Want to up your savvy in the kitchen and garden? The Institute of Urban Homesteading offers an array of hands-on classes to help you do just that. From planning your fall garden to making your own cheese and yogurt, IUH serves up practical and fun skills you can bring to your own home. Here’s what’s coming up during the next week:
Organic Gardening for Fall & Winter
Saturday July 29, 10am–3pm
Learn about East Bay soils and amendments as you get planting tips for the cooler seasons. Cost: $50–100 sliding scale.
Lather 101 Home Soap Making
Sunday July 30, 10am–noon
Make a batch of soap to take home as you learn about ingredients, process, and safety techniques. Cost: $35–75 sliding scale.
Cheesemaking 101: Yogurt, Ricotta, and Feta
Sunday July 30, 2–5pm
Learn about the equipment and techniques for making cheese at home in this hands-on workshop. Cost: $40–90 sliding scale.
Tuesday August 1, 6:30–10pm
Preserve your harvest bounty! Learn to safely can fruits and veggies, including tomatoes. Cost: $45-90 sliding scale.
Info and registration for all classes: here