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Better Baking: Basics of Pie Baking
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Better Baking: Basics of Pie Baking

Learn the basics and feel empowered to bake your own beautiful pies totally from scratch. This beginner class with cover how to make a great pastry pie crust (it's not as hard as it looks), basic fruit fillings and ideas for simple but stunning decorative crust designs, including lattice work and pastry flowers. We'll eat some pie and drink coffee under the oaks, and everyone will make their own fried fruit-filled fried hand pies to take home. Not suitable for those with wheat allergies or sensitivities. Take home pies will contain gluten and dairy.

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Kombucha & Ginger Beer
May
4
9:30 AM09:30

Kombucha & Ginger Beer

Want to learn to make homemade Kombucha and Wild Fermented root drinks such as Ginger Beer, Turmeric Beer, and Sunchoke Beer? They are all fermented to be full of probiotics (healthy gut!), nonalcoholic (less than .5 percent), and simple to make. Kombucha is a fermented tea that acts as an adaptogen, which helps the body maintain homeostasis. The wild root drinks bring wild yeasts and bacteria from your environment into your system, which makes for a happy gut.

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Ice Cream Making with Chocolate Wasted
May
11
10:30 AM10:30

Ice Cream Making with Chocolate Wasted

As the summer heat descends, come join us to learn how to create a perfect cool treat: Ice Cream! Learn the basics of ice cream making with Suzan Sahwani-Garcia, owner of Chocolate Wasted, a small-batch creamery and food truck recently named Houston's Best Food Truck by Edible Houston and Texas Lifestyle Magazine.

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Flour, Water, Salt, Time: An Introduction to Sourdough Baking
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Flour, Water, Salt, Time: An Introduction to Sourdough Baking

Before you could buy yeast at the store - you cultivated it yourself at home. Learn the centuries old technique of cultivating wild yeasts and bacteria to create stunning, healthy, natural, artisanal breads. Using only flour, water, salt and time, participants will learn how to create and maintain their own sourdough starters and leave ready to bake their first loaves of the world's greatest bread in their own home kitchens. Class will feature discussion of the history of sourdough, making sourdough starters, discussion of tools and ingredients, and a kneading demonstration to get hands on experience with how dough should feel during the kneading process.

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Seasonal Fermented Vegetables
May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Seasonal Fermented Vegetables

Come learn the ancient art of fermentation! It’s a way to preserve food, harvest probiotics, spread food cultures, and get creative with your food. In this introductory class, we will cover the basics of the fermentation process, taste homemade ferments, and you will make and take home a mason jar of your first vegetable ferment! Your gut is already thanking you.

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Seasonal Fermented Vegetables
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Seasonal Fermented Vegetables

Come learn the ancient art of fermentation! It’s a way to preserve food, harvest probiotics, spread food cultures, and get creative with your food. In this introductory class, we will cover the basics of the fermentation process, taste homemade ferments, and you will make and take home a mason jar of your first vegetable ferment! Your gut is already thanking you.

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Green Living: Growing Herbs
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Green Living: Growing Herbs

The class will cover basic herb growing in the Houston area. Students will learn best practices for soil preparation, growing from seed or transplants, seasonality of various types of herbs, growing in containers vs. garden beds and dealing with our unique climate conditions. Time permitting, we will cover best harvesting practices and easy ways to use herbs in everyday food and beverages.

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Flour, Water, Salt, Time: An Introduction to Sourdough Baking
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Flour, Water, Salt, Time: An Introduction to Sourdough Baking

Before you could buy yeast at the store - you cultivated it yourself at home. Learn the centuries old technique of cultivating wild yeasts and bacteria to create stunning, healthy, natural, artisanal breads. Using only flour, water, salt and time, participants will learn how to create and maintain their own sourdough starters and leave ready to bake their first loaves of the world's greatest bread in their own home kitchens. Class will feature discussion of the history of sourdough, making sourdough starters, discussion of tools and ingredients, and a kneading demonstration to get hands on experience with how dough should feel during the kneading process.

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Kombucha & Ginger Beer
Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Kombucha & Ginger Beer

Want to learn to make homemade Kombucha and Wild Fermented root drinks such as Ginger Beer, Turmeric Beer, and Sunchoke Beer? They are all fermented to be full of probiotics (healthy gut!), nonalcoholic (less than .5 percent), and simple to make. Kombucha is a fermented tea that acts as an adaptogen, which helps the body maintain homeostasis. The wild root drinks bring wild yeasts and bacteria from your environment into your system, which makes for a happy gut.

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Fresh is Best: Growing Heirloom Tomatoes at Home
Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Fresh is Best: Growing Heirloom Tomatoes at Home

Love fresh tomatoes but had a tough time growing your own in Houston? You’re not alone. Growing tomatoes in Houston’s climate can be a challenge to say the least. But, a consistent productive harvest is possible here. Come learn the basics about the heirloom tomato (planting times and varieties most suitable for Houston) and learn hands-on techniques for planting and trellising this popular garden fruit. Lastly, walk away with a few of La Finca’s farm grown heirloom transplants to get your home garden up and running for the spring!

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Flour, Water, Salt, Time: An Introduction to Sourdough Baking
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Flour, Water, Salt, Time: An Introduction to Sourdough Baking

Before you could buy yeast at the store - you cultivated it yourself at home. Learn the centuries old technique of cultivating wild yeasts and bacteria to create stunning, healthy, natural, artisanal breads. Using only flour, water, salt and time, participants will learn how to create and maintain their own sourdough starters and leave ready to bake their first loaves of the world's greatest bread in their own home kitchens. Class will feature discussion of the history of sourdough, making sourdough starters, discussion of tools and ingredients, and a kneading demonstration to get hands on experience with how dough should feel during the kneading process.

