Have you heard the buzz about this probiotic health drink and been curious to taste or brew your own kombucha? Colony Urban Farm Store is co-presenting a Make-Your-Own Booch Workshop with the local pros at UpDog Kombucha! UpDog owner Lauren Miller will lead a one-hour demonstration with step-by-step instructions for brewing this ancient fermented super tea. Participants will learn all of the steps and techniques of fermentation, flavoring and home bottling. Each paid ticket includes a DIY starter kit with all of the supplies needed to start your own home batch.
Due to space and supply contraints, we are only able to accept the first 25 registrants. We strongly encourage you to book your spaces ASAP as this event does sell out quickly!! We are also selling tickets at Colony Urban Farm (1100 Reynolda Road) - which is the preferred method of purchasing tickets so you can avoid the third party Event Brite payment fees.
Beekeeping is a fun and rewarding experience, and whether you are looking for a new hobby or simply want to help your garden thrive, this workshop will provide the knowledge you need to begin.
The course will be taught by Colony Urban Farm co-founder and certified beekeeper Josh Pietrafeso. Together, we will discuss the important basic aspects of beekeeping from bee biology and social structure, to equipment, inspections, hive management, pest control and honey extraction.
Since we understand how busy life can get, the course is designed for working adults and those without much spare time. The three classes are scheduled for Tuesday evenings on September 12, 19th and 26th, each from 7-9pm. After that, we will schedule a hands-on hive inspection with Josh's bees tentatively planned for the afternoon of September 30th.
The registration fee includes a textbook which is packed with the information you will need to continue your learning, as well as mentoring opportunities and advice from experienced beekeepers. You can also register in the store (1100 Reynolda Road) to avoid the online payment fees.
Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th: FREE. Texas Pete Culinary Arts Festival. Celebrate the talents of regional and national chefs as they create culinary concoctions with local pride Texas Pete hot sauce. Also enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the day. Colony Urban Farm will showcasing local and imported honeys and unveiling some spicy creations mixed specially for the event.
Sunday, September 24th (1:00p-4:00p): FREE. Sowing Seeds Children's Festival and Food Drive at Bailey Park. The event offers children, families, and friends an opportunity to cultivate the garden of arts and community in Winston-Salem, while raising funds to support the WSFCS Food Pantry which provides food resources for hungry children in the area. We will be offering kid-friendly bee education alongside lots of other activities including child performances, yoga, music, storytelling, etc! You are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate.