April 15, 2013

Home Briefs: April 13, 2013


---- — Learn how to pickle beets at workshop

WHALLONSBURG — The Grange Community Kitchen will hold a cooking and food-preservation class on pickling beets at 6 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the Grange Hall kitchen, at the corner of Route 22 and Whallons Bay Road.

Barbara Kunzie, master food preservationist and farmer, will teach about sweet spring beets and hearty winter beets. Attendees will learn a simple, effective way to preserve the bounty.

There is a suggested donation of $5.

The Grange is fully equipped with canning supplies and equipment, including several pressure canners. It is certified as a commercial kitchen and is available for use by home-canners and value-added food producers.


Pack-basket workshop offered in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club is sponsoring an Adirondack pack-basket workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, in the clubhouse at 726 Route 3.

Instruction will be given by Clear Creek Weavers, and there is a charge for the materials. The cost is $80 to build a 21-inch basket or $70 to build a 17-inch basket. Pack-basket harnesses will also be available. Registration is limited; contact Dave Bodah at 891-5989 or to sign up.

Attendees should bring a bag lunch.


‘Mushroom Cultivation’ workshop planned

PAUL SMITHS — The Paul Smith’s College VIC, 8023 Route 30, is hosting a “Holy Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation” workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21.

Topics include learning about which tree species and spawn to use and log-cultivation and sawdust-inoculation methods. Attendees will also learn about growing guides, tools, supplies and vendors.

Bring a lunch. The workshop is free for Paul Smith’s College students, staff and faculty; a $5 donation is suggested for community members. Participants may take an inoculated log home for an additional $5.

The event is presented by the Adirondack Mycology Club. Call 327-6330 for more information.


Garden club hosting horticultural specialist

HAGUE — The Carillon Garden Club of Ticonderoga will host Dr. Leonard Perry, horticultural specialist from the University of Vermont, at its next meeting.

At 10 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Hague Community Center on Route 8, Perry will speak on “Perennials: New Introductions and Unused Favorites.” Perennials are plants that come back year after year, and annuals need to be planted each year.

The public is welcome to attend, and new memberships are encouraged.