Saturday, May 23, 2015

Workshops on raising chickens, goats, bees; Science and Art of Eating Insects

5/13/2015 4:56:00 PM
First Sustainability Institute offered through Orm
Workshops on raising chickens, goats, bees; Science and Art of Eating Insects

The Orme Sustainability Institute offers its inaugural seminar of workshops and speaker presentations on May 30-31. The two days of hands-on, green living workshops taught by experts in their field offers skills to take home and put to use for a greener, healthier and more sustainable life.

Keynote speaker Toby Hemenway presents on Saturday from 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Creating a Backyard Paradise with Home-scale Permaculture.

Saturday's workshops begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5:45 p.m., and include Easy Heritage Grain Crackers, Home Canning in Boiling Water Bath, Fruit Tree Pruning and Care, Quail Husbandry, Fermented Chile Sauces, Lessons from the Vineyard, Backyard Beekeeping, Urban Farming, and Simple Sourdough.

Sunday's keynote speaker, Dan Dagget, will present From Ecoradical to Conservative Environmentalist from 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday's workshops include Hot Composting 101, Raising Goats, Intro to Backyard Chickens, Vermiculture Composting, Basic Cheese Making with Goat Milk, Using Predatory Insects for Pest Control, Entomophagy: the Science and Art of Eating Insects, Growing Gourmet Mushrooms, and Uses of Native Plants.

Fee ranges from $75-$285, with registration for individual workshops at 7:30 a.m. each day. Each workshop has a maximum number of 30 participants. Full registration includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in Founders Hall serving fresh, clean, fair, real food. Signup for meals is required in advance so we don't waste resources.

Accommodations on campus are limited in number at additional cost from $60 and up. Contact Casey Jones at, or call 928-632-1581.