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2013 Classes & Events
New to urban farming? Want to meet the experts? Pollinate Farm & Garden hosts a speaker series and hands-on DIY workshops on a variety of topics. Classes are held in our community meeting and learning space, in our garden, or at another site as indicated.
New! Wednesday, November 13, 6:30PM-8:00PM – Sharpening Kitchen and Field Cutlery with Blacksmith Grant Marcoux.
Just in time for the holidays, learn how to use a stone to sharpen your knives. Bring your own knives and sharpening stone and Grant will explain the process and assist you as you sharpen your blades to perfection. Introduction of the use of the sharpening steel and strop steel is included. Class space is limited, so enroll early. $25. Register
After retiring from a career in law enforcement, Canada native Grant Marcoux began a new career as a blacksmith. In addition to creating beautiful and practical metal works in his shop, Pilgrim Soul Forge
, Grant repairs and sharpens
knives and agricultural hand tools. Grant is blessed with a wonderful sense of humor, a fine aesthetic and an appreciation for quality. An urban farmer who now resides in Alameda, Grant grows vegetables, berries, several fruit trees, and keeps chickens and bees.
New! Sunday, December 8, 1:00 PM-3:00PM – Root to Stalk Cooking: The Art of Using the Whole Vegetable with Author and SF Chronicle staff food writer Tara Duggan
. Learn how to reduce waste, save a little money and be creative with seasonal vegetables for holiday celebrations with Tara Duggan, author of Root to Stalk Cooking: The Art of Using the Whole Vegetable
(Ten Speed, 2013).
Tara will talk about and demonstrate how to use chard stalks, fennel stalks, carrot tops and even apple peels in seasonal, holiday meals. Afterwards she will be on hand to sign copies of her book. Free. Register
Tara Duggan is a James Beard award winning journalist and cookbook author. A staff food writer at The San Francisco Chronicle
, Tara has published work in Food&Wine, the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Denver Post. Trained as a chef at San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy, Tara has written several other cookbooks, including The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee
(Ten Speed, 2012).