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January 2020

Letters From the Trail Presentation and Class

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 E Gibbs Ave,
Cottage Grove,, OR 97424 United States
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Free
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Join us for a wonderful FREE presentation and class at the Cottage Grove Community Center on Friday, Jan 24th, at 1pm. We will hear Mrs. Annabelle Smith tell of her adventures on the Oregon Trail and take questions from the audience. She will bring handwritten letters from boys and girls on the Oregon Trail. Each child will receive a letter and a questionnaire to fill out about their letter. This literature/reading curriculum has been designed by our Executive Director and…

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February 2020

Frontier Heritage Fair Booth 2020

February 15 @ 9:00 am - February 16 @ 5:00 pm
Lane County Fairgrounds Eugene, + Google Map
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Join us Feb 15th and 16th at the Lane County Fairgrounds at the annual Frontier Heritage Fair! This indoor family-friendly event features booths, exhibits, crafts, artisans and live music! See the ┬áthe frontier, wild west and Civil War era goods and demonstrations.We will be doing our always popular corn dollie making craft! Create your own boy or girl doll and dress it up with clothing you create. (Donation $1 per doll) There is a small entrance fee to come into…

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Homestead Arts: Beyond Sauerkraut Class

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr. Snapp House, 360 S. River Rd.
Cottage Grove, OR
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$22
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Ready to explore the world of fermentation? Learn how to make your own fermented pickles, salsa, hot sauce, a variety of fermented non-alcoholic beverages, and even corned beef. Take home a pint of giardiniera and some habanero hot sauce to finish fermenting at home. No previous fermentation experience necessary. Bring a clean wide-mouth pint jar with lid or and extra $1 to purchase from instructor. This class is for adults and teens and takes place at the Snapp House in…

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March 2020

Homestead Arts: Fruit Tree Grafting

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr. Snapp House, 360 S. River Rd.
Cottage Grove, OR
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$25
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Learn how to graft new varieties of fruit onto existing trees or new rootstock for custom fruit trees. We'll have scion (fruit tree cuttings suitable for grafting) from several rare and interesting varieties of apple, pear, and Asian pear to choose from and semi-dwarf rootstock. $5 material fee includes one grafted fruit tree to take home. More available at $4 each. Take home extra scion to graft for $1/stick (includes grafting tape and metal label).Kevin Prier lives in Eugene and…

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April 2020

Homestead Arts: Garden Prep and Seed Starting

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr. Snapp House, 360 S. River Rd.
Cottage Grove, OR
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$21
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Get your garden ready for planting and start your tomato seeds inside so they are ready when the weather warms up. Gardening basics and more advanced techniques will include starts vs. direct sowing, co-planting, beneficial insects and how to attract them, composting, soil amendments, and maximizing limited space. Locally adapted seeds included with class.Kevin Prier lives in Eugene and is the father of two homeschooled children. He teaches urban homesteading classes for adults through community centers in Eugene and Springfield,…

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