Pickled Dreams and Homegrown Things
While the ease of grocery stores, department stores, home improvement stores and online shopping are the ultimate in modern conveniences, many desire the simplicity of self-sufficiency. And that's where homesteading makes its triumphant return. Unfortunately, most humans are no longer equipped with the skills of yesterday. That's where Casa San Ysidro comes in. Learn the art of living off the land and using your own two hands with the Introduction to Homesteading Class. This free class is a taste of the full series being offered at the same location on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Hear informative lectures on agricultural topics and get dirty with hands-on demonstrations in seed saving and canning. Future classes are $25 each or $150 for the series and children under 12 learn the skills for free. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)
Saturday Aug 25, 2018
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The first class in the series is free to the public and introduces the year's course schedule. Explore beginning aspects of homesteading and build self-sufficiency skills.
Introduction to Homesteading - Free Introductory Class
Have you ever wanted to learn how to live sustainably off the land? Casa San Ysidro host its first ever class series on homesteading. The first class is free to the public and introduces the year's course schedule. Don't miss your chance to explore beginning aspects of homesteading and build self-sufficiently skills.
"Introduction to Homesteading" is a class based program that offers lectures and hands on activities that demonstrate the practices used in modern and traditional homesteading. Topics will include Corrales agricultural history and issues, water rights and the Acequia, basics of homesteading, and beginning sustainability. Learn practical techniques of seed saving, perennial starts, potting medium, and soils.
When the Spanish settled in New Mexico at the end of the 16th century, they brought technologies and domesticated plants and animals that were new to the environment. These introduced new political, socioeconomic, and ideological structures that significantly altered Puebloan diets, economic structures, and land use patterns.
"Introduction to Homesteading" is presented in partnership with Little Dirt Farms.
FUTURE HOMESTEADING CLASSES
$25 per class / $150 for the whole series. Children 12 and under are free.
Registration for upcoming classes will be available after August 25.
September 8: Farm Planning
September 22: Preserving the Harvest
September 29: Wine Making
October 6: Soil Restoration, Preparing for Winter
October 20: Raising Livestock: Building a Chicken Coop
November 3: Traditional Food Preparation: Posole and Other Native Foods
November 17: Community Building and Beginning "Barn Raising" Potluck
Details subject to change.