The University Farm will offer several continuing education courses in 2020. Scheduled courses will be on oyster mushroom production, bee biology and foraging.
Oyster mushroom production
The one-day oyster mushroom production course covers economics, growing requirements, equipment needed, sterilization, potential problems, packaging and harvesting. In this hands-on learning experience, participants will be taught how to make a miniature mushroom bag to take home.
The course will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. on the following Fridays:
- Jan. 10
- Jan. 24
- Feb. 7
- Feb. 21
Thinking about beekeeping or want to gain more knowledge as a beekeeper? Participate in the one-day, four-hour bee biology course at the University Farm.
The course will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
- Feb. 1
- Feb. 15
- Feb. 29
“Foraging at the Farm”
In the “Foraging at the Farm” course, participants will learn how to safely identify, sustainably harvest and prepare wild flora and fungi. This course involves a large amount of hiking through the woods.
The course is composed of three, three-hour classes. It will be offered in spring and summer on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be offered on the following dates:
- May 9, 16 and 23
- July 11, 18 and 25
Registration for the foraging course will be available soon.