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Harbor Homestead

harbor homestead imageThinking about starting
a flock of chickens?

Need to tackle home repairs?

Growing your own veggies?

Offering practical skills re-discovered for the 21st century, our series of non-credit classes can teach you everything from how to swing a hammer to how to create an effective compost pile! Join us this spring as we explore the possibilities with a new series of classes we call Harbor Homestead.

Browse our course offerings and register now! New classes are offered every quarter and the most popular classes fill up fast... register early to secure a seat!

Key to Class Locations
GHCGig Harbor Campus
3993 Hunt St., Gig Harbor
HBHSHenderson Bay High School
8402 Skansie Ave., Gig Harbor

Summer 2014

NEW! Spinning Wool
You have the sheep but what do you do with all the wool? Learn to make your own yarn! Spinning is an ancient skill that's easy and fun to learn. We'll learn on a drop spindle. Materials fee of $15 covers spindle and wool to be paid to the instructor at the beginning of class. Open to children 10 and up - accompanied by an adult. 1 session.
G149 GHHGD 046 July 1 Tu 6:30-8:30p GHC Dean $29

NEW! Bread Making
Join us as we make delicious bread from scratch! We'll take yeast flour and water and turn it into mouth- watering bread, fresh from your own oven. Students will take home enough dough for two loaf size pans. Due to time constraints, students will bake the loaves in their home ovens. Ingredients fee of $7 to be paid to the instructor at the beginning of class. 1 session.
G153 GHHGD 047 - A July 29 Tu 6:30-8:30p GHC Dean $29
G154 GHHGD 047 - B Aug. 12 Tu 6:30-8:30p GHC Dean $29

NEW! Foraged Flavor
Almost everyone knows you can eat blackberries and huckleberries, but nature produces many less-commonly known fresh foraged edibles. Learn how to identify, harvest, and prepare more than 15 varieties of wild fruits, vegetables, and herbs growing in your own backyard with Artondale Farm's Jess Hogan! 1 session.
G112 GHHGD 029 Aug. 14 Th 6-9p GHC Hogan $39

Pacific NW Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshop
There's no better produce than that which is grown organically in your own backyard, so let's get growing with Scott Hogan of Artondale Farm. Topics will include garden site placement, soil improvement, local climate variables, planting schedules, crop rotations, organic practices, and the 10 best crops for our area. 1 session.
G131 GHHGD 031 June 26 Th 6-9p GHC Hogan $39

Backyard Goats-What You Need to Know
Learn the basics of keeping goats and find out whether they're right for you. Topics will include breeds, feeding, housing, fencing, basic breeding, and the benefits and challenges of raising goats.1 session.
G130 GHHGD 030 July 31 Th 6-9p GHC Hogan $39

Introduction to Self-Sufficient Living - Live a Healthier, Greener, Lifestyle
Discover the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Topics will include gardening, livestock, food preservation & storage, alternative methods of expense cutting & income earning, and waste management. 1 session.
G134 GHHGD 034 Aug. 7 Th 6-9p GHC Hogan $39

NEW! Pacific Northwest Chickens:The Basics and Beyond
Want to raise chickens in your own backyard? Start with an overview of the basics, then learn about egg production optimization, selling eggs, breeding & hatching, first-aid, disease identification and prevention, putting your chickens to work, plus lots of Q & A time with Artondale Farm's Jess Hogan! 1 session.
G092 GHHGD 026 July 10 Th 6-9p GHC Hogan $39

Chicken Coop Design
Don't want to purchase a ready-made coop for your flock? Learn everything you need to know to design and build a coop just for your flock. Topics include: space requirements, nest boxes, feeding supplies, coops vs. tractors, common coop design principles and more! 1 session.
G094 GHHGD 028 July 17 Th 6-8p GHC Hogan $39

Make your Own Natural Soap, Bath Products, Deodorant
If you're not a fan of all the extras in commercial bath products, this class is for you! We'll make our own lotion bars, bath bombs and lip balms so we know exactly what is in them. Materials fee of $25 will be collected at the start of first class. 3 sessions.
G135 GHHGD 035 July 8-July 22 Tu 5:30-7:30-p GHC Dean $69

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