SAVE THE DATE! FEB 1, 2014 weekend:
Beekeeping for BEEginners Workshop with Debra Roberts of
Asheville, North Carolina -- for anyone interested in learning
more about bees. Debra is also available to teach the basics of top bar
beekeeping and will make time for Q&A with people who have some
beekeeping experience. Debra is an internationally known bee advocate,
and wherever she goes, from Miami to Istanbul, she helps people learn
the language of bees. Now more than ever, it is time for everyone to
do their part to save our precious bees from extinction in the face of colony
collapse disorder and other dangers.
There will be a fee for this workshop, to be determined. Some scholarships will be available to very low income folks.
ABOUT DEBRA ROBERTS:
Debra Roberts is a Master Beekeeper, Natural Beekeeping
educator, speaker, mentor and writer. She consults and collaborates with other
artists on honeybee-related projects and mentors new beekeepers in their yards,
by email, Skype and phone. She speaks on subjects like:
beekeeping (from nuts and bolts to the path itself);
and beekeeping; women’s ways in the apiary;
as a sacred practice;
beekeeping makes us better people;
pollination practices and the stress on bees;
She is Vice President of The
Center for Honeybee Research, designer and coordinator forAshevillage Institute’s Bee City USA Bee Immersions, on
the Steering Committee of Bee City USA, Founder of The Honeybee
Project, a bee mentor for Hamaatsa (an indigenous learning
center in New Mexico), editor of a
series of ongoing articles about honeybees and natural
beekeeping, and is currently writing two books. She is also a remote
faculty member of The College of the Melissae: Center for Sacred
Beekeeping in Ashland, Oregon. In 2011, she birthed Holy Bee
Press. Debra considers herself to be kept by her bees … and is generally
You can meet her at these links:
Sept 19, 2011, 1:30 to 5:00 pm: Growing and Selling Produce Locally
A workshop for interested in growing and selling local produce,
with focus on vegetables and herbs for upcoming season.
With new farmers' markets opening this year, all over Miami Dade County,
many of them funded by the federal CDC's Communities Putting Prevention to Work grants
through the Dept of Health, the biggest challenge is getting local produce out into our local
neighborhoods! We have partnered with the UF-Miami Dade County Extension Service,
the County Agriculture Manager's office, Bee Heaven Farm, and North-South Institute
to make this happen.
Cost is $10.00 to cover refreshments, provided by local growers.
Also, a treat provided by Michael's Genuine Food and Drink!
John D. Campbell Ag Center
18710 SW 288th Street
Homestead, FL 33030
March 6, 2011; 5-8pm: How to Make Sauerkraut, Sauerruben, and other naturally fermented foods was great fun!
Price was $25.00 and included materials. We got a special bonus of kimchi-making! Fermented foods are full of beneficial microscopic organisms. Sauerruben is like sauerkraut, but made with turnips. These
cruciferous vegetables have been shown to have anti-cancer properties.
Invite a microscopic ecosystem into your body to help you stay healthy. A
popular brand of raw sauerkraut costs 9.00 for a pint! Make your own
for a fraction of the cost, have fun, be healthy, and feel empowered as
you regain the lost skills of community food production!
October 17th, 2010 workshop: How to Make a Backyard Chicken Tractor by Art Friedrich and Luigi Ferrer, $20.00
August 7th, 2010 Canning Workshop and Mango Madness!!! $25.00 All had a great time learning to preserve our season's mangos by making home-canned mango chutney with this hands-on workshop on Saturday, August 7th. All felt empowered, ready to do it at home, and happy to discover that is not so difficult after all! Please e-mail us if you would like us schedule a future canning workshop.
July 17th at 5:00 pm: How to Compost! $15.00 You will go home ready to begin the art of composting, which we will demystify for you in this hands-on workshop. You can read about composting all day long, but when you see, feel, and smell the proper way to compost, it all makes sense. You will overcome any fears or apprehensions about compost, and we will be there to support you! Free potluck afterward, so bring a dish! We'll compost the leftovers if there are any. (Families with kids are welcome, but kids must be supervised so they don't get hurt, or hurt the plants growing in the garden.)
June 12, 2010, 3:00 PM Make Your Own No-knead Bread in 5 Minutes a Day! $15.00 Bread is easy with this proven method which will have you eating hot, freshly-baked bread every day, really! You may have seen the Mother Earth News article about this bread; now you can learn by doing as Amanda Mayan teaches us how in her Hollywood kitchen. Amanda will share other secrets, like how to make her delicious homemade whole wheat challah, how to grind your own flour, and more. Every student will bake a loaf to eat.
Monday, November 22 or Tuesday, November 23rd:
Bird to Food- How to Get There. A workshop for honest omnivores. Process a live turkey or duck for Thanksgiving.
with Urban Oasis Project's own Art Friedrich!
hosted by Fertile Earth Foundation, Urban Oasis Project, and Earth-N-Us Farm
You want more control over the food you eat, and
have made the choice to eat meat. You want the animal who is
sacrificing its life for you to die with dignity, without stress, and at
peace. How to achieve this? You try to make the right choices, buying
humanely raised meat. If you really want to be sure, do it yourself. Art
will show you how in this very limited space
workshop on how to "process" live, home-raised turkeys and ducks! There
will be one demonstration, and then I'll work with you to do one for
you to take home. The process is surprisingly peaceful and easy, and we
will demystify it.
Poultry are a wonderful addition to the yard
and to our diet (although not necessarily legal in many parts of the
county). They can eat scraps, coconuts, and a little grain and provide
us with eggs and meat-all while producing a garden enriching manure.
Take another step in connecting with your food and coming to terms with
the cycle of life.
Bring- A favorite very sharp knife if you have
one, a large cutting board or stainless steel sheet, a cooler with ice
to take your bird home in. We will provide birds, unless you bring your
own. Turkeys are expected to weigh 5-10 lbs, are heritage breeds, and
have been raised from chicks at Earth-N-Us Farms. They spend most of
their time roaming the property foraging, and are also fed supplemental
grain and scraps.
Cost- $4/lb hanging weight (what you take home to cook) for the turkey or duck, plus $35 for the workshop.
Class size limited to 5 people or partner groups.
22nd- Turkey Workshop (allowing a few days of refrigeration after
processing is a good thing for the tenderness of the meat when cooked. )
Nov 23rd- Duck Workshop