October 27, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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Root Cellaring Class / Tour with Lauren Winterholer & Craig Stephan.
Keeping in mind Permaculture Principle #3 to Obtain a Yield (Summer's Veggies!) and Permaculture Principle #2 to Catch and Store Energy (in the form of food in this case), we bring you this class on Building a Root Cellar in Your Own Home!
Now that you have grown lots of your own veggies, or found a local source to purchase them from, how do you make them last into our non-growing season here in the Northeast? One way is a root cellar - a place for keeping food supplies at a low temperature and steady humidity to keep from freezing during the winter and cool during the summer months to prevent spoilage.
Craig & Lauren created a root cellar in their home's basement, and will show it to you, with info on how it's been working for them, and how you can do it yourself. We can also check out their small scale homestead which includes gardens, fruit trees, chickens and more!
We are charging for this on a sliding scale of $5-15 payable at the event.
The 2013 Food Preservation Series is co-sponsored by NOFA-NH and the Greater Seacoast Permaculture Group and includes: Cheese Making, Food Drying, Water Bath Canning, Everything Apple, Lactofermenting, & Root Cellaring.