Friday – Saturday, January 18 – 19, 2019
Friday – Saturday, February 8 – 9, 2019
Friday 7pm – 9pm
Saturday 9am – 4pm
This program is for all levels—beginners to advanced. Come and learn another fiber art or just get started. Choose from our offered trainings available at both sessions: knitting, crocheting, spinning and weaving.
We have a number of looms, spinning wheels, drop spindles, crochet hooks and knitting needles available for your use. You may try ours or bring your own. When you register please indicate your choice of activity and if you will be bringing your own tools and/or fiber. We know you will enjoy working with our alpaca fiber. Small amounts of it will be provided as part of your learning experience and your workshop donation. We will have our own alpaca fleece and yarn available for sale if you choose.
Cost: $75, additional to stay overnight
Registration Deadline: January 11th for January program, February 1st for February program
If you are coming from a distance and want to stay at Heartland Farm for the night of your class, our guest house can accommodate you at a special rate which includes breakfast items in your space. Our special is $30 a person or $55 for a shared room/bed.
Home Beer Brewing 101
A two class series workshop.
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 4pm – 8pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 6pm-8pm
Whether you’re a craft beer fan looking for a new way to explore or rallying some friends for a fun afternoon, come and learn how to make your own beer at home.
In the first class we will explain and demonstrate the basics of brewing at home, providing a complete understanding of the equipment, required ingredients and follow the recipe to brew our own batch. We will provide a lecture on types and differences of beer with samples. Learning to brew beer on your own will help you understand how the beer you’ve been drinking for years is truly made. Home-brewing will help you have a greater appreciation for high-quality beer.
In the second class we will complete the second and third steps of brewing with decanting the batch and bottling the beer for you to take home.
Whether you’ve long been dreaming of whipping up your own IPA, or you’re a seasoned home-brew vet, now it the time to learn. Finishing a big project like a batch of home-brew is an incredibly satisfying feeling. You’ll feel proud of yourself that you picked up a new hobby, learned a new skill, and came out on the other side with something you and your friends and family can all enjoy together.
By registering for this workshop series you confirm that you are 21 years of age or older.
Cost: $50, includes two classes, one six pack of the brewed beer, sampling of beer during a lecture, and light snacks.
Registration Deadline: February 25th, 2019
Permaculture Certified Course
April 4 – 7, May 3 – 5 , June 14 – 15
Certification Course Details:
Interested in working with nature to make your life more abundant? Kansas Permaculture Institute (KPI) brings together Permies of all levels of experience —local farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, or just enthusiastic newbies to take on environmental projects to learn hands on agriculture skills.
Kansas Permaculture Institute will be hosting certified course at Hearltand Farm. It will be a series of three, 3-day weekend sessions, building and delivering an environmentally sound plan to improve upon the infrastructure of the Farm, adding value to the Homestead.
Advanced Gardening for High School Students
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 8am- 4pm
Open to high school students who want to build the confidence, knowledge and skills to advance their gardening abilities. Start the day with an overview with an outdoor lecture in the Pavilion and then get to gardening with hands on practice! We will covering such topics as starting seeds, building compost, bed preparation, watering techniques, crop selection, transplanting and more.
Cost: $10, lunch included
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2019
Taste of Italy Cooking Series
Vieni e mangia!
Come and eat Italian! The cuisine we all love. Heartland Farm will be hosting a series of three cooking classes with Italian food enthusiast, Natalie Fullerton, who recently returned from Sicily were she cooked with the Italians and studied the cuisine.
From basic pasta making in class one, to ravioli and stuffed ravioli in class two, we will finish with a celebratory Italian potluck meal and also harvest herbs and produce from the gardens to make hor d’oeuvres.
Come and join us for the full series or sign up for just one of the offered classes. We look forward to expanding our cooking expertise, making new friends, and celebrating joys of life with home-cooked Italian food! Go home with recipes, dough, and pasta made in each class.
Single Class: $35
Sign up for all Three Classes: $95 (save $10)
Classe Uno – Pasta Making Basics
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 6pm-8pm
In this class, participants will learn how to make two different types of pasta dough and four pasta shapes, that are common in different regions of Italy. A basic flour and water pasta dough will transform into Cavatelli and Busiate, a dough and shapes common across Sicily. Garganelli and Farfalle shapes will be made with an egg pasta dough common in southern Italy.
Registration Deadline: May 1st, 2019
Classe Due – Stuffed Pasta Making
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019, 6pm – 8pm
In this class, participants will learn how to make two different types of stuffed pasta. Participants will learn how to make basic ravioli and a spinach tortellini. In Italy, ravioli are a specific type of stuffed pasta best known from the western region of Italy. Tortellini are best know from the southern areas of Italy. Ravioli and tortellini can be made many different ways and with many different types of filling.
Eat and Enjoy! Go home with recipes, dough to take home, and the stuffed pasta they make in class.
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2019
Classe Tre – Sicilian Cuisine, Garden dinner
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019, 6pm – 8pm
In this class, participants will bring their homework, a home cooked Italian dish! Here we will learn about different types of Sicilian cuisine and its history as we walk through the Heartland Farm gardens to talk about “cooking the farm”. We will gather herbs and make hor d’oeuvres for our very own Italian feast that will immediatly follow in the outdoor Garden Pavillion.
We can talk Italian, celebrate the Italian cooking series and that a wonderful Italian themed summer evening. Bring your own dish, wine welcome.
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019, 8am – 10am
Come learn the whys and hows of composting. We will spend the morning with practical demonstrations as well as discussion of the biological process/science behind composting.
There will be an emphasis on how to compost at home with demonstrations of different kinds of bins and kitchen collection processes.
Registration Deadline: August 1, 2019
Natural Beauty Products Making
Saturday, October 12, 1pm – 3pm
Saturday, November 16, 1pm – 3pm
Make your own all natural beauty products and learn some science too. Making your own cosmetics is a great way to ensure the ingredients are pure and natural, and to minimize wasteful, non-recyclable packaging. These classes empower you to make some simple cosmetics using ingredients that are readily available in grocery stores or drug stores.
Take one of the classes or both! Either way you’ll be able to make your own cosmetics using simple ingredients found in your local drug and grocery store.
Registration Deadline: October 1st for October 12 class, November 1st for November 16th class