2017 will include a similar DIY Workshops! Stay tuned to website and newsletter as we announce the 2017 Pepperfest Lineup!
FISH AND WOODSHED
with Rachel Tinker-Kulberg
Aquaponics is the practice of growing fish and plants symbiotically in a re-circulating, soil-less environment, without the need to add chemical fertilizers. Using natural bacterial cycles, fish waste is effectively converted to nutrients to feed the plants, filtered water is returned o the fish, and the re-circulation continues. Aquaponics is important because:
- It uses 90% less water than traditional gardening, requires less Pest and Weed management.
- You will get healthy fish AND chemical free vegetables from your system.
- Decreases food miles by supporting local food production in urban area food deserts.
with beekeeper, Marty Hanks
Join NC beekeeper Marty Hanks as he teaches us all about honeybees and their importance to our entire food system. Marty is the founder of Just Bee Apiary, a Chemical Free operation with a focus on raising, managing and teaching how to keep honeybees in the most natural way possible. They do not stress their bees by moving them around the state for pollination. Knowing that honeybees know way more about “beekeeping” than we humans do I study them, their behavior and history to learn from them the best way to interact with them.
RAISING RABBITS FOR MEAT
Rabbit meat is healthy, lean and very low impact. With the manure you can fertilize your garden and with the fur you can make warm stuff! During this mini-workshop, attendees will learn the “why” and “how” of raising rabbits for meat.
MOVE OVER PETER PIPER….LAZY LAURAS LACTO-FERMENTED PEPPER RECIPES FOR BETTER GUT HEALTH
with Donna Bauman, instructor of “Fermented Vegetable Fundamentals” at CCCC. Learn how to make your bumper crop of peppers healthier and tastier through fermentation!