Food Production has always been a social activity
Our Neolithic ancestors some 13,000 years ago worked in “foraging groups”, “resource-
Community Grower Workshops -
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-
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.
Lyons Farmette Education Center -
Community Grower -
Set of Four -
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-
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-
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