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Welcome to The Homestead Atlanta's FREE bi-monthly meet up where we can trade homemade, homegrown, or foraged food - and more - with each other. We're so excited to bring the swap to Ponce City Market's Beltline Shed - easily accessible by the popular pedestrian and bike path, or accessible by parking at Ponce City Market!
Join the one of the country’s pre-eminent mushroom growers and researchers to discover the numerous ways fungi can transform our lives and environments for the better. Whether you have a rooftop, patio, yard, or farm, these techniques of cultivation, medicine making, and remediation can be used. We’ll explore successful strategies that can be customized to your situation.
Now you can savor the flavors of summertime by preserving them for anytime! In this workshop, you’ll get the information and supplies you need to make unbeatable and unique plum butter as well as pickled cherry tomatoes, a great preserve to help you keep up with your garden’s abundance.
Come explore the bountiful colors of the fifth kingdom in this rare opportunity to explore the full spectrum of pigments found in mushrooms and lichens. You will learn about mushroom safety, ethical harvest and optimizing color potential and take home the tools and experience to continue your exploration mushroom and lichen dyeing on your own - as well as a mushroom-dyed scarf of your design!
Get to know luthier, farmer, philosopher and all around Renaissance Man Josh Davis as he guides you through his experiences learning to build banjos. He can bust a tune out on one pretty well, too, so give your palate a present with some Eventide brews and treat your brain and ears to some banjo know-how & tunes.
Now you can savor the flavors of summertime by preserving them for anytime! In this workshop, you’ll get the information and supplies you need to save the flavor of tomatoes all year long. Create amazing red tomato jam that will make you forget ketchup ever existed and addicting green tomato chutney.
Cheese is like a little creamy taste of heaven on earth, and now you can learn what it takes to turn grass into something you’ll happily scarf off a cutting board at your friends’ parties. Internationally-recognized cheesemaker Rebecca Williams of Many Fold Farm will give you a peek into the science and craft of making some of the best cheese you’ll ever put in your face. You’re welcome
Now you can savor the flavors of summertime by preserving them for anytime! In this workshop, you’ll get the information and supplies you need to create Giardiniera - a versatile, Italian pickled vegetable relish as well as an unbeatable mixed berry jam you’ll enjoy for months to come.
Grab your inner Gutenberg for this awesome hands-on experience: printmaker extraordinaire Becca will guide you through a brief history of the art as well as touch on printmaking basics. Then it’s DIY time as she demos making a print for a coaster and you’re free to give it a whirl!
Did you know there’s fruit literally all over the city? Discover the wonders of urban foraging and starting your own food forest with Atlanta’s very own Johnny Appleseed, Robby Astrove. With a resume including Trees Atlanta, Concrete Jungle and being the Park Ranger at Arabia Mountain, Robby’s got lots of information and inspiration to make everybody dig in and plant. Come geek out with us on fruits and plants, find out what’s in season, where to snag it, and how to add to our city’s bounty by planting fruit trees at your home, work, or where you play!
If Seinfeld taught us one thing, it’s that “Wood is Good.” So whether you’ve got a love for Atlanta street art or beautiful, handcrafted wood furniture, don’t miss this chance to get to know Jay Wiggins aka Evereman. Jay has been designing and building furniture for 25 years but has also made a name for himself - or at least his alter ego - by sharing poetry and art freely across the city. What better way to learn about the fine craft of woodworking than with a local brew and a local legend?
Food without Faces: Relearning where our Food Comes from in the Supermarket Age | Curiosity Club @ Eventide Brewing
If you like food or puns, you’re in luck: Chef Jarrett Stieber of the Eat Me Speak Me Pop-Up & Speakeasy will give you a whirlwind tour through the food we eat from farm to fork. Jarrett honed his charcuterie skills at some of Atlanta’s finest restaurants, butchering and curing meat at Empire State South for 2.5 years and working as a cook at Abattoir, Holeman & Finch and Restaurant Eugene before that. So he knows his stuff. Come find out how the big boys do it when it comes to sourcing, preparing and being a conscientious carnivore.
Wrap up this fantastic year of exploring Atlanta's makers, doers, and artisans with a local art initiative and magic hashtag that does just that; meet and get to know the charming Brandon Barr from #weloveatl. Hear about how this visual storytelling organization got started and about the amazing and entertaining moments along the way.
Turn your backyard trees into your next home or piece of furniture. This workshop covers a basic understanding Georgia's softwood and hardwood trees and how to transform them into lumber that can be used to build furniture, cabinets and homes.
Some of the best things in life are ferments: bread, wine, beer, cheese, kimchi ...you know, the major food groups. But how does this simple science work? Let Chef Philip Meeker guide you through the ins and outs of fermentation and get you ready to become a probiotic-pounding beast in the kitchen.
