Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply Workshops
All workshops require pre-registration & pre-payment is requested. Call our store to register at 530-272-4769 x106. Cash or check payments only, no credit cards.
To pre-pay, please mail a check made out to the workshop presenter to
Peaceful Valley, Attn: Workshops, P.O. Box 2209, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Grow Great Garlic and Onions with Sarah Griffin-Boubacar
Saturday, October 1st, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE
About Sarah Griffin-Boubacar: Peaceful Valley Retail Store Manager
So you thought that gardening season was over? Think again! Now is the best time to plant garlic and onions for next year's harvest. We will discuss planting tips for growing great garlic and onions in the foothills. You will also learn about the benefits of and differences between hardneck and softneck garlics, chives and scapes, heirloom varieties, and onions, shallots, scallions, and leeks - and take home some great recipes too!
Mead Making with Cheyanna Bone
Saturday, October 8th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE
About Cheyanna Bone: Cheyanna Bone has been making mead for 16+ years. She first came to the art via folk recipes and has been brewing and perfecting her craft ever since. She now keeps bees as well. She is delighted to share this ancient art and the alchemy and magic it brings with those who are inspired to take the journey into the flavors and aromas with her.
Learn the ancient art of mead making. Mead is the oldest fermented beverage known to man. It is known as the "Nectar of the Gods". It is the alchemical transformation of honey and water into Honey wine, also known as Mead. In this introductory workshop, we will cover the steps of how to make a basic sac mead. As time permits we will explore the many nuances and variations that exist in the art. We will sample different honeys to get a sense of flavor profiles, discuss fruits and spices and the broader palate of ingredients that they create.
Basic Greenhouse Design with Michael Babiarz
Saturday, October 15th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE
About Michael Babiarz: Peaceful Valley Store Supervisor.
Prepare for winter by learning the basics of constructing your own greenhouse. This class will touch on planning, preparation, selecting the appropriate tools, and sourcing materials.
Seed Saving with Meredith Cherry
Saturday, October 22nd, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE
About Meredith Cherry: Farming since 2006, author of the Along the Kings Road: A Guide to Touring the California Missions series.
Whether you're looking to become more self sufficient, craft the perfect cuke, or save some money, seed saving is a great skill to learn! In this beginners class, we will discuss plant breeding, heirlooms versus hybrids, and how to gather, clean and store a variety of common garden veggie and flower seeds.
Botanical Illustrations: Draw Your Harvest with Nicole Martinez
Saturday, October 29th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am —FREE
About Nicole Martinez: Nicole Martinez illustrates and designs the Peaceful Valley seed packs and catalogs. A graduate from Laguna College of Art and Design with a BFA in illustration, Nicole has been creating commercial art for ten years with a passion for color, form and composition.
The natural beauty that comes with growing your own food can be an artistic inspiration. Learn the fundamentals hands-on to creating a work of art from your harvest. In this class we will be using one of the most beautiful fruits, the apple, as our model and colored pencils to create illustrations in the style similar to Peaceful Valley brand seed packs. Artists of all skill levels welcome. Bring your own colored pencils or an optional materials fee of $5.