• How to make jams & jellies
• Super simple soup making
• Low impact food storage including clamping, cellars & cool storage
• How to make chutney
• How to store beans of all varieties
• How to dehydrate produce
• Bottling & canning
• How to freeze & chill produce safely • How to make juices
• Techniques of fermentation
Workshops can be taken individually or as part of a longer course.
Workshop spaces will be on a first-come-first served basis. Individuals doing the longer course will be prioritised.
All workshops will take place at kitchens in Glastonbury & Street and be led by experienced tutors. Total beginners welcome!
Workshops are free for individuals on benefits or a low income. Suggested donation of £10 per workshop for those paying, or £65 for the whole course.
Interested? Register by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
This course has been funded by Somerset Skills and Learning.
Dates, Times & Locations
- Wednesday 29th October 2014, 10am – 12pm, People’s Kitchen, Bottling Workshop with Karin Shaw
- Wednesday 5th November, 10am – 12pm, People’s Kitchen, Fermentation Workshop with Pavla Kislerova
- Saturday 8th November, 11am – 4pm, People’s Kitchen, Winter Food Storage Course with Carol Stone and Michele Darnell Roberts. This longer course will explore low impact food storage including clamping, cellars & cool storage. Other winter storage will also be covered such as freezing and drying produce safely. Please bring some food (for yourself or to share) as it will run over lunchtime.
- Tuesday 11th November, 12.30 – 2.30pm, Crispin Community Centre, Jam Making Workshop with Michele Darnell-Roberts
- Tuesday 18th November, 12.30 – 2.30pm, Crispin Community Centre, Chutney Making Workshop with Michele Darnell-Roberts
- Tuesday 2nd December, 11am – 1pm, People’s Kitchen, Soup Making with Michele Darnell-Roberts
Feed Avalon CIC’s People’s Kitchen at, Gladtown Forge, Unit C1, Northover Buildings, Glastonbury, BA6 9NU (Down the road from the Red Brick Building, past the Tovey Coal Works, keep walking round the corner and you will see several workshops/vehicles/materials. Our workshop is the one with the plants outside). Please note there is limited parking.
The Crispin Community Centre, 10 Leigh Rd, Street, Somerset BA16 0HA
Karin Shaw, is an experienced smallholder and food producer, who started and runs Dragon Willows Farm: http://www.dragonwillowsfarm.co.uk/
Pavla Kislerova runs Hej Gro, a small business that specialises in making products from seasonal, foraged and locally sourced organic ingredients including pestos, jams, chutneys, herb infused vinegars and oils, and herbal healing balms. https://www.facebook.com/HejGro
Carol Stone is completing an MSc Sustainable Horticulture & Food Production at Schumacher College and is an experienced grower and trainer. She is running the Growing Glastonbury Project and is part of the Feed Avalon workers cooperative.
Michele Darnell-Roberts is a member of Feed Avalon has been teaching growing and cooking courses. She is an experienced smallholder with abundant skills in preserving food.