Sustainable Living Educational Workshops at the 2013-14 Winter Market

SSA Logo -- white on blue with UMassGrow Food Amherst in partnership with Sustaining Amherst and the UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture is pleased to offer a series of workshops at the Amherst Winter Farmers’ Market.

This weekly series will introduce local residents to skills related to local food growing, cooking and preserving, as well as creating and selling crafts.  Additional topics will explore diverse perspectives on sustainable living and ways to build community.

Please join us each Saturday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm in the Professional Development Room at the Amherst Middle School (right next to the Winter Market).

Tentative Schedule

December 7 – Lets learn to bake a seasonal sweet treat – Amanda Wasserman

December 14 – Seasonal Sides: butternut gratin & other recipes for easy make-ahead side dishes using local ingredientsPeg Thibbitts

December 21 – Needle Felting Workshop ($15 – requires preregistration here) – Linda Balk

December 28 – Sprouting seeds for fresh vegetables in the winter – David Lovler

January 4 – Starting the New Year with a commitment to Sustainable Living – John Gerber

January 11 – Bee prepared – a primer on backyard beekeeping – Emma Golden

January 18 – No market (MLK Holiday Weekend)

January 25 – Growing Vegetables Throughout the Winter – Jeremy Barker Plotkin

February 1 – Prepare for the Gardening Season: Learn Good Body Mechanics with the Flexible Farmer – Lydia Irons

February 8 – Learn how to read the labels for the most hazardous ingredients in beauty/cosmetics and personal care products Tunzala Eynula

February 15 – Compost Science with Amherst High School Students

February 22 – Cooking with local vegetables and seasonal fruits – Claire Hopley

March 1 – Herbs for Stress ReliefCarol Joyce

March 8 – Practical Backyard Composting – David Lovler

March 15 – Growing Veggies in Small Spaces:Containers and Vertical Gardening – Charlotte Vesel

March 22 – Growing excellent tomatoes in your home garden – RyanVoiland, Redfire Farm

March 29 – What Does Zero Waste Mean for the Pioneer Valley? – Susan Waite, Amherst Recycling Coordinator and members of Valley Zero Waste

That’s it!


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