From The Living Arts School:
Instructor Marcus McCauley is all about creating community through food. As manager of his family’s farm, he has brought together a diverse group of talented and passionate people to transform 40 stunning acres into a sanctuary for ecologically-minded farming and foodcrafting. In addition to the McCauley family, the farm is home to chickens, sheep, alpacas, bees and rows upon rows of food crops. Using biodynamic practices, permaculture, and sustainable growing traditions, the farm specializes in bio-regionally adapted seeds of native food species as well as Old World cultivars. Irrigated by natural high mountain snow melt, the fields turn into a verdant landscape every summer. Marcus makes sure to extend the harvest throughout the year: as a trained chef, he’s taken to filling his customers’ pantries with jars of handcrafted foods—everything from wild-fermented kimchi to pickled linden berries and chokecherry jelly—and preparing lunch for lucky volunteers and on Family Farm Days.
No experience necessary. Please bring a cooler and at least 2 large, leakproof plastic bags. All other materials and supplies will be provided. Minimum of 4 participants, maximum of 15. Pre-registration is required.