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Sunday, July 06, 2014
Cultivate. A Journey In Re-Skilling & Re-Connecting - Homesteading Series (All Day)

Cultivate.
A Journey in Re-Skilling and Re-Connecting
One Sunday Monthly May-October 2014
Bryans Road, MD

 

Join farmer Rebecca Cecere Seward of Prickly Pear Produce and Molly Meehan of Centro Ashé for this six month series exploring some basic elements of homesteading.  We will examine our relationships with our food, our homes, the land, and our health,  exploring the intersection of self-reliance, sustainability, and community.  Our goal is to nourish our skillsets and challenge ourselves to cultivate intention in the way we choose to live, empowering ourselves as creators and members of a wider world.  
Each class will cover multiple topics, including one "re-connect" presentation and discussion, and at least one "re-skill", in which we will work hands-on to craft our knowledge of various practical subjects.  While Rebecca and Molly are the lead instructors, skilled guest instructors will be brought in to teach certain topics as well.  The classes will be a participatory exchange, and we will provide relevant pre-class readings to inform and inspire as well as take-home products of the practical portion of each class.  We look forward to journeying with you!


Schedule:

Sunday May 4 from 1:00-8:00pm
Re-Skill - Spring and Summer Gardening, Seed Starting and Sovereignty 
Re-Connect - Permaculture

Sunday June 8 from 1:00-8:00pm
Re-Skill - Greening Your Home
Re-Connect - Earth Living: Deep Ecology

Sunday July 6 from 1:00-8:00pm
Re-Skill - Basic Botany &  Food Foraging - Wild Nutrition
Re-Connect - Voluntary Simplicity

Sunday August 3 from 1:00-8:00pm
Re-Skill - Home and Kitchen Herbalism
Re-Connect - Autonomy and Community

Sunday September 7 from 1:00-8:00pm
Re-Skill - Food Preservation (Dehydration, Fermentation, Kombucha and more), Winter Farming
Re-Connect - Eating Seasonally

Sunday October 5 from 1:00-8:00pm
Re-Skill - Basic Carpentry, Keeping Backyard Chickens
Re-Connect - Final Celebration and Reflection!


Contact Info : www.centroashe.org Email : info@centroashe.org Url: http://www.centroashe.org
Respectful, Chemical Free Beekeeping (10:00 am - 12:00 - noon)

New and experienced beekeepers enjoy learning out unique style of hive managements that is based on respect for the honeybee.

We offer hands on training in a variety of hive styles, Langstroth, Long Langs, top bars and others.

All ages are welcome, children encoraged.  Our bees are gentle, but stings are a possibility.  Paticipation in under informed consent.

 

All classes are weather/tempurature dependent.  Please register ahead of time, either by calling or through our website.  We look forward to meeting you!



Contact Info : Heidi Briguglio Email : heidib@azurebllc.com Url: http://www.azurebllc.com
Cultivate. A Journey In Re-Skilling And Re-Connecting (1:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Cultivate. A Journey in Re-Skilling and Re-Connecting

Homesteading and Living with Intention

One Sunday Monthly May-October 2014

At Centro Ashé Farm in Bryans Road, MD

Join farmer Rebecca Cecere Seward of Prickly Pear Produce and Molly Meehan of Centro Ashé for this six month series exploring some basic elements of homesteading.  We will examine our relationships with our food, our homes, the land, and our health,  exploring the intersection of self-reliance, sustainability, and community.  Our goal is to nourish our skillsets and challenge ourselves to cultivate intention in the way we choose to live, empowering ourselves as creators and members of a wider world.  

Each class will cover multiple topics, including one "re-connect" presentation and discussion, and at least one "re-skill", in which we will work hands-on to craft our knowledge of various practical subjects.  While Rebecca and Molly are the lead instructors, skilled guest instructors will be brought in to teach certain topics as well.  The classes will be a participatory exchange, and we will provide relevant pre-class readings to inform and inspire as well as take-home products of the practical portion of each class.  We look forward to journeying with you!



