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Baking Exchange


with Katherine Slevin

Calendar Sep 29, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Are you a woman from another country, have a passion for baking, and are willing to learn from others? Hosted by the C. Love Cookie Project and in partnership with the Root Cellar Portland and Portland Adult Education, this program will highlight multiple cultures from around the world in this intensive 6- week baking program. Each week a recipe from another country will be highlighted, as students gain baking skills and have an opportunity to learn about another culture and one another. Recipes will be in English, Arabic, and French. Any woman at any age is welcome to join in on this culinary experience. If you would like to support the class or have questions about the program, please visit:

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Land Navigation Basics


with Ron Welton

Calendar Oct 2, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Learn the basics of land navigation using a map and compass. This class covers how to read the markings on a topographic map and how to use map features to establish a path of travel. Learn how to use a compass to determine your direction of travel. Move back and forth between true and magnetic north. There will be a session in the field to wrap up the class. Necessary materials will be provided but bring your own map and compass if you wish.

Making Sauerkraut And Kimchi


with Zachary Rouda

Calendar Oct 17, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Lactic acid is a natural preservative that inhibits bacterial growth. Lacto-fermentation is a simple, age-old process used to create pickles that does not require vinegar or canning. Learn to make lacto-fermented ballpark-frank sauerkraut and traditional spicy kimchi! This process may be used in the future to make pickles, dilly beans, and other creations. Fee includes all required tools, materials, tuition, and a jar of sauerkraut or kimchi to take home.
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Tiny House Basics


with Alan Plummer

Calendar Oct 24, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Thinking of building a Tiny House? You probably have questions. Foundation or trailer? Where will I park it? New or used trailer? How to heat it? Composting toilet? How do I downsize? In this basic class, I'll answer these questions plus many more. If you think you may want to Go Tiny, this class is for YOU! Resources for further learning will be offered.

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