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food preservation

Cultivating a Food Forest 2016

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Johnson Square
Are you a DIYer and like clean living? Then this is the series for you. Forest layers, pattern application, dynamic accumulators, nitrogen fixers, pest confusers and insectary plants are primary considerations when designing a food forest and/or doing a guild build. Putting together a food forest...

Food Preservation: Not Just Your Grandma’s Jam! 2016

Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cylburn Arboretum Greenhouse Classroom
Are you a DIYer and like clean living? Then this is the series for you. Putting-up your own food in jars is cool again! If you never learned Grammy’s secret jam recipe or need a refresher on what to do come join Dr. Shauna Henley for this hands on workshop where you will get to bring your own jar...

Backyard Chickens 2016

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cylburn Arboretum Greenhouse Classroom
Are you a DIYer and like clean living? Then this is the series for you. Ever wondered how you could incorperate chickens into your urban homestead? Well now is your chance to learn all the ins and outs of backyard chicken farming with our educator Dale Johnson. Backyard chickens are a good hobby...

Integrated Pest Management- Going Back to Our Roots 2016

Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cylburn Arboretum Greenhouse Classroom
Are you a DIYer and like clean living? Then this is the series for you. Growing organically is trying to grow in harmony with nature, without using synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or other synthetic products. We will learn that an important ‘rule’ in organic gardening is feed the soil...

Thrifty Small Space Gardening for the Urban Homestead 2016

Saturday, Jun. 18, 2016 - 10:00am to Monday, Jul. 18, 2016 - 12:00pm
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculture and Farm Park
Are you a DIYer and like clean living? Then this is the series for you. Don’t have a lot of space for a traditional in-ground garden but want to grow your own fresh vegetables? Do you see the prices of containers at gardening stores and have sticker shock? Fear not! At this workshop, we will show...

Backyard Foraging 2016

Wednesday, May. 18, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculture and Farm Park
Are you a DIYer and like clean living? Then this is the series for you. 6:30-8:30pm @ Baltimore County Ag Center (1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville MD 21030) Go for a walk on the 149 acre farm here at the Baltimore County Ag Center and discover how many edible plants there are right in your own...

Grow Your Own Mushrooms 2016

Saturday, Apr. 23, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculture and Farm Park
Are you a DIYer and like clean living? Then this is the series for you. April 23: Grow Your Own Mushrooms 10:00am-12:00pm @ Baltimore County Ag Center (1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville MD 21030) Do you love fresh mushrooms? Maybe you like to add mushrooms to salads or use them in stir frys or...

Organic Vegetable Seed Starting and Indoor Worm Bins

Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cylburn Arboretum Greenhouse Classroom
Are you a DIYer and like clean living? Then this is the series for you. 6:30-8:30 pm @ Cylburn Arboretum Greenhouse Classroom (4915 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209) Save money by starting your own vegetable seeds indoors and by creating your own compost with the help of an indoor worm factory...

Urban Homesteading Series 2016

Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2016 - 6:30pm to Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 - 8:30pm
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculture and Farm Park
Are you a DIYer and like clean living? Then this is the series for you. March 2 6:30-8:30 pm Organic Vegetable Seed Starting and Indoor Worm Bins Cylburn Arboretum April 23 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Grow Your Own Mushrooms Baltimore County Ag Center May 18 6:30-8:30 pm Backyard Foraging Baltimore County...

Yes I CAN! Learn how to Can! Preserving your Garden’s Bounty!

Tuesday, May. 24, 2016 (All day)
UME Frederick County, Frederick, MD
As the planting season is underway, now is the time to learn proper methods to preserve your garden's bounty! Join us to lean best practices for Boiling Water and Pressure Canning, sealing lids, and best practices for storing canned goods. Get all your questions answered and learn how to can meats...

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