Goat Keeping - "A Natural Approach"
Smokey Hollow Farms (
In this class you will learn about:
Basic goat psychology
Medicine Chest and tools
What to keep on hand
What herbs work best
Vitamins, minerals, probiotics
A goat garden
Good browse and plants (aka weeds)
Signs to look for in an ill goat
When to call the Vet and what to do until they get there
Making sure your goat gets what it needs nutritionally
How to sustain your herd during a food crisis
Please bring a sack lunch and drink!
Class cost is 85.
Possum Bottom Farm (
First day of market at Possum Bottom Farm. It is doubtful we will have any produce available, but come out and meet the farmers and see the grounds. Instructions on small space gardening and other tips to be presented.
Firesign Family Farm (
Whitmore Lake, MI
Spend a day exploring the ancient magic of turning fresh milk into cheese in a relaxed "you can do this at home" setting with common kitchen implements. Hands on participation is the theme with explanations of the procedures and how they can be varied to create differing end results.
Dyer Family Organic Farm (
Ann Arbor, MI
The annual CSA-Shareholder Matching Fair, sponsored by Slow Food Huron Valley, will take place on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Liberty School, in the cafeteria, at 7265 Ann Arbor Street, Saline, MI, 48176.
We CAN! Pressure Can! Chicken Soup
Glass Rooster Cannery (
Learn the art of making and canning chicken soup in this hands-on workshop on how to use a pressure canner safely. We will make a batch of delicious, fresh soup, walk through the process of canning it together, and enjoy a bowl for lunch while discussing the history, safety and science behind pressure canning.
Art and Wine Wine Trail Weekend at Terhune Orchards
(Mar 22 - Mar 23)
Terhune Orchards (
Join wineries of Vintage North Jersey for a weekend of Art & Wine. At Terhune Orchards, local artists will be painting in the orchards and have work displayed for show and sale. See what wonderful art our local community has to offer.
Spring Permaculture Design Workshop
Connor Jones (
Techniques to create food abundance in small spaces
Learn how to:
Replace your lawn with soft, super-abundant garden soil
Design a drought-tolerant food forest
Use permaculture techniques to deal with pests naturally
Select plants that love to grow together to create guilds
Space is limited, please call or email to register.
Family Gardening: Fairy Gardens
Downtown Market Grand Rapids (
Grand Rapids, MI
Family Class - $55. Price includes one adult and one child.
A few houseplants, a miniature patio set, a pebble stone path and a touch of fairy dust, you can have your very own fairy garden! A tranquil forest scene or a secluded garden set up will be sure to attract fairies, good luck and other miniature wonders.