Hands-on workshops offered in Canton April 18-21
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 2:49 pm

CANTON -- From cooking and bio-fuel stoves to goats and birdhouse building, Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm, NYS Hwy. 68, will offer a variety of hands-on workshops for during spring break April 18-21.

Registration is required by calling 379-9192 by Friday, April 14. Some classes are only appropriate for certain ages while others are for age 5 and up.

Those taking morning and afternoon sessions are welcome to bring a bag lunch to eat during the noon break. Staff supervision will be provided.

The classes include:

• Needle Felting: Tuesday, April 18, 10 a.m. – noon with Maureen Ring; learn about a process that transforms loose wool into a felt soft fuzzy animal, for ages 10 and up; $10 per person.

• Cooking: Tuesday, April 18, 1- 3 p.m. with Juan Perez, Extension Nutrition Educator and Emily Tremblay, SUNY Potsdam intern; learn how to prepare stuffed tomatoes and banana oat cookies, in the Extension’s newly built kitchen; and play games while food is cooking; $10 per person.

• Bio-Fueled Stoves and Outdoor Cooking: Wednesday, April 19, 10 a.m. – noon, with Amy Sands and Nicki Hamilton-Honey, 4-H educators; each participant will build a bio-fueled stove to take home and take part in hands-on cooking on the stoves in the woods; wear appropriate clothing for hiking; $10 per person.

• Fantastic and Delicious Dishes: Wednesday, April 19, 1 – 3 p.m., with Misty Cisneros, nutrition educator; instruction in preparing exciting side and main dishes; opportunity to sample the dishes and play games while the food cooks; $10.

• Goats, Goats, Goats! Thursday, April 20, morning session 10 a.m. - noon: Feeding & Raising Young Goats, with Darlene Nason; afternoon session 1- 3 p.m., Introduction to the 4-H Goat Program, with Darlene and Casey Caswell, hands-on session for youth and families to explain how to prepare for showing goats at the fair; free for 4-H’ers, $3 for anyone not enrolled in 4-H.

• Woodworking and Birding: Friday, April 21, 9 a.m. - noon, with Andrew Carpino and Amy Sands, 4-H educators; build a birdhouse to take home along, learn other ways to attract birds and practice bird identification; $15. Participants are asked to bring a hammer.