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Upcoming Workshops 2016!


If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien

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Well, is that time of the year when we assess what we have accomplished and start making plans for the New Year…

For those who have been asking whether I’ll be teaching more Food Sovereignty workshops, here is a tentative list of what’s coming…the exact dates and costs will be posted soon, so follow the blog to be updated

At the South Surrey (Sources) Food Bank: (will be posted here and at the Food Action Coalition website: http://www.surreywhiterockfoodactioncoalition.ca/):

Food Preservation Series:

  • Food Preservation 101: what, where, for how long, how to preserve food
  • Fermenting vegetables
  • Fermenting fruits
  • Pickling vegetables
  • Pickling fruits
  • Canning jams and butters
  • Canning sauces and chutneys
  • Making your own kimchis

Old Good Days:

  • Making your own fruit and infused vinegars from scratch
  • Making 1-hour cheeses: from cream cheese, queso blanco, paneer and fresh cheese with herbs to mozzarella
  • Making your own sourdough starter (and baking with it!)
  • And much more to come!

Food Roots:

  • Introduction to Permaculture
  • Healthy Soil, Healthy Guts: preparing your soil for edible gardening and herbs
  • Planning and designing the edible garden
  • What to plant when and with what: companion planting, rotation and succession

At the Homesteaders’ Emporium: http://www.homesteadjunction.ca/collections/event-tickets

  • Making your own fruit and infused vinegars from scratch

Other available workshops (on demand and for groups of a minimum of 6 and max of 12 people):

  • All the above workshops (you put the venue and the willingness, I share the skills, we all have fun!)
  • Disaster Preparedness for Neighbourhoods, Communities and Households
  • Non-certification First Aid training for good Samaritans, parents, children and anyone who cares

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The greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a small scale, in our own gardens. If only 10% of us do this, there is enough for everyone. Hence the futility of revolutionaries who have no gardens, who depend on the very system they attack, and who produce words and bullets, not food and shelter.”
~ Bill Mollison