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FoodShed Productions
Email: foodshedproductions@gmail.com
Phone: (720) 878 7878

Food Production has always been a social activity

Our Neolithic ancestors some 13,000 years ago worked in “foraging groups”, “resource-sharing groups”, “information-sharing groups”, and “coresident groups” (Barnard, 1983), and little has changed. Nor do we see a need to change it!  

Community Grower Workshops - everything but the coresident groups!!

FoodShed Productions is offering an expanding series of experiential learning workshops this season. What makes experiential learning workshops different than a workshop? Experience. By the end of one of our 2-3 hour workshops you will have:

This year we are offering five Community Grower Workshops: Soil Health and Composting, Season Extension, Getting Started, Impromptu Harvest to Table in 20 Minutes, and Garden Maintenance.

Pre-register for a single workshop or a sets of four. Our prices are as follows:

Family - Family workshops are held at the residents home and in their gardens.

Single - $100   Set of Four - $320

Lyons Farmette Education Center - Couples count as a single ticket! Register at Eventbrite by clicking on the icon below. These pre-scheduled workshops and details can be found on Eventbrite or at http://www.lyonsfarmette.com/classescooking/

Single - $30    Set of Four - $100

Community Grower - Hosted by clients in the comfort of their home for a social evening with five or more community members (friends, family, neighbors).  Couples count as a single community member!

Single - $10/Host : $30/Community Member

Set of Four - $48/Host : $68/Community Member

The description of this years workshops are as follows:

Soil Health and Composting. The conditions in which food grows and performs at its optimum level depends on how you farm your soil.  The beauty of composting is its utility to reduce waste streams while enhancing a soils ability to produce better tasting and higher yielding vegetables. Beyond vigorous plants and a weed free garden, the quintessential indicator of a good gardener is their compost. Compost, like plants, requires some planning and periodic attention, which are the topics of this workshop.

Season Extension. This workshop on season extension amounts to preventative plant healthcare.  Your outdoor crop before, in between, and beyond May 3rd and October 7th and the uncanny ability to respond to climate extremes. Extending our season depends on your capacity to adapt to both early and late frosts as well as prolonging the life of your cool weather crops into the heat of the summer.

Getting Started. How-to: prep your garden, select your starts, and pot up or plant out. Getting started - the momentum you’ve been looking for. We all start at the same place: not knowing, needing advice, & a coach to follow and this is your opportunity! This early season workshop on food production will cover the knowledge, attitude, awareness and the essential skills you’ll need for a successful start.

Impromptu Harvest to Table in 20 Minutes. Salads, sides, drinks, and an ease of living. How much can you really say about the food your serve your guests? Knowing your farmer is a great start! Knowing your food is a declaration and a true experience farmers enjoy. This workshop is a challenge to the notion of conviviality, a primer, for what to expect for the novice producer and a chink in the armor of that missing ingredient or dish, come go-time.

Garden Maintenance. The events of sowing and harvesting surround the true character of our efforts; vigorous growth is nature’s guarantee but not always what our hearts desires - roots, shoots, flowers, and fruits! Crop maintenance is the foundation of food production. The quantity and quality of production depends on your ability to maintain environmental conditions that discourage disease and pests while directing growth. A good maintenance program requires very little of our time (<2 hrs/wk for a 10’ x 25’ garden). In each topic: weeding, watering, thinning, pruning, and trellising, there is a wealth of cultural practices that inform a producers preferences. What are yours?