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SUCCESSFUL 2016 WORKSHOPS:

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Labyrinth Building Nov 19, 9 am – 12 pm at Sparkroot Farm, Moncure, NC

Become Your Own Stone Mason Nov 12-13, 9 am – 1 pm at the Plant

Self Sufficiency & Solar May 21, 10 am – 4 pm (off site)

Backyard Poultry May 14, 1pm-4pm at Crawford Dairy, 4056 Crawford Dairy Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Social Permaculture April 24, 10am-1pm at SEEDS,  706 Gilbert St, Durham

A Primer on Permaculture March 27, 10 am – 1 pm at SEEDS, 706 Gilbert St, Durham

Mead Making with Starlight Mead March 20, 2 – 4 pm at the Plant

 

SUCCESSFUL 2015 WORKSHOPS: 

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Gary Phillips exploring the art and ritual of distilling, fortifying and blending in a gathering focused on the religious and civil traditions surrounding the drinking of spirits.

SUCCESSFUL 2014 WORKSHOPS:

      • Intro to Aquaponics
        with Rachel Tinker-Kulberg and Mike Yablonski
        Saturday, October 18, 10am-3pm at the Plant, Pittsboro
      • Drink & Thinks: Cocktail Alchemy
        with Gary Phillips and Dr. Colbey Reid
        Sunday, October 19, 4:00pm-7:00pm at The Plant, Pittsboro
      •  Raising Rabbits for Meat
        with Mary DeMare and Dan Shields
        Saturday, October 25, 10am-3pm at Fatty Owl Farm, Pittsboro
      •  Drink & Thinks: End of Prohibition
        with Gary Phillips and Dr. Colbey Reid
        Sunday, December 7, 4:00pm-7:00pm at The Plant, Pittsboro
      • Keyhole Garden Build & Feast with Deb Tolman
      • Mini-Workshops held at the Learning Tent at Pepper Festival
        • 4pm – Raising Chatham Rabbits for Meat by Fatty Owl Farm
          5pm – Lacto-Fermenting Peppers for Good Gut Health by Donna Bauman
          6pm – Intro to Aquaponics by Mike Yablonski and Rachel Tinker-Kulberg
          October 5, 2014, 4pm-7pm @ Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill
      • Manifest Abundance with Lisa Dion
      • Small-Scale Biochar: Making it Good for the Earth & Climate
        with John Bonitz
      • Drink & Thinks: Global-Local Mixology
        with Gary Phillips and Dr. Colbey Reid
      • Brew your own!  The history, healthfulness & production of kombucha
        with Grant Ruhlman
      • Cold Process Soap Making with Shaun Hundley
      • Intro to Aquaponics with Dr. Mike Yablonski and Dr. Rachel Kulberg
      • Mozzarella 101: A Case Study with Cashews and Whole Milk, with Laurel Shulman
      • Intermediate Beer Brewing: Let’s Mash It Up! with Ethan
      • Super Hero Bike Repair & Ride with Jason Merrill
      • Yes, You Can Can! with Rachel Hoff
      • Fermentation for Summer Cookout Season with Natural Chef Donna Bauman
      • Summer Pickling & Canning with Rachel Hoff
      • Garden Wines: Drink the Harvest with Nan Chase and DeNeice Guest
      • Basic Seed Saving & Advanced Plant Breeding with Farmer Doug Jones
      • Backyard Poultry Intensive with Jim Adkins
      • Wild Fermentation with Liane Salgado
      • Seed Saving and Advanced Plant Breeding with Farmer Doug
      • Wild Edible Wonder Walk: Making Pesto with “Weeds” in your Yarden! with Kim Calhoun
      • Whole Foods Approach to Weight Loss with Jenni Grover
      • Fungi 101 and Mushroom Log Cultivation – Grow your own mushrooms! with Tim Keim
      • The Transformative Life with Ron Veitel and Jaime Powell
      • Valentines’ Day Wine and Cheese Soiree, for couples, with Laurel Shulman
      • Beginning Cheese Making with Laurel Shulman

SUCCESSFUL 2013 WORKSHOPS:

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Jenni Grover, nutritionist and Mom, taught our Whole Foods Weight Loss workshop.

      • Backyard Poultry Intensive with Jim Adkins
      • Intro to Aquaponics with Mike Yablonski and Rachel Kulberg
      • Wild Fermentation with Liane Salgado
      • Seed Saving and Advanced Plant Breeding with Farmer Doug Jones
      • Wild Edible Wonder Walk: Making Pesto with “weeds” in your Yarden! with Kim Calhoun
      • Whole Foods Approach to Weight Loss with Jenni Grover
      • Wild Edible Wonder Walk: Making Pesto with “weeds” in your Yarden! with Kim Calhoun
      • Fungi 101 and Mushroom Log Cultivation (held at Burlington’s Co-op) with Tim Keim
      • Intro to Aquaponics with Mike Yablonski and Rachel Kulberg
      • Fungi 101 and Mushroom Log Cultivation with Tim Keim
      • Intro to Aquaponics with Mike Yablonski and Rachel Kulberg
      • The Transformative Life with Ron Veitel and Jaime Powell
      • Valentine’s Day Wine and Cheese Soiree for couples with Laurel Shulman
      • Beginning Cheese Making with Laurel Shulman
      • Backyard Poultry Intensive with Jim Adkins

        SUCCESSFUL 2012 WORKSHOPS:

Lisa Dion leading a Manifest Abundance workshop.

Lisa Dion leading a Manifest Abundance workshop.

