Summer

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Garden Pest Management

This is a class offered through the Local Food Resource Hubs program coordinated by Gardening Matters. There are 5 spots open to non-Hubs members. To become a member, visit gardeningmatters.org/hubs.

This class will cover the general principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). We will identify some common insect pests that cause problems and discuss treatments together.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Phillips Community Center, Meeting Room A/B
2323 11th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Meleah Maynard is a Hennepin County Master Gardener and has a strong background in a variety of gardening topics.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
Mallory- 612-821-2358
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 08/09/2012 - 18:00 - 19:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Phillips Community Center, Meeting Room A/B
2323 11th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
United States
44° 57' 35.2944" N, 93° 15' 29.5272" W
Additional class location information: 
Look for the signs to Meeting Rooms A/B
This is a class offered through the Local Food Resource Hubs program coordinated by Gardening Matters. There are 5 spots open to non-Hubs members.
Sara VanAllen's picture

Canning Jam & Basics of Water Bath Method

This is a class offered through the Local Food Resource Hubs program coordinated by Gardening Matters. There are 7 spots open to non-Hubs members. To become a member, visit www.gardeningmatters.org/hubs. This class will offer a basic demonstration for making Strawberry/Rhubarb Jam using the hot water bath canning food preservation method. The class will be a casual demonstration with question and answers for the beginning food preservationist, first time caner.

If you have questions you may contact [email protected]

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Northeast United Methodist Church (kitchen)
2510 Cleveland Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
United States
Phone: 612-789-7462
Facilitator's experience: 
30 plus years of home canning for family and friends
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-821-2358
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
15
Time/Location
Class times: 
Wed, 07/25/2012 - 18:45 - 20:00
Additional class time information: 
Perhaps an additional class could be offered July 26th same time if there is additional need
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Northeast United Methodist Church (kitchen)
2510 Cleveland Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
United States
Phone: 612-789-7462
45° 0' 48.5964" N, 93° 13' 51.9132" W
Additional class location information: 
Cleveland Entrance down the ramp to kitchen
This is a class offered through the Local Food Resource Hubs progam but there are 7 spots open to non-Hubs members.
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Complete Bicycle Overhaul at Cycles for Change

This intermediate class will build upon the skills taught in the Basic Bike Maintenance class and expand through overhauling an entire bicycle. It's recommended that students have taken the Basic class or have a similar beginning familiarity with bicycle repair. Participants will take apart, clean, and repack all bearing systems, including hubs, headsets, and bottom brackets. In addition, the will install new cables and housing on brakes and derailleurs as needed, and lubricate/adjust all shifting systems. In full, folks attending this class will learn how to perform a complete tune-up/overhaul of a bicycle. Participants will work with the same bike through the class, in order to see the complexities and intricacies of one specific bicycle. Note: All class participants will fix up SHOP BIKES during this class! Bikes fixed up will go into one of Cycles for Change's many community programs!

The class will be 5 Thursdays: Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 6-8:30pm each day.

Please contact me with any questions!

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Cycles for Change
712 University Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
Facilitator's experience: 
Program Director at Cycles for Change, community bike shop in St. Paul.
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
15
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 18:00 - 20:30
Thu, 08/09/2012 - 18:00 - 20:30
Thu, 08/16/2012 - 18:00 - 20:30
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 18:00 - 20:30
Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:00 - 20:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Cycles for Change
712 University Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
44° 57' 20.3004" N, 93° 7' 43.0716" W
complete bicycle overhaul
exco's picture

Indigenous Imperative: Native Thought and its Implications for Our Future

Location: University of Minnesota Ford Hall Room 170

The premise of course is that our future is not only ecological but indigenous. We will be looking at not only the Six Nations Confederacy, but several other cultural and political powers in the western hemisphere including the Hopi, the Ojibway, the Inca, the Maya, Aztecs and many others. One of the goals of this course will be to not only push the envelope but get rid of the envelope. No discussion of our problems or potentials is possible without our indigenous center. Forget casino gambling, fry bread, pow wows, Sherman Alexie's cynical novels, and all of the other caricatures of first nations people. Rather we are going to vigorously look at the loose medicine bundle of values and cultures which evolved on this continent called sacred turtle island. We will advocate for a robust restoration of native teachings.

NOTE: Ray does not use email all that much so if you want to get in touch with him
before the class please call.

