• September 2016

    • 10: Basics of Vegetable Fermentation

      Like sauerkraut? Sour pickles? Vegetable ferments are a safe and