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$100 – includes two day workshop, with food and tenting space.
Where: Harborside Farms, near Pilot Mound, Manitoba
Are you interested in eating local produce year round? Do you want to build resilience into your families food provisioning? Are you looking for a low-tech, low energy solution to storing produce? Are you looking for a way to reduce the ecological footprint of your home?
A root cellar is a structure that is built underground or partially underground that allows you to preserve your garden’s surplus. A root cellar is a simple, low tech solution that you can build yourself with local materials, whether you are in an urban backyard or a rural acerage. It can easily store several months’ worth of produce, including potatoes, carrots, beets, rutabagas and apples, to name just a few items. These can be acquired from your own garden, local food stores or farmer’s markets. This hands-on course will involve a discussion and the construction of three types of root cellars at Harborside Farms. In order of scale/complexity: First, an above-ground mound cellar. Second, a buried retired freezer style. Third, a dug-in underground root cellar.
What you can expect: This will be a hands-on co-learning experience. Three initial designs will be discussed and adapted based on this interaction. The group will then set-out to build each of these designs. Meals will be prepared with food (almost) exclusively from Harborside farms – it will be delicious. Participants will camp on-site (you must bring your own gear). Bonfire and fun in the evening(s).