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Kombucha: Learning the Brewing Secrets
Olga Sorzano - Founder, Baba’s Brew

Kombucha, the beverage the ancient Chinese called the "immortal health elixir," has a rich history of providing health benefits to those who drink it. Made from sweetened tea that has been fermented by bacteria and yeast, kombucha has become a force in the health food market in recent years as a delicious, sparkling, probiotic beverage. In this class, you will learn everything you need to safely brew tasty and healthy kombucha at home. Olga Sorzano is the founder of Baba’s Brew, Chester County’s local, organic, sustainable, and traditional kombucha nanobrewery. She will reveal the centuries-old secret of making kombucha, as well as other fermented beverages such as jun and water kefir. The class includes all-you-can-drink kombucha, plus a kombucha starter kit so you can put your new skills to good use at home. We will meet at Bloomfield Farm. Look for the paved road across Northwestern Avenue from the public garden entrance. Park in the lot and follow the signs to the Horticulture Center.

Saturday, April 22
1:00 p.m - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.

Pickling Basics
Marissa McClellan - Cookbook Author and Food Blogger

Learn the basics of pickling with cookbook author and Food in Jars blogger, Marisa McClellan. She will walk you through the steps of pickling carrots in a vinegar brine and fermenting cucumbers in a salt water brine. Marisa will also show you how to safely preserve the vinegar pickles using the boiling water bath method. All students will go home with the recipes and canning details, as well as a jar of carrot pickles made in class that day. We will meet at Bloomfield Farm. Look for the paved road across Northwestern Avenue from the public garden entrance. Park in the lot and follow the signs to the Horticulture Center.

Saturday, April 29
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.

Honey Tasting and Workshop
Stephanie Bruneau - Owner, The Benevolent Bee

Not only is honey a treat to eat, but it can be beneficial in so many ways. In this delicious and fun hands-on workshop, you will learn how and why honey is produced by the bees, some of its uses throughout history, and its amazing medicinal and nutritional properties. Together we will explore how bees carry the benefits of the flowers and herbs from which they collect nectar back to their hives to create amazing medicinal honey varietals - such as manuka honey from the New Zealand Tea
Tree, and others. The workshop will include a tasting of local and varietal honeys, and a hands-on project where workshop participants together will make and taste a medicinal honey syrup. Stephanie Bruneau is passionate about bees and the products of the honeybee hive. In her apiary at the West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd, she harvests honey, collects wax, and teaches about bees and bee behavior. We will meet at Bloomfield Farm. Look for the paved road across Northwestern
Avenue from the public garden entrance. Park in the lot and follow the signs to the Horticulture Center.

Sunday, May 21
1:00 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.

All About Malt: The Basis of Beer
Mark Brault - Owner, Deer Creek Malthouse

Enjoy an evening of sampling local beer and learning about the craft behind one of its primary ingredients. Probably the most important ingredient in beer, malted grain provides the sugars for yeast to ferment and produces a wide range of colors and flavors in beer. Mark Brault, owner of local Deer Creek Malthouse, will explore how they process local barley, wheat, rye and other grains using the traditional method of floor malting. Deer Creek’s artisan malts supply top Pennsylvania craft breweries, including Troegs, Victory, and Tired Hands. Tasting samples of malt and beer will be provided to experience the diversity of malted grain and its influence on craft beer.

Thursday, May 25
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:30 PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.

Summer Grilling in the Garden
Josh Hunter - Morris Arboretum Chef and Owner, Company’s Coming Catering

Join Morris Arboretum chef, Josh Hunter for an evening of instructional grilling in the garden. In this class, you will learn how to prepare simple, light, and flavorful entrées and accompanying side dishes on the grill. Chef Hunter will also demonstrate how to prepare his delicious, award-winning smoked rib and discuss safe handling techniques of poultry, meats, and seafood.

Wednesday, June 14
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 5:30 PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 36.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.

Wild Edible Plant Walk
Lynn Landes - Founder, Wild Foodies of Philly

Many of us love to munch on blackberries and raspberries, but did you know there are a variety of edible ruits, shoots, and roots you can learn to identify in your own backyard? Join Lynn Landes on an informal guided walk where we will see, touch,
and smell a variety of wild food plants that you will learn to forage safely on your own. Everyone will get a copy of Lynn’s Wild Foodies of Philly Field Guide handout to use on your own foraging adventures.

Saturday, June 17
1:00 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pizza Class
Peggy Paul Casella - Cookbook Editor and Writer

If you or your kids are fans of TMNT and you like great pizza, this class taught by the author of the new TMNT pizza cookbook will be the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Peggy will guide you through all the steps for making outstanding pizzas at home and will offer a variety of ideas to use garden fresh veggies in ways you have never dreamed of. Samples will be available throughout the class for you to try. If you want to get inspired before the class, take a look at some of her pizza
handiwork at her blog www.ThursdayNightPizza.com. Children ages 10 and up are welcome.

Saturday, June 24
1:00 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 36.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.

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