Winter Homesteading Series Features Home Brewing, Beekeeping Classes

The Door County Cooperative announced a slate of classes in their Winter Homesteading Series including home brewing, beekeeping, and raising chickens.
Beginning in January, the Door County Cooperative Country Store will host professional speakers on the topics of home brewing, beekeeping, raising chickens, and composting.  Beginners and non-members are welcome to learn something new in this free series.
Home Brewing
Jan. 10, 6 pm
Master Brewer Nick Calaway of Ahnapee Brewery will walk you through the process of making a winter stout as well as offer tips and tricks for your home operation. Whether you’re interested at the hobby level or want to start your own business, Nick can answer your questions. Samples of Ahnapee Brewery’s award-winning beers will be available for tasting.
Feb. 14, 6 pm
Door County Beekeepers Club welcomes you and your “honey” to a special Valentine’s Day tutorial on backyard beekeeping! Max Martin & Gretchen Schmelzer of DCBC will cover basics on starting & managing a beehive colony along with outlining the proper rules and regulations of beekeeping.
March 21, 6 pm
Would you like to have your own farm fresh eggs this Spring?
Jeff Perkins of Prince Corporation will cover a broad range of topics including chicken varieties and differences, coop best practices, types of feed and their uses, health issues, and other common concerns. Leave this seminar with the tools to start building your backyard coop!
Compost & Healthy Garden 
April 11, 6 pm
Just in time for planting season! Dave Boyarski of Emerald Acres Farm is a co-op member and sustainable farmer in Southern Door County. He will outline compost and nutrient management basics along with best practices for the small, sustainable farmer. Learn how to raise healthy food by nurturing your soil.
For more information contact Charlotte Baierl at [email protected].

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