Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Urban Farmsteading Workshop

Basic skills for self-sufficient living will be taught at the Urban Farmsteading Workshop on April 21, 28, May 5, 12 19 & 26 (each are Saturday mornings) from 9 am to noon at Mineral Area College, Arts & Sciences Bldg. Room 114 (Ag Classroom).

No matter what your motivation is for living more sustainably, this class is for you! The mission of the Urban Farmsteading Program is to help individuals achieve their self-sufficiency goals by providing reliable infor-mation, tools, tips and encouragement.

Who can sign up?
Even those with limited or no space can take steps to achieve their sustainable-living goals! Everyone, regardless of age, experience or space available, is encouraged to sign up!

What others have said about Urban Farmsteading:
“Networking with others in the class is the best aspect!”
“I really enjoyed the variety of speakers and the extent of their knowledge.”
“I have a wealth of resources to use now, so the sky’s the limit!”
“This class helped me realize that it’s okay to fail and that baby steps are better than no steps at all.”

Saturday, April 21
Course Introduction
Instructor & Participant Introductions
“What It’s All About”

Saturday, April 28
Gardening Basics
Container & Square Foot Gardens
Composting & Soil Fertility
Hybrid vs. Heirloom
Organic vs. Traditional Gardening

Saturday, May 5
Food Preservation Methods—Freezing, Drying, Jellying, Fermenting and Canning Basics

Saturday, May 12
Saving Food Dollars
Consumer Meat Choices - Organic, Traditional, Hormones & Antibiotics, Grass fed vs. grain fed
Cutting Grocery Bills
Healthy Eating for Less

Saturday, May 19
Reducing Household Expenses
Money Leaks, Budgeting and Farmsteader’s Credit
The Farmsteader’s 6 Rs
Frugal Strategies

Saturday, May 26
“What’s Stopping You?”
Identifying Barriers to Living Sustainably
Participant’s Topics

Registration is $50 and includes the 18 hour workshop, resource workbook, resource CD and refreshments.  For more information contact the Washington County Extension, 113 N. Missouri St. Suite A, Potosi, MO 63664, 573-438-2671.

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