Correction: I flip flopped the April 28/29 workshops. Susan Chidester will have the Saturday workshop. Mary Stack will teach cheese making on Sunday April 29. Check lummigrange.com calendar and Nextdoor “event” for details.
Reskilling is a key aspect of the Transition Movement. It’s important that we all re-familiarize ourselves with skills that were second nature to our parents and grandparents: gardening, canning, baking, etc.
We kicked off the Country Living Series with a workshop on gardening ( homemade potting soil, bokashi, fertilizer and compost teas). Twenty-three people attended.
Next up is Nancy Ging’s workshop on Eating Local which will be at the Grange this coming Saturday (March 24 at 10am). Rebuilding local economies, depending more on local food sources, learning how to live closer to home are important skills especially when you consider that the average meal travels 1500 miles to get to us. RSVP for Nancy’s workshop via comment to this site or on Nextdoor.
Al Marshall has been working diligently to find a master fruit tree pruning to teach those of us interested on how to rehabilitate an old orchard. We are hoping to have something lined up for the weekend of March 31. Stay tuned. There are a lot of us who need work on the art of pruning.
Two workshops are scheduled for April (so far). April 28 Mary Stack will teach you how to make three different kinds of cheese. This will happen at the Grange. Watch for more details. The next day, April 29, Susan Chidester will conduct a baking class for a small group of five (two spots are already spoken for). She will also teach you how to make mozerella while the bread is rising.
Also in April we hope to schedule a workshop on backyard chicken raising.
In June (9th and 23rd), Master Gardeners from Bellingham will conduct a two part workshop on Seed Saving.
Watch this site and Nextdoor and the Grange calendar (lummigrange.com) for details.
As always, the Country Living Series Committee of the Grange would appreciate suggestions for workshops, tips on people who can give them and subjects of interest.