Sustainability Schools: Dickinson College Farm: Sustainability Series

          

A Partnership between PASA’s Good Food Neighborhood Program and Dickinson College Farm (Boiling Springs, PA).

Click here to register for any of the following courses:

    • April 26, 2014
      • SOLD OUT --- Gnocchi 101 @ Dickinson College Farm
        Starts: 2:00 pm
        Ends: 4:00 pm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
        Description: SOLD OUT --- This workshop is sold out. Due to space limitations, no walk-ins will be accepted. Pre-registration is required. Thank you for understanding!

        Saturday, April 26th, 2-4pm
        Gnocchi 101
        Presenter: Luca Trazzi

        This workshop is an overview on Italian gnocchi making. The origins of gnocchi are ancient and in Italy recipes varies from region to region, and even from city to city. We will address ingredients and gnocchi-making techniques for the traditional kind, potato gnocchi. (Grandma always says that if you have some good potatoes you have some good gnocchi.. so that’s all you will need!) Learn how to make, cut, shape, and even color gnocchi in your kitchen with your own hands. No more store-bought, hard, flavorless potato clumps!

        Cost: $12 PASA or DC Farm CSA members, $15 non-members
        Register: A link to register will be posted approximately 1 month ahead of each workshop’s date at the following blog:
        http://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm/events/sustainability-series/

        Please be sure to dress for the weather! Workshops will be held outdoors and in rustic indoor facilities.

        More about Luca Trazzi:
        Luca Trazzi, Visiting Lecturer in Italian at Dickinson College, earned his BA and MA from Bologna University, Italy. He specialized in English and French linguistics and Italian language pedagogy. While pursuing his degrees, he lived and studied in Italy, United States, and France. At Dickinson he teaches elementary Italian courses, acts as the Italian faculty liaison for the Multilingual Writing Center, and participates in the organization of Italian events on campus sharing with the community his passion for Italian language, culture, and food.
         
    • May 3, 2014
      • Creatures of the Farm @ Dickinson College Farm
        Starts: 10:00 am
        Ends: 12:00 pm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA, United States
        Description: Creatures of the Farm is a youth workshop -- suggested ages 9-12
        The Dickinson College Farm has cows, chickens, and sheep! Spend time outside learning about what each animal eats, where each animal lives, as well as activities using sheep wool, chicken eggs, and ice cream!

        Presenter: Elena Capaldi is a senior at Dickinson College. She is majoring in Environmental Studies and dabbles in sewing projects and rock climbing in her free time. Elena first got immersed in agriculture when she got her hands dirty this past summer working closely with students at the nearby Diakon Wilderness Greenhouse in Boiling Springs. She enjoyed harvesting tomatoes, peppers, and herbs all summer and fostering a love of outdoor gardening work with others. Elena’s favorite farm animals include the orange farm cat, Rosco!

        Cost: $10 – pre-registration required

        Register: Visit -- http://creaturesofthefarm.brownpapertickets.com/
        Pre-registration is required. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated due to limited space. All children who would like to attend (including siblings) must be pre-registered. Parents are welcome to participate, observe, take a self-guided tour of the farm or take a short drive into beautiful Boiling Springs. At the end of the program, children are invited to share what they've learned on the farm.
         
      • Parasite Control in Sheep and Goats @ Dickinson College Farm
        Starts: 2:00 pm
        Ends: 4:00 pm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
        Description: The barber pole worm is among the world’s most loathsome stomach parasites of sheep and goats. This workshop, led by Dickinson College senior Emily Bowie, will teach participants how to use the McMaster’s method – an egg counting technique used by veterinarians and farm managers to diagnose worm burden in livestock. A presentation will cover the basics of parasite control, the importance of selective treatment, nutrition and pasture management options, and discuss possible natural de-wormers. This will be followed by a hands-on workshop on the five-point check and FAMACHA methods but will mainly provide an overview training in conducting fecal analysis with the McMaster’s method. If you have your own microscope feel free to bring it. We will be handling animal feces so please bring gloves and dress accordingly!

        Presenter: Emily Bowie

        Cost: Free

        Register: http://goo.gl/0VPz5G
         
    • May 31, 2014
      • Stalking Wild Edibles @ Dickinson College Farm
        Starts: 2:00 pm
        Ends: 4:00 pm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
        Description: Saturday, May 31st, 2-4pm
        Stalking Wild Edibles
        Presenter: Dawn Toutkaldjian

        Back by popular demand, local forager Dawn Toutkaldjian joins Dickinson College Farm to impart her wisdom and enthusiasm for foraging wild edibles. This meandering workshop will take place in and amongst the fields at the College Farm. Participants will learn how to identify medicinal and nourishing edibles otherwise mistaken as weeds!
        Cost: $10 PASA and DC Farm CSA members/$12 non-members
        Register: A link to register will be posted approximately 1 month ahead of each workshop’s date at the following blog:
        http://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm/events/sustainability-series/

        Please be sure to dress for the weather! Workshops will be held outdoors and in rustic indoor facilities.
         
