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Syrup to Cider with Tom Hurst Spring 2017
Instructors: Colleen and Tom Hurst firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Sodus, MI In the heart of the vegetable patch.
Grade 1 - 12th, under 10 parent must be present. We encourage parent participation. Teens must stay on task.
Begins February 7th - May 30th
Tuesdays 2:00 - 5:00pm, meets every other week but in April will begin meeting weekly.
A year of eating and growing locally.
So much more than gardening. This will be a hands on, grow it, make it, eat it, take it home class. Activities at the home garden and local field trips.
We will start with Maple syrup production and planning the garden in February, grow our own vegetable and flower starts in March and April, Plant the main gardens in May and care for and harvest into the summer.
Students will help grow and harvest the crops. Process for storage by canning, drying and pickling and take home a portion of the results. The class will continue into June with the opportunity to take the class again in the fall to continue with the summer crops and into the bounty of fall in SW Michigan.
Crops and activities will include
Potatoes, onions, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, squash, pumpkins, maple syrup, pickles, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, eggplant, pears, apples, grapes, cherries, cilantro, dill, kale, chard, basil and more.
Canning fruit and vegetable, boiling maple syrup, fermented and brine pickles, juices, cider, fruit leathers, microgreen salads, cooking with in season crops.
Schedules may need to adjust with weather but we will stick with the Tuesday afternoon time slot. Other times will be available.
Expectations: This is a hands on class. Students will get dirty. Available harvested food will be shared with class participants as equally as possible. In cooking activities we will follow food safety rules. Students must comply. Proper footwear, hairnets, clean hands, knife and heat safety etc. We will be age appropriate in assignments. You will need to provide some of your own containers to bring home the harvest. Extra food and containers may be available at our cost. Especially syrup, cider, pickles and juices.
Your Instructors: Colleen and Tom Hurst. Many years of growing and putting up our own food. We have a large CSA type garden for our own use and provide food to friends and folks in need. This is not a commercial operation. We grow our own food, build stuff and spend as much time outside as possible. We love what we do and are glad to share our knowledge and veggies.