Norwell Farms is pleased to offer farm and homesteading workshops. All workshops take place at the farm unless otherwise noted. Here is a current listing of our upcoming workshops. They are all open for registration.
June 3: Make Your Own Baby Food at 10:30 a.m.
Making your own baby's first foods is easy, healthy, and affordable! You'll learn just how simple great tasting purees and finger foods can be, master simple flexible recipes that you'll use time and again, and get some great storage and freezing strategies. The 90-minute course is led by DeeDee Tobias who has a doctorate in nutrition, but more importantly she has tested this all on her own two little ones. ($5 Friend of the Farm /$10 general)
June 17: Vegetable Fermentation at 9 a.m.
Fermentation is the transformation of food via microbes. It's been used for thousands of years as great way to preserve vegetables. The process of fermentation also increases the nutritional value of the food and makes it easier to digest. But best of all it's easy to do in your own kitchen. In this 90-minute workshop we will demonstrate how to make sauerkraut and a brine ferment. ($5 Friend of the Farm /$10 general)
July 13: Growing Cut Flowers at 6 P.M.
Have you dreamed of growing beautiful cutting flowers to brighten your home all season long.
If so, please join Nikki Bartley of Cross Street Flower Farm to learn what to plant for cut flower growing, how to harvest for bouquets, and simple flower arranging.
Cross Street Flower Farm grows over 50 varieties of specialty-cut flowers. They farm without the use of chemicals or pesticides, using only organic and sustainable methods.
July 15: Bee Keeping 101 at 9 a.m.
Join us for a 90-minute workshop on Backyard Beekeeping. The decline of the honeybee has prompted many enthusiasts to start their own backyard beehive. Find out if this is for you. We will cover where to get proper training on beekeeping, costs of establishing your own beehive and basics of honeybees and honey production. Plan to leave knowing more about honeybees and whether this hobby is for you. ($5 Friend of the Farm /$10 general)