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    Beekeeping Basics

    Have you thought about keeping bees? This is the opportunity to learn more about these vital and fascinating creatures providing so much of our food. The instructors, or apiarists, have over 60 years of combined experience and will pass along not only the facts, but also tips from hands-on experience in the field and many years in the beekeeping business! Learn more about your bee passion from Vermont based beekeeping experts at this popular Access class. These three sessions will enlighten, and maybe even inspire you to start a few hives of your own! Plenty of question-and-answer time and all the info needed to start your own operation. A "possible" 4th session may be offered and if needed to answer all your questions! A course book valued at $10 is included in the price.
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    Growing Mushrooms in Your Yard

    Learn how to cultivate this delicious super-food in your yard, basement or garage. Mike Walker will cover the basic techniques for growing shiitake, oyster and lion's mane mushrooms and an opportunity for hands-on learning of inoculation techniques. Easy, fun, delicious and not expensive to do at home! This class will meet at CVU. Please check in at the front entrance prior to the start of class.
  • Suburban Homesteading 101: Homestead Planning - ONLINE

    Tired of wondering if your food is safe? Want to be more of a locavore? Wish you could eat homegrown food year round? Join us for this informative and interactive series that will explore the trends and realities of Suburban Homesteading. No matter if you have a small yard or some acreage, these workshops will help you understand how to best use your resources and land. We will cover soup to nuts of planning a suburban homestead in this session! This class will meet online. A Zoom invite will be sent to you from the instructor prior to the start of class.
  • Suburban Homesteading 101: Vegetable & Herb Gardening - ONLINE

    Tired of wondering if your food is safe? Want to be more of a locavore? Wish you could eat homegrown food year round? Join us for this informative and interactive series that will explore the trends and realities of Suburban Homesteading. No matter if you have a small yard or some acreage, these workshops will help you understand how to best use your resources and land. We will cover "reap what you sow"- planning and planting a vegetable and herb garden in this session! This class will meet online. A Zoom email invite will be sent to you prior to the start of class.
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    Suburban Homesteading 101: Backyard Chickens - ONLINE

    Tired of wondering if your food is safe? Want to be more of a locavore? Wish you could eat homegrown food year round? Join us for this informative and interactive series that will explore the trends and realities of Suburban Homesteading. No matter if you have a small yard or some acreage, these workshops will help you understand how to best use your resources and land. We will cover everything to know about backyard chickens in this session. This class will meet online. A Zoom invite will be sent to you from the instructor prior to the start of class.
  • Winter Tree Identification

    Many people rely on leaves to identify a tree, but after the brilliant display of fall colors, "stick season" can make tree identification a daunting task. Join Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper for a one-night course in learning to identify Vermont’s most common trees and shrubs by looking at their bark, buds, and other clues. This course will use outdoor and classroom instruction to teach participants to identify some of the most common trees in Vermont's forests. This class will meet inside & outside CVU. Please dress for outdoor weather as the class will move outside.
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    Suburban Homesteading 101: Preserving & Storing Your Harvest - ONLINE

    Tired of wondering if your food is safe? Want to be more of a locavore? Wish you could eat homegrown food year round? Join us for this informative and interactive series that will explore the trends and realities of Suburban Homesteading. No matter if you have a small yard or some acreage, these workshops will help you understand how to best use your resources and land. We will cover preserving and storing your harvest in this session, plus how to sell some of the bounty to offset your expenses! This class will meet online. A Zoom invite will be sent to you with information on how to attend prior to the start of class.