      • Backyard Poultry Intensive with Jim Adkins
      • Canning 101, with Ali and Ben from This & That Jam
      • Meadmaking with Ben and Becky Starr, of Starrlight Mead
      • Soapmaking with Alan Russo
      • Intro to Aquaponics with Mike Yablonski and Gregory Louie
      • Meadmaking with Ben and Becky Starr, of Starrlight Mead
      • Intro to Fermentation with Adam Fisher
      • Water into Wine at Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute
      • Sustainable Beekeeping with Catherine Adamson of Chapel Hill Bees, LLC
      • Homemade and Homegrown Food (and stuff) SWAP!
      • Elderberries, the super fruit! with Rodger Lenhardt
      • Planning a Fall & Winter Garden! with Bob Armantrout
      • Permaculture Principles with Terri Gardner
      • Worm Bin Composting with Terri Gardner
      • Soap Making Demonstration with Alan Russo
      • Introduction to off-grid and grid-tied PV systems – Rebekah Hren
      • Advanced Cheese Making with Laurel Shulman
      • Fungi 101 and Mushroom Log Cultivation with Bob Armantrout
      • Do-it-yourself Cheese Making with Laurel Shulman
      • Effective Communication Using Video – David Hughens
      • Manifesting Abundance with Lisa Dion
      • Elderberries, the super fruit with Rodger Lenhardt
      • Sustainable Beekeeping with Catherine Adamson of Chapel Hill Bees, LLC
      • Intro to Aquaponics with Mike Yablonski and Nancy Wisniewski
      • Do-it-yourself Cheese Making with Laurel Shulman
      • Perfect Biscuits and Scones, Simple Muffins and Quick Breads with Karen Birbeck


SUCCESSFUL 2011 WORKSHOPS:

Solar PV with Rebekah Hren.

Solar PV with Rebekah Hren.

      • Biodiesel Intensive Workshop with Piedmont Biofuels and Central Carolina Community College
      • Vermiculture (Composting with Worms) with Ben Reckendorf
      • Make your own medicine: Creating an herbal home apothecary with Kim Calhoun
      • Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants with Alan Russo
      • Fungi 101 – mushroom log innoculation with Bob Armantrout
      • Building small scale off-grid solar electric (photovoltaic) systems with Rebekah Hren
      • Canning 101 with Rachel Hoff
      • Sustainable Beekeeping with Catherine Adamson of Chapel Hill Bees
      • Cooking from a CSA Box with Chef Sarig Agasi from Zely and Ritz
      • Seed Saving with Doug Jones of Piedmont Biofarm
      • Easy Breads with Chef Andrea Williams
      • Biomass Gasification Made Simple – an adventure in renewable energy with James Nowack
      • Vegetable Stir Fry – from local to delicious in minutes with Karen Birbeck
      • Elderberries – Bringing America’s Super Fruit into the Modern Age with Rodger Lenhardt and Terry Durham
      • Sustainable Beekeeping with Catherine Adamson of Chapel Hill Bees, LLC
      • Do-it-yourself Cheese Making with Laurel Shulman
      • Canning 101 with Rachel Hoff
      • Compassionate Listening for Sustainable Community: Healing Our World from the Inside Out with Jan Hutton
      • Growing and making your own medicine with Kim Calhoun
      • Intro to Aquaponics with Mike Yablonski
      • Do-it-yourself Cheese Making with Laurel Shulman


SUCCESSFUL 2010 WORKSHOPS:

Emily Buehler teaches the science of bread.

Emily Buehler teaches the science of bread.

      • French Baguettes with Emily Buehler
      • Baking with Sourdough with Emily Buehler
      • Women’s Introduction to Solar Technology and Renewable Energy with Rebekah Hren
      • Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants with Alan Russo
      • OMG! Organic Modular Gardens Workshop with Bob Armantrout
      • Vermiculture (Worm Composting) with Brian Rosa and Ben Reckendorf
      • Building an Outdoor Bread and Pizza Oven with Joe Kenlan
      • Seed Saving Magic with Doug Jones
      • Edible Classroom with Catherine Cadden
      • Canning 101 with Rachel Hoff
      • Photovoltaic Installation with Rebekah Hren
      • Cooking from a CSA Box with Chef Sarig Agasi from Zely & Ritz
      • Homemade Bread Quick and Slow with Linda Watson of Cook for Good
      • Communication for Sustainable Community with Jesse Wiens
      • Solar Air Heater with Stephen Hren
      • Holiday Cookie Baking with Arlo and Sage

SUCCESSFUL 2009 WORKSHOPS:

April McGreger IS the sweet potato Queen.

April McGreger IS the sweet potato Queen.

    • Bread Making with Emily Buehler
    • Sweet Potato Tasting & Cooking with April McGregor
    • Fungi 101 & Hands-on Mushroom Log Cultivation Workshop with Bob Armantrout
    • Bread Making with Emily Buehler
    • Vermiculture with Brian Rosa
    • Seed Magic with Doug Jones
    • Wilderness Survival with Alan Russo
    • Chocolate Mousse with John Wasson
    • The Hidden World of Nutrition with Ron Veitel
    • Sustainable Communities with Catherine Cadden and Jesse Wiens
    • Bread Making with Emily Buehler
    • Biodiesel Comprehensive with Piedmont Biofuels and Central Carolina Community College
    • Small Scale Photovoltaic Installation with Rebekah Hren
    • Solar Heater Installation with Stephen Hren
    • Vermiculture with Brian Rosa
    • Bread Making with Emily Buehler
      Amber learns the magic of seed saving with Farmer Doug Jones.

      Amber learns the magic of seed saving with Farmer Doug Jones.

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