White Rock Local Market’s 2013 Summer Workshop Series highlights local growers and artisans with fun and informative classes held at First Unitarian Church of Dallas. Proceeds from the series will benefit programs offered by White Rock Local Market including Love Your Farmer volunteer days, cooking demos, Sprouting Healthy Kids – a hands-on gardening and nutrition after school program, SNAP/Lone Star food stamp program and White Rock Local Garden.
Texas Worm Ranch’s Heather Rinaldi instructs “Summer Garden Survival” May 25 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) Keep vegetable gardens producing with summer hearty plants, water-wise techniques and healthy soil. Learn Heather’s tricks for pest and disease control and maintaining summer plant health. Plan a Fall Harvest while getting hands on experience in planting and take home sweet potato slips, basil transplants and pumpkin seeds. Cost is $40 per person and $30 for members of White Rock Local Market.
On June 22 (9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) Kathy Neumuller from JJ&B Jams and Jellies and Karen Phelps from In a Pickle walk you through the process of canning and pickling summer’s bounty during “You Can Pickle That!” Demonstrating hot bath canning, brine and spices for quick pickling as well as shelf safe pickling, students will pickle their own vegetables and preserves. $50 per person and $40 for WRLM members includes a light lunch.
Learn the basics from some of the best brewers in Texas during “In Heaven There is No Beer…” Home Brewing 101 on July 20 (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). Ty Wolosin and Kevin Sykes from Wind Hill Organics demonstrate a partial or mini-mash technique easily done at home. Workshop includes lunch from Luscher’s Post Oak Red Hots, beer tastings and discussion from Lakewood Brewing Company, take home instructions and basic supplies. Cost is $75 per person and $50 for WRLM Members.
Reservations are required for all classes. A package of three classes may be purchased for $150 or $120 for members of WRLM. For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.dallasuu.org, call 214-797-4989 or sign up at the WRLM information desk on a market day. First Unitarian Church of Dallas is located at 5700 Preston Road, Dallas 75205.