one’s awareness of and respect for its beauty and complexity. Wild foods are very nutritious and often have much higher amounts of minerals and nutrients than their domesticated counterparts, they not only benefit…

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August 2017

Small Pantry Canning – August POSTPONED

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rockmosa Community Centre, 74 Christie St
Rockwood, Ontario n1e 3e8 Canada
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Cannot attend this date? We are offering the same workshop again on September 9th. Click here.  We are excited to be offering this workshop in partnership with Guelph/Eramosa Township and the County of Wellington's Taste Real Program   There is nothing as satisfying as opening the jar of peaches from your stash in February or putting together a beautiful gift basket assortment of your handmade jars for someone special. Learning the art of canning is a great way to connect…

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Grow Your Own Gourmet Mushrooms At Home

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rockmosa Community Centre, 74 Christie St
Rockwood, Ontario n1e 3e8 Canada
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$100.00
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We are excited to be offering this workshop in partnership with:  DIY Fungi, Guelph/Eramosa Township and The County of Wellington's Taste Real Program Growing your own mushrooms is an easy way to boost your home-grown nutrition and grow your own medicine. This workshop will offer an overview of some of the many ways you can grow delicious edible and medicinal mushrooms at your home or apartment and highlight ways you can make use of recycled materials- including coffee grounds or shredded paper- as…

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Build a Wood Fired Cob Pizza Oven – SOLD OUT

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wellington Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, 570 Belsyde Ave., E.
Fergus, ON Canada
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$110
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Wood fired pizza, fresh baked breads, slow cooked meats and tasty sweet treats; they can all be done with a single firing of a thermal mass cob oven over an afternoon.    Join Adam Krop, experienced cob builder, as he teaches all the steps necessary for you to build your very own cob oven (cob is a mixture of sand, clay, and straw).  A cob oven is a thick monolithic domed structure that gets heated from the inside with a wood…

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September 2017

Small Pantry Canning – September

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rockmosa Community Centre, 74 Christie St
Rockwood, Ontario n1e 3e8 Canada
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We are excited to be offering this workshop in partnership with the Guelph/Eramosa Township and the County of Wellington's Taste Real Program   There is nothing as satisfying as opening the jar of peaches from your stash in February or putting together a beautiful gift basket assortment of your handmade jars for someone special. Learning the art of canning is a great way to connect with food and community while stocking your cupboard with delicious, fresh reminders of summer. This…

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Foraging For Wild Mushrooms

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hanlon Creek Splash Pad, 505 Kortright Rd W
Guelph,
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$55
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Fungi are often a hidden part of natural communities but they are very important and incredibly fascinating in the many ways they work ‘behind the scenes’ of nature. They are a very diverse group adapted to every niche and despite often being tough to find, there are probably mushrooms all around you when you venture into the woods. Come on a hike with experienced forager and biologist Luke Eckstein to explore the amazing world of fungi and mushrooms this fall! …

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Wreath Making – September – POSTPONED

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Erin, Ontario, Exact location will be provided after registration. + Google Map
$95
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This workshop has been postponed and will be offered on November 25.  Register here.   Get into the holiday season by creating your own grapevine wreath.  Join us on a serene and picturesque rural property just outside the quaint town of Erin. You'll be spending the afternoon exploring the property and foraging for natural plant materials which we will use to make a collection of grapevine wreaths. You will leave with 3 of your own handmade wreaths. They are the perfect…

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