Local Resources for Homesteading/Self Reliance
I’m always excited to find local resources to help me with my hobbies and projects. This year I was happy to find that both my library and County Extension Office are offering classes that are interesting and I think extremely useful.
My local library has been offering classes for a while on a host of gardening and do it yourself cooking. Most recently they gave an evening class on making mozzarella cheese. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend but I’ve got my eye out for next time this is offered, and hopefully I can get in and take lots of pictures! Coming up they’ve got a class on Pizza Making. It isn’t going to be a slap a pie together class as they are going to be teaching how to make your own dough. I’ve already got my $4 in.
County Extension Office
The County Extension Office has a bunch of classes that are going to be taught by Master Gardener Volunteers. I signed up for Starting Vegetables & Flower Seeds Indoors and The New Victory Garden. Both classes are 1/2 day affairs and for my $55 fee I also get a boxed lunch. The Seed Starting class is going to go into how to get seeds started indoors under flourescent lights and delve into watering, containers, and soil mixes. The Victory Garden is going to be getting into planting dates, garden layout, soil preparation, and vegetable vareities specific to my local area. The County Extension will also have educational exhibits, free soil testing, a plant clinic, and a plant sale.
I’m glad to find these local resources to help me out. I encourage you to check your local library and county extension office to find out what is available in your area.
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