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.

10-Feb-2016 Craft Cocktails (and Chocolate!) for Valentine's Day
What goes better with Valentine's Day than chocolate? How about chocolate and cocktails? Decorated mixologist Lorilei Bailey returns to pair chocolate desserts from local confectionery Fantasy Candies (Lyndhurst) with her unique craft cocktails featuring spirits from Watershed Distillery (Columbus). Savor the.. Click For More Info 69376

16-Feb-2016 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 71769

24-Feb-2016 The Katz Club Diner - A Popup for Countryside
February 24, 2016 6:30 p.m. The Katz Club Diner,1975 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights OH 44118 Join Chef Doug Katz as he hosts a one of a kind food event in support of Countryside. Taking place in the historic 1948 diner car, this fun and festive setting will be certain to make a memorable eating experien.. Click For More Info 70064

Here's what's coming this Spring

  • Exploring the Small Farm Dream: Is farming right for you?
  • Farm Business Series: The Business of Business Planning & Finance
  • Breadmaking 101
  • Cheesemaking 101 
  • Crafting Cocktails
  • The Art of Food - Expressions of food beyond the palate
  • The Seasonal Plate: Spring Eating
  • Countryside Kids - Youth learning around healthy Eating


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