Workshops: Chickens, Mushrooms, Goats, Risk, Beekeeping

Mushroom Production Course

WORKSHOPS: Angelic Organics Learning Center in Caledonia Illinois

We’ve got lots of exciting workshops coming up at Angelic Organics Learning Center and 2015 CRAFT members receive 40% off! Email for the discount code to use upon registering! Head over to to learn more and to register!

Count Your ChickensSaturday, March 14, 9am-12pm
Curious about starting a small flock of chickens? In this workshop, we’ll address all you need to know before you get your birds: feeding, health, breeds, coops, protection from predators, year-round care, eggs, raising chicks and more. Whether you’re in an urban or a rural area, you’ll leave with the information you need in order to decide whether to starting raising your own flock of backyard birds.

Home-scale Mushroom CultivationSaturday, March 21, 1pm-5pm
Learn to grow your own mushrooms at home, using simple equipment and materials. After an overview of mycology, we’ll get hands-on experience with inoculating shiitake mushrooms in different growing mediums. You’ll leave with the knowledge and skills you need to start growing mushrooms for your family, plus a mini-mushroom kit to take home.

Get Your GoatSaturday, April 18, 9am-12pm
Thinking about starting your own small herd of goats? Come learn the basics of different breeds, housing, feed requirements, breeding, pregnancy and birth at this hands-on workshop. In this class, we’ll learn how to trim hooves, what to look for when purchasing your first goat, and the basics of milking and processing milk.

Farm Dreams: Assessing Risks & Resources to Start a Small Farm or Market GardenSaturday, April 18, 2015 1:30-5:30pm
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own sustainable farm? In this interactive workshop, we’ll learn about sustainable farming in the region, take part in a series of self-assessments, and be better prepared to decide whether to pursue a farming business. We’ll hear about regional training opportunities through the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT), university extension, small business development centers, and others. Includes a presentation of farming enterprises, a tour of Angelic Organics farm, and an opportunity to ask questions about the development of successful local farms. Taught by Janet Gamble of Turtle Creek Gardens.

Advanced Beekeeping Saturday, May 2, 2015 12pm-6pm
Join Phillip Raines of Raines Honey Farm for an in-depth discussion of natural beekeeping practices. Class includes a classroom portion, and a field portion, where we’ll take a look at both top bar and Langstroth hives, and an opportunity to ask questions. This class is perfect for beekeepers with a few hives and/or lots of questions

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