Local Food Events Calendar

Use our calendar to find festivals, tours, workshops, field days, courses, and many other kinds of food and farming related events in your area. If you would like us to keep you up to date with any events happening close to you, make sure to sign up with our keep me posted feature.

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Get Started Growing Food at Home (Apr 19, 2015)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Celebrate Earth Day by learning techniques for organic soil preparation and planting. We'll learn about soil texture and soil life, plus how our Biodynamic farm tends and feeds the earth. We'll cover the basics of double digging, prepare a garden bed, and learn about seeding and transplanting through hands-on projects. (...)

Permaculture Design Certificate Class (Apr 25, 2015)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

9-day course: April 25-May 3. Permaculture is an ecological design system for more sustainable lives and communities. It combines sustainable agriculture, natural building, water management, community development and more. (...)

Earth Day Farm Tour (Apr 25, 2015)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Celebrate Earth Day with an introduction to organic farming. Tour Angelic Organics, the Biodynamic vegetable farm in northern Illinois featured in the award-winning documentary film, "The Real Dirt on Farmer John. (...)

Mushroom Propagation with local permaculturist Adrian Lee (Apr 25, 2015)
Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm (West Bend, WI)

Learn two different ways to propagate your own mushrooms. Join permaculturalist Adrian Lee for this informative and hands-on work shop. Topics include; mushroom identification, mushrooms' ecological role, mushrooms in the garden and colonization of material. (...)

"Grow Your Own Salad" Gardening Class (Apr 25, 2015)
NuGenesis Farm (Oconomowoc, WI)

Join the NuGenesis staff to learn to grow your own delicious and healthy salads at home! We will explore different garden greens including salad mixes, lettuce, mustards and spinach varieties, as well as planting techniques and patterns for a continuous harvest of greens. (...)

Slice of Life Farm Life (Apr 26, 2015)
Esther's Place / Lamb of God Farm (Big Rock, IL)

Begin your day by making bread, head to the farm and get acquainted with the sheep, ponies and chickens. Learn how we got started and inspire the farmer in you! We'll work in the gardens, learn about biodynamic farming and pick organic produce. (...)

Natural Herbal Soap Making with Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs (Apr 26, 2015)
Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm (West Bend, WI)

Join Herbalist Linda Conroy for this fun afternoon of soap making. We will start out learning the basics and then dive into a hands-on experience, making soap that you will take home. Participants will go home with soap made in class, along with instructions and recipes for making soap at home. (...)

Help Your Body Heal (Apr 30, 2015)
NuGenesis Farm (Oconomowoc, WI)

This class is recommended for individuals in treatment or recovering from a chronic illness. Part I: This section will cover "food as medicine," the science behind supporting the body through treatment, and how certain foods may work synergistically with conventional treatments. (...)