Attend a mini-diy workshop in one of our Learning Tents!
4pm – Raising Chatham Rabbits for Meat by Fatty Owl Farm
5pm – Lacto-Fermenting Peppers for Good Gut Health by Donna Bauman
6pm – Intro to Aquaponics by Mike Yablonski and Rachel Tinker-Kulberg
In our quest to make Pepper Festival to be increasingly all-encompassing of the values of Abundance NC – celebrating and cultivating community resilience – we’ll have more hands-on activities and education for all ages at this Pepper Festival.
Raising Chatham 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. Mary and Dan are teaching a half day version of this rabbits workshop in Pittsboro on October 25th.
“Move over Peter Piper… Lazy Laura’s Lacto-Fermented Pepper Recipes for Better Gut Health”
Intro to Aquaponics!
with Mike Yablonski and Rachel Tinker-Kulberg 6pm – Limited to 20 people.
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.
Mike and Rachel are also teaching a half day version of this aquaponics workshop in Pittsboro on October 18th.