PRESENTATION TOPICS


Edible Perennials

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. 

Chickens 101

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.

Mushroom Workshop

 Oyster Mushroom

Make and take an oyster mushroom toilet paper roll.

Shiitake Mushroom

Inoculate a 12" shiitake log to take. 

Fermenting

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.

Gardening With Chickens

In this 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. 

Mushrooms 101

 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 and Oyster mushrooms. In this talk we'll learn about "beginner" mushroom varieties along with their preferred substrates and discuss some do's and don'ts to help you along the way.  

Testimonials

Thank you for the scobie.  I had been meaning to start a batch of kombucha but was not sure where to get a quality sobie from.  Now no excuses...and my batch has been started.  So thank you so much.


Thank you also for the mushroom presentation.  I'm glad I was able to participate.

So many topics, so little time.  Feel free to contact Dora at Home Oasis Farm for custom talks or workshops.

Events

2/1/2020

Ready, Set, Grow

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CVTC

Event Details

2/1/2020

Ready, Set, Grow

The Eau Claire Master Gardener Association (ECMGA) Ready, Set, Grow spring gardening seminar.  Dora Wood will be presenting a Mushroom Workshop.  More details and registration information to come.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CVTC

2/15/2020

Think Spring

8:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Avalon Conference Center

Event Details

2/15/2020

Think Spring

The Chippewa Valley Master Gardener Association (CVMGA) Think Spring Gardening Seminar.  Dora will be presenting a seminar on Edible Perennials and be part of the "Ask a Master Gardener" Panel.  There will be many other amazing speakers and workshops throughout the day. Registration is only $25 prior to February 5th.

To view the complete brochure or to register, click the link below or call 715-726-7950 for further details.

https://chippewa.uwex.edu/think-spring-garden-seminar

8:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Avalon Conference Center