Contact Info : Centro Ashé www.centroashe.org info@centroashe.org 301-375-6082 Email : info@centroashe.org Url: http://www.centroashe.org
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Fruit Drying Workshop (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

The West Virginia University Extension Service will be offering a Fruit Drying Workshop on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM at the WVU Jefferson County Extension, Jefferson Co. Public Services Center, 1948 Wiltshire Road, Kearneysville, WV 25430. 

This is a one-day hands-on training workshop for those who want to produce and/or learn how to produce and market dried fruit products.  

Topics include:

·       Product and process development

·       Ingredients

·       Product safety

·       Storage and handling



Contact Info : DETAILS: Pre-Registration is required. $15.00 fee includes lunch and class materials. For registration information contact April Blaker by phone at 304-728-7413 ext. 0, or by email at alblaker@mail.wvu.edu. Pre-registration must be received by July 3, 2014. Email : alblaker@mail.wvu.edu
Thursday, July 10, 2014
3rd Annual Eastern Shore Potato Field Workshop (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

 

University of Maryland Extension will be conducting the 3rd Annual Eastern Shore Potato Field Workshop on Thursday, July 10th from 4 - 7 pm.  The event will take place near North Dorchester High School on East New Market/Rhodesdale Road, Hurlock, MD. Signs will be posted on adjoining roads.  Please see the attached brochure for details.

 

 

 

Anyone who is growing potatoes or interested in growing potatoes should attend this meeting. Participants will get to see new varieties, agronomic practices for optimizing yield and quality, pest, disease and nutrient management for potato production in Maryland and the Delmarva. Attendees will earn Maryland, Delaware & Virginia pesticide re-certification and nutrient management credits.

 

 

 

Register by July 4th.  Contact Rhonda Barnhart at 410-228-8800 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for registration, details and directions or register online at http://extension.umd.edu/dorchester-county/potato-field-workshop

 



Contact Info : Contact Rhonda Barnhart at 410-228-8800 or rbarnhar@umd.edu Email : rbarnhar@umd.edu Url: http://extension.umd.edu/dorchester-county/potato-field-workshop
Friday, July 18, 2014
Flicks At The Farm - "Symphony Of The Soil" (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Located just a short ride from Frederick, this thought-provoking film series will be held in the beautifully restored Dairy Parlor of Fox Haven Organic Farm and Learning Center. It is FREE and open to the public. The films will start at 7:00pm. There is an optional potluck prior to the start of the film. Participants are encouraged to stay after the film and participate in a discussion (and/or activity) regarding the topic of the film. Event will be held rain or shine.

June 27 ~ "Ingredients" (1hr) The industrialized food system is now being challenged by the Local Food movement to the benefit of the soil our food grows in and the health of all who consume local food. (http://bit.ly/1hJMpcg)

July 18 ~ "Symphony of the Soil" (1hr43m) This film is "an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance of soil." Understanding the complex relationships between soil, water, air, plants, animals, and humans leads to lifesaving stewardship of a precious resource. (http://bit.ly/1mwRoJp)

August 8 ~ "The Graceful Descent" (1hr) An inspirational film that encourages a move towards a more resilient way of life through the lens of permaculture - in your relationships, communities, backyards, and farms. (http://bit.ly/1n1Z5Zq)

Sept 12 ~ "Portrait of a Winemaker" (15min) A pioneering Napa Valley vintner, John Williams of Frog's Leap, explains the techniques and benefits of dry farming organic grapes. Bring your favorite wine! (http://bit.ly/1kdAi1E)

 

These events are FREE to the public, but please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 240.490.5484. 



