Workshops

2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018
1:00 pm4:00 pm
Glynwood
Preserving and Canning Workshop

Photo copyright 2014, Michaela Hayes. All rights reserved.

Have you always wanted to know how to can? Want to give it a shot, but want to make sure you’re doing it safely? Canning is a wonderful way to preserve your harvest, stock your winter pantry, and create delicious, personal gifts.

In this workshop, Michaela Hayes of Rise & Root Farm will show you how to can easily and safely using the hot water bath method. We will focus on two different types of canning: sweet fruit preserves and savory tomatoes. Though the process for preserving is similar, there are key differences to pay attention to. We’ll discuss the science behind the process and then get hands-on, helping you make your own jars to take home!

About Michaela: Michaela Hayes is a co-owner and farmer at Rise & Root Farm, a food stylist, and the founder of Crock & Jar, a food preservation company with the mission to support local farmers by preserving the seasons to eat locally year-round. Using classic preservation methods such as canning and fermentation, and incorporating her fine dining expertise, Michaela created bold new flavor combinations in her products, including two Good Food Award Finalists. She also taught preservation methods around the country and region for organizations such as The Natural Gourmet Institute, Farm School NYC and Whole Foods Market. Michaela was classically trained at the French Culinary Institute and cooked for years in NYC restaurants such as Tabla, Public and Gramercy Tavern, where she developed the pickling station.

Saturday, August 18, 2018
9:00 am12:00 pm
Glynwood
Farm with your Farmer

Have you ever wanted to learn more about where your food comes from? Now you can lend a hand to our vegetable farmers while learning more about organic vegetable production. During our August Farm with your Farmer day you'll be able to participate in our onion harvest! Meet at the farm store dressed to work!

Saturday, September 15, 2018
9:00 am12:00 pm
Glynwood
Farm with your Farmer

Have you ever wanted to learn more about where your food comes from? Now you can lend a hand to our vegetable farmers while learning more about organic vegetable production. On our September Farm with your Farmer day you'll learn all there is to know about sweet potato harvesting! Meet at the farm store dressed to work!

Sunday, September 16, 2018
2:00 pm4:00 pm
Glynwood
Cheese Tasting Workshop

Lisa Griffin of Monger's Palate NYC will be hosting a cheese tasting workshop right here at Glynwood! Enjoy a guided tour of Hudson Valley cheeses, led by an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
3:30 pm5:00 pm
Glynwood
Backyard Family Farm Skills: September

Join us for this interactive learning experience! Led by experienced outdoor educator Barbara Sarbin, children and their caregivers will learn valuable backyard farm skills while exploring the Glynwood property.

2-Day Workshop On Saturday October 6th and Sunday October 7th from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Glynwood
Chainsaw Masterclass

Join Shane LaBrake in this two-day intensive primer of safe use and care of our most powerful piece of outdoor power equipment. The class will provide in-depth coverage of safety, basic chain saw maintenance and chain sharpening, as well as hands-on experiences with bucking, limbing and felling.
Day 1 will cover an extensive overview of safety issues and concerns with the saw and protective gear (e.g., Personal Protective Equipment – PPE). There will also be a session on basic maintenance of the saw engine – including changing air filter, fuel filter and spark plug. Chain saw bars and chains will be removed and re-installed, and bar care and chain sharpening will be reviewed, demonstrated and practiced by the participants.
The last section of Day 1 will be hands-on use of the saw for basic bucking.
On Day 2 there will be an early morning review of key points from the previous day, as well as time for Q & A. Day 2 will also feature instruction and demonstration of felling and bucking and limbing a downed tree.
Following the demo, all participants will fell a small tree and carry out the bucking and limbing, reducing the tree to small limbs and firewood rounds. Pre-use and Post-use checks will also be discussed and demonstrated.
This is a very comprehensive class with serious safety issues to consider. All participants must bring sturdy footwear (safety toe boots are strongly encouraged) and gloves. Long pants and long-sleeve shirts are recommended for the chain saw use portions of the class. If you own chain saw chaps and a forestry helmet, please bring those to the class, as well as your saw. Hearing protection and safety glasses are also recommended.
The instructor will have saws, safety chaps, and helmets available for use by the class participants. Saw bucks, a variety of necessary and useful tree work gear, and a selection of chain saws will be available to the class for use and display.
This class is designed to demystify and empower, and improve capacity of beginner and intermediate level users, as well as complete novices.
Shane J. LaBrake is well known as the instructor of his two-day Tractor Operation, Safety & Maintenance Class. He has been using chain saws for 20 years for lot clearing and firewood, and he has worked in tree removal work since 2010. He is highly regarded as an instructor and for his ability to make the challenging and complex use and care of machinery accessible to learners of all levels and backgrounds.
A box lunch is provided on both days.

Sunday, October 14, 2018
12:00 pm3:00 pm
Glynwood
Cook like a Farmer

Learn from local farmers Leon Vehaba of the Poughkeepsie Farm Project and Jessica Clark as they teach about how they utilize their current harvest to make a variety of delicious dishes. Learn how to maximize your CSA share or make the most of the veggies you have on hand. You'll go home with some new recipes and great memories. This event is BYOB.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:30 am10:00 am
Glynwood
Fall Audubon Walk

On Saturday, October 20, Ryan Bass, an accomplished birder from Garrison and member of the Putnam Highlands Audubon board, will lead a walk to explore some of Glynwood’s fields, ponds, and woods for fall migratory birds. No experience is necessary. Bring your own binoculars; Ryan will also have several pair of binoculars to lend. Meet at 8:30 am in the Glynwood parking lot. This free exploration is co-sponsored by the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society.

Saturday, October 27, 2018
9:00 am12:00 pm
Glynwood
Farm with your Farmer

Did you know that garlic grows over the winter? During our October Farm with your Farmer day, you'll be able to help us with some garlic planting and find out even more interesting farming facts. Meet at the farm store dressed to work!