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February 2020

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
fermented foods class singing creek center cottage grove oregon

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
fruit tree grafting homestead arts singing creek center

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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Homestead Arts: Felted Placemats 2020

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dr. Snapp House, 360 S. River Rd.
Cottage Grove, OR
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$10

Saturday, March 28th, 1pm - 3pm(Sprink Break activity!) at Singing Creek Educational Center360 S. River Rd, Cottage Grove, ORCost: $10 eachAges: 5 and up (sibs can attend)Pre-registration required Make a fun and colorful placemat with wool rovings! We’ll use soap and warm water, agitate the wool and create a pretty placemat or decoration. Our Homestead Arts series features a different traditional handicraft each month. This is a great chance to talk to us about our programs, tour the site, 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
gardening plants seed starting homestead arts class

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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Pioneer Scribe – Early Settlers Letter Writing for Girl Scouts

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dr. Snapp House, 360 S. River Rd.
Cottage Grove, OR
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lewis and clark summer camp for kids Oregon

For Girl Scouts: Learn about early letter writing in Oregon history, including getting your very own handwritten letter from a child on the Oregon Trail! (These were written by SCEC, some based on true accounts.) We will read our letters to each other, discuss them, and write a short adventure story about the child in the letter. Then you can dress up in our pioneer costumes and give yourself a new pioneer name. Create and write a poem about your…

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