Back to Basics Expo

Alpaca buddiesLearn how to get back to basics with “Back to Basics – A Sustainable Family Lifestyle Expo” at the Cohutta Country Store in Blue Ridge, Georgia on May 21, 2011 from 10 AM to 6 PM. You can learn all about growing mushrooms, grapes, heirlooms from heirloom seeds, caring for fruit trees, organic gardening, farm animals, solar options and much more. Each class is $5. Under 16 is free.  All ages are welcome.

Here is the class schedule:

10:00am Care of Fruit Trees* Merciers Orchard
Raising Goats
Cooking Demo at Blue Ridge Ag Center (reserve in advance)
10:00am – 3:30 pm
Building with Cobb with Rebecca Nantz
10:30am Growing Herbs
11:30am Growing Mushrooms
11:30am Growing Grapes/Making Wine
1:00pm   Growing with Heirloom Seeds with Author Lynn Coulter;
1:00pm   Care of Llama with Dr Karen Oretley and Care of Alpaca with Alpaca Tierra Farm
2:00pm   Basic Care of Farm Animals with Dr. Mike Zager
2:00pm   Advantages of Organic Gardening*
4:00pm   Bee Basics* – 2 Forums.
               1) A more basic class will be offered at the Cohutta Feed Store
               2) Inside look at an active bee farm (reserve in advance)              
4:00pm   Identification and uses of common wild plants
5:00pm   Solar Options
5:00pm   Backyard Aquaculture and Aquaponics
6:00pm   Sprouting Seeds for Feed

All classes with * by them will be held at a different location.

For more information and details on these classes, call the Cohutta Country Store at 706-946-6366.

This event is sponsored by Cohutta Country Store, Mercier Orchards, New Leaf Adventures, Feed Fannin, and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

The Cohutta Country Store is located at:
83 Dunbarton Farm Rd.
Blue Ridge, GA