Mushrooms and More at Millstone Farm

By Analiese Paik

Each spring Millstone Farm offers a variety of workshops to help educate and empower us to grow and preserve our own food and learn homesteading skills like beekeeping and chicken keeping. This spring mushroom growing, raising chickens, and beekeeping for beginners are schedule for May. If you are interested, I encourage you to sign up soon before they fill up.

Millstone Farm is a 75-acre working farm in Wilton, CT that is helping to rebuild our food community through small scale agriculture, educational activities, and events. The family-owned farm raises pastured heirloom breed sheep, pigs, and poultry, and grows vegetables for a CSA, local chefs, and family owned retail markets.

Millstone’s workshops take place at the spacious facilities at the farm.

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Saturday, May 9th, 2015  10AM – 1PM

Want to grow some Mushrooms?

Growing your own mushrooms is amazing!

Fee $20 Person

Alec Gifford will lead this workshop on Mushroom Cultivation.

We will inoculate both Shitake and Oyster mushrooms in oak logs, using different methods. Participants will be guided through the inoculation process, and can do some drilling and inoculating of the logs, and go home with a “slice” of a mushroom log. We will be using power tools, please bring gloves, (and an electric drill if you have one) A tour will be offered after the workshop if time allows

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Chicken workshop

Saturday, May 30, 2015 10am to 1pm

Chicken Workshop

Raising Poultry on a Grass Farm

Fee $20 person

We will show how we raise both our laying hens and meat chickens and turkeys. Our birds are pastured, so you will see a few examples of movable coops, and how we care for the birds.The handout will have plenty of resources to take home with you. This workshop will feature a tour of Millstone Farm. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothes.

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Humans must learn to appreciate the work of honeybees and all that is at risk if they continue their massive die off.
Humans must learn to appreciate the work of honeybees and all that is at risk if they continue their massive die off.

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 10AM-1PM

Beekeeping 101 at Millstone Farm

To “Bee” or not to “Bee?” 

Fee $20 Person

That is the question at this workshop! Join Millstone beekeeper Katie Gallagher and learn more about the amazing world of bees. We will talk about everything from bee anatomy to harvesting honey, as well as bee sting therapy and the bees’ vital role in agriculture. Wear light colored clothing, as we will be visiting the hives and seeing the bees at work!

Children must be accompanied by an adult and this workshop is not suitable for very young children.

If time allows, we will tour the farm.

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Millstone Farm

180 Millstone Road, Wilton CT 06897 | (203) 834-2605

www.millstonefarm.org | www.facebook.com/MillstoneFarmWilton

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