Workshops Upcoming at the Groundswell Center

Workshops Upcoming at the Groundswell Center in Ithaca New York, 2013

Three workshops are just around the corner at the Groundswell Center: (1) Draft Horse Intensive (2) Hog Breeding and Farrowing and (3) Cheesemaking Practicum. See below for more information. 1. Draft Horse Intensive Part I: Saturday, Sept 14, 10 AM - 4PM. Part II: Sunday, Sept 15, 10 AM - 4PM. Northland Sheep Dairy, Marathon, NY REGISTER BY FRIDAY, SEPT 6, 5PM A hands-on practicum for the beginning teamster or serious wannabe. Learn to think like a horse. You may sign up for both days, or just for Part I. Prerequisites: Some experience with horses and permission of Instructor. Instructor: Donn Hewes. Cost: Part I only: $120-$150. Part I & Part II: $200-$250, Voluntary Sliding Scale. To apply for this course email info@groundswellcenter.org.

2. Hog Breeding & Farrowing Intensive Monday Sep 16, 10 AM - 4 PM. Kingbird Farm, Berkshire, NY REGISTER BY FRIDAY, SEPT 6, 5PM An in-depth, full-day program for those thinking about getting into breeding hogs and farrowing your own piglets in a pasture-based system. Economics, breeding stock, management, facilities, markets… Get all your questions answered by one of the region's leading experts in organic pasture-pig systems. Instructor: Karma Glos Cost: $120-$150 Voluntary Sliding Scale. To register email info@groundswellcenter.org. 3. Cheesemaking Practicum Part I: Sunday, Oct 6, 9 AM - 3 PM Part II: Monday Oct 7, 2 PM - 4 PM Northland Sheep Dairy, Marathon, NY REGISTER BY FRIDAY, SEPT 27, 5PM Hands-on instruction and practice in making artisanal cheese on a commercial farmstead scale. Learn about the fermentation process, milk qualities, cultures, finding and using farmstead-scale equipment, regulations, economics and markets. Part II is optional for those who can attend and includes preparing the molded cheeses for aging in the Northland cheese cave. Instructor: Maryrose Livingston Cost: $120-$150 Voluntary Sliding Scale. To register email info@groundswellcenter.org.

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