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Urban farming events, workshops and classes in November 2012

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November 2

Accokeek, Md.
Skills, Scale, and Sustainability
A holistic approach for assessing and matching skills to appropriate levels of scale for sustainability: in agriculture, business and in life.
Ecosystem Farm
3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, MD 20607
301-283-2113
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November 3

San Francisco, Calif.
Seasonal Cooking Demo and Book Signing: Bibby Gignilliat and Jill Klein
Stop by for a cooking demonstration using seasonal, local ingredients, and a book signing by the author of Sumptuous Small Plates: 30 Recipes for Deliciously Fun Entertaining.
CUESA Classroom
North arcade at the Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA
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Williamstown, Mass.
How to Manage a Sustainable CSA
Williamstown, MA
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November 4

Kansas City, Mo.
The Art & Craft of Home Beer Brewing
(Two-part class)
Learn principles of all-grain brewing, using inexpensive equipment and techniques. You'll get hands-on experience crafting a winter ale using malted barleys, hops, yeast, water and winter spices.
Badseed
1909 McGee St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Pacific Grove, Calif.
Canning and Pickling at Happy Girl Kitchen
Preserve summer's harvest with Happy Girl Kitchen. Learn how to can or pickle farm-fresh veggies through fermentation and vinegar.
Happy Girl Kitchen
173 Central Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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November 5

Kansas City, Kan.
Starting Transplants
6-8 p.m.
Learn to start your own transplants and which varieties of options for starting transplants in the spring, including lean-to greenhouses, cold frames, hot beds and grow-light units.
Cultivate Kansas City
4223 Gibbs Road
Kansas City, KS 66106
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November 7

Denver, Colo.
All-Natural Skin Care
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Find out how easy and inexpensive it is to make your own facial steams with herbs, cleansing grains and creams, masques, herbal toners and astringents, and moisturizer.
Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St.
Denver, CO 80206
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November 8

Bothwell, Utah
Utah Turkey Show
Bothwell, UT
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November 9-11

Whitewater, Calif.
California Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education Southern Section Fall Conference
Wildlands Conservancy's Whitewater Preserve
9160 Whitewater Canyon Road
Whitewater, CA 92282
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November 10 

Gill, Mass.
Massachusettes Cheese-making Workshop Series
Instructor Cliff Hatch of Upinnigil Farm will show you how to select the right milk, discern which types of milk are appropriate for each type of cheese, and choose what kind of bacteria to use as a starter. To work with the milk of your own animals, bring 2 gallons to the class.
Upinnigil Farm
411 Main Road
Gill, MA
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La Cañada Flintridge, Calif.
Fruit-Tree Pruning
11 a.m.
Learn techniques to prune fruit trees for beauty and maximum bounty.
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
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San Francisco, Calif.
Water-Wise Gardening
Earth-friendly techniques to water the garden and the most efficient practices for a Mediterranean climate.
Garden for the Environment
7th at Lawton Street
San Francisco, CA
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November 11

Berkeley, Calif.
2-5 p.m.
Backyard Beekeeping
Class will cover what you need to know to feel ready to have a Langstroth backyard beehive: how to get the bees, what equipment you need, where to put the hive, how to extract honey and upkeep the hive.
Sticky Art Lab
1682 University Ave. (at McGee)
Berkeley, CA
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November 17

Hartford, Conn.
The Garden Home in All Seasons
A daylong symposium at the Mark Twain House, featuring speakers P. Allen Smith, Tomasz Anisko and Ruth Loiseau, along with holiday-themed demonstrations, a vendor marketplace and silent auction.
The Mark Twain House
351 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, CT
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Sunol, Calif.
Olive Picking and Brining
Learn to make your own olives. Pick ripe olives from Hillcrest Ranch, and then learn to preserve them through the traditional process of brining.
Hillcrest Ranch, Sunol
Sunol, CA
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November 19

Brooklyn, N.Y.
How to Eat a Healthy, Flavorful and Affordable Local Foods Diet Even in Winter
Gern-Nis Culinary and Herb Center
540 President St., Ste. 2E
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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November 23-25

Waco, Texas
Homestead Fair
Exposition of fine crafts and heirloom skills, including educational and fun activities for the whole family.
Homestead Craft Village at Brazos de Dios
608 Dry Creek Road
Waco, TX 76705
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November 28

Denver, Colo.
Chipotle Sustainable Food Film Series: Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?
Screening of the documentary by Taggart Siegel.
Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St.
Denver, CO 80206
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