Community Engagement

Please join us at one (or more!) of our events this Fall. Mark Teutsch has designed a number of engaging events for Friday evenings. And we will also have an open house for community members.

Open GreenHouse: Wednesday, September 25, 12:45 to 1:30pm
Please come to share your ideas and vision for the greenhouse facility, and beyond!

Growing Green Fall Friday night events in Greenhouse (8-10pm):

9/20 Harvest honey and beeswax
An opportunity to process honey, where you’ll take it from form stored in honeycomb through process and into your jar to take home. No contact with bees necessary.

9/27 Pickling peppers
Does your dorm frig need a jar of pickled spicy peppers to accompany nighttime sandwiches or snacks? Slice a variety of peppers and garlics, add to salt, honey, spices, place in jars with vinegar. Chill and enjoy.

10/4 Reishi mushroom cultivation
These mushrooms are widely regarded by many cultures to promote a healthful life. Put some work clothes on, use power tools to combine mushroom spores with hardwoods which should, in time, yield an important polypore mushroom.

10/11 Cloning plants from cuttings
It is amazing just how many species of plants can be propagated (cloned) simply by taking a cutting from the mature plant and then forcing the cutting to give roots. Using basic horticultural technique, a variety of interesting plants will be replicated.

10/18 Force bulbs for winter time
Flowers grown from hyacinths, paperwhites and narcissus can be pleasant to experience during peak winter. Take action here to foster some flowers this winter.

11/15 Process Saffron
Grown from saffron crocus bulbs, the spice Saffron is notoriously costly and rare. Come have a go at collecting the crimson colored stigmas and styles, oh my.

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