Facilitator email(s): 
none

Location

University of Minnesota, Ford Hall Room 170
224 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN, MN 55455
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Ray Tricomo is an Italian American born in Detroit. He attended Wayne State University from 1963-67, and majored in English with minors in Sociology and History. In 1970, he earned a masters in African Studies. From 1970-74, he worked on a PHD in African history with minor in medical geography and US history. Ray Tricomo was the Green Party Minnesota's 2002 nominee for the US Senate. Today, he mentors Kalpulli Turtle Island Multiversity, a community dedicated to education and land restoration to the indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (North America). He has been teaching EXCO classes in every session since EXCO's inception in Fall 2006.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
651-714-0288
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 07/10/2012 - 18:00 - Tue, 08/28/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 07/17/2012 - 18:00 - Tue, 09/04/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 07/24/2012 - 18:00 - Tue, 09/11/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 18:00 - Tue, 09/18/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 08/07/2012 - 18:00 - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 08/14/2012 - 18:00 - Tue, 10/02/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 08/21/2012 - 18:00 - Tue, 10/09/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 08/28/2012 - 18:00 - Tue, 10/16/2012 - 20:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
University of Minnesota, Ford Hall Room 170
224 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN, MN 55455
United States
44° 58' 31.6992" N, 93° 14' 1.8888" W
exco
Ainsley's picture

Sourdough Bread

This class explores the power of wild yeast to naturally leaven breads. In 2 class sessions we'll make our own sourdough starters to take home and then build them into doughs - using slow fermentation methods to produce beautiful loaves and other sourdough wonders! All you knead is enthusiasm and some patience before your own doughs will be rising to perfection!

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

home kitchen MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Avid baking and fermenting enthusiasts at home and at a few bakeries and a market around town
Facilitator phone number(s): 
401-575-7568
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 07/03/2012 - 19:00 - 21:00
Tue, 07/10/2012 - 19:00 - 21:00
Location Accessibility: 
No
Address: 
home kitchen MN
United States
Bread from wild yeast!
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Beginning Screenprinting with Living Proof

So we already have 13 people signed up for the course, but as stated our shop capacity is only 5. We will take participants in the order that they have signed up, so if you sign up now you are basically adding yourself to the waitlist. Living Proof will continue to offer these workshops in the future. We have one scheduled (http://excotc.org/class/beginning-screenprinting-with-living-proof-workshop-for-people-of-color) on August 4th and 5th open to those identifying as a person of color.

Participants are invited to join Living Proof for a two-day workshop covering the fundamentals of screenprinting. We emphasize Do-It-Yourself methods so folks will be able to take their screenprinting skills out into their communities! By the end of the workshop, participants will make their image into a one-color print that they can put on paper or fabric to share and post widely and wildly. We will cover print shop basics, introduce materials and alternative inking and printing processes.

Day 1, Saturday 1:00-4:00PM, we will focus on designing images to print and exposing the screens.
The next day, Sunday 1:00-4:00PM we will be printing and sharing prints!

Due to space limitations, we can only allow 5 participants per 2-day workshop. Please sign up only if you're sure you can attend both days. We will send an email confirmation with supplemental materials a week before we begin.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Living Proof Studio
Basement, South MPLS
MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Third session facilitating screenprinting workshops with EXCO. Living Proof has worked with students from elementary age to adult.
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
5
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 13:00 - 16:00
Additional class time information: 
Saturday and Sunday 1:00-4:00pm
Location Accessibility: 
No, but willing to find an alternate location if necessary.
Address: 
Living Proof Studio
Basement, South MPLS
MN
United States
44° 55' 29.5572" N, 93° 16' 38.3376" W
Living Proof Screenprinting
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Poetry and Revolution

At a point when creative forms of resistance are coming to define and determine the course of the global revolution, questions of language, metaphor, and aesthetics have become increasingly significant to those who seek to change the world. Taking up Marx’s distinction between changing and interpreting the world, we often think of poetry as something that obscures rather than promotes direct action. In this course, we will explore the tension between interpretation and change, expression and activity, thinking and acting. We will think about how poetry, or the mode of interpreting metaphorical language more generally, presents new ideas about revolutionary potential. We’ll read several essays that situate this discussion in the framework of Marx’s poetry of the revolution in The Communist Manifesto, writings on postwar debates about aesthetics and politics, and work by Bertolt Brecht, Anna Ahkmatova, Adonis, Diane di Prima, Joshua Clover, and others. This list is tentative and can be adapted based on interest. Meetings will be held in a reading group style, with the possibility of a collaborative blog as a means of collecting various references and readings.

see wordpress site for tentative reading schedule and more information.
http://revolupoetry.wordpress.com/

