Sustainable Living Skills Class Series

March 16th: Eco-Forestry and Fire Resilience with Taylor Starr

Learn how to manage a small woodlot to benefit forest health, fire resiliency, wildlife habitat, recreation, and ecological diversity, while also utilizing the byproducts of restoration for pole building, firewood, and hugelkultur. Taylor will lead the class on a tour of White Oak Farm’s 40 acres of woods, paying particular attention to the numerous thinning and restoration projects that have been completed over the past 15 years. After returning to the Farm, the class will shift to a tour of structures built with small diameter poles – the byproduct of these ecological thinning practices, as well as a look at hugelkultur beds and other uses of forest products on the Farm.
Pre-registration is required. To pre-register:
1) email whiteoakeducator@gmail.com or call us at 541 846 0776,
2) make payment via check or cash to us, or with paypal at:
http://www.whiteoakfarmcsa.org/support/
Cost is $40

April 13th: Wild Plants
with Brian Geier
Join us as we discuss, learn, and demonstrate uses of wild plants.

This class will prioritize developing concepts, resources, and confidence to bring wild plants into our lives (and to bring our lives into the wild!). Participants will be empowered to use wild plants immediately, easily, and regularly. This class will focus a lot on food, but will cover concepts, preservation techniques and harvesting of plants suitable for medicine making, cleaning agents and/or body products.

Topics covered will include: ethics of using wild plants, easy and highly nutritious ways to incorporate wild plants into your diet, easy ways to preserve a variety of plants for your kitchen and apothecary, and presentation of plant profiles (names, uses, pictures, local habitat) of several of our favorites (including nettle, chanterelle, elderberry, cedar, acorn, several greens, and many more). We will balance our time inside (discussion and presentation), with a plant walk around the farm, demonstrations, and hands-on activity.

Pre-registration is required. To pre-register:
1) email whiteoakeducator@gmail.com or call us at 541 846 0776,
2) make payment via check or cash to us, or with paypal at:
http://www.whiteoakfarmcsa.org/support/
Cost is $40

More Class Descriptions Coming Soon…

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