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Community-led Workshop: Make Your Own Botanical Inks

Cloud Mountain Farm Center

In this class, you will learn a simple botanical ink-making method using natural and foraged materials. You will help to make an ink and learn how to change the base color with mordants and modifiers. You will then have time to create a small painting using the ink. Each participant will get a small bottle…

$30.00

Summer Care in the Orchard and Vineyard

Cloud Mountain Farm Center

There are lots of mid-summer tasks to do with fruit trees and grapevines. Summer pruning can save you headache in the dormant season. Fruit thinning is essential for quality fruit production. We will also discuss basic irrigation, cultivation, and seasonally relevant pest and disease management. This class is taught entirely outdoors – be prepared to…

$30.00

Event Series Growing Fruit Trees 101

Growing Fruit Trees 101

Cloud Mountain Farm Center

Learn how to give fruit trees the best start. You will learn the easiest varieties to grow, how to decide on which rootstock to plant, where and how to plant and what initial pruning and training is needed.

$30.00

Community-led Workshop: Beginning Willow Basketry

Cloud Mountain Farm Center

During this class, students will make a basic round stake and strand willow basket. Students will learn two basic weaves and go home with a finished basket made with their own two hands. Finished dimensions will be 4-6 inches in diameter by 3-4 inches tall. This type of willow basketry is of European tradition. Beginners…

$150.00

Plant a Pollinator Garden

Cloud Mountain Farm Center

Learn how to enhance pollinator habitat in your own yard to protect local insect populations, attract beneficial insects, and improve your own food production via pollination. We will cover local beneficial insects and the beautiful plants and habitat they rely on – and how we can steward that habitat as gardeners and orchardists.

$30.00

Community-led Workshop: Hive to Table

Cloud Mountain Farm Center

Embark on a sensory journey of Whatcom County’s blossoms as you delve into the world of honey and pollen tasting with Buzz & Bloom‘s expert beekeeper, Nai’a. This class offers a unique opportunity to explore the intricate relationship between bees and their floral surroundings while gaining insights into bee biology, nectar and pollen mapping, and…

$55.00

Community-led Workshop: Basic Hand Broom Making

Cloud Mountain Farm Center

Learn all about hand brooms in Basic Hand Broom Making. Participants will learn skills to make turkey tail broom, hawk tail broom as well as pot scrubbers. Class will also cover broom anatomy, lore, history, a demo and hands-on broom making time. Supplies for two brooms are included in class fee. Physical abilities needed: grasping,…

$125.00

Community-led Workshop: Tincture Making for Personal Use

Cloud Mountain Farm Center

This class will be a hands-on opportunity to learn how to make your own tinctures for herbal medicine. The main focus is on alcohol-based tinctures, but the workshop will touch on vinegar, glycerin, and honey tinctures as well. You will learn the how, why, and when of taking tinctures, and you will make a tincture…

$45.00

Community-led Workshop: Cidermaking 101

Cloud Mountain Farm Center

Students will learn the foundations of fermentation. This includes a brief history, some basic science involved in the fermentation process, and an extensive explanation of the equipment involved from the most basic at-home DIY to very sophisticated commercial production facilities. Students will be supplied with the necessary information, materials, and equipment to start the own…

$65.00

Community-led Workshop: Kombucha and Ginger Bug Soda

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The benefits of fermented food and drink are vast – they cut down on waste, contain probiotics which can improve gut health, and create mouthwatering flavor! Join Miranda LeonJones to focus on two fermented beverage recipes you can make at home. We’ll begin with basic kombucha care and feeding, and finish with wild fermented ginger…

$59.00

Community-led Workshop: Make a Dried Flower Wreath

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This introductory class will teach you how to make your dry flower wreath to bring home (all materials included). These wreaths are challenging to make as the material is delicate and the artistry is in the details. You’ll learn how to properly attach a mixture of flowers from the farm to a small willow ring.…

$60.00

Community-led Workshop: Grow More Food at Home

Cloud Mountain Farm Center

You don’t need more space to grow more food- healthy soil and strategic planning are enough to yield an abundant harvest! In this class, we will explore basic soil care routines, succession planning, and garden mapping. Winter is the ideal time to create succession plans to prepare for early seed starting in January and February.…

$30.00