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Workshops & Events

Below is our monthly calendar, go through we have lots in store for 2018 and beyond! Stay connected by signing up for our newsletter. Scroll down for more details on workshops in our calender!


Classes hosted by Smugtown Mushrooms, our hosts, third parties + others are all sales final and no refunds unless stated on the specific class information

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  • SUNY Cobbleskill 106 Suffolk Circle Cobleskill, NY, 12043 United States (map)


Register Now for Spring 2018 Lifestyle Farming Conference

The Lifestyle Farming Conference is back, and more comprehensive than ever. With 44 courses (up from 29 last fall) the April 7 Conference highlights spring topics to help you work your chainsaw, improve your maple sugaring, or prepare your vegetable garden. You can also learn important year-round skills including homestead site assessment, permaculture principles, and farm financial management.

Experts hailing from Schoharie County and well beyond will present hands-on workshops to advance your homesteading skills. From bees to cheese and meat rabbits to saw milling, the Lifestyle Farming Conference promises to be an intensive and fun day of learning. Classes fill up fast, so register now.

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Maple Syrup 101
Sap to Syrup Processing
Sugar Bush Management
Maple Candies & Creams (3 Hour Skill Builder)

Summer Strawberry Patch
Cultivating Cider & Heirloom Apples
Bush Berries
Orchard Startup and Grafting (3 Hour Skill Builder)

Waking Up The Veggie Garden
Healthy Soil - Happy Plants
Growing with Drip Irrigation & Ag Films
Garden Planning & Seed Starting
Garden Insect & Disease Management

Mushrooms 101
Introduction to Wild and Medicinal Mushrooms
Mushroom Bags Cultivation (3 Hour Skill Builder)

Startup Farming
Homestead Site Assessment
Homestead Planning
Farm Financial Management
Farm Marketing for Beginners
Permaculture Principles

Introduction to Bees & Hives
The Backyard Flock
Meat Rabbits
Keeping Your Beef: Care and Nutrition

Know Your Cuts: Pork & Beef
Whole Hog Breakdown (3 Hour Skill Builder)
1/2 Cow Breakdown (3 Hour Skill Builder)

Setting an Edge: Knife & Tool Sharpening
Chainsaw 101
Homestead Saw Milling
Operating Small Farm Equipment
Spring Tractor Startup & Repairs (3 Hour Skill Builder)

Preparing Your Fibers for Use
Fiber Felting

BBQ & Smoking for Beginners (3 Hour Skill Builder)
Cheese Making: Beyond the Basics (3 Hour Skill Builder)
Culinary Herbs Preservation

Essential Oils
Sauvé & Lotions

Advanced Brewing: Beyond the Kit (3 Hour Skill Builder)

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