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Class 8: Food Preservation Methods

Class 8: Food Preservation Methods

In this survey of food preservation techniques, we will discuss:

  • Water bath canning
  • Lacto-fermentation basics
  • Solar and electric food drying
  • Freezing

We will also sample some delicious home-made pickles and ferments!

Solar DehydratorWhen:  Thursday, August 14th from 6-8:30

Location: 4255 NE Alberta Street,  Portland 97218.  Frequent service on Trimet #75, easily accessible by bike.  Off-street bike parking available.

Instructor: Sarah Canterberry

Cost: $35 – work-trade available, but most be approved by the wednesday before the class.   Call to discuss.

REGISTER NOW!

This class is part of Living City’s 9 month program in the Year Round Harvest.
Class is limited to 20 students. Please call 503-849-9466 to reserve your spot, or emailinfo@livingcitypdx.com. And tell your friends!

All About Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a hardy and easy-to-grow perennial, perfect for Portland’s climate.  Join Chef Daniel Brophy for a two hour class dedicated to preparing this delicious spring ingredient.

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Class participants will make and taste:

  • Rhubarb Ketchup
  • No-fail Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
  • and  more
Location: The Side Yard Farm 5940 NE 45th Street, Portland OR 97218
Cost:  $30

Instructor: Chef Daniel Brophy

 About the instructor:  Chef Brophy’s culinary employment encompasses 34 years in food service from dishwasher through executive chef, including ten years with Jake’s Famous Crawfish and the McCormick and Schmick organization as sous chef and executive chef, and eighteen years of formal classroom instructing. Diverse hands-on experience includes teaching, catering, and private chefing. Chef Brophy has worked for both large corporations and individual owners, with responsibilities including research, recipe development, menus design and extensive costing. As an edible inner-tidal specialist, he leads field trips during negative tides to expose students to sustainable life at the tertiary level. His wide-ranging garden and back-yard projects include providing trick vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, wild mushrooms, heirloom turkeys and organic eggs for local restaund culinary schools. Chef Brophy’s professional honors and designations include ACF Certified Executive Chef and Certified Culinary Educator; ACF Chapter President 1998-2005 Pacific NW Chapter of Portland; Chefs Collaborative Member; Oregon Mycological Society Member; Oregon Tilth Member; Instructor of the Year 2003, Western Culinary Institute; ACF and Le Cordon Bleu Schools member, winning Professional Knowledge Bowl Team 2003 and 2004.

 

Composting and Better Garden Management

Want to make great compost for your garden? Curious about how to manage all the work that building a year-round garden entails?   Learn from the experts.

This class covers:

  •  building great compost piles
  •  nutrient conservation
  •  worm bins
  •  free materials
  •  organic pest control
  • spring garden management

This class will be held entirely in the garden, so please dress for the weather.

When: Saturday April 12, 1-3:30

Cost:  $35

REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

Location: 4255 NE Alberta St. Portland.  Frequent service on Trimet #75,  easily accessible by bike.  Off-street bike parking available.

Waking up the Garden–Saturday, March 8 from 1-3:30

Class 3: Waking up the Garden

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Spring is around the corner! Many vegetables can be planted now for delicious garden meals.

We will cover:

  • what to plant in early spring
  • protecting seedlings from pests and cold
  • best practices for planting
  • garden structures from reclaimed materials

When: Saturday, March 8, 1-3:30

Please arrive a few minutes early, as we will begin promptly.  We will be in the garden, so dress comfortably for outdoors. A warm hat and shoes that can take a little mud are a good idea.

Location: 4446 NE Going St. Portland.Frequent service on Trimet #75. Off-street bike parking available.

Instructor:  Sarah Canterberry

Cost: $35

REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

This class is part of Living City’s 9 month program in the Year Round Harvest. 

 

Garden Planning 101, Saturday Feb 22 1-3:30

We will discuss:

  • Growing food year-round in Portland’s mild climateSaving water and time
  • Choosing the right crops for your garden
  • Mapping your garden
  • Reading planting calendars, seed packets and seed catalogs
  • ..and more.

