Classes

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No-Knead Bread and Soup Workshop

  Note:  This class is cancelled.

Learn how to bake bread and cook a delicious potato leek soup. The kitchen has a generous space for students to observe the techniques involved in making bread and during the waiting steps, cooking a potato leek soup. The bread making will involve an adaptation of a no-knead, bread-in-the-pot technique described in a November 2006 New York Times article authored by Mark Bittman. The method was developed by Jim Lahey at Sullivan Street bakery.
    The class is being offered by Marcella Trautmann and Calin Sferdean, Project Grow board members and passionate gardeners.
    The fee for the class is $20, which includes all materials and bread/soup lunch cooked by students. Enrollment is limited at 15. Register here.



Cancelled: Vertical Gardening - Overview [part 1 of 2]

Cancelled 

Vertical gardening involves the use of vertical support systems designed to grow individual plants vertically rather than horizontally.  It is  a niche that evolved out of gardening in small spaces either by design or necessity as in urban settings. Two topics will be covered: (1) Small-Scale Vertical Garden designs that are often implemented by necessity in small gardens among urban dwellers, and those adopted in large gardens as part of a particular featured gardenscape. We will look at simple to complex vertical support systems for small-space gardening. (2) Very Large-Scale Vertical Garden designs like garden walls and facades of buildings, vertical farms, the Garden in the Sky found in modern cities like Singapore, Hong Kong and other places as part of government policy on ecology entertainment. The class will be taught by Master Gardener and Project Grow Board member Joet Reoma.
Registration Fee: $10. 
Here is the Registration page for Part 1.

Note:  Part 2 of 2 scheduled for March 17, 2018.  Registration Fee: $10. 

 The classes can be taken independently.

Winter Healing Teas - new date

Learn to make nourishing herbal infusions and decoctions from common garden herbs, fruits, roots, and the same wild native medicinal plants the settlers used to make “Liberty Tea”.  Probiotic fermented herbal drinks will also be discussed.  Tea tasting will follow a short presentation. 

This hand-on workshop is led by Shawn Severance, naturalist and life-long forager. 

The fee for this class is $5.   Register here.


Tips: Planning Your Vegetable Garden

This is the first of two classes planned by Project Grow to help gardeners with the problems that are typically encountered throughout the growing season. 

This class is designed with the novice gardener in mind, though experienced gardeners may gain (and share) some ideas that will promote success in the season to come. Topics to be covered include, among others, factors to consider when designing its layout, selecting the vegetables to grow, deciding where and how you will plant them, managing weeds, and choosing materials and products to support and protect your plantings. Experienced Project Grow gardeners, Joet Reoma and Marcella Trautmann, are the instructors.

Future classes include information on: Dealing with Heat, Weeds, Watering and Pests

Registration fee:  $5. The class is open to the public, and walk-ins are welcome [ Cash only].

Please check the website to read about any changes to the course [eg:  time, location].


Introduction to Organic Gardening

Introduction to Organic Gardening Ages 18 - Adult.

If you are a first time gardener or want a refresher, learn the basics to help you prepare your vegetable garden in this workshop. Review gardening fundamentals including site selection, garden layout, planting seasons, seed sowing techniques, garden structures, cages and other supports, and the importance of mulch. Gain insights into organic pest control management, the importance of plant vigor and how to attract beneficial insects. Understand the components of soil and how to create an optimal environment for growing vegetables. Leave this class with the know-how to help you prepare for a bounty this harvest season. Instructor: Royer Held, Project Grow. 1 class. ID# 1629.201 3/10 10:00am to 11:30am Rec & Ed Conference Room Saturday Fee: $15  Register online or mail in application found in Rec&Ed catalogue


Vertical Gardening - Watering Schemes [part 2 of 2]

Watering Schemes For Small-plot,  Raised-bed, and Container Gardens.   This class will look at suitable ways to water small-scale gardens, such as those found in community gardens (like Project Grow), in small raised-beds, in container gardens, and in small vertical garden walls.  We will explore installed garden irrigation systems suitable for specific small-space gardens using motorized and gravity-fed drip irrigation systems and recirculating water-systems.
 
Vertical gardening involves the use of vertical support systems designed to grow individual plants vertically rather than horizontally.  It is  a niche that evolved out of gardening in small spaces either by design or necessity as in urban settings.    Registration Fee: $10. 

The class will be taught by Master Gardener and Project Grow Board member Joet Reoma.

Please check the website to read about any changes to the course [eg:  time, location].



Eat it to save it: Slow Food's Ark of Taste

You've heard about Slow Food's Ark of Taste in our newsletters. You've seen Ark of Taste varieties at our plant sale. Now you can learn even more about the Ark of Taste's mission to save delicious and distinctive foods from extinction. This class will begin with an overview of Slow Food's Ark of Taste. Then we will explore heritage foods that are significant to class participants' own cultural and culinary backgrounds and discuss how we can keep these traditions alive. Finally, we will sample Ark of Taste foods and compare these heirloom varieties to their conventional counterparts. Participants will each receive Ark of Taste seeds for their gardens.

This class is led by Slow Food Huron Valley leadership team members, Janet Osborn, Sofia Gaudioso, Kimberly Hartley, and Lauren Moscoe.

Class fee:  $5. Register here.

Please check the website to read about any changes to the course [eg:  time, location].



Tips on SIPS

SIPS (self-irrigating potting systems) are becoming more popular everyday, in large part due to the evolution of the water conservation movement/mentality. Modernization and availability of tools and fittings make these systems a tangible reality for the average Joe/Josephine.

Advanced Master Gardener and Master Composter: Jesse Raudenbush, explores the finer details of how SIPS work AND completes the build process of a “Rain-gutter Grow system” (with class participation). The perfect setup for patios or other limited spaces where container pots are the only option.. Ties right into your rain barrel!

Though this is partly hands-on, students should be prepared to take notes or photo document. 
Class size is limited. Registration is $5.   Please register here.    Minimum age 12 (accompanied by adult). 

Please check the website to read about any changes to the course [eg:  time, location].


Weedy Lawn and Garden Salad

Learn how to incorporate wild edible greens into your spring salads for an extra boost of flavor and nutrition.  On our hike , we will look for plantain, violet, lambsquarters, dandelion, chickweed, nettles, Japanese knotweed, and other wild spring plants.  Naturalist Shawn Severance leads this hike. In partnership with Project Grow and Will Forage for Food. 

Meet at Project Grow Gardens, County Farm.

Please register here.  Fee:  $5.  Walk-ins welcome as space allows.

Please check the website to read about any changes to the course [eg:  time, location].