Join Piedmont Picnic Project at Prairie Ridge for a hands-on “Eat the Invasives” workshop on March 30th, 9:30 AM – 12 PM. Remove invasive plants from the grounds of Prairie Ridge and learn to eat, drink, and pickle what you pick!
We’ll be targeting blackberry shoots and leaves in this workshop – that’s right – more than just the berries are edible! After removing the plants, we’ll teach you how to make pickled blackberry shoots and blackberry leaf tea. You can apply this same process to many other kinds of wild and domestic plants!
Enjoy a sampling of many kinds of wild pickles and wild tea. Take home your own jar of pickled blackberry shoots that you help make at the workshop as well as recipes to make your own wild pickles at home.
Pre-registration is required, and closes at midnight, Thursday, March 28.
Want to grow a continuous supply of your very own fresh, nutritious, and tasty salad greens all spring long?
Learn how to plant once and harvest again and again! Take home a “salad bowl” upcycled container garden you planted yourself!
Join Piedmont Picnic Project at Raleigh City Farm for this two-hour hands-on gardening workshop — great for beginners looking to plant their first veggies or experienced gardeners looking to learn new methods! As we get our hands dirty on this farm in the city, we’ll also learn more about the history of how Raleighites have been growing their own food for generations.
Date And Time
Sat, March 9, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Raleigh City Farm
800 North Blount Street
Raleigh, NC 27604
Skills you’ll learn:
Everything you need to know to start plants from seeds – in containers or straight into the ground.
What plants you can plant when this spring.
How to choose the right container, soil, and environment to match your plants.
What you need to turn an upcycled container into an attractive and functional pot for your plants.
How to grow spring salad greens using the “cut and come again” continuous growing method.
What you’ll take away:
New knowledge and hands-on skills to grow your own veggies at home.
A planting guide handout to know what to plant when.
Your very own upcycled container garden planted with salad greens to harvest all spring long.
This workshop is the first in a monthly series of Piedmont Picnic workshops at Raleigh City Farm this spring designed to each teach an important skill for producing and preserving your own food!
About the instructors:
We believe you’ll enjoy your food more if you know the story behind it! Here’s how we’ll each help you do that.
Elizabeth Weichel has a background in public history and specializes in local history. She’ll help us to remember the ways that everything old is new again – growing, preserving, and fermenting your own food might be trendy now, but it’s nothing new! Learn how it all fits into the larger story of our local history.
Amanda Matson has carved out her own little urban homestead right here in Raleigh – growing, foraging, and preserving her own food all on a small lot in the city and working toward total fruit and veggie independence. She’ll teach you all of the hands-on skills you need to have your own little homestead – whether it’s the size of a single container garden or an entire yard!
Note: This workshop takes place outdoors at the beautiful Raleigh City Farm – a working farm right in downtown Raleigh! Please dress comfortably for the weather and ready to get your hands dirty.
You may have heard of the #shoplocal trend for the holiday season, but what about #bakelocal? Learn how to convert favorite holiday confection recipes to use only local ingredients and showcase unique local and wild flavors. Support local farms and businesses in your kitchen! And of course, because this is at Mystic, expect options to spike some of your favorite holiday treats with local spirits.
Was there a time when the end of fall meant sitting around the fire with your family and friends… chatting, telling stories, or listening to someone play music… sipping a hot drink… while you cracked and picked the nuts you gathered all fall long… looking forward to preparing decadent treats with them for the holiday season? We will recreate that time here in downtown Raleigh!
Looking for a solid foundation in key gardening principles? Ever wondered about permaculture as a technique for your garden?
Join Piedmont Picnic Project for this Gardening Principles + Permaculture workshop with special guest instructors – Jeana Myers, Wake County Horticulture Extension Agent, and Will Hooker, professor emeritus NCSU Horticulture and local permaculture expert – to learn more at this workshop on Thursday, May 31 at Raleigh City Farm!
Want to preserve that spring berry taste all year long?
Join Piedmont Picnic Project for this Strawberry Jam Workshop with guest instructors from Allis Farm on Saturday, May 5 at Raleigh City Farm! Learn to make your own strawberry jam from the season’s best fruit! Learn to can your jam using the water bath canning method.
Taste samples and take home a jar of jam you helped make!
Is that a good bug or a bad bug for your garden? How do you attract more good bugs and why are they important?
Join Piedmont Picnic Project for a Good Bug, Bad Bug? workshop with special guest instructor, Alison Reeves of the NCSU Agroecology Education Farm on Thursday, April 26 at Raleigh City Farm! Learn all about garden bugs – pests, beneficials, and pollinators!
Learn to make sticky traps to catch bugs at home and take home seeds for pollinator-friendly plants!
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