Local Food Events Calendar

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Animal Day for Families: Mother's Day Edition (May 7, 2016)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Bring your kids to our organic farm for a day of hands-on experiences with the animals. Milk the goats, feed the horses, and gather eggs from the chickens. See how you can produce soil from kitchen scraps with worm boxes. (...)

Home-milked Ice Cream (May 8, 2016)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Can you guess which ingredients in ice cream come from the farm? Together, we'll milk the goats, visit the beehive, and look for fruit around our organic farm. Then, we'll make up a batch of home-grown, homemade ice cream. (...)

Cheesemaking (May 14, 2016)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

This hands-on workshop in our farm setting will introduce the process of cheese making from start to finish. You'll get real experience milking the goats as well as making ricotta, mozzarella and more. (...)

Eat Your Weeds! An Introduction to Wild Edibles (May 14, 2016)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Learn how to identify wild edible plants at this hands-on workshop for the future forager. We'll cover some basic botany, then explore the woods looking for wild foods. We'll return to the kitchen to sample different recipes for your wild treasures. (...)

How to Build Raised Garden Beds (May 15, 2016)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

In this program, you'll get hands-on experience building a raised garden bed, also called a garden box. We'll also discuss crop selection, necessary tools and equipment, and the benefits of gardening in raised beds. (...)

The "Ins" and "Outs" of Composting (May 15, 2016)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Want to increase your compost confidence? Then this is the workshop for you. Learn what makes a successful compost pile, and decide which methods will work best for your household. This class provides an overview of various types of compost bins, plus hands-on experience building a compost pile together. (...)

Beginner Herbalism Intensive (May 21, 2016 - May 22, 2016)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Want to be self-sufficient in taking prevention & basic health care needs into your own hands? Learn an abundance of sustainable green medicine alternatives for you, your family and even your community . (...)

Advanced Beekeeping (May 21, 2016)
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, IL)

Join Phillip Raines of Raines Honey Farm for an in-depth discussion of natural beekeeping practices. Class includes a classroom portion, and a field portion, where we'll take a look at both top bar and Langstroth hives, and an opportunity to ask questions. (...)