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Boneshaker Books MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
I have experience teaching university courses in writing, literature, and theory.
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
50
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 06/26/2012 - 19:00 - 20:30
Tue, 07/03/2012 - 19:00 - 20:30
Tue, 07/10/2012 - 19:00 - 20:30
Tue, 07/17/2012 - 19:00 - 20:30
Tue, 07/24/2012 - 19:00 - 20:30
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 19:00 - 20:30
Tue, 08/07/2012 - 19:00 - 20:30
Tue, 08/14/2012 - 19:00 - 20:30
Additional class time information: 
first meeting Tuesday 7-8:30, for following meetings we will find a time that works best
Location Accessibility: 
Location not set.
Address: 
Boneshaker Books MN
United States
reading in/of/about aesthetics and revolution
welka's picture

Transformative Justice

Transformative Justice is a process of community safety, healing, and accountability without using punishment. Transformative Justice attempts to expand beyond individual actions into root causes, such as socialization and privilege.

In this class we will read and discuss material relating to Transformative Justice, come up with a shared definition of Transformative Justice, share our experiences with systems that attempt to provide justice, and create plans for using Transformative Justice models/processes to create safer and healthier communities.

Define, share, and discuss Transformative Justice
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Herb Nerd: An Introduction to Western Herbalism and Plant Identification

Workshop date(s) & time(s): 
Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 10:30 - Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 13:00
This class is geared towards people with beginning and intermediate experiences with herbalism, plant identification and wild edibles.

This class is meant to be an introduction to Western Herbalism. It will be geared towards people with beginning and intermediate experiences with herbalism, plant identification and wild edibles. Classes will be every other Saturday starting June 9th, 2012 from 10AM - 1PM for eight classes. Field trip classes might be longer to factor in transportation and harvesting time. Every class will be broken down into three segments: A plant walk, a lecture and then the harvesting and making of herbal medicine.

Some lecture topics that will be included in this class are:

1)Plant identification, botany and ethical harvesting of herbs and wild edibles
2)Herbal first aid and emergency medicine
3)Herbal energetics: Organ systems, tongue diagnostics and understanding acute and chronic conditions
4)Dealing with depression, anxiety and other mental conditions
5)Herbs for the musculoskeletal system
6)Kitchen herbalism and winter health
7)Women, Queer and Trans health
8)Herbs for Kids

Once we meet we can discuss other topics that folks are interested in discussing as well. I am extremely down to have other people co-facilitate classes with me if they have experience with plant identification, herbs or other healing practices. If you are interested in helping teach OR if you can provide a Spanish translation for the class please e-mail me at [email protected]

We will be traveling a lot for this class. There are several locations that I would like to go to that are out of town a bit (no more than 45 minutes). We will try and figure out carpooling so that everyone will be able to go, but please expect to contribute money for transportation costs.

Also, be prepared to spend a little money if you want to make tinctures, syrups and/or salves. We will talk more about what kind of supplies we will need the first day of class, but expect to spend around $20-30 or so on supplies.

Facilitator's experience: 
I have been studying herbalism for the past few years independently and with other herbalists. I have studied a variety of herbal medicine subjects with Lise Wolfe, Cynthia Thomas and Rosemary Gladstar including botany, plant identification, herbal energetics and herbal formulation. I am currently working to become a certified herbalist under the National Herbalist Guild.

Location

Powderhorn Park
3400 15th Avenue S. Meet in fron tof the park building and we will move to another location
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States
Phone: N/A
44° 56' 28.7844" N, 93° 15' 13.4568" W
Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Additional workshop time information: 
Fieldtrip days will be longer to factor in transportation and foraging time.
Address: 
Powderhorn Park
3400 15th Avenue S. Meet in fron tof the park building and we will move to another location
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States
Phone: N/A
44° 56' 28.7844" N, 93° 15' 13.4568" W
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Wheelbuilding at Cycles for Change (Formerly Sibley Bike Depot) (June)

This class is designed as a complete introduction to the basics of wheel building. We are posting this class late, but if we have sufficient interest we will start the first class with lacing rims. The second class will entail bringing the wheel up to tension and truing it radially and laterally. It is okay if you don't understand what this means we will start at the beginning. No prior knowledge is necessary, however, it will be useful to understand the basics of truing.

We will be following Gerd Shraner's method feel free to peruse his book http://www.icelord.net/bike/ArtOfWheelbuilding.pdf

I am going to push this into January because not enough people registered in time. Please let me know if you would like to join us.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
Facilitator's experience: 
I have taught many of the classes. In addition I have a mostly useless degree in theory and spend a great deal of time thinking about how to be the best teacher I can be.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
651 222 2080
Class maximum size: 
10
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sun, 06/10/2012 - 16:00 - 19:00
Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:00 - 19:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
44° 57' 20.3508" N, 93° 7' 49.9764" W
Wheel Building!
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