The following is a list of seminars currently scheduled at Big Oak Ridge. If you would like to attend one of our seminars please call to make a reservation.
NOTE: If you would like to arrange a seminar on a date other than those listed, please contact us. We would be happy to schedule a “private” seminar for groups of four or more at your convenience. (Advance payment is required. Sorry, no refunds.)
January 12 – Say “Cheese!”
This session includes a discussion on making dairy products using raw or store bought milk. Participants will watch a demonstration on making mozzarella and ricotta cheese. Each attendee will be given a cheese making kit with instructions and materials to make up to 30 pounds of cheese. Cost for the 2 hour session and the kit is $30.00 per person. (Other cheese making seminars can be scheduled – a minimum of 4 persons is required.)
February 16: How Does Your Garden Grow?
This session is designed for the person who has little or no knowledge of how to begin and maintain a vegetable garden. We will discuss site preparation, types of gardens, till vs. no no till, size, what to grow, how much to grow, how to choose plant and seed varieties, etc. Demonstration: mapping your garden, estimating production, estimating annual need. Cost for this 2 hour session is $20.00 per person.
March 16: The Seeds of Success
We will discuss the basics of seed starting and the materials and equipment needed to grow seedlings: the seed rack, soil, when to plant, how to transplant, timing, etc. Demonstration: mixing dirt, planting seeds, transplanting, etc. cost for this 1 1/2 hour session is $15.00 per person.
April 20: Raising the Stakes in Gardening
(rescheduled due to inclement weather - new date: May 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm)
This session will demonstrate the construction of a raised bed including materials, layout, maintenance, etc. Demonstration: this will be an outdoor session where we will actually build a raised bed and discuss how to prepare and plant the bed. Cost for this 2 hour session is $20.00 per person. Come prepared to get dirty; boots and gloves recommended.
May 11: Have A Berry Good Time
Growing Strawberries and Blueberries, Pennsylvania’s Citrus
This session will focus on small fruits for the home garden; how get started, how to estimate harvest and determine scale, plant maintenance, etc. Each participant will receive 12 June-bearing Strawberry plants. (Additional plants may be purchased.) Cost for this 2 hour session is $20.00 per person. NOTE: This seminar will involve some outdoor time; please dress accordingly.
All sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. and run for the scheduled amount of time. Evening sessions can be arranged if you have a group of four or more.
Call to reserve your space: 814-437-1920