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February 2017
$75

Introduction to Permaculture – Hamilton, ON

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Churchill Park Club House, 167 Cline Avenue North
Hamilton, Ontario L8S Canada
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Permaculture is a completely solutions-oriented approach to addressing environmental, social and energy-supply problems. Discover your untapped potential for creating immense positive change starting at your back door in this one-day course being offered in Hamilton, Ontario in co-collaboration with Verge Permaculture and The Mustard Seed.

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$80

Sourdough Bread Baking

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wellington County Museum and Archives, 0536 Wellington Road 18
Elora, Ontario N1M 2W3
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Join us on a Sunday morning to explore one of the most ancient human activities: baking bread. We will make bread using the no-knead technique.

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$215.00

Art of Butchery – Pork

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Artisanale French Country Cooking, 214 Woolwich St, Guelph
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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The Art of Butchery will leave you with a ton of knowledge on butchering an animal. Through working, learning, researching and teaching, your guide seeks to revive an age-old craft that has fallen out of step in current methods of purchasing and preparing food. This workshop was featured on CBC's The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright. This class will be hands-on and you'll be taking home 20 lbs of fresh pork meat, wrapped for storage. You will be taught how to break the hog into…

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March 2017
SOLD OUT

Vegetable Seed Starting – SOLD OUT

March 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 ON-6,
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada
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During this dreary grey winter, isn’t it nice to dream about picking warm and juicy tomatoes ? What about a freshly picked zucchini ready to be stir-fried? Maybe you already have a seed catalogue sitting on your countertop but you don’t know where to start. Starting your own seedlings provide you with a plethora of diversity in choosing various varieties that are not typically available when you purchase transplants. Also, you will save a lot of money starting your own seeds. Your dreams of heirloom tomatoes and broccoli are not impossible!

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Planning A Successful Home Food Garden – SOLD OUT

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zocalo Organics Farm, 5881 Third Line
Erin, Ontario N0B 1Z0
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Join Bethany and Seb of Zocalo Organics for an informative tour of their organic farm, and a ground-breaking (pun intended!) workshop to help you bring your gardening to the next level. Beth and Seb will take beginner and experienced gardeners on a journey to explore the many ways you can approach garden planning. They will include concepts from permaculture, biodynamics, space-intensive growing, and will share ecological gardening methods and stories from the Organic Farming Community. You will: come up with…

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April 2017
$45

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave
Guelph, Canada
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In partnership with Guelph Community Orchard Project and The Elora Environment Centre, we are excited to join Susan Poizner, an urban orchardist and the author of the award-winning fruit tree care book Growing Urban Orchards, as she guides us through fruit tree care.  You will learn the techniques for dormant tree pruning (versus summer pruning when the tree is actively growing).  Dormant pruning, done annually, helps you improve tree health, spur healthy growth and helps your tree develop a structure that will support…

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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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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
SOLD OUT

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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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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$110

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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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
$55

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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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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