Chicken Butchering Workshop

Chicken Butchering Learn how to humanely and safely butcher chickens for home-scale consumption.  When: Monday, August 13th 1:30 – 4:30pm Where: Calypso Farm & Ecology Center Cost: $30 members, $45 non-members. You can become a member to receive a workshops discount for 12 … Continue reading →

Building a Compost Pile

Compost: Building a Compost Pile Compost is an important key to soil health and garden success. Learn the basics of composting, how it works and how to build your own cookin’ compost pile. When: Friday, June 29th 1:30pm – 4:30pm Where: Calypso … Continue reading →

Farm Camp Session II : Ages 5 – 7

Farm Camp Session II for Ages: 5 – 7 June 18th – June 22nd, 10AM to 2PM Farm Camps at Calypso Farm & Ecology Center immerse children in life on the farm through play, creativity, and exploration. In 5 action-packed days, … Continue reading →

Animal Husbandry: Sheep & Goats

Animal Husbandry: Sheep & Goats This class goes beyond the basics of keeping sheep and goats. These two sessions will use a hands-on approach to a number of practical skills for working with goats and sheep, including: safely handling animals, … Continue reading →

Greenhouse Construction & Operation

Greenhouse Construction & Operation Learn about efficient greenhouse design, materials and operation while touring Calypso’s greenhouses. Discussion will include sourcing and recycling materials, layout, ventilation, heating, water and incorporating alternative energy.  When: Friday, June 1st 10:30 – 12:30pm Where: Calypso Farm & … Continue reading →

Bread Oven Building Workshop (3 days)

Bread Oven Building Learn how to build a wood-fired bread oven at Calypso! You will build an oven together, gaining the skills to construct your own oven at home for baking delicious pizzas, bread and much more! There will be … Continue reading →

Sheep & Wool Day

Come up to Calypso to meet our Shetland flock and learn about raising sheep in Alaska, handling and washing fleeces, recognizing different types of wool, carding and spinning basics, and using wool to make functional items. Sheep shearing demonstrations will … Continue reading →

Beginning Organic Gardening

Beginning Organic Gardening Grow your own food, free of pesticides, herbicides and chemicals! This is an overview of ecological gardening methods such as soil care, weed and pest management, tools and bed design. When: Saturday, April 14th, 10am – 12:00pm … Continue reading →

Pig Butchering Workshop

Learn to butcher and pack your home grown pigs with Justin Cox, an experienced game and livestock processor. Justin will work with Calypso’s slaughtered and skinned pigs to demonstrate and teach cutting and wrapping.  This workshop will be held on … Continue reading →