Explore Food & Farming with Countryside U!

Countryside U is an educational program designed to inspire and inform gardeners, home cooks, farmers, and food producers in Northeast Ohio.  Our classes cover topics ranging from DIY skills like home breadmaking and fermentation to more advanced topics like managing a farm business.  Whether you're looking to start your first vegetable garden or you're an experienced grower ready to take your business to the next level, we'll help you get your hands dirty.  All classes are led by experienced instructors and held in the greater Akron area.
  

27-Jul-2017 Countryside Kids at Highland Square
Join Countryside and Spring Garden Waldorf School for an 8-week series of food and farming activities for children! Kids will engage with fresh fruits and vegetables or their plants ~ learning about what they taste like and how they grow. With each participation, children earn a $2 voucher to spend at th.. Click For More Info 124179

29-Jul-2017 Countryside Kids at Howe Meadow
Join Countryside and Spring Garden Waldorf School for an 8-week series of food and farming activities for children! Kids will engage with fresh fruits and vegetables or their plants ~ learning about what they taste like and how they grow. With each participation, children earn a $2 voucher to spend at th.. Click For More Info 124196

03-Aug-2017 Countryside Kids at Highland Square
Join Countryside and Spring Garden Waldorf School for an 8-week series of food and farming activities for children! Kids will engage with fresh fruits and vegetables or their plants ~ learning about what they taste like and how they grow. With each participation, children earn a $2 voucher to spend at th.. Click For More Info 124180

05-Aug-2017 CommUNITY Yoga
Fill up on calm before your stock your fridge with fresh, local foods, direct from the growers and makers! Join certified yoga teachers from area yoga studios in a playful and peaceful 60-minute all-level yoga class in the beautiful Howe Meadow. Open to ages 7 and up. Bring a yoga mat or blanket. A .. Click For More Info 124156

05-Aug-2017 Countryside Kids at Howe Meadow
Join Countryside and Spring Garden Waldorf School for an 8-week series of food and farming activities for children! Kids will engage with fresh fruits and vegetables or their plants ~ learning about what they taste like and how they grow. With each participation, children earn a $2 voucher to spend at th.. Click For More Info 124197

10-Aug-2017 Countryside Kids at Highland Square
Join Countryside and Spring Garden Waldorf School for an 8-week series of food and farming activities for children! Kids will engage with fresh fruits and vegetables or their plants ~ learning about what they taste like and how they grow. With each participation, children earn a $2 voucher to spend at th.. Click For More Info 124181

12-Aug-2017 Countryside Kids at Howe Meadow
Join Countryside and Spring Garden Waldorf School for an 8-week series of food and farming activities for children! Kids will engage with fresh fruits and vegetables or their plants ~ learning about what they taste like and how they grow. With each participation, children earn a $2 voucher to spend at th.. Click For More Info 124198

12-Aug-2017 Craft Cocktails: Using Fresh Herbs for Fresh Cocktails
Join Countryside and cocktail enthusiast and Editor of Edible Cleveland Jon Benedict for a farm-to-shaker workshop exploring how to utilize farm fresh herbs for delicious summertime cocktails. Utilizing seasonal ingredients, Jon will showcase a few examples of herb-infused cocktails, and share recipes for recreatin.. Click For More Info 125119

16-Aug-2017 Mindfulness Matters Series with Do Good Yoga
We are very excited to be collaborating with Do Good Yoga (https://www.dogoodakron.com/) on this sweet yoga, food & community focused series!!! We'll meet at Do Good Yoga on the third Wednesday of July, August, & September to move our bodies & expand our minds. Each session will inc.. Click For More Info 124734

19-Aug-2017 CommUNITY Yoga
Fill up on calm before your stock your fridge with fresh, local foods, direct from the growers and makers! Join certified yoga teachers from area yoga studios in a playful and peaceful 60-minute all-level yoga class in the beautiful Howe Meadow. Open to ages 7 and up. Bring a yoga mat or blanket. A .. Click For More Info 124157

19-Aug-2017 Whole Hog Home Butchery with Six Buckets Farm
Saturday August 19th 2017 Countryside is thrilled to host this unique class! Are you tired of tossing anonymous, prefabricated pork chunks into your grocery cart? Are you ready to eat like a farmer? Seth and Lyndsey Teter of Six Buckets Farm (http://www.sixbucketsfarm.com/), who raise heritage breed hogs on.. Click For More Info 124783

02-Sep-2017 CommUNITY Yoga
Fill up on calm before your stock your fridge with fresh, local foods, direct from the growers and makers! Join certified yoga teachers from area yoga studios in a playful and peaceful 60-minute all-level yoga class in the beautiful Howe Meadow. Open to ages 7 and up. Bring a yoga mat or blanket. A .. Click For More Info 124158

15-Sep-2017 Cheesescaping 101
Join Countryside and local cheese aficionado and master cracker crafter Kari Moore for a lovely evening sampling varieties from area cheesemakers, and building your own beautiful cheese board to take home. The evening will start with information on local cheeses and some sampling. Kari will provide a demonstration .. Click For More Info 124138

16-Sep-2017 CommUNITY Yoga
Fill up on calm before your stock your fridge with fresh, local foods, direct from the growers and makers! Join certified yoga teachers from area yoga studios in a playful and peaceful 60-minute all-level yoga class in the beautiful Howe Meadow. Open to ages 7 and up. Bring a yoga mat or blanket. A .. Click For More Info 124160

21-Sep-2017 Mindfulness Matters Series with Do Good Yoga
We are very excited to be collaborating with Do Good Yoga (https://www.dogoodakron.com/) on this sweet yoga, food & community focused series!!! We'll meet at Do Good Yoga on the third Wednesday of July, August, & September to move our bodies & expand our minds. Each session will inc.. Click For More Info 124735

07-Oct-2017 CommUNITY Yoga
Fill up on calm before your stock your fridge with fresh, local foods, direct from the growers and makers! Join certified yoga teachers from area yoga studios in a playful and peaceful 60-minute all-level yoga class in the beautiful Howe Meadow. Open to ages 7 and up. Bring a yoga mat or blanket. A .. Click For More Info 124161

21-Oct-2017 CommUNITY Yoga
Fill up on calm before your stock your fridge with fresh, local foods, direct from the growers and makers! Join certified yoga teachers from area yoga studios in a playful and peaceful 60-minute all-level yoga class in the beautiful Howe Meadow. Open to ages 7 and up. Bring a yoga mat or blanket. A .. Click For More Info 124163

Here's what's coming 

  • Save the Date!! Home Hog Butchering August 19th! Details coming soon!
  • Exploring the Small Farm Dream: Is farming right for you? Fall 2017
  • Farm Business Series: The Business of Business Planning & Finance - Fall 2017
  • Farm Tech Series: Weeds, Equipment, Fencing- Winter 2018
  • Crafting Cocktails series - learn to craft different concoctions at every class! - Seasonal
  • Countryside Kids - Youth learning around healthy Eating at the Countryside Farmers' Markets  

 

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