Check Out My Upcoming Classes

Unless otherwise noted all classes are held at:
1106 Almond Drive, Mansfield, Texas 76063

Receipt of the completed registration form (accessible via the register here link at the bottom of each class description) along with payment for the class reserves your spot and is determined on a first come first reserved basis.  You may use the PayPal option on the services page to pay or attach a check to your registration form and mail it to the above address.

Counter Cultures for an Optimal Microbiome

Instructor: Karen McFarland, NTP, CHFS, CGP ™

Saturday November 18, 2017 9:30am – 12 noon
Or
Saturday March 10, 2018 9:30am – 12 noon

Did you know that 70-80% of your immune system resides in your gut?  Making and consuming your own fermented and cultured foods offers the optimal way to nourish your gut microbiome.

In this 2 1/2 hour class you’ll learn some of the history, benefits and preparation techniques for fermented and cultured foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi and cultured vegetables.   Each participant will take home:

  • Basic recipes for making your own fermented / cultured foods at home.
  • New ideas for infusing and therefore leveling up the nutrient density of some common condiments and recipes you likely have on hand or make frequently.
  • A culture starter packet for making your own batch at home.

For additional information on why this superfood should be a part of your daily diet see Dr. Mercola’s article here.

Cost: $95.00

Space is Limited to 10 participants and registration deadline is November 15th, 2017.
To register or for additional information email me.

Winter / Spring 2018 Grow Your Own

Certified Square Foot Gardening Instructors: Larry and Karen McFarland

Class dates: Saturday January 13, 2018 9:30am – 12 noon
Or
Saturday February 10, 2018 9:30am – 12 noon

Time for continued planning and planting of your winter / spring garden.

You will learn how to grow the most nutritious food possible using less water, effort, space and time than traditional methods of growing. We’ll cover techniques that will enable you to prepare your growing area in the morning and plant your food crop transplants or seeds in the afternoon. No kidding No weeding. No digging. If this sounds like your kind of gardening join us for tips on this very simple yet effective system that is perfect for beginning and expert gardeners alike. You will learn location, 4 X 4 square foot garden box construction, ideal soil mixture preparation, planting techniques, space saving vertical gardening, what to plant now and out-of-season growing techniques. Growing your food on this smaller well prepared plot will save 80 percent of the space, water and work that is typically used in a conventional garden spot. You’ll also experience vegetable gardens and composting in various phases of production.

COST: $60.00

Space is Limited to 10 participants.
You may register here or for additional information email me.

Stock Making the Old Fashioned Way

Instructor: Karen McFarland, NTP, CHFS, CGP ™

Next class date to be determined …email me if interested!

Making your own homemade stock positions you to create a quick and nourishing meal for your family when pressed for time. It’s rich in minerals and serves as the basis for soups, stews, braises and even stands on it’s own. Drinking three cups of homemade gelatinous broth facilitates healing of your intestines and enhances digestion. In this class you’ll learn the difference in meat stock, bone broth and stock as well as a variety of tips and techniques and the health benefits associated with making your own wonderful broths…free of artificial coloring, preservatives and MSG and delish! To begin experiencing the benefits of broth right away attendees will take home a one quart jar of broth of their choosing…either beef, chicken or fish.

Cost: $95.00

Space is limited to 8 participants.
You may register here or for additional information email me.