Adult Workshops

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Willow Weaving: Make a Tray!
Saturday, October 19th, 1 – 4 PM
with Jesica Clark

During this workshop, participants will be introduced to the wonders of willow weaving! We will make a beautiful little tray, all out of my homegrown willow, that can be used to hold your keys, eggs, cherry tomatoes, whatever! Basic weaving techniques will be covered as well as a brief introduction to the willow plant and its many uses.
Jesica Clark is the owner and operator of Willow Vale Farm, where she grows vegetables as well as grows and weaves with willow, a naturally beautiful and sustainable material. The colors come from willow’s own ability to produce pleasing hues and the forms are a result of her conversation with each piece she weaves. Her willow and produce are grown without pesticides and with loving care.
Please register by October 15th, $25 ($20 for members) and $15 for supplies to be paid directly to Jesica.


Introduction to Pressure Canning
Hands on!
Saturday, October 12th, 10 AM – 12:30 PM
with Susan Loxley-Friedle

Get over the fear of pressure canning and preserve healthy soups, stews, vegetables, meats and other low acid foods.  You can make & save your own “convenience foods” without additives and chemicals.   Learn the basic science and how to’s of pressure canning.   In this hands on work shopsee what equipment you need and give it a try.  We will have a couple of pressure canners for you to work with and will can some local vegetables and walk you through the process.  You will receive handouts and guidance towards trusted information sources.   

When Susan joined Phillies Bridge Farm in their inaugural season in 1994, the need to preserve was re-ignited when the bounty of vegetables started flowing. She knew the basics and began canning and pickling.  Wanting to master more, Susan took courses with Cornell Cooperative Extension (Master Food Preserver) and the University of Georgia National Center for Home Food Preservation. She has been teaching this series of classes for over 10 years, and still competes by entering her preserves, products. and pickles at the Ulster County Fair and Rosendale International Pickle Fest.

This hands-on workshop will be held in a certified kitchen at the Lloyd United Methodist Church located at 476 New Paltz Highland Rd, Highland, NY 12528

Please register by October 10th, $25 ($20 for members) 


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Pre-registration is required.

Mohonk Preserve Members get ONE adult workshop at no cost!
Restriction: Paint & Sip not offered.

Classes are held at Phillies Bridge Farm, 45 Phillies Bridge Rd, New Paltz NY 12561
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