Classes

We are charging a minimum $5 fee for all classes to discourage no-shows. To register and pay the fee you follow the registration link after the class description.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our classes will be offered on-line using a cloud-based service, WebEx. You will be sent an email containing a link that will allow you to join the online class ten minutes before the session begins. To assure that the class is not interrupted with unwanted noise, we ask that you mute your microphone until you wish to ask a question or make a comment at the end of the class. Since this is the first time we are attempting to hold classes online, we ask for your understanding and goodwill as we undertake this adventure.

  • Download the WebEx software before the class here.
  • Watch a video about using WebEx here.

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You are viewing 4 events for 2018 with the tag environment

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].


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].



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].