After 2 years of doing Backyard Homesteading Bootcamp from my tiny Brooklyn apartment and backyard I'm super stoked to be able to offer this all-day workshop in a more spacious, comfortable and downright gorgeous setting----here at Seven Arrows! We're just an hour away from the city. You can reach us by Seastreak ferry (recommended), by car or by New Jersey Transit which is totally awesome and super convenient.
Not much has changed in terms of the lesson plan (see below) but we've got access to amazing foraging, a great garden space, a bigger kitchen and lots of critters to work with. Believe me when I say it's going to be awesome.
Check out the description on the EVENTBRITE PAGE and sign up! Support the farm by taking classes with us!
"Ever wanted to learn how to grow, make and preserve your own food in a small space but need some hands-on guidance to do so?
Join Meg Paska, the "Brooklyn Homesteader", on her own turf as she teaches you how to raise chickens, keep bees, grow a garden, compost, forage, can, pickle, preserve and homebrew all from the Homestead at Seven Arrows, a new farm she manages an hour outside of NYC.
Coffee and homemade donuts will be served in the morning before the class commences.
It will tentatively go as follows:
- Planning and Starting a Vegetable Garden (with an emphasis on fall gardening)
- Chickens & Rabbits 101
- Food Preservation (Freezing, Drying, Canning, Fermentation)
- LUNCH ON THE BBQ
- Beekeeping 101
- Wild Edibles
- Homebrewing basics
- DIY Home and Body Care
- WIND DOWN with local beers at the cottage!
Attendees will get hands on experience in all aspects of the above mentioned topics and will leave with care packages of assorted goodies! (Samples of honey, wild edibles and DIY home care products)
Please email Megan with any questions."
For more info, click the link above!