Contact Info : RSVP to info@foxhavenlearningcenter.com or 240.490.5484 Email : info@foxhavenlearningcenter.com Url: http://bit.ly/1mwRoJp
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Healthy Soil, Healthy Crops, Healthy Livestock, And Healthy People (9:00 am)

Fox Haven Organic Farm is teaming with Organic Valley and Holterholm Farms to discuss with the community the connection between healthy soils, healthy crops, healthy livestock and ultimately healthy people. This weekend field day, offered both Saturday and Sunday, is geared to all who are interested in homesteading, sustainable gardening, farming, and producing food.

Cost is $25/person by July 16th, $30 after that date.  Lunch is included.



Contact Info : TO REGISTER: • Prepay using the ‘Donate’ button on our website, then send contact information to info@foxhavenlearningcenter.com; • Send a check, payable to FHLC, to: Fox Haven Learning Center, 3630 Poffenberger Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755; or • Pay onsite (cash/checkonly) Email : info@foxhavenlearningcenter.com Url: http://www.foxhavenlearningcenter.org/
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Healthy Soil, Healthy Crops, Healthy Livestock, And Healthy People (9:00 am)

Fox Haven Organic Farm is teaming with Organic Valley and Holterholm Farms to discuss with the community the connection between healthy soils, healthy crops, healthy livestock and ultimately healthy people. This weekend field day, offered both Saturday and Sunday, is geared to all who are interested in homesteading, sustainable gardening, farming, and producing food.

Cost is $25/person by July 16th, $30 after that date.  Lunch is included.



Contact Info : TO REGISTER: • Prepay using the ‘Donate’ button on our website, then send contact information to info@foxhavenlearningcenter.com; • Send a check, payable to FHLC, to: Fox Haven Learning Center, 3630 Poffenberger Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755; or • Pay onsite (cash/checkonly) Email : info@foxhavenlearningcenter.com Url: http://www.foxhavenlearningcenter.org/
Garden To Kitchen Brunch - July 20 (10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Tour the organic farm and gardens, then join Debbie Amster of Nourishing Possibilties in the farmhouse kitchen to learn how to create healthy meals from food grown on the farm.

If weather permits, dinner will be held on the picturesque farmhouse patio. Enjoy your meal and stimulating conversation, a Q&A with our senior gardener, Mark Eyestone, and Debbie. Take a post-dinner walk and soak up the beauty around you. (Extend your stay with a relaxing overnight stay in the farmhouse!)

July 20 – Middle Eastern Brunch (10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Cost: $55pp/$100 per pair)

Sept. 13 – Harvest Dinner (4:00-8:00 p.m. Cost: $65pp/$110 per pair)

Nov. 1 – Mexican Fiesta Dinner (4:00-8:00 p.m. Cost: $65pp/$110 per pair)

TO REGISTER

Pay via Donate button at the bottom of our websiteatwww.foxhavenlearningcenter.com, and then send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with your contact information.

OR

Send check, payable to FHLC, to:

Fox Haven Learning Center

3630 Poffenberger Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755

Find more information: http://bit.ly/1h7dgsP

The meals are led by food and nutrition professional, Debbie Amster. She has a passion for teaching about the benefits of whole foods. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and trained with Hale Sofia Schatz, author of If the Buddha Came to Dinner: How to Nourish Your Body to Awaken Your Spirit. In Debbie's practice at Nourishing Possibilities, she works with people to cultivate a deep understanding of nutrition as the synthesis of all of the ways in which we are fed - physically, emotionally, and spiritually.



Contact Info : 240.490.5484 Email : info@foxhavenlearningcenter.com Url: http://bit.ly/1h7dgsP
Monday, July 21, 2014
Healthy Soil, Healthy Crops, Healthy Livestock, And Healthy People (9:00 am)

Fox Haven Organic Farm is teaming with Organic Valley and Holterholm Farms to discuss with the community the connection between healthy soils, healthy crops, healthy livestock and ultimately healthy people. This weekend field day, offered both Saturday and Sunday, is geared to all who are interested in homesteading, sustainable gardening, farming, and producing food.

