Island Grange #925
PO Box 123
2215 North Nugent Road
Lummi Island, WA 98262
Following is a syllabus developed by the Hood River, Oregon School
District. The Lummi Island Grange is going to offer a series of
classes/workshops throughout the year. They call it The Country Living
The Country Living Class Series
is geared to fit the age-old concepts of the Grange, which promotes
country living, protecting family farms, and the environment while
building strong communities. These classes will provide island
residents with solutions to rising food and fuel prices, food
insecurity and environmental challenges by resurrecting some long lost
skills, as well as, some new innovative ideas.
Committee is soliciting feedback for ideas for classes and also
volunteer instructors or workshop leaders. You can make your
suggestions to: Randy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org, Candy Jones at email@example.com, Pam Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jo Ann Philpot at email@example.com, or Leslie Dempsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some of the ideas we received so far:
plants, Spouting, Back yard chicken raising, Starting a garden; Worm
bins; Cutting up a whole chicken, Cidering, Wine Making; Beer Making;
Cheese making; Sewing; Canning/Preserving/freeze; Water Bath/Pressure;
Pest control; Seed saving; Pasta making; Bread making; Pie making;
Plant propagation; Smoking/canning fish; How to eat vegetarian; Harvest
soup; Fall/winter vegetable garden; Soap making; Pruning; Tree
planting; Grafting; Foraging; Gleaning; Mushrooming; Crabbing
of these will be open to large groups. Others, like canning workshops,
might be limited to 4-6 people. If you see something missing, let us
know. If you see a class you would like to lead or have another idea,
let us know.
We actually have the first workshop scheduled.
On March 10th, from 10am to Noon, in the Barn at Randy Smith's, 2620 N
Nugent Rd. Randy Smith has volunteered to lead this workshop, where you can learn how to make potting soil, bokashi, fertilizer
and compost tea.
All of these classes lead up to the harvest
season in Sept/October. The harvest season will kick off with a parade
on Sept. 2 at 5pm followed by a barbecue at the Grange. We will end the
first year of the Country Living Series with a Harvest Festival
scheduled for Oct. 12/13/14. There will be cider pressing, displays and
competitions for such things as the largest pumpkin, best canned goods,
tastiest pies, etc.
Please consider helping us by leading or teaching a class.
The Country Living Series Committee
(Leslie, Pam, Candy, JoAnn and Randy)
Here is a Link to a recent update: http://transitionlummiisland.com/grange-country-living-series-annual-report
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