Monday, June 28, 2010

Upcoming Workshops at Little City Farm summer-fall 2010...and call for workshops for 2011

We've had numerous questions about the status of our upcoming workshops - we do have them listed on our website but for those of you who would rather read updates here, I will quickly post a list of what's coming up for the rest of the summer & fall.  Some sessions are already full, but others have lots of space, so please consider joining us for a workshop - we'd love to meet you!  Pre-registration in advance is required.

New workshops for 2011 - want to get involved? 
Also, we are starting to plan workshops for 2011, so let us know if you have a topic you'd like to see, or have a workshop idea you'd like to offer at Little City Farm.  Topics we offer here generally fall under the categories of: 
* sustainable living; 
* urban homesteading/traditional skills; 
* eco-crafting; organic growing/permaculture; 
* natural healing;
* whole foods

We aim to have our workshops loosely modelled on the "popular education" approach to teaching, which can be defined as "adult education for social change".  The idea is that we, in a community, can teach each other based on our skills and experiences - and where workshop participants go away feeling empowered to make changes or take action in their own lives based on what they have learned.  Workshops are participatory, hands-on, and informally structured, yet we try to have a solid base of information that participants come away with - including handout materials or other samples, seeds, tools, etc - thereby we hope to further the ideas and practices of sustainability and homesteading in the city.

Workshop schedule fo 2010:
July 17 - Cook with the Sun (solar dehydrators) - full
Aug 14 - Canning & Preserving - full
Aug 21 - Backyard Herbal Teas - full
Sept 11 - Saving Seeds
Sept 18 - Simple Sourdough & Baking in Wood-Fired Cob Oven - full
Oct 9 - Fruit Trees
Oct 16 - Winemaking
Nov 6 - Rag Rugs
Nov 13 - Vegan Baking - full

- also, Traditional Soapmaking workshops by special request (minimum 4 people)
- also, Felted Slippers - date to be determined

1 comment:

  1. Hi Karin,
    Sounds like some great workshops. I don't know if you have ever had a workshop on wild edible plant gathering, but I think it would be a great idea. Especially if it had an urban focus, where you could go around to a few places in town where wild edibles are growing, maybe even make a map that people could add to.