    • June 21, 2014
      • Ladybugs and Toads and Bees, Oh My! Cultivating Biodiversity and Crop Health @ Dickinson College Farm
        Starts: 2:00 pm
        Ends: 4:00 pm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
        Description: Saturday, June 21st, 2-4pm
        Ladybugs and Toads and Bees, Oh My! Cultivating Biodiversity and Crop Health
        Presenter: Jenn Halpin

        Managing biodiversity is equally as important as cultivating food. This workshop will provide participants with an overview of beneficial organisms, their purpose, plus ways of recruiting and sustaining their populations on your farm or garden. Come and learn how to combat pests and disease with native organisms and innovative crop management techniques.

        Cost: $8 PASA and DC Farm CSA members/$10 non-members
        Register: A link to register will be posted approximately 1 month ahead of each workshop’s date at the following blog:
        http://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm/events/sustainability-series/

        Please be sure to dress for the weather! Workshops will be held outdoors and in rustic indoor facilities.

        No workshop in July
         
    • August 9, 2014
      • Simple Salsa in a Jar @ Dickinson College Farm
        Starts: 2:00 pm
        Ends: 4:00 pm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007.
        Description: Saturday, August 9th, 2:00-4:00pm
        Simple Salsa in a Jar
        $12 members, $15 non-members
        Kevin Harper-McCombs

        Celebrate a bountiful growing season through this hands-on food preservation workshop! New to canning? Farm expert Kevin Harper-McCombs will give beginners his best tips and tricks for quick and easy canning. Attendees will make and can a jar of delicious summer salsa using the farm’s favorite recipe. Summer salsa also makes a delicious gift for the holidays!

        Cost: $12 PASA and DC FArm CSA members, $15 non-members
        Register: A link to register will be posted approximately 1 month ahead of each workshop’s date at the following blog:
        http://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm/events/sustainability-series/

        Please be sure to dress for the weather! Workshops will be held outdoors and in rustic indoor facilities.
         
    • September 13, 2014
      • The Skinny on Sauerkraut @ Dickinson College Farm
        Starts: 2:00 pm
        Ends: 4:00 pm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
        Description: Saturday, September 13th 2:00-4:00pm
        The Skinny on Sauerkraut
        $10 members/$12 non-members
        Presenter: Brooks Miller

        One way to preserve your fall harvest is through lacto-fermentation! This hands-on workshop will allow you to make your own batch of fermented vegetables for the coming winter. Carrots, cabbage, radishes, turnips, leafy greens and more.

        Cost: $10 PASA and DC Farm CSA members/$12 non-members
        Register: A link to register will be posted approximately 1 month ahead of each workshop’s date at the following blog:
        http://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm/events/sustainability-series/

        Please be sure to dress for the weather! Workshops will be held outdoors and in rustic indoor facilities.
         
    • October 11, 2014
      • Gluten-Free Baking for Beginners @ Dickinson College Farm
        Starts: 2:00 pm
        Ends: 4:00 pm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
        Description: Saturday, October 11th, 2014
        Gluten-Free Baking for Beginners
        Presenter: Ali Frohman

        New to gluten-free baking and not sure where to start? This beginner’s workshop will break down the basics of gluten-free baking at home. Which flours taste best and where are they sold in our area? Learn how to make an all-purpose gluten-free baking mix based on a simple ratio, and then use your mix to whip up a chewy, golden pizza crust better than anything you can find in the store. For a small additional fee, take home your own pre-made gluten-free pizza flour mix to make a few pies for your friends and family!

        Cost: $15 PASA and DC Farm CSA members/$17 non-members – class and tasting, no pre-made mix
        $23 PASA and DC Farm CSA members/$25 non-members – class, tasting & pre-made flour mix for 2 pizza crusts

        Register: A link to register will be posted approximately 1 month ahead of each workshop’s date at the following blog:
        http://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm/events/sustainability-series/

        Please be sure to dress for the weather! Workshops will be held outdoors and in rustic indoor facilities.
         
    • November 1, 2014
      • Thanksgiving Centerpieces from your Garden @ Dickinson College Farm
        Starts: 2:00 pm
        Ends: 4:00 pm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
        Description: Saturday, November 1st, 2:00-4:00pm
        Thanksgiving Centerpieces from your Garden

        Presenter: Michelle Elston

        Learn how to assemble a candle centerpiece from flower farmer Michelle Elston of Roots Flower Farm. We’ll use traditional floral foam and bowls, but also talk about alternative vessels. Concepts of anchoring, greening, texture and flower placement will be covered, as well as how to use what is naturally in your garden this time of year.

        Cost: $30 PASA and DC Farm CSA members, $35 non-members

        Register: A link to register will be posted approximately 1 month ahead of each workshop’s date at http://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm/events/sustainability-series/
         

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