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May Classes

May 3
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Backyard Chicken Basics
Bob Lies

May 17
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Intro to Beekeeping
Jacquelynn Goessling

April Classes

April 5
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Backyard Mushroom Basics - Jeremy McAdams

April 12
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Backyard Chicken Basics
Bob Lies

April 19
1:00 pm -
2:30 pm

 

Edible Landscaping
Dina Kountoupes and Krista Leraas

March Classes

March 1
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Backyard Chicken Basics
Bob Lies

March 8
1:00 pm -
2:30 pm

 

Sustainable Veggie Gardening 101
Dina Kountoupes and Krista Leraas

March 22
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Backyard Chicken Basics Bob Lies

March 29
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Kitchen Composting: Putting Worms to Work
Melanie Harding

February Classes

February 1
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Backyard Chicken Basics Bob Lies

February 8
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Backyard Chicken Basics Bob Lies

February 15
1:00 pm -
2:30 pm

 

Seed Starting Basics
Courtney Tchida

February 22
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Home Cheesemaking
Chef Sean Jones

January Classes

January 18
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Small but Mighty: Shoots, & Micro-Greens
Karla Pankow &
Elizabeth Millard

January 25
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm

 

Fermentation Basics
Krista Leraas

 

Classes - 2014

 

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 in 2013 unless otherwise noted.

Payment is required for registration. Call 651-645-0818 to pay with a credit card or to make some other arrangement. 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 2014 Classes

Backyard Chicken Basics - Bob Lies
Saturday, May 3, 1:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $15, children with adult $5

Taught by Egg|Plant co-owner Bob Lies. Bob and Audrey have kept chickens in their St. Paul backyard for over five 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).

Intro to Beekeeping - Jacquelynn Goessling
Saturday, May 17, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Cost: $20

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 2014 Classes

Backyard Mushroom Basics - Jeremy McAdams
Saturday April 5th, 1:00 - 3:00
Cost: $38 including oyster mushroom log kit

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 and nameko 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.

Backyard Chicken Basics - Bob Lies
Saturday, April 12, 1:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $15, children with adult $5

Taught by Egg|Plant co-owner Bob Lies. Bob and Audrey have kept chickens in their St. Paul backyard for over five 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).

Edible Landscaping - Dina Kountoupes and Krista Leraas
Saturday, April 19, 1:00-2:30 pm
Cost: $20

Learn all about incorporating edible plants into your landscape: from beautiful accents of red peppers and purple kale to gorgeously designed and fully productive urban yards and food forests. Taught by Krista Leraas and Dina Kountoupes: vegetable growers and permaculture experts who promote urban farming and gardening with their business, Harvest Moon Edible Landscapes.

March 2014 Classes

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

Taught by Egg|Plant co-owner Bob Lies. Bob and Audrey have kept chickens in their St. Paul backyard for over five 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).

Sustainable Veggie Gardening 101 - Dina Kountoupes and Krista Leraas
Saturday, March 8, 1:00-2:30 pm
Cost: $20

Get some great tips on how to grow a high yielding vegetable garden using organic methods and permaculture principles that make growing your own food easier for you and better for the environment. Taught by Krista Leraas and Dina Kountoupes: vegetable growers and permaculture experts who promote urban farming and gardening with their business, Harvest Moon Edible Landscapes.

Backyard Chicken Basics - Bob Lies
Saturday, March 22, 1:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $15, children with adult $5

Taught by Egg|Plant co-owner Bob Lies. Bob and Audrey have kept chickens in their St. Paul backyard for over five 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).

Kitchen Composting: Putting Worms to Work - Melanie Harding
Saturday, March 29, 1:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $20

Turning your kitchen scraps into a valuable soil additive is both easy and rewarding, and a great way to help repay the planet for our food supply! Participants will walk away knowing how to get started on their own indoor worm bin, maintain it, harvest and use the compost, and troubleshoot if problems arise. Commercial and do-it-yourself options will be presented.

Melanie Harding has been working in the field of environmental education for the last 22 years, teaching people how to enjoy the wonders of Nature and getting their hands dirty! She currently works as a Naturalist & Volunteer Coordinator for Ramsey County's Tamarack Nature Center.

February 2014 Classes

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

Taught by Egg|Plant co-owner Bob Lies. Bob and Audrey have kept chickens in their St. Paul backyard for over five 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).

Backyard Chicken Basics - Bob Lies
Saturday, February 8, 1:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $15, children with adult $5

Taught by Egg|Plant co-owner Bob Lies. Bob and Audrey have kept chickens in their St. Paul backyard for over five 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 15, 1:00-2:30 pm
Cost: $15

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.

Home Cheesemaking - Chef Sean Jones
Saturday, February 22, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
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.

January 2014 Classes

Small but Mighty: How to Grow Pea Shoots, Sunflower Shoots, & Micro-Greens - Karla Pankow & Elizabeth Millard
Saturday, January 18, 1:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $25 (Includes take home kit)

There's nothing quite like growing your own food! In this hands-on, get your paws dirty, educational class, discover the ins and outs of pea shoots and various micro- greens. From seed to harvest, you'll learn how to grow your own on a small scale, using recycled produce containers, keeping the process clean and simple. No fancy grow lights or materials needed! In addition, you'll enjoy a pea shoots and micro-greens tasting, learn quick and easy meal ideas, and take home your very own starter kit. .

Karla Pankow & Elizabeth Millard run Bossy Acres, a USDA Certified Organic vegetable farm.

Fermentation Basics - Krista Leraas
Saturday, January 25, 1:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $20

Fermented foods are delicious, health-enhancing and easy to prepare. Learn about getting started with simple ferments like sauerkraut and yogurt as well as kim chi, miso, kefir and others.

Krista Leraas is a gardener, permaculture designer and sustainable skills encourager. She owns an edible landscaping business, Harvest Moon Backyard Farmers, and enjoys spending time cooking, preserving and fermenting her own garden bounties.

 

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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