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.


11-Feb-2015 Cheesemaking 101
Join Abbe Turner, owner of Lucky Penny Creamery, for an evening of handcrafted goodness. 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 chance to try your hand at preparation and kneading cu.. Click For More Info 31923

17-Feb-2015 Countryside Local Food Swap - February
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 34579

17-Mar-2015 Countryside Local Food Swap - March
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 34580

24-Mar-2015 Kneadlessly Simple Breads
No baking experience? No problem! The no-knead technique is an incredibly easy method to create gorgeous, full-flavored breads. You will learn the history behind this technique, how to bake bread in a cloche, and how to bake straight on tiles or a pizza stone. The technique is extremely simple, perfect for thos.. Click For More Info 34583

28-Mar-2015 Get Cultured! FREE workshop with Fermentation On Wheels!
Get Cultured! celebrates the uniqueness of the starter culture. A collection of kefir, tibicos, sourdough, and kombucha are presented to the audience. In this workshop, we discuss ferments that require inoculation - their history, how to feed them, and the delicious transformative foods they create. Followed by .. Click For More Info 33571

21-Apr-2015 Countryside Local Food Swap - April
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 34581

06-May-2015 Exploring the Small Farm Dream
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 22282


Coming soon in 2015:

Cheesemaking 101

Get Cultured! - A fermentation workshop presented by Fermentation On Wheels

Exploring the Small Farm Dream

Planning & Financing For Your Farm Business

You Can Pickle That!

Beginner's Guide to Canning & Preserving

Craft Cocktails From the Farmers' Market

...and many more!  Stay tuned for registration details!


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