Now you can savor the flavors of summertime by preserving them for anytime! In this workshop, you’ll get the information and supplies you need to make delicious and versatile blueberry butter as well as a southern staple delicious on their own, on a cheese board, or in a Bloody Mary: dilly beans.
This Mother's Day, create a spring blossom you can enjoy year-round at Decatur Glassblowing where you’ll learn more about the history and craft of glassblowing. Craft a flower out of molten glass for yourself or a loved one using a variety of color options.
Try your hand making cheese with an internationally renowned cheesemaker using techniques you can replicate and supplies you can access at home. Participate in creating two types of cheeses and learn everything from dairy chemistry to milk sourcing and more!
Tailored for herbalism students and practicing herbalists, this class will focus on some the common mental health issues seen by herbal practitioners.
This ancient technique of creating fabrics and useful items through knotwork has withstood the test of time. We’ll teach you the basics you need to create a “totes adorbs” plant hanger for your home or office using recycled glassware. The sky’s the limit, and there’s no end to the creative things you can make once you know the basics of macramé!
In this last of four workshops in Module Three: Utensils, you’ll learn the techniques you need to create a beautiful and functional copper ladle for your campside soups and stews. No prior forge experience necessary.
The World’s Largest Organism is a Mushroom: An Hour of Fungal Trivia | Curiosity Club @ Eventide Brewing
They can transform a meal or your consciousness. They can clean the soil or kill you. Mushrooms are some pretty crazy organisms – and they just might save the world. Join local mycologist Steven Bell, original founder of 5th Kingdom Mushrooms, for more facts on the fungus among us than you can shake a lichen-covered stick at!
The sale will feature vegetable transplants grown onsite including over 50 varieties of tomatoes, 25 varieties of peppers, and more than 10 varieties of eggplant, as well as okra, beans, soybeans, cucumbers, and squash.
Browse over a selection of more than 100 herb varieties as well as perennials and flowering annuals.
Now you can savor the flavors of summertime by preserving them for anytime! In this workshop, you’ll get the information and supplies you need to preserve delicious strawberries jam as well as create a Vidalia onion relish you’ll use at every summer cookout!
Edible gardens, bees, chickens – see it all functioning in action with this interactive tour and workshop. Learn to make use every inch of your yard for beauty, food and relaxation during a personal tour of the abundant garden of Anne-Marie Anderson, The Celtic Gardener.
Create a piece of art that is as functional as it is beautiful at Decatur Glassblowing where you’ll learn more about the history and craft of glassblowing. Discover the techniques to craft a drinking vessel out of molten glass for yourself or a loved one using a variety of color options.
Join Lorna Mauney-Brodek to discover how many of the plants in your favorite park – or even your backyard – have medicinal properties or simply taste great! Learn to forage spring's bounty – plus your registration helps underserved Atlantans have access to herbal healthcare.
Learn the ins & outs of herbal medicine making and seasonal remedies while giving back to your community. The medicines made during the workshop will be used to stock The Herb Bus – a mobile clinic providing healthcare to Atlanta’s underserved communities.
Let’s face it: turning seeds and soil into delicious food is kind of magic all by itself. Learning to plant with the moon, read the what weeds mean about the landscape, and understand the impact of the cosmos on your piece of land? That’s straight up wizard-status. Come hear the good, the bad, and the hilarious from one of Georgia’s ecological super-hero farmers.
Get ready for a little snacking and a little hands-on creation as you learn to become a from-scratch master. Discover how easy it is to bake your own French baguettes and top them with preserves you’ve put up yourself!
In this third of four workshops in Module Three: Utensils, you’ll learn the techniques you need to create a handy-dandy two-tine fork perfect for roasting hotdogs, toasting marshmallows, and so much more. No prior forge experience necessary.
In this second of four workshops in Module Three: Utensils, you’ll learn the techniques you need to create one of the most essential tools for camping - or a day ending in y: a bottle opener. No prior forge experience necessary.
Braided rugs are a simple way to recycle old clothes into floor coverings that are as beautiful as they are durable. Popular since colonial times, these reversible, last-a-lifetime rugs are a true American tradition. This 5-weekend series will teach you everything you need to know to transform thrift store treasures into gorgeous gifts. Plus, you’ll be provided with a kit with the finished material you need to create a 2’x3’ oval rug (you can add to it to create a larger rug, too).
When Marley said “herb is the healing of a nation,” he *might* have had something else in mind; the truth is, though, some plants we think of as weeds are actually potent medicine. Join Herbalista Lorna Mauney-Brodek to learn about her whirlwind adventure with community healthcare (including running a mobile apothecary for the homeless out of a VW campervan) and find out what plants in your yard or kitchen are secret health superheroes.
This Valentine's Day, create a spring blossom you can enjoy year-round at Decatur Glassblowing where you’ll learn more about the history and craft of glassblowing. Craft a flower out of molten glass for yourself or a loved one using a variety of color options.