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May Classes

May 2
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Intro to Beekeeping
Jacquelynn Goessling

April Classes

April 4
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Backyard Mushroom Basics - Jeremy McAdams

March Classes

March 28
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Backyard Chicken Basics Bob Lies

March 21
1:00 pm -
2:30 pm

 

Brew Your Own Kombucha
Bryan Deane Bertsch

March 14
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Backyard Chicken Basics Bob Lies

March 7
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Hard Cheesemaking: Cheddar makes everything better
Chef Sean Jones

February Classes

February 28
1:00 -
3:00 pm

 

Backyard Chicken Basics Bob Lies

February 21
1:00 -
2:30 pm

 

Seed Starting Basics
Courtney Tchida

February 7
1:00 -
3:00 pm

 

Backyard Chicken Basics Bob Lies

January Classes

January 24
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Home Cheesemaking
Sean Jones

 

Classes - 2015

 

Part of our store mission is to offer classes in all areas of urban homesteading. Please check this page for updates as we add classes to our calendar. Most of our classes are on Saturday afternoons unless otherwise noted.

You can now sign up for our classes through Event Brite. Click the link next to a particular class to register for the class or click the button here to see the list of upcoming classes.

Note: Event Brite adds a service charge to register online.

Eventbrite - Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply Classes

To register through the store, call 651-645-0818 to pay with a credit card or to make some other arrangement. Payment is required for registration. We will also need a contact phone number and email where we can reach you in the event of a change in the schedule. Call 651-645-0818 or e-mail audrey@eggplantsupply with questions.

May 2015 Classes

Intro to Beekeeping - Jacquelynn Goessling
Saturday May 2, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Cost: $20 - Sign Up!

Become one with the hive mind with this informational overview of backyard beekeeping. This short class will answer all of the questions you have about whether you are ready to become a backyard beekeeper. Topics covered include hive boxes and equipment, rules and regulations,seasonal care, lifecycle of the honey bee, breeds, apiary suppliers and more.

Jacquelynn Goessling runs United Nectar, an urban apiary in its fifth year with 14 urban hives throughout the Twin Cities.

April 2015 Classes

Backyard Mushroom Basics - Jeremy McAdams
Saturday April 4th, 1:00 - 3:00
Cost: $38 including oyster mushroom log kit - Sign Up!

Growing your own gourmet mushrooms can be easy and nearly maintenance free - perfect for backyards and community garden plots. Learn what mycelium is and how to start and care for garden mushrooms and large-diameter mushroom logs. Each participant will inoculate his or her own oyster mushroom log to take home – which should fruit mushrooms in a matter of months! Inoculated shiitake log kits are also available for purchase and pickup at this class.

Jeremy McAdams runs Cherry Tree House Mushrooms, LLC, an urban farm in south Minneapolis and Maplewood that provides log-grown shiitake and oyster mushrooms to Twin Cities restaurants, markets and grocery stores.

March 2015 Classes

Backyard Chicken Basics - Bob Lies
Saturday, March 28, 1:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $15, children with adult $5 - Sign Up!

Taught by Egg|Plant co-owner Bob Lies. Bob and Audrey have kept chickens in their St. Paul backyard for over seven years.  They started their chicken adventures raising chicks for the Student Organic Farm at the University of Minnesota, and have experienced both the joys and troubles of keeping chickens in the city.

This class will cover all aspects of backyard flock management in an urban setting: getting permits, choosing suitable varieties, raising chicks, coop and run requirements, feed and nutrition, common health issues, predators, cold-climate care, chickens in the garden, composting chicken waste, etc.  There will be plenty of time for questions, and hands-on time with live chickens (chickens permitting).

Learn to Brew Your Own Kombucha - Bryan Deane Bertsch
Saturday, March 21, 1:00-2:30 pm
Cost: $25 (Includes starter culture!) - Sign Up!

Join Bryan Deane Bertsch, brewmaster of Deane's Kombucha, for a 90 minute class that includes instruction on how to brew your own great tasting Kombucha at home. Learn the first fermentation process, which yields a great basic Kombucha, ready to drink on its own. And learn the nuances of the second fermentation and confidently add your own flavors to bring a unique taste and sparkling effervescence to each bottle. Take home a Study Guide with simple instructions plus a starter culture to begin your Kombucha adventure right away.

This is a fun, interactive class that includes samplings of several different varieties of kombucha. Be ready to quench your kombucha thirst and feel free to ask questions!

Backyard Chicken Basics - Bob Lies
Saturday, March 14, 1:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $15, children with adult $5 - Sign Up!