To get the most out of this class, please bring a map of your gardensite and a list of what you hope to grow.

When: Saturday February 22, 1-3:30

Please arrive a few minutes early, as we will begin promptly.

We will walk around the garden looking at things, so dress comfortably for outdoors.  A warm hat and shoes that can take a little mud are a good idea.

Location: 4446 NE Going St. Portland.

Frequent service on Trimet #75. Off-street bike parking available.

Instructors: Rachel Freifelder and Sarah Canterberry

Cost: $35

REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

This class is part of Living City’s 9 month program in the Year Round Harvest.

We look forward to meeting you!

 

Year-round Garden Training begins February 1, 2014

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New Year’s resolutions:

-exercise
-get outside in the fresh air
-spend more time with family
-have a healthy diet
-make new friends
-try some new recipes
-save money
-learn to garden

Living City’s Integrated Garden Training can help!

Sign up by January 1 for a 10% discount on any program. Bring your spouse, family member, or one person you share yourgarden with – free! Makes a great gift too.

To register for our adult Garden Course or classes click here

To register for youth or family events: click here

Learn to harvest properly

Learn to harvest properly

The BEST time to prepare your garden is in the fall!

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2013-2014 Year-round Gardening course begins this Saturday, September 28: Soils and Site Analysis

Eat from your garden year-round! (and save on your grocery bills)

Our 2013-2014 course series, beginning on September 28th, can teach you how to have an abundant and successful garden throughout the year.  We provide plants, seeds, mentorship, and hands-on learning.  Download the 2013 – 2014 Registration Packet to learn more about our program today!

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For the first time in January I’m eating from my garden thanks to Living City!  My beets, broccoli, arugula and kale have survived the winter and supply me with delicious winter salads topped with fresh eggs from my chickens.  While I can’t eat from my garden everyday of the week in the winter, just the fact that I have some food from my garden year round keeps me connected to my role as an urban farmer and the simple reminder to value the food I eat.”

—-Stephanie, 2011 Living City Subscriber

Want your garden to yield more food with less work? Soils and Site Analysis will help you plan for year round abundance.  Focus of this class will be soil preparation and orientation to the year-round gardening program.

To get the most out of this class, sketch your garden space and take measurements before you come.

When: Saturday, September 28 1-4 pm

REGISTER HERE

Please arrive a few minutes early, as we will begin promptly.  We will mostly be walking around the garden looking at things, so dress comfortably for RAIN and COLD.

Cost: $35 – Scholarships  (for entire series!)  and work-trade available, but must be approved by the Wednesday before the class.   Call to discuss.

Location: 4446 NE Going St. Portland.  Frequent service on Trimet #75,easily accessible by bike.  Off-street bike parking available.

Preserve your Harvest!

In this survey of food preservation techniques, we will discuss:

  • Water bath canning
  • Lacto-fermentation basics
  • Solar and electric food drying
  • Freezing

We will also sample some delicious home-made pickles and ferments!

When:  Saturday, September 14th,  1-3pm

Location: 4446 NE Going Street,  Portland 97218.  Frequent service on Trimet #75, easily accessible by bike.  Off-street bike parking available.

Instructors: Rachel Friefelder and Sarah Canterberry

Cost: $25 – work-trade available, but most be approved by the wednesday before the class.   Call to discuss.

REGISTER NOW!

This class is part of Living City’s 9 month program in the Year Round Harvest.
Class is limited to 20 students. Please call 503-849-9466 to reserve your spot, or emailinfo@livingcitypdx.com. And tell your friends!

Wool Fiber Workshop

 

Saturday, August 10th from 1-3

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Wool is such a beautiful natural resource!  Woolitos founder and wool fiber artist Sarah Canterberry will teach a short workshop on processing wool fibers.  You will learn how to take raw wool and process it into a usable medium for spinning or needle felting.  Workshop will be hands-on, and is most appropriate for adults and well-behaved children (we will be working with very hot water).

 

Cost: 25$

Instructor:  Sarah Canterberry

Location: Sarah’s backyard, 4255 NE Alberta Street. Off street bike parking available.

Preregistration required.  Register here.