Sign up for classes on foraging, honey bees at the University Farm

Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms will offer two upcoming courses to the university community: “ABCs of Honey Bees” and foraging classes.

For more information or to register for the courses, contact the farm at 216.368.0274 or

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“ABCs of Honey Bees”

The one-day, four-hour course will be offered Saturday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The course fee is $60 per participant.

A minimum of five participants will be required to offer the course. Individuals must be registered for this course to attend.

Foraging classes

Learn how to safely identify, sustainably harvest and prepare wild flora and fungi with foraging classes at Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms.

This class will be offered on three Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: May 26, June 2 and June 9.

Course instructor Ryan Bennett, the Farm Food Program coordinator for Case Western Reserve University’s Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms, has spent the last 10 years foraging throughout northeast Ohio for local restaurants.

This class involves a large amount of hiking through the woods. Boots or hiking shoes, long pants, water bottles, bug spray and sunscreen are highly recommended.

The course fee is $75 per session.

A minimum of six people and a maximum of 12 can participate in the class.