Feed your curiosity 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.


15-Sep-2015 Countryside Local Food Swap - September
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://countrysideconservancy.businesscatalyst.com/learn-countryside-local-food-swaps.htm.. Click For More Info 55697

06-Oct-2015 Exploring the Small Farm Dream
Save the Date! This highly rated four-session course will take a small group of participants through the process of setting personal and farm business 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 o.. Click For More Info 56886

28-Oct-2015 Women Wine & Whey
COUNTRYSIDE CHIX - SAVE THE DATE! Our most popular Chix event returns this Fall - Don't miss out on Women Wine & Whey! Wednesday evening October 28th at the Winery at Wolf Creek, join Carrie Bonvallet, Wolf Creek winemaker, and Abbe Turner, owner and cheesemaker of Lucky Penny Creamery for a wine and .. Click For More Info 56898

04-Nov-2015 Farming Methods & Motivations at Trapp Family Farm
Save the date! Join Emily and Mark Trapp as they discuss their pro-active cultural farming methods for raising, healthy and profitable, soils, plants and animals. Topics to be addressed include cover cropping, irrigation-free produce, innovative animal-powered composting, bio-extensive weed management, cro.. Click For More Info 56924

11-Nov-2015 Cheesemaking 101
Join Abbe Turner, owner of Lucky Penny Creamery, for an evening of handcrafted goodness that comes just in time for homemade Holiday giving. Abbe will teach us about the history of cheesemaking, how to assemble the perfect cheese plate, and how to make whole-milk mozzarella and ricotta at home! You will have a ch.. Click For More Info 56892


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