Explore Food & Farming with Countryside U!

Countryside U is an educational program designed to inspire and inform gardeners, home cooks, farmers, and food producers in Northeast Ohio.  Our classes cover topics ranging from DIY skills like home breadmaking and fermentation to more advanced topics like managing a farm business.  Whether you're looking to start your first vegetable garden or you're an experienced grower ready to take your business to the next level, we'll help you get your hands dirty.  All classes are led by experienced instructors and held in the greater Akron area.

01-Oct-2016 Market Vegetable Butchery with Cara Mangini
Cara Mangini, author of The Vegetable Butcher (https://www.amazon.com/Vegetable-Butcher-Masterfully-Vegetables-Artichokes/dp/0761180524/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) and owner and executive chef at Little Eater (http://littleeater.com/) in Columbus, will demonstrate vegetable butchery .. Click For More Info 95372

03-Oct-2016 Exploring the Small Farm Dream Fall 2016
This highly rated four-session course will take a small group of participants through the process of setting personal and farming goals, assessing available resources, and developing an action plan to guide next steps. Along the way, participants will take a close look at the realities of working for themselves an.. Click For More Info 92606

18-Oct-2016 Countryside Local Food Swap - October 2016
Countryside Local Food Swaps are gatherings of cooks, bakers, brewers, growers, and general DIYers; they bring homemade and homegrown items to swap via silent auction style bidding. Visit the Countryside Local Food Swap page (http://www.cvcountryside.org/learn-countryside-local-food-swaps.htm) on our website to le.. Click For More Info 97755

Here's what's coming 

  • Exploring the Small Farm Dream: Is farming right for you? Fall 2016
  • Farm Business Series: The Business of Business Planning & Finance - Winter
  • Farm Tech Series: Weeds, Equipment, Fencing, FSMA - Winter
  • Crafting Cocktails series - learn to craft different concoctions at every class! - Seasonal
  • The Art of Food - Expressions of food beyond the palate 
  • Countryside Kids - Youth learning around healthy Eating at the Countryside Farmers' Market at Highland Square


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