DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Arena

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2016 Schedule
Saturday, August 13
11:30am – Fermentation Farm To Bottle: Hot Sauce
by Jennifer Harris of Farm to Fermentation
De-mystifying fermentation, this hands-on workshop offers an easy step-by-step process. Kits will also be available to take home.

1:00pm –  Canning Apple Sauce
by Jennifer Branham of Laguna Farm
Through her co-ownership of Laguna Farm, Jennifer promotes social, environmental and food justice while raising her family in a healthy, nourishing and thriving environment. She will demonstrate the home skill of making and canning apple sauce from Gravs.

2:30pm – Felting Wool
by Amy Chesnut of Sonoma Wool Company
Amy will use a little bit of soap and water to magically transform wool fibers into cloth! Folks make and take home their very own  wool “scrubby” (lovely Soap Cauldron soap wrapped in felted wool) to use in the bath or shower as an exfoliating soap!

4:00pm – Summer Compote: A 100% Local Floral Design Centerpiece
by Daniele Allion Strawn of JoLee Blooms & Design
earn the basics of flower design from one of our flower-shed’s premiere farmers and designers.

Sunday, August 14
11:30am – Herbal Medicine making for the 21st Century
by Trinity Ava of CA School of Herbal Studies
Learn about wildcrafting herbs, making tinctures and incorporating aromatherapy.  Trinity Ava has been teaching at the CSHS over the last 15 years, specializing in homemade remedies.

1:00pm – Cheese Making: Creme de Ricotta
by Sheana Davis of The Epicurean Connection
A master cheese maker, Sheana Davis will guide you through the process of making Ricotta cheese from scratch. She’ll also provide recipes for you to take home.

2:30pm – Home Cider-Making
by Scott Heath of Tilted Shed Ciderworks
Celebrated cider maker Scott Heath will teach you how to make a low-tech batch of hard cider at home. 

4:00pm – The Wonderful World of Worms
by Jennifer Roberts of UC Master Gardeners
Learn the basics of putting together a worm box that can turn your food waste into garden gold. Compost is filled with nutrients that plants need and it helps them retain water. Worms make some of the richest compost available. From veggie beds to perennials to fruit trees, everyone needs compost. This simple act can also reduce your carbon foot print. Bring your questions and let’s get started!

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