Re: [Urban-Homesteaders] food class

From: Lisa G.
Sent on: Friday, June 12, 2009 12:41 AM
Hi everyone!

NOFA is indeed a great resource.? The only thing is that most of their workshops take place outside of Boston, which is tricky for those of us who don't have a car (like me).? But maybe we can organize some ride-sharing within the group to some of these workshops later in the summer.? Another option is that we could invite some of the folks teaching the workshops to do workshops for us in the Boston/Cambridge area.

And Susanna, I love all your ideas for possible workshops.? For any of you guys who have ideas for skill sharing/workshops, it'd be great if you could do a little research into possible teachers to contact.? We probably also have a lot of people in the group who can share skills.? All this will be great to discuss at the first meeting.? (We'll post notes to the list after the meeting so that those who can't make it can stay in the loop--does anyone want to volunteer to take notes at the first meeting?)

Also, regarding communication in the group, I think it would be great if we could shift discussion to the message board on the Meet-up site and save the email list for info about group events.? I don't want people to feel too bombarded by emails.? But it's so exciting to see all the energy in the group, and we haven't even met yet!? Keep it up!

Best,
Lisa



On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 5:00 PM, susanna <[address removed]> wrote:
Thanks for pointing out the NOFA resource. They have a lot of interesting classes! I wish I'd discovered it sooner - I just missed the whole grain bread class. This might be a good website to check out for coming up with group activity ideas.

Susanna



On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 2:57 PM, Jill Ebbott <[address removed]> wrote:
If anyone is interested in learning how to make fermented and lacto-ferment foods and drinks, I will be teaching a class in Brookline through NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) on September 19.? Anyone interested in attending can sign up through nofamass.org.
Warm wishes,
Jill Ebbott

Jill Ebbott
Holistic Health Counselor
Weston A. Price Chapter Leader
www.westonaprice.org

Specializing in Wellness through Nutrition
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Subject: Re: [Urban-Homesteaders] New Urban Homesteaders Facebook Group
From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Date: Thu, 11 Jun[masked]:38:10 -0400

Hi Urban Homesteaders,

I have only just begun to learn about the whole idea of emphasizing local foods in my diet, from local farms and through food coops and farmers markets. I don't know much about the resources around Boston (beyond once-a-week farmer's markets in different areas that I found a list of). I was thinking it might be really fun for us all to take some field trips to some vibrant markets around Boston, but also maybe to find out whether there are actually farms that one can visit. I can try to do all of the research on discovering food coops and things like that by myself, but it would be more fun to discover these things with other people who are also interested in local food and maybe exchanging recipes and tips for cooking those local foods.

I would also love it if we could maybe arrange some cool workshops or classes to take together (hopefully defraying the cost and making it possible to do a workshop on our own schedule - rather than waiting for one to come up). I'd be interested in a sewing workshop (I want to make my own simple clothes and things), a baking class (I'm still no good at baking bread, especially whole grain breads - I've been trying to do it by hand and don't want to give in and get a bread machine), any kind of interesting cooking class... Maybe a cheese making class? I know they have cooking schools around and we could find out how much it would be (if others are interested too) to arrange a group class for one night or on a Sunday or something.

I would be up for a trip to Haymarket. I've never been there. Supposedly it's great.

Of course, since I'm new to Boston, maybe everyone here knows about these things and this is all old news... but I just thought I'd throw them out there.

susanna




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