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Sandor Ellix Katz

August 14, 2017

Sandor Katz at Sterling College

On August 14, world-renowned fermentation educator and author Sandor Katz will lead a hands-on exploration of the production of fermented vegetables, fruits, grains, and beans.

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Format: Workshop

June 2nd, 2017 - 12:00 am

Sandor Katz at Fundacja Harmonia Kultury

Location: Farma 69, Kopaniec 69A, Poland | Authors: Sandor Ellix Katz

Join Sandor Katz for a 3-day-long immersive workshop in Polish Sudety mountains. You’ll learn hands-on, age-old, health-enhancing techniques for increasing the nutritive and healing properties of your food from the guru of fermentation. Cost: 130 Euro / 550 zl Language: Course language is English, but an English-Polish translator will be available too whenever needed.

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness
Format: Workshop 
Book: Wild Fermentation - The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods, 2nd Edition 

June 3rd, 2017 - 12:00 am

Jerome Osentowski at CRMPI

Location: CRMPI, CO | Authors: Jerome Osentowski

Jerome will be instructing a workshop June 3-4. Day one of these workshops will cover the basics of forest gardening, including successful companion planting for the high rockies, design considerations, getting started, and upkeep. One Day: $150 Two Days: $300

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Category: Farm & Garden | Permaculture
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Forest Garden Greenhouse - How to Design and Manage an Indoor Permaculture Oasis 

June 3rd, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Michael Philliips Holistic Orchard Intensive

Location: Lost Nation Orchard, Groveton, NH | Authors: Michael Phillips

This "organic apple everything" weekend with Michael Phillips at the farm inspires people to pursue their own orchard dreams. Come gain the practical insights needed to establish your own fruit planting based on the biological systems approach used here at Lost Nation Orchard.

Category: Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Science, Nature & Environment
Format: Workshop 
Book: Mycorrhizal Planet - How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility 

June 3rd, 2017 - 9:00 am

Katrina Blair at Luke Adler Healing

Location: Eugene, OR | Authors: Katrina Blair

Wild Plant Wisdom Workshop - June 3, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM $33/person (kids free) Includes: Immersion in our natural environment, hands-on experience connecting with the edible and medicinal plants, sacred movement practices, and celebrating with a wild foods lunch! Free Friday Night Class 6/2 at 7:00 PM

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Wild Wisdom of Weeds - 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival 

June 9th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

David Asher at the Mother Earth News Fair- Burlington

Location: Champlain Valley Fair Grounds, Essex Junction, VT | Authors: David Asher

David will present three workshops at the Vermont Mother Earth News Fair this summer. The workshops will include: Natural Cheesemaking Learn to make delicious cheese with milk’s indigenous microbes. Find out how possible it is to grow your own bacteria, fungi and yeasts at home. Be inspired by a more traditional cheesemaking approach, and never buy another package of freeze-dried Penicillium roqueforti spores ever again! Dairy Fermentation Learn to work with kefir grains to make delicious fermented dairy products. Witness how kefir can serve as a starter culture for making a broad selection of dairy products including buttermilk, crème fraîche and cultured butter. It’s easier than you think! Cheesemaking for Little Cheese Eaters Did you know that you can make cheese at home? Learn some easy recipes that will impress your parents. Make two fresh cheeses: yogurt cheese and farmers cheese.

Category: Food & Drink | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking - Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World's Best Cheeses 

June 9th, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Dave Jacke at Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute

Location: Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute, Auburn, NY | Authors: Dave Jacke

Friday Evening Public Talk: 7-9 PM Suggested $10 at the door Saturday-Sunday Workshop: 8:30-5 Sliding Scale $180-$250 You can come to the evening lecture alone, or register for the whole weekend and get into the lecture free. More details to come!

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Category: Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Edible Forest Gardens: 2 Volume Set 

June 10th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Shawn and Beth Dougherty at Mother Earth News -Burlington

Location: MEN FAIR-VT, Burlington, VT | Authors: Beth Dougherty and Shawn Dougherty

Shawn and Beth Dougherty will present the following workshops at the Mother Earth News Fair in Burlington, VT, on June 10-11. They include: Not Suitable for Agriculture: Good Farming with Poor land, small savings, and a lot to learn Forage-Based Family-Scale Food Production Mixed Species Management: Intensive Grazing on the small family farm

Category: Farm & Garden | Farm & Garden | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Independent Farmstead - Growing Soil, Biodiversity, and Nutrient-Dense Food with Grassfed Animals and Intensive Pasture Management 

June 10th, 2017 - 11:00 am

Jereme Zimmerman at MEN Fair- Burlington

Location: Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, VT | Authors: Jereme Zimmerman

Jereme will present two workshops at the Mother Earth News fair in Vermont on June 10 and 11. Saturday 11:00-12:00 p.m. Make Mead Like a Viking Modern Homesteading Stage Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m. Brewing Beer for the Modern Homesteader Real Food Stage Book Signing: Saturday 12:00-12:30 p.m.

Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness
Format: Workshop 
Book: Make Mead Like a Viking - Traditional Techniques for Brewing Natural, Wild-Fermented, Honey-Based Wines and Beers 

June 18th, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Sandor Katz at London Gastronomy Seminars

Location: Square Mile Coffee Roasters, London, United Kingdom, E2 9AP | Authors: Sandor Ellix Katz

Katz will touch on recent microbiology and microbiome research and explore how this universal and cross-cultural practice transforms food. He’ll also discuss practical considerations for novice and experienced fermentation enthusiasts, whether they are looking to make their first ever kraut or refine their skills.

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness
Format: Workshop 
Book: Wild Fermentation - The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods, 2nd Edition 

June 26th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Larry Korn at Soil Sun Soul Workshop

Location: Sanillés, Carretera de Lles Lles de Cerdanya, Lerida, Spain, 25726 | Authors: Larry Korn

Join Larry Korn for a 7-day workshop with Tracie Sage near Barcelona, Spain on the theory and practice of Masanobu Fukuoka’s natural farming from June 26 -July 3. Cost to participate in this course is set at 700 Euro.

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Biography & Memoir | Spirituality & Philosophy
Format: Workshop 
Book: One-Straw Revolutionary - The Philosophy and Work of Masanobu Fukuoka 

July 8th, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Jereme Zimmerman at Berea

Location: | Authors: Jereme Zimmerman

Make Mead Like a Viking Learn to make your own mead (honey wine) using techniques that have been utilized by ancient cultures since the first discovery of bubbling honey and its magical effects. Wild-crafting and spontaneous-fermentation techniques will be the focus, but other mead-making practices will also be discussed. Be prepared for an engaging, interactive discussion on mead, Vikings, and the simplicity of fermenting your own honey-based alcoholic beverages. Intermediate techniques and suggestions for experimentation will be discussed as well. July 8: Russel Acton Folk Center – 212 West Jefferson Street July 15: Broadway Center – 204 North Broadway Price: $83

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness
Format: Workshop 
Book: Make Mead Like a Viking - Traditional Techniques for Brewing Natural, Wild-Fermented, Honey-Based Wines and Beers 

July 8th, 2017 - 9:30 am

Jereme Zimmerman at Berea

Location: | Authors: Jereme Zimmerman

Make Natural Artisanal Sodas Make your own old-fashioned sodas using simple recipes, natural ingredients, and basic equipment. Before Coke and Pepsi, people made refreshing, healthy, probiotic-rich soda-like beverages in their own kitchens. In this workshop, you will learn how to make traditional carbonated (and un-carbonated), fermented (and un-fermented) drinks using spring water, raw honey (and/or raw cane sugar, molasses, sorghum, etc.), and whichever fruits, herbs, and spices float your boat. There are various names for the types of drinks participants will be making, but the ones we will be focusing on are: switchel, shrub, and kvass. Water kefir and kombucha will also be discussed. July 8: Russel Acton Folk Center – 212 West Jefferson Street July 15: Broadway Center – 204 North Broadway Price: $88

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness
Format: Workshop 
Book: Make Mead Like a Viking - Traditional Techniques for Brewing Natural, Wild-Fermented, Honey-Based Wines and Beers 

July 8th, 2017 - 9:00 am

Tradd Cotter - Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

Location: Mushroom Mountain Farm, Easley, SC | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Taught personally by Tradd Cotter on-site at the Mushroom Mountain Farm in Easley, SC. Participants will learn fungal ecology and life cycles, while immersed in hands-on methods to cultivate mushrooms on logs, stumps, wood chips, and straw, designing mushroom gardens, and composting or recycling with fungi. Directions and more information will be mailed to you upon registration. Must register in advance. This workshop is limited to 30 people and typically sells out. Requests for waiting list possible if full and there is a cancellation. Price: $200

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

July 17th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Joel Salatin at Polyface Farm

Location: Polyface Farm, Swoope, VA | Authors: Joel Salatin

Polyface Intensive Discovery Seminar Two out of every three years, Polyface offers this two-day, six meal (it’s worth coming just for the meals) intensive seminar limited to 30 people in order to maintain intimacy. If you ever wanted to go behind the scenes with the Salatin family, this is your opportunity. We actually process chickens, process rabbits, go up the mountain to see pigs, discuss water systems and road building. 2017 Polyface Intensive Discovery Seminar Dates July 17-18 July 21-22 July 28-29

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Category: Farm & Garden | Business & Economy | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Fields of Farmers - Interning, Mentoring, Partnering, Germinating 

