Friday, September 13, 2013

Classes: The Institute of Urban Homesteading

I just recently found out about The Institute of Urban Homesteading, which provides classes in Oakland and Berkeley, in California.  The classes provide classes in skills for self-reliance, community resilience, and urban transformation.  Listed below are some samples of types of classes the institute provides:

-fiber arts
-seed saving

Upcoming Event in North Oakland
Day of the Dead
Dover Park
Friday, November 1, 4pm til dark
Altars at 4 PM
Procession at 5 PM
Dinner at 6 PM

Sample Classes in September:

Sat 9/14   Managing the Urban Harvest
Wed 9/18  Cheese Making  101
Thur 9/19  Dehydration Basics
Sat 9/21  Canning Extravaganza
Sun 9/22  Orchard Care and Pruning
Sun 9/22  Pollination Ecology
Sun 9/22 Home Smoking Foods
Wed 9/25  DIY Local Medicine II
Sat 9/28  Natural Fiber Felting
Sun 9/29  Healthcare for Urban Livestock
Sun 9/29  Hand Spinning Wool

Wed 10/2  Brewcraft:  Mead
Sat 10/5  Fall Foraging
Sun 10/6  Fermentation Intensive
Wed 10/9  Meat 101:  The Chicken
Thur 10/10  Homemade Toiletries
Sat 10/12 & Sun 10/13  Cheese Making Intensive
Sat 10/19  Rabbit Butchering & Tanning
Sun 10/20  Decadent Cordials
Sun 10/20  Home-Scale Aquaponics
Sat 10/25 & Sun 10/26  Day of the Dead Workshops

Friday 11/1  Day of the Dead Celebration
Sun 11/3  Xmas Confection Xtravaganza
Sun 11/3  BioChar Presentation
Wed 11/6  Carob Harvest and Preparation
Sat 11/9  Bar & Liquid Soapmaking
Sat 11/19  Soil Health & Science
Sun 11/17  Wheat, Gluten & Grain-Free Living
Wed 11/20  Cheese Making 102
Sat 11/23  Hand Sewing Basics
Sat 11/23  Machine Sewing Basics
Sun 11/24  Olive Picking and Brining

Sat 12/13  & Sun 12/14  Winter Open House

Classes take place evenings and weekends at private locations throughout Berkeley and Oakland.
Sliding scale tuition for all classes.  Pre-registration is required.  Exact locations are given upon registration.

For detailed class descriptions, class times, prices & registration, visit their online portal

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