[permaculture] August workshop series at TLC Farm: FOOD! HERBS! ABUNDANCE!! **

Laura Dvorak lauradvorak at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 29 20:05:44 EDT 2009



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In this season of bounty, Tryon Life Community Farm in Portland, Oregon is excited to host workshops focusing on food and herbs. Please pre-register by emailing workshops at tryonfarm.org or calling 503-245-3847.  More information can also be found at www.tryonfarm.org

Designing a Permaculture Food Forest with Toby Hemenway
August 2, 10 am-4 pm
Food forests are life-filled places that not only provide food for people, but habitat for wildlife, carbon sequestering, biodiversity, natural soil building, beauty and tranquility, and a host of other benefits. This workshop will cover the basics of designing, planting, and maintaining a many-layered woodland garden of fruit and nut trees, perennial and annual vegetables, and flowers. Cost is $60 for the class -- a bargain for a day with Toby!

Yes We Can (and Freeze and Dry): Preserve fruit for the winter
(Create Your Own Pantry series with Chris Musser from Lost Arts Kitchen)
Saturday, August 8, 10am-1pm
In one class, learn to can, freeze, and dry fruit. We'll make Jam, freeze whole fruit, and make fruit leather, using seasonally available fruit. All participants will take home food they preserved.  For more information about Lost Arts Kitchen: Slow Food Traditions for Modern Life, visit www.lostartskitchen.com.
Cost is $40 or $60 for both classes in the series.

Lactofermentation: Naturally Preserving Summer's Bounty
(Create Your Own Pantry series with Chris Musser from Lost Arts Kitchen)
Saturday, August 8, 2pm-4pm
In this class, we'll make lactofermented pickles, cabbage, kale, and salsa! Try your hand at this ancient preservation technique that enhances food's nutritional value and tastes delicious! All participants will take home food they preserved.  For more information about Lost Arts Kitchen: Slow Food Traditions for Modern Life, visit www.lostartskitchen.com.
Cost is $30 or $60 for both classes in the series.

Making Herbal Medicine with Judy BlueHorse Skelton
Sunday, August 9, 2-5 pm
Learn about herbal medicine making from extraordinary herbalist Judy BlueHorse. 
Cost is $25 for the class, includes materials for medicines that you'll take home.

Basics of Botany and Wildcrafting
(Herb Workshop series with Erico Schleicher of the Elderberry School)
August 11th, 10am-1pm
Discuss the basics of botany, then delve into the local plants and herbs of the Tryon Creek watershed during a plant walk in Tryon Creek State Park. $25 for the class.

Experience-based Herbalism
(Herb Workshop series with Erico Schleicher of the Elderberry School)
August 18th, 10 am-1 pm
Learn about the properties of herbs through direct personal experience with the plants (also known as organoleptic testing). Also discuss the role a community herbalist and healer. $25 for the class.

All workshops take place at TLC Farm, 11640 SW Boones Ferry Road, Portland 97219.  See www.tryonfarm.org for details. 



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