Previous events at Homespun.
How to turn your weedy lot into an ORGANIC GARDEN!Through a slideshow showing the step-by-step process of converting one small local lot into a garden, we will share ideas on organic techniques for starting up a new garden, building your soil, choosing the right plants and maintaining your garden.
Saturday, August 6th 2011 VEGAN PIG ROAST: An Edible Garden Butchery Workshop Southern pickled peaches, noyau liquor, peach leaf tea, etc. Yasmin Golan, of Queer Food For Love, will teach us how to butcher, process, prepare, and enjoy beautiful, peak-of-season fruits and vegetables from our local Bay Area foodshed, using every part of the whole plant: stems, roots, leaves, seeds, skin, and meat. Drawing inspiration from nose-to-tail eating, we apply this common sense and interesting approach to cooking, using all of what we kill, from stem-to-root, in order to respect the plants that nourish us, and not take ourselves too seriously.
Sunday, May 8th, Spritzers for Spring- Fermented beverages are a great way to boost your digestive health and are a great way to add creativity to your palette In this class learn to make home-fermented non-alcoholic (or very low-alcoholic) beverages for the warming spring months.
Sunday, March 6th, Back to Basics: From Planter to Plate- A workshop in growing abundant greens in containers and delicious recipes after the harvest. Hands on planting and cooking! Participants walk away with containers full of plant starts!
Saturday, March 5th-Clothing Swap Party!- Free clothes galore, MilkGlass Baking providing sweets, Suzette and friends on music!
Friday, March 4th- Art Opening-Cathy Ellis!
Thursday, March 3rd- Bike Share- A TEDtalks style forum of cyclists sharing their camping adventures, tips, and techniques. (This event was attended by 100+ people, Thanks everyone who came!!)
Sunday, February 13th-Sustainable seafood- A talk and slideshow with local fisherman Sarah BatesIt’s a huge challenge to understand the complex issues around sustainable fish and seafood choices. With increasing concerns around overfishing of the world’s oceans, this is a great opportunity to see how fishermen in our own backyard are maintaining sustainable fisheries. Come listen to fish tales and take home some recipes for healthy and sustainable fish.
Sunday, January 30th-Spokeland – all about Brakes
Another informative demo and volunteer mechanic time with Oakland’s own bike collective. This month’s topic is brakes.
Sunday, January 23rd, Ready-to-Bake Pie Class with Jaynelle St. Jean!- Prepare a homemade pie, from start to finish, with your neighbor Jaynelle St. Jean of PieTisserie. The class will focus on creating a fruit-forward apple or pear-berry pie with a flaky double crust and beautiful lattice top. PieTisserie offers unique takes on classic dessert pies, made with whole, fresh and frequently local, organic ingredients.
Sunday, January 9th, Worm Composting in Small Spaces-Come learn the art of worm composting and transform your food scraps into soil with the help of red wiggler worms! You will be taking home small worm bins that easily fit under your kitchen sink, making it perfect for apartments and small spaces. Taught by seasoned garden educators, Tanya Stiller and Colette Rowe. $25-$50 sliding scale for class -this includes your $10 material fee. 15 seats available.
Sunday, December 19th Kombucha Brewing Class – In this class you will learn the history and benefits of Kombucha tea, a living culture of beneficial microorganisms. Dominique Banuelos will bring Kombucha mothers to the workshop and guide you in the brewing techniques of kombucha. Bring a jar to take your kombucha home.
Sunday, December 12th Hazelnut Porter Beer Making-Have you ever tried a new beer only to find that, despite it’s classy labeling or provocative description, it was just disappointing? Why not see how it’s done and make a beer that you like?! Come and experience the art of home brewing and participate in the brewing of a holiday-inspired Hazelnut Porter. You’ll learn the basics of preparation, sanitization, and how to generate your own recipe using malt extract and grain!
Tuesday, December 7th Wet Weather Bike Maintenance Workshop brought to you by Spokeland! – Spokeland is non-profit, community-driven bicycle cooperative aiming to reach out locally and foster Oakland unity. Workshop starting at 6:30.
Sunday, December 5th Handcrafted Herbal Body Care product Class-This Do-It-Yourself class will provide the experience of making noncommercial, health-promoting body products. We will cover the essentials for making bath salts, salt and sugar scrubs, infused oils, salves, and lip balm. You will create a selection of your own finished, high quality gifts for your friends and family. Materials provided.Sliding scale $15 to $40, with a $15 material fee.You will be leaving with 2-1 oz. salves, 2-lip balms, 2-eight oz. scrubs and 1-eight oz. bag of salts.
Saturday, November 20th Opening Party with seasonal cocktails and cordials. Sigrid Sheie on the keys.
Saturday, November 13th Pin Up Clinic 2011 calendar crew will be throwing a party and pre-selling their rad, steamy calendars to support affordable women’s health care! The calendar benefits the Women’s Community Clinic of San Francisco.
Friday, October 29th Homemade condiments – learn, make, and take home samples of ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise and other condiments! Sliding scale $15-30, with a $10 materials fee at the class. Instructor Denise Goitia.
Monday, October 25th Respect Your Elder – learn, make, and take home an elderberry cordial and cough syrup. Sliding scale $15-35, with a $10 materials fee. Taught by herbalist and educator Tanya Stiller.