Cost is $25/person by July 16th, $30 after that date.  Lunch is included.



Contact Info : TO REGISTER: • Prepay using the ‘Donate’ button on our website, then send contact information to info@foxhavenlearningcenter.com; • Send a check, payable to FHLC, to: Fox Haven Learning Center, 3630 Poffenberger Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755; or • Pay onsite (cash/checkonly) Email : info@foxhavenlearningcenter.com Url: http://www.foxhavenlearningcenter.org/
Chesapeake CRAFT - The Farm At Sunnyside (3:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Chesapeake CRAFT

Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training

Guess what?! The 2014 CRAFT farm tour schedule is finalized! We are excited to welcome new farms to the list and visit some old favorites! Tours take place on Mondays throughout the season starting at 3:30. Tours are followed by a potluck and socializing! We encourage all participants to bring a dish to share and get to know their regional farmers! Here's where you can find us this year:

April 7 EcoCity (Edmonston, MD)

April 28 Whiffletree Farm (Warrenton, VA)

May 19 Wheatland Day with CASA–Moutoux Orchard, Potomac Vegetable Farm and Greenstone Fields (Purcellville, VA)

June 9 Rocklands (Poolesville, MD)

June 30 Red Wiggler Conference (Germantown, MD)

July 21 The Farm at Sunnyside (Washington, VA)

Aug 11 One Straw Farm (White Hall, MD)

Sept 8 Whitmore Farm  with CASA (Emmitsburg, MD)

Sept 29 Lost Corner (Leesburg, VA)

Oct 20 Waterpenny and Heritage Hollow (Sperryville, VA)

Want to join Chesapeake CRAFT? E-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details or show up at an event and join there! You can also join our waiting list for updates! 




Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Happy Hour Introduction To Permaculture Design (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Learn how to meet more of your basic needs for food, water, and energy, locally, by acquiring an in-depth understanding of your home property.  We can tap our local natural resources (sun, wind, water, soil, flora and fauna) to create site-specific design for a more self-reliant human habitat.

 

Redesign your life-style to grow your own food organically, harvest rain water while recharging the water table, retrofit your home for passive heating and cooling, and recycle wastes as fertilizer.  In so doing we reduce fossil fuel consumption, repair the health of all life forms, and improve our local economies.

 

Instructor:  Patricia Ceglia is a professional architectural designer, ecological site planner, and life-long organic gardener.  She consults for private clients, and the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, and teaches the Permaculture Design Certificate course at Wilson College, and at Heathcote Education Program, Cromwell Valley Park, Towson, MD.

 

FREE, light refreshments provided

RSVP by Wednesday, July 23, 2014:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Our next Permaculture Design Course starts Sept. 20-21, 2014!

For more information see:  http://permaculturemaryland.patriciaceglia.com



Contact Info : Patricia Ceglia Email : design@patriciaceglia.com Url: http://permaculturemaryland.patriciaceglia.com
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Modern Homesteading Workshop Series - Nature's Bounty: Food Foraging And Wild Edible Transplantation (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

By combining robust instruction with service projects, the Modern Homesteading Workshop series teaches participants the skills and practices that can contribute to a more sustainable, self-reliant lifestyle. Reconnect with your community and share the lost arts that (not that long ago) used to be a part of everyday life: food foraging, kitchen gardening, composting, bear wrestling (just kidding), canning and preserving, fermentation, seed saving, and season extension. Each workshop will begin with a one-hour skills workshop, including walking tours of the farm site, and conclude with hands-on work on the farm that makes a valuable contribution to a healthy, locally grown food source for residents of Prince George’s County.

Participants should wear suitable clothes and shoes for working outdoors, hiking trails, and getting dirty; bring a water bottle and snack! Each workshop will take place once a month, on Sundays throughout the season from 2 – 5:30 pm (unless otherwise noted). Participation is free; registration is required.



Contact Info : 301-283-2113 Email : info@accokeek.org
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