July 22nd, 2017 - 9:30 am

Jereme Zimmerman at Berea

Location: Broadway Center – 204 North Broadway | Authors: Jereme Zimmerman

Make Sauerkraut & Kimchi All you will need to create your own delicious fermented vegetables are vegetables, salt, water, and some basic kitchen materials! Fermenting vegetables through wild fermentation (the use of wild yeasts and bacteria to initiate fermentation) is a healthy, enlivening practice that will help restore the balance of beneficial microbes in your gut and introduce you to a world of new flavors. In this workshop, you will learn how to ferment cabbage, beans, carrots, peppers, and myriad other vegetables as a method for preserving the harvest without the use of any modern conveniences. Emphasis will be on cabbage ferments such as sauerkraut and kimchi but techniques and recipes for other types of ferments will be provided as well. July 22, July 23. Price: $55

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness
Format: Workshop 
Book: Make Mead Like a Viking - Traditional Techniques for Brewing Natural, Wild-Fermented, Honey-Based Wines and Beers 

July 29th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Sarah Flack at ROOTS School

Location: Roots School, Bradford, VT | Authors: Sarah Flack

Sarah Flack will be teaching a workshop as part of the Roots School curriculum on grazing and pasture ecology as part of their Four-Season Program in Regenerative Design & Applied Ecology.

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art and Science of Grazing - How Grass Farmers Can Create Sustainable Systems for Healthy Animals and Farm Ecosystems 

July 29th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Michael Phillips at Wild America Nature Festival

Location: 11 Rock Hill Road, Panama, NY, 14767 | Authors: Michael Phillips

The Roger Tory Nature Institute and Panama Rocks Scenic Park are bringing in the "wild apple grower" for a series of workshops, ranging from mycorrhizal connection and fostering a healthy orchard ecosystem to managing pests and disease holistically. Plus the wild animals. Plus amazing nature art. Plus good food.

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Category: Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Science, Nature & Environment
Format: Workshop 
Book: Mycorrhizal Planet - How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility 

August 12th, 2017 - 10:00 am

Peter Burke at NOFA MA Summer Conference

Location: NOFA MA SUMMER CONFERENCE, Amherst, MA | Authors: Peter Burke

Saturday, 10-11:30 AM Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening This workshop is a hands-on tutorial on how to grow ALL your salad greens with no light and no special equipment, all year-round. Everyone will plant a tray of greens to take home. We will also sample a salad of soil sprouts. Peter Burke: Has been teaching garden classes since 2006; started thedailygardener.com to provide seeds for indoor gardening. Jake Burke: Studied Sustainable Agriculture & Food Justice at Hampshire College, presently living/gardening in Northampton, MA.

Category: Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening - How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days 

August 13th, 2017 - 8:00 am

Elizabeth Henderson at NOFA SUMMER CONFERENCE

Location: NOFA SUMMER CONFERENCE, Amherst, MA | Authors: Elizabeth Henderson

How Can We Achieve Food Sovereignty If Small Farms Can’t Survive? Let’s talk about the elephant in the room: why aren’t more small farms thriving without off-farm income? If US workers don’t want to work on farms and the flow from abroad is slowing, who will do farm work? How can we balance the needs of farmers, farmworkers and low-income eaters? Elizabeth Henderson: Organic farmer, on boards of NOFA-NY and Agricultural Justice Project. Jessica Culley: CATA General Coordinator, 17 years organizing for farm workers.

Category: Farm & Garden | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Sharing the Harvest - A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture, 2nd Edition 

August 18th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Michael Phllips at Maine Apple Camp

Location: Liberty, ME | Authors: Michael Phillips

Why not send apple growers off to summer camp for some R&R? John Bunker of FEDCO Trees has done it again, this time bringing conversations about heirloom apples, cider making, organic orcharding to a lakeside camp. Experienced growers like Michael will be there to haze the rookies (smile) and all will be fun. Register with MOFGA while the getting is good. $165 for MOFGA members $215 for non-members

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Category: Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Science, Nature & Environment
Format: Workshop 
Book: Mycorrhizal Planet - How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility 

August 23rd, 2017 - 12:00 am

David Asher at Linnaea Farm

Location: Linnaea Farm, Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada | Authors: David Asher

From culture propagation, to rennet coagulation and on to affiance, this five-day-class is an in-depth exploration of the many possibilities of cheese. Students should expect to gain a full understanding of how all of the different styles of cheese are inter-related, and how to bring about the ecological conditions that develop the diverse flavours and forms of cheese. The length of the class allows participants to see cheeses through their many stages of development, and witness the growth of the many ripening cultures that define them. Sold out.

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Category: Food & Drink | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking - Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World's Best Cheeses 

September 15th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Shawn and Beth Dougherty at MEN FAIR- PA

Location: MEN FAIR-PA, Seven Springs, PA | Authors: Beth Dougherty and Shawn Dougherty

Shawn and Beth will present the following workshops at the Seven Springs Mother Earth News Fair: Not Suitable for Agriculture: Good Farming with Poor land, small savings, and a lot to learn Forage-Based Family-Scale Food Production Mixed Species Management: Intensive Grazing on the small family farm

Category: Farm & Garden | Farm & Garden | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Independent Farmstead - Growing Soil, Biodiversity, and Nutrient-Dense Food with Grassfed Animals and Intensive Pasture Management 

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