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.


12-Mar-2015 Chix Coffee Cupping
Countryside Chix events are percolating again! Join us for a deep dive into coffee with Erin Molnar, manager of Rising Star Coffee. Erin will explain why coffee deserves attention as an agricultural crop, and discuss its origins, growing, and harvesting. You'll learn how to make it work for you - what to buy, how to.. Click For More Info 36413

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


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