More than your average landscape plant(s).
Discover exciting information about these interesting birds.
Presentations and workshop options.
Perennials are not only beautiful and long-living, but many are edible. We’ll cover some of the well known, more common edibles and introduce you to a few “not so common” ones, you might be surprised to discover. Learn how to enjoy beauty and bounty from the same space and plants with examples and pictures from Home Oasis Farm west of Chippewa Falls.
Are you interested in having chickens but have some questions? This presentation is designed to set you up for success. We’ll cover terms, classifications, breeds, housing, care and more to help you determine “if” and “which ones” are best for you! I have been raising chickens (egg and meat) for over 20 years and enjoy all things chicken. I enjoy sharing my successes and not-so-successful learning adventures to help others along their way.
Make and take an oyster mushroom toilet paper roll.
Inoculate a 12" shiitake log to take.
Fermentation can be good for preserving, flavor, probiotics, and other nutritional benefits. What can be safely fermented? Let's check and learn.
I enjoy fermenting various vegetables and making my own Kombucha. A Kombucha starter SCOBIE, recipe and instructions can be part of this presentation.
In this educational presentation, we will explore the benefits of chickens for you and your garden. We'll cover nitrogen, compost, and waste management along with helpful tips on housing and the best breeds for different purposes and locations. With over 20 years of 'chicken raising' experience, I like most all things chicken. I'll share some of my successes and failures, to hopefully keep you from repeating my mistakes.
I began growing Wine Cap mushrooms after purchasing some at an organic farm conference. I like eating mushrooms, so why not try growing them myself? The bug has bitten and I've continued to venture into Shiitake, Oyster, and recently Maitake mushrooms. In this talk, we'll learn about "beginner" mushroom varieties along with their preferred substrates and discuss some do's and dont's to help you along the way. Be forewarned, mushroom growing can be addicting.
Thank you for the scobie. I had been meaning to start a batch of kombucha but was not sure where to get a quality scobie from. Now no excuses...and my batch has been started. So thank you so much.
Thank you for the excellent talk on edible perennials yesterday! Frankie
Thank you so much. Really enjoyed your talk! Donna
Hi Dora... I loved your presentation for our Ozaukee Master Gardeners virtual meeting. Jenna
Thank you also for the mushroom presentation. I'm glad I was able to participate.
Thank you, Dora!! Your presentation was wonderful!! Barb
So many topics, so little time. Feel free to contact Dora at Home Oasis Farm about speaking engagements, custom talks or workshops.