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January 2018

Spice Rack Medicine Winter Class Series

January 14 @ 10:00 am - March 11 @ 4:00 pm
Blue Dragon Apothecary, 158 Main Street, Suite 10
Greenfield, MA 01301 United States

This 3-class series dives into the rich subject of Kitchen Medicine, demystifying herbalism and bringing it into the kitchen and home, where it belongs!

TOPICS INCLUDE:
-medicinal properties of the culinary herbs
-food and herbal energetics
-food as medicine
-medicinal mushrooms
-cooking with the tonic herbs
-medicinal soups and broths
-remineralizing
-harmonizing with the seasons
-healing the gut
-medicine-making, and more!

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Forest Park Winter Fare

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Old Monkey House at Forest Park, Trafton Road Entrance
Springfield,

Join CISA at the Farmers' Market at Forest Park on January 27 for a special Winter Fare day! A full day of food demos, sampling, and more, plus the amazing range of great local food and crafts that await you twice a month at this market. Come on out and bring a friend! Find more details about the Farmers' Market at Forest Park. We'll be joined by Ashley Tresoline of Bella Foodie—learn how to eat well and stay healthy with…

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Responsible Backyard Beekeeping Series: Current State of Beekeeping and Organic Solutions

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Berkshire Botanical Garden, Route 102 and 183
Stockbridge, MA,

The honeybee faces many affronts to its immune system in these days of Varroa mites and climate destabilization. The so-called “Colony Collapse Disorder” now facing  beekeepers makes it all the more imperative that local beekeepers, farmers, gardeners and homeowners learn healthy ways to assist the honey bee and other pollinators. Following this class, participants are welcome to stay to meet and discuss beekeeping with others. Light refreshments will be provided. Members: $5 Non-members: $10.

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Responsible Backyard Beekeeping Series: Beeswax: Production, Collection, Processing, and Uses

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Berkshire Botanical Garden, Route 102 and 183
Stockbridge, MA,

Beeswax is a unique substance produced within the body of the honeybee. This workshop will cover its origins to its human uses for health and healing, everyday practical use, and artistic expression. We will explore the origins of beeswax within the hive, its properties, how the bees use it, and how we can benefit from this incredibly useful substance.  Space is limited! Members: $25 Non-members: $35.

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Propagating Native Plants from Seed – Part 1

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
South Deerfield, MA 01373

Part 1: Seed Dormancy and Sowing Techniques Learn to propagate native plants from seed in this two-part, hands-on workshop that focuses on practical methods for small-scale propagation. This workshop is appropriate for beginners and propagators with some experience. Take one or both classes. During part 1 of this series join us to explore seed biology and practice sowing seed. Take home your work.   Part 2: Seedling Germination and Establishment, has yet to be scheduled and will take place in…

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February 2018

The Food Project’s Winter Institute

February 1 - February 3
The Food Project Greater Boston Area, MA United States

Want to Learn About Youth Development and Sustainable Agriculture?

Learn, grow, and connect with your peers from across the country and the world at The Food Project's Winter Institute from February 1 to 3, 2018.

The Food Project's three-day Winter Institute is packed with activities, workshops, and engaging conversation that will teach you about youth development, sustainable urban and suburban agriculture models, food and social justice initiatives, and how to build more food secure communities.

The Winter Institute fills up quickly. Sign up today to secure your spot!

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Greenfield Winter Fare

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Four Corners School, 21 Ferrante Avenue
Greenfield, MA 01301 United States

Come on out to the Greenfield Winter Farmers' Market on February 3 at the Four Corners School for a special Winter Fare day! A full day of free demos, activities for kids, music, and more, plus the amazing range of great local food and crafts that await you monthly at this market. Come on out and bring a friend! Check back soon for a complete list of activities! CISA is also organizing a special Winter Fare day at the Amherst…

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Cheesemaking at Home

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Berkshire Botanical Garden, Route 102 and 183
Stockbridge, MA,

Make a simple cheese in your own kitchen. Learn of the  equipment, supplies, and basic techniques used in making most types of cheese. Participants will learn to make 2-3 types of cheese, including fresh mozzarella from start to finish. Then take home instructions and a set of ingredients to make a batch or two at home. This workshop is for beginners, and participants will learn by doing. Space is limited. Members: $25 Non-members: $35.

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