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Slow Food St. Louis 2010 Urban Homesteading Series

December 22nd, 2009 | 3 Comments | Posted in Event

Through a series of workshops and films, Slow Food St. Louis will explore vermiculture, home-brewing, lacto fermentation, cheese making, beekeeping, gardening, canning, composting, and other related topics.  Be on the lookout as dates are announced!

We’re starting the year with…..

STL Vermicompost 101 hosted by Sara Allin

Worm LogoThis kid-friendly workshop will be held on Saturday January 16th from 10am to 12pm at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood.  Attendees will learn how to make their own worm bins, learn how super-rich vermicompost can enhance gardens and houseplants, and learn the benefits of keeping kitchen waste out of landfills.  This type of composting is perfect for apartments, condos, and other small spaces.

The cost of the workshop includes:

-One worm bin & construction materials (bin, bedding, use of tools & supervised instruction)

-A resource list for additional help after class

-A discount offer on worms provided by Bob Ingram, owner of www.magicworms.com

The cost per household is $25.  Individuals are $15.

*Up to 4 per household, each additional member is $5.

Class size is limited to 40 people.  Please RSVP to shannon.connelly@slowfoodstl.org by January 10, 2010.

Screening of “Sister Bee” with a Q&A by Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association President, Bob Sears

honeySlow Food St. Louis will present Sister Bee at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood at 7pm on Tuesday January 26th.   Sister Bee is a lyrical documentary about six beekeepers who find beauty and wonderment in their work with honeybees. Beekeeping is more than a hobby for the beekeepers of Sister Bee. It’s a source of laughter, learning and connecting with the natural world. They follow the arc of the beekeeping year beginning with spring queens and ending with the fall honey harvest.

Running time is 30 minutes, and will be followed by an informative question and answer session with Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association President, Bob Sears.

There is a suggested donation of $5.  Proceeds will be split between Slow Food St. Louis and the Eastern Missouri Beekeepers association.

Home Brewing with STL Hops’ Mike Sweeney

IMG_4366Join us at 10:30am on January 30th for a beer-making workshop.  Mike Sweeney is an experienced home-brewer, as well as the owner of the popular St. Louis beer blog, STL Hops.  He also serves as the beer manager for, Brasserie, Niche and Taste by Niche.

Mike will be showing you the ins and outs of brewing your own beer.  Two different methods of homebrewing will be demonstrated and complimentary beer will be provided.

Cost is $15 per person, and space is limited to 15 individuals.  The workshop will be held at the instructor’s home, and directions will be sent to confirmed attendees. Please RSVP to shannon.connelly@slowfoodstl.org.

Urban Livestock Raising with Merryl Winstein

image_10788Come watch baby goats, and learn about urban animal husbandry at Merryl Winstein’s farm in Webster Groves.  Merryl keeps goats, chickens, and turkeys on her urban farm.  Merryl’s farm is the only source of truly local raw goat milk in the metro area, and she’s famous for cheese-making.

Urban livestock raising will be held on March 6th from 10am -11:30am.  There is a suggested donation of $5, and space is limited to 30 individuals.  The workshop will be held at the instructor’s home, and directions will be sent to confirmed attendees.  Please RSVP to shannon.connelly@slowfoodstl.org.

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3 Responses to “Slow Food St. Louis 2010 Urban Homesteading Series”

  1. grants Says:

    Do you allow more than 4 per household ?

  2. Kelly Childs Says:

    Please check out the makers of Sister Bee at their website: http://www.SisterBee.com. “Sister Bee” was produced in Boulder and Weld County, Colorado from 2002 through 2006. The DVD is available at http://www.SisterBee.com. Additional questions are welcome at info@SisterBee.com.

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