Grow Your Own Produce: 
Skillbuilder Series

Facilitators Marisha Auerbach and Neil Bertrando have spent many years observing and interacting in their gardens and in their greater bioregions. They have been growing most of their own produce year round and preserving harvest abundance for the past decade.

 

These online classes are available as a 3 class series ($80) or as individual events ($30 each). 20% discount for current Grow Your Own Produce participants, 10% discount for past Grow Your Own Produce participants -- just send an email to Marisha to get your discount code. marisha.permaculturerising@gmail.com

Thursday, May 26:  Food Preservation Part 1:  Spring & Summer - Leafys, Herbs, and Berries

 

Abundance from early season crops begins by late May. The yields of this time tend to be leaves, herbs, and berries. Join us for this workshop to discuss many of the different ways to preserve the harvest including freezing, drying, fermentation, infusions, and syrups. Preparations will include different types of pesto, various ways to use herbs for the most nourishing teas and concoctions, and sauerkraut & kim-chi.

Marisha and Neil bring over a decade of experience to highlight equipment, tips of the trade, and storage. Handouts will be provided for reference as you try this at home.

Handouts will be provided by email before the class begins. Participants will receive a video recording of the class and a pdf of the slides after the class.

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Thursday, July 28:  Winter Gardening - Season Extension

 

Grow fresh veggies and produce year round! Learn the science, art, and joy of winter gardening. Join Marisha and Neil in this workshop, where we present a practical approach to winter gardening based on our experience in both a cold, sunny high desert climate and the cool, cloudy Pacific Northwest. You’ll learn how to 1) select appropriate crops and integrate fall planting into your summer garden, 2) plan and locate your winter garden to get the most out of season extension technologies, 3) plant, manage, and harvest from your winter gardens, 4) select and implement a wide range of season extension technologies with various costs and benefits, and 5) build in added resilience against weather extremes.

Handouts will be provided by email before the class begins. Participants will receive a video recording of the class and a pdf of the slides after the class. 

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Thursday, August 25:  Food Preservation Part 2 - Fall Abundance

 

It’s time to store that summer sunshine for nourishment in the winter. There are many ways to preserve the harvest. Marisha and Neil bring over a decade of experience to help participants learn about the various options to preserve food for the winter including canning and fermentation. Learn about the various ways to store food for the winter and what is the most optimal method for the crops you have in abundance. This workshop will highlight equipment, tips of the trade, and storage. Handouts will be provided for reference as you try this at home.

Handouts will be provided by email before the class begins. Participants will receive a video recording of the class and a pdf of the slides after the class. 

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