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Time-Tested Salves: Bee's Wax, Herbs, and Oils
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Time-Tested Salves: Bee's Wax, Herbs, and Oils

Salves are one of the oldest forms of topical applications for healing. Simply made with bee’s wax, oil and herbs, salves are time-tested and safe. Come learn which easily sourced herbs are best for various conditions: rashes, burns, insect bites and stings, dry skin and, even, aching muscles. Help Cindy make salve and take home a sample of your own.

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Kombucha & Ginger Beer
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Kombucha & Ginger Beer

Want to learn to make homemade Kombucha and Wild Fermented root drinks such as Ginger Beer, Turmeric Beer, and Sunchoke Beer? They are all fermented to be full of probiotics (healthy gut!), nonalcoholic (less than .5 percent), and simple to make. Kombucha is a fermented tea that acts as an adaptogen, which helps the body maintain homeostasis. The wild root drinks bring wild yeasts and bacteria from your environment into your system, which makes for a happy gut.

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Flour, Water, Salt, Time: An Introduction to Sourdough Baking
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Flour, Water, Salt, Time: An Introduction to Sourdough Baking

Before you could buy yeast at the store - you cultivated it yourself at home. Learn the centuries old technique of cultivating wild yeasts and bacteria to create stunning, healthy, natural, artisanal breads. Using only flour, water, salt and time, participants will learn how to create and maintain their own sourdough starters and leave ready to bake their first loaves of the world's greatest bread in their own home kitchens. Class will feature discussion of the history of sourdough, making sourdough starters, discussion of tools and ingredients, and a kneading demonstration to get hands on experience with how dough should feel during the kneading process.

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Holiday Pies
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

Holiday Pies

Learn the basics and feel empowered to bake your own show-stopping pies this holiday season. This beginner class will cover how to make a great pastry pie crust (it's not as hard as it looks), basic fruit fillings and ideas for simple but stunning decorative crust designs, including lattice work and pastry flowers. We'll eat some pie and drink coffee under the oaks, and everyone will make their own fried fruit-filled hand pies to take home.

***Not suitable for those with wheat allergies or sensitivities.

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Seasonal Fermented Vegetables
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Seasonal Fermented Vegetables

Come learn the ancient art of fermentation! It’s a way to preserve food, harvest probiotics, spread food cultures, and get creative with your food. In this introductory class, we will cover the basics of the fermentation process, taste homemade ferments, and you will make and take home a mason jar of your first vegetable ferment! Your gut is already thanking you.

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Kombucha & Ginger Beer
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Kombucha & Ginger Beer

Want to learn to make homemade Kombucha and Wild Fermented root drinks such as Ginger Beer, Turmeric Beer, and Sunchoke Beer? They are all fermented to be full of probiotics (healthy gut!), nonalcoholic (less than .5 percent), and simple to make. Kombucha is a fermented tea that acts as an adaptogen, which helps the body maintain homeostasis. The wild root drinks bring wild yeasts and bacteria from your environment into your system, which makes for a happy gut.

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Kombucha Beer, Quick Country Wine & Wild Homebrews
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Kombucha Beer, Quick Country Wine & Wild Homebrews

Love the taste of Kombucha and homebrew? Why not combine the two? Love a good sour lambic, and want to brew like Cantillon (a monastic brewery in Brussels)? Ever think making beer takes too much fancy equipment and time sterilizing? In this introductory class, learn a method of brewing that encourages wild probiotics to join your brew, increasing its health benefits and allows you to shape the taste to your liking. In this class we will make Kombucha Beer, Country Wine and other homebrews.

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Flour, Water, Salt, Time: An Introduction to Sourdough Baking
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Flour, Water, Salt, Time: An Introduction to Sourdough Baking

Before you could buy yeast at the store - you cultivated it yourself at home. Learn the centuries old technique of cultivating wild yeasts and bacteria to create stunning, healthy, natural, artisanal breads. Using only flour, water, salt and time, participants will learn how to create and maintain their own sourdough starters and leave ready to bake their first loaves of the world's greatest bread in their own home kitchens. Class will feature discussion of the history of sourdough, making sourdough starters, discussion of tools and ingredients, and a kneading demonstration to get hands on experience with how dough should feel during the kneading process.

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Cyanotype Under the Oaks
Sep
22
10:30 AM10:30

Cyanotype Under the Oaks

Join us to explore the farm on a sunny spring day, and take home lovely blue images of what you discover! This family friendly hands-on class allows you to creatively play with their vegetables and make cyanotype photograms. We will look at the shapes of leaves, and have scissors available to create new forms from them. The class will emphasize taking time to contemplate how produce looks, while creating images and learning some of the history of photographic process.

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Kombucha & Ginger Beer
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Kombucha & Ginger Beer

Want to learn to make homemade Kombucha and Wild Fermented root drinks such as Ginger Beer, Turmeric Beer, and Sunchoke Beer? They are all fermented to be full of probiotics (healthy gut!), nonalcoholic (less than .5 percent), and simple to make. Kombucha is a fermented tea that acts as an adaptogen, which helps the body maintain homeostasis. The wild root drinks bring wild yeasts and bacteria from your environment into your system, which makes for a happy gut.

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