Taught by Egg|Plant co-owner Bob Lies. Bob and Audrey have kept chickens in their St. Paul backyard for over seven years.  They started their chicken adventures raising chicks for the Student Organic Farm at the University of Minnesota, and have experienced both the joys and troubles of keeping chickens in the city.

This class will cover all aspects of backyard flock management in an urban setting: getting permits, choosing suitable varieties, raising chicks, coop and run requirements, feed and nutrition, common health issues, predators, cold-climate care, chickens in the garden, composting chicken waste, etc.  There will be plenty of time for questions, and hands-on time with live chickens (chickens permitting).

Hard Cheesemaking: Cheddar makes everything better - Chef Sean Jones
Saturday, March 7, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Cost: $25 - Sign Up!

This class will give an overview of home cheese making with a focus on pressed cheeses.  The class will take you through the steps of making fresh cheddar cheese curds and steps in pressing and aging cheddar.  Other topics will include fresh cheese, soft, semi soft and hard type cheese, milk composition, rennet, cultures, tools and equipment for home cheese making.

Sean Jones has been a culinary arts instructor for 7 years at Saint Paul College. He has worked locally at the Marsh, Lucia’s, Vincent, and W.A Frost as well as in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas (most notably for Chef Paul Bartolotta) Sean has worked throughout his restaurant and education career to incorporate and spread awareness about sustainable foods and food systems.

February 2015 Classes

Backyard Chicken Basics - Bob Lies
Saturday, February 28, 1:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $15, children with adult $5 - Sign Up!

Taught by Egg|Plant co-owner Bob Lies. Bob and Audrey have kept chickens in their St. Paul backyard for over seven years.  They started their chicken adventures raising chicks for the Student Organic Farm at the University of Minnesota, and have experienced both the joys and troubles of keeping chickens in the city.

This class will cover all aspects of backyard flock management in an urban setting: getting permits, choosing suitable varieties, raising chicks, coop and run requirements, feed and nutrition, common health issues, predators, cold-climate care, chickens in the garden, composting chicken waste, etc.  There will be plenty of time for questions, and hands-on time with live chickens (chickens permitting).

Seed Starting Basics - Courtney Tchida
Saturday, February 21, 1:00-2:30 pm
Cost: $15 - Sign Up!

It's time! Starting your own seeds allows you to pick varieties you love, grow many plants for less money, and brighten up late winter days with the promise of summer gardens. Learn about seed selection, seed starting soil mixes, flats and pots, lighting, temperature and fertilizers for optimum growth.

Courtney Tchida is currently the Student Program Coordinator for the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Minnesota where she coordinates the graduate and undergraduate minors in sustainable agriculture and the Cornercopia Student Organic Farm. She is a member of the Teacher's Guild of the Permaculture Research Institute - Cold Climate.

Backyard Chicken Basics - Bob Lies
Saturday, February 7, 1:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $15, children with adult $5 - Sign Up!

Taught by Egg|Plant co-owner Bob Lies. Bob and Audrey have kept chickens in their St. Paul backyard for over seven years.  They started their chicken adventures raising chicks for the Student Organic Farm at the University of Minnesota, and have experienced both the joys and troubles of keeping chickens in the city.

This class will cover all aspects of backyard flock management in an urban setting: getting permits, choosing suitable varieties, raising chicks, coop and run requirements, feed and nutrition, common health issues, predators, cold-climate care, chickens in the garden, composting chicken waste, etc.  There will be plenty of time for questions, and hands-on time with live chickens (chickens permitting).

January 2015 Classes

Home Cheesemaking - Chef Sean Jones
Saturday, January 24, 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Sign Up!
Cost: $25

This class will introduce you to soft, semi soft, and hard type cheeses. We will cover local, and regional cheeses as well as basic home cheese making. Chef Sean will demonstrate how to make ricotta and fresh mozzarella. Other topics will include milk composition, rennet, cultures, tools and equipment for home cheesemaking, as well as resources for the home cheese maker.

Sean Jones has been a culinary arts instructor for 6 years at Saint Paul College. He has worked locally at the Marsh, Lucia’s, Vincent, and W.A Frost as well as in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas (most notably for Chef Paul Bartolotta) Sean has worked throughout his restaurant and education career to incorporate and spread awareness about sustainable foods and food systems.

 

2014 Classes

2013 Classes

2012 Classes

2011 Classes

2010 Classes

For a listing of classes held in previoius years at Egg|Plant, click a heading above.

   
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