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Workshops/Speakers: Seven Springs, Pennsylvania

September 12-14, 2014

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Elizabeth Rich
How to Milk a Goat, Make Raw Milk Cheese, and Stay Out of Jail
Elizabeth Rich - Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Learn strategies for effective and sanitary hand goat milking to produce milk that is not intended for pasteurization. We'll then make chèvre, feta and ricotta. During the demonstrations, we'll also discuss regulatory trends for raw milk cheesemakers; legal distinctions between cheese production for private vs. public consumption; and enforcement case studies.

Elizabeth Rich
Cheesemaking for the Homesteader: Using plants instead of rennet to make cheese
Elizabeth Rich - Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Want to make your own cheese, but don't have a calf's stomach on hand for rennet? Nature provides us with many other options. Learn which plants can be used to coagulate milk for home cheesemaking, when they can be gathered, how to prepare them most effectively, and which types of cheeses can be made in this way.

Cheesemaking: Quick and simple cheeses
Gianaclis Caldwell - Chelsea Green Publishing
You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make three types of cheese from the same simple process. In this workshop, cheesemaker and author Gianaclis Caldwell will show you how to make several easy cheeses at home (even from store-bought milk) and how to use these cheeses in delicious and nutritious ways.

Yogurt: Marvels and making
Gianaclis Caldwell - Chelsea Green Publishing
If there ever was a food worthy of the title "superfood" it might just be yogurt. In this class you will not only learn how to make several styles of healthy, simple, heritage yogurts, but also learn of the latest research showing yogurt's health benefits, from boosting the immune system to enhancing mood. You will also learn things such as if you can make raw milk yogurt, how to make yogurt cheese, and the difference between cow and goat milk yogurt.

Seed Starting for Kids
Hannah Kincaid - MOTHER EARTH NEWS
This workshop provides a hands-on experience for kids interested in getting started on the road to becoming gardening experts. We’ll discuss preparing seed starting soil mix, all the materials needed to get seeds off to a good start and the basics of caring for young plants before putting them out in the garden. Participants will then assist with the entire seed starting process. (Hands will likely get dirty!)

Garden-Fresh Drinks
Hannah Kincaid - MOTHER EARTH NEWS
There’s nothing more refreshing than lemonade on a hot summer day, or more comforting than a steaming mug of herbal tea when winter’s chill sets in. Learn how to transform garden bounty, including fruits, vegetables, leaves and roots, into seasonal libations for every occasion.

You’ve Got It, So Cook It!
Linda Watson - Cook for Good
Squeeze every last drop of flavor and nutrition out of the food you grow or buy. Learn to make delicious dishes out of food that many people throw away. It’s the best way to afford and honor local, sustainably grown, and organic ingredients. Develop new habits that will provide you with "free" meals every month. Save hundreds of dollars a year and up your locavore score by making the best use of your freezer. You can afford to eat like it matters!

Wildly Affordable Solar Cooking Wherever You Go
Linda Watson - Cook for Good
Use the sun's energy to cook delicious, organic meals at home, on picnics, or while traveling. Get started with a homemade solar oven made from little more than cardboard and foil. Get faster results with less sunlight using the latest in portable solar cookers. See how to cook delectable stews, roast vegetables, steam quinoa, bake biscuits, brew coffee, and more. You'll save money, shrink your carbon footprint, and always be just a sunbeam away from a fabulous meal.

Farmstead Chef: Organic Eating on a Dime
Lisa Kivirist - New Society Publishers
What’s the key ingredient to eating healthy, saving money and stewarding the planet? A return to our nation’s farmstead roots of independence, self-sufficiency and frugality. Learn simple, creative tips for rethinking household food budgets, from preserving the homegrown harvest to stocking the kitchen pantry.

See Jane Grow: How Women Are Transforming Food
Lisa Kivirist - New Society Publishers
Women are launching farms and food-based enterprises in record numbers. From farmers to innkeepers, from writers to jam-making entrepreneurs, come hear the inspiring stories and experiences of women homesteaders crafting careers that prioritize healthy food, family and local community ... and build your own idea bank.

Herbs to See, to Smell, to Taste!
Sue Goetz - Creative Gardener
Discover the sensory delights of your favorite herbs from garden to table and beyond. A five-senses discovery awaits in the herb garden. Learn about herbs in the garden for fragrance, culinary uses, healing and more. Get to know the top 10 favorite herbs as well as the many ways to grow and use them. Show and tell ideas and tips for harvesting, preserving, culinary applications and crafts, all using aromatic herbs. Also included: Sue’s recipes that use “any” herb, recipes that personalize crafting, care and culinary items.



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