Living Web Farms announces October and November workshops

Notice from Living Web Farms:

Plastics: Reduce Reuse Recycle – Tools for Managing Plastic Waste
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, 1-7:30 p.m.
220 Grandview Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28791

The LWF biochar crew has been exploring the world of recycling plastics – One that’s full of nuance: from detailed technical expertise to an understanding of global trade and the habits of individual consumers.  Plastics are everywhere and seemingly impossible to avoid.

In this workshop, we’ll explore downsides of our cheap plastics based economy, while acknowledging the benefits of plastics as appropriate materials in certain applications.  While some plastics are food safe, corrosion resistant, tough, affordable and easily repurposed, others are inherently toxic and can never be properly recycled.  We’ll discuss some common strategies and innovative ideas for reducing and reusing plastics in our daily lives.

WNC Repair Cafe
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2018, 5-8 p.m.
220 Grandview Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28791

WNC Repair Cafe is a place where you’ll find volunteers with tools and supplies, available to fix broken objects while offering instruction in the form of hands on help. This is a free program where you are encouraged to bring in your broken appliance, stuck zipper, rusty tools, old bicycle, dull pruning shears – whatever you can imagine – and work with our volunteers to make the necessary repairs to keep it running.

Repair Cafes across the world have helped build resilient communities by offering access to hands on experience in the art of repair. At WNC Repair Cafe we’ll gather volunteers from the area for an evening of helping a neighbor, learning by doing, sharing ideas and reducing waste.

Biodynamic-French Intensive Approach To Horticulture & The Garden; Meeting New Challenges to Growing In The Modern World
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10-11, 1:30-7:30 p.m. and 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
176 Kimzey Road, Mills River, NC 28759

Craig Siska, a former student of the late gardener and visionary Alan Chadwick, visits Living Web Farms for a two day event focused on the Biodynamic-French Intensive Approach and share story and experience that honors horticulture as the approachable and necessary art that it is.  In addition to a short history and foundation of the Biodynamic-French Intensive Approach, Craig with cover universal principles underlying this spiritual approach to horticulture & the garden, garden design & layout, raised bed/pathway construction, cold composting cycle, seed sowing & transplanting & prick out, planting & sowing in relays (season extension), glasshouse & frame work, cover crops & green manuring, biodynamic preparations, key under-utilized plants of the Appalachian eco-region, varietal disintegration, and new approaches in horticulture via vibrational science.

Essentials of Cooking: ACID
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
176 Kimzey Road, Mills River, NC 28759

In the fourth class of our “Essentials of Cooking” series, we will cover the use of acid in good cuisine. From citrus to vinegar to cultured products, acids are often the number one component home cooks lack knowledge of that can bring cooking to the next level.

Cook and farmer Patryk Battle, along with author and cook Meredith Leigh, will cover the science of acids in food, sources for healthful acids in cooking, and provide practical applications as well as tastings and recipes to take home.

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