Local Food Events Calendar

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Nuno Felting Fabric Yardage (Jan 31, 2015)
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN)

Learn this exciting form of felting that creates beautiful fabrics with lovely drape. Create a large piece of fabric by felting alpaca and wool fibers onto a thin, gauze backing. Produce one large piece of fabric that can be used to sew into clothing or make a lap blanket. (...)


Valentine's Day Open House (Feb 14, 2015)
Esther's Place / Lamb of God Farm (Big Rock, IL)

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Alpaca 101: Fundamentals of Alpaca Husbandry (Winter Session) (Feb 21, 2015)
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN)

A one-day workshop on the fundamentals of alpaca husbandry geared toward those who are considering owning alpacas or those very new in the business. Topics include: herd health issues, injections, feeds, barns and sheds, pasture care, toenails, developing goals, fiber, record keeping, nutrition and 90 minutes of hands-on work. (...)


Cheese Making Class (Feb 22, 2015)
Esther's Place / Lamb of God Farm (Big Rock, IL)

Discover the fun art of making cheese.. learn to make three types: ricotta, chevre, and feta. Class fee of $48 includes taking home culture, cheese cloth, recipes and samples of the cheeses produced during the class. (...)


Beginning Spinning (Feb 28, 2015)
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN)

Learn how to create your own yarns for crocheting, weaving, knitting or other craft projects. Wool, workshop roving and spinning wheels will be provided, though students are encouraged to bring their own wheels or fiber if they wish. (...)


Greenhouse Gathering (Mar 1, 2015)
Esther's Place / Lamb of God Farm (Big Rock, IL)

Come join us in preparing, planting and learning the skills of small greenhouse management. Plant thousands of heirloom transplants. Bring along any special varieties you'd like to plant. Wear garden friendly clothes and shoes. (...)


Canning Class (Mar 8, 2015)
Esther's Place / Lamb of God Farm (Big Rock, IL)

Learn how to make your own canned goods. We will make a pickle jam and soup and each person will take home a jar of each item. Learn both the techniques of water bath and pressure cooking canning. We will also be reviewing what it takes to get started with equipment and how to can with ingredients both fresh from the field and the frozen isle section of the grocery store. (...)


Beginning Weaving (Mar 21, 2015)
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN)

Learn how to weave beautiful fabrics for scarves, table runners, napkins and more. You are limited only by your imagination! Learn how to weave on four-shaft floor looms and complete several mug rug coasters to take home. (...)