Garden Workshop Series at Bethany Arts Community
In the Northeast, autumn is garlic-planting time. These hardy little plants start their growth in October and then suspend operations until the spring wakes them up. Learn how to prepare the soil for garlic, properly crack and plant the cloves, and what your garlic will need in the spring to make next year’s meals more delicious! Seed garlic will be available for purchase. This could include a hands-on section where we would plant garlic in the Bethany garden for BAC use next year.
Class limit: 20 | October 7th, 2018 | Time: 12pm-1:30pm | Venue: Bethany Arts Community
Learn the basics of using plug spawn to start a mushroom log, techniques which can be applied to other exotic varieties. You’ll leave with your own one-foot log, which will bloom with mushrooms in 6-12 months and will continue to produce for several years! You can choose from Shiitake, Maitake, and Oyster mushrooms.
Class limit: 15 | October 14th, 2018 | Time: 12pm-1:30pm | Venue: Bethany Arts Community
Fresh Local Greens All Winter! Sprouting beans, alfalfa, radishes, broccoli, even wheat and nuts is easy and yields a superior fresh food packing a big nutritional punch. Pea and sunflower shoots are extremely popular in the best restaurants and at your farmers market and are equally easy to grow. Sample a wide range of shoots and sprouts, learn about their uses and storage, and how to grow them in your own kitchen. Leave with a simple sprouter full of your first crop. If you bring a shallow dish that will hold soil you’ll also go home with a crop of presoaked peas or sunflowers for shoots.
Class limit: 15 | October 21st, 2018 | Time: 12pm-1:30pm | Venue: Bethany Arts Community
About the Instructor:
Deb Taft is a leader in the Westchester farming community who teaches, consults, and organizes initiatives throughout the region. For the last 9 years, she has managed Mobius Fields, her 1.5 acre farm in Katonah, with organic, biodynamic & nutrient dense farming practices. As a Sleepy Hollow resident, she joined her neighbors in reclaiming the local farmers market and was a founding board member of the nonprofit that now runs it. She serves on the board of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester County; and is a founding board member and vice president of Westchester Growers Alliance, which serves and strengthens agriculture in the region by addressing economic, environmental and educational issues.