Wish you had the know-how to, say, grow beautiful cucumbers and turn them into fabulous pickles? Get out your calendar — Weavers Way Farms’ 2014 Homesteading Workshop Series will have you in a pickle, a jam, a mason jar in no time! Learn the skills you need to turn the inside and outside of your home into a DIY hub, and have a good time in the process. For more info, contact Local Product Coordinator Stephanie Kane: firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-843-2350 ext 122.
Here's what's coming up:
Friday Aug. 22, 7:45-10 p.m.
Outdoor Movies at the Farm - Kids Night
Bring the family and join us at the farm for our favorite events — Kids Movie Night! Sunset is just before 8, so get there early for a good seat on the lawn. Tonights movie will be Charlottes Web. Please bring a blanket! Free, with snacks and drinks available for purchase. At the Weavers Way Farms at Saul High School.
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 7-9 p.m.
Pickles Two Ways with Marisa McClellan
Learn the basics of pickling with cookbook author and Food in Jars blogger Marisa McClellan. She’ll walk you through the steps of making both quick refrigerated pickles and preserved pickles done in a boiling-water bath. All students will go home with the recipes and canning details, as well as the two jars of pickles they made in class that day. At Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse. (20 E. Mermaid Lane) $30. Tickets: pickles.brownpapertickets.com.
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
Grow-Your-Own Oyster Mushroom Kit Workshop
Tyler Case from Mycopolitan, a Philadelphia-based mushroom grower, will show you how to make a kit so you can harvest oyster mushrooms right from your counter. At Weavers Way Farms at Saul High School. $15 at the door. Register for this class.
Saturday Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tool Sharpening and Maintenance
Whether you’re a home gardener, an urban farmer or a craftsman, come out to get your hardworking tools sharpened and learn about tool maintenance from Compost Tsar and Tool Expert Scott Blunk. At Weavers Way Farms at Saul High School (7100 Henry Ave.)