Events At Badger

Pre-registration for all workshops is required.
Please e-mail or call 603-283-5217.

Chocolate Making - Sunday February 15th March 1*, 1-4pm - Download the event flyer.
Alan Crofut, Unbridled Chocolate

Alan will guide participants in making delicious Chocolate Ganache Truffles and (shhh), will let you in on a few of his baking secrets. The Ganache base can be transformed into Chocolate Frosting and then into Hot Fudge using only the ingredients: chocolate, cream and butter. This is a messy, hands on workshop with plenty of “testing” the creations.

*Please Note: this event has been rescheduled due to snow.

Tree Pruning - Sunday March 29th, 1-4pm - Download the event flyer.
Anton Elbers, Orchard Hill

Why prune? What are the benefits of pruning? When, how and with what should we prune our trees? Join us for an informative discussion and hands-on demonstration of the tools and techniques for pruning various types of fruit trees.

Intro to Biodynamic Gardening & Herbal Remedies - Apr. 10 6:30-8pm & Apr. 11 10am-4pm
Deb Soule, Avena Botanicals - Download the event flyer.

The first evening will give an overview of biodynamics, the practices and principles and an introduction to using the biodynamic planting calendar. Day two will cover the various foods, herbs and lifestyle practices that support the transition from winter into spring including an explanation of how to live in harmony with all seasons. The second part of the class will cover in detail how to grow, harvest and use many of Deb's favorite spring tonic herbs. A hands-on demonstration of how to make an herbal tincture will wrap up this fun, informative day.

Biodyanmic Composting - Sunday May 17th 1-4pm - Download the event flyer.
Lynne Boudreau, Kroka Expeditions

Join us for a hands-on workshop to explore the joys of decomposition! Every garden needs compost to grow strong and healthy plants. Come learn how to make compost that will feed your plants and nourish your being! We will spend time discussing different materials and their properties, as well as the composting processes and the magical influence of various preparations on the inner workings of the pile. We will then head outside for some hands-on compost building.

Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants of New England - Saturday June 13th, 8:30am-12:30pm
Rick van de Poll - Download the event flyer.

This workshop is designed to recall some of the knowledge of bygone days, where sustenance and nutrition relied on familiarity, skill, and careful preparation. We will cover common edible and medicinal plants, plus some lichens and fungi that grow right in our backyards. Both field forays & a cooking session will provide a taste of what is out there. Be prepared to sample new foods from weeds to tree bark to rock tripe.

Cultivating a Successful Home Business - Saturday July 25th, 10am-4pm - Download the event flyer.
Bill Whyte, W.S. Badger Co.

The focus of this workshop will be helping you to create your own personal plan by working with case studies, storytelling, art, visualization and creative business problem solving systems. Ideally, you'll leave with an improved vision that will help you make your business more successful and rewarding.

Sauerkraut & Lacto-Fermentation - Sunday August 23rd, 1-3:30pm
Andreas Schneider, Hawthorne Valley Farm, NY

Details coming soon.

Wild Mushroom Foray - Sunday Sept 13th, 1-3pm - Download the event flyer.
Dave Wichland, Wichland Woods

Learn all about mycelia! David will discuss the mushroom life-cycle, the process of identifying wild mushroom species, and mushroom cooking, drying, and storing techniques. You'll take a walk around the Badger property and surrounding woodlands to gather and identify wild mushroom species. Delicious mushroom tea will be available for tasting, and mushroom spawn and fresh mushrooms from Wichland Woods will be available for purchase after the event!

Artisinal Bread Making - Sunday Oct. 25th, 1-4pm - Download the event flyer.
Noah Elbers, Orchard Hill Breadworks

What is the secret to making sourdough bread with excellent taste, texture and crust? The answer to this question will be explored and discussed over an afternoon of smelling, tasting, mixing, and baking. You'll hear a brief history of traditional bread making, observe effective hand mixing techniques, and learn about ways to bake delicious artisan bread in a home oven. No experience

Introduction to Soap Making - Sunday Nov. 8th, 1-3pm - Download the event flyer.
Brenna Morris (local soap maker)

Please join us for an introduction to vegetable based soap making led by certified herbalist, Brenna Morris. Brenna is glad to have the opportunity to share a nourishing soap formula with anyone interested in pursuing soap making as a hobby! The workshop will begin with a brief history of soap making, followed by the benefits of creating your own soap, how to select essential oils for aromatherapy, and a live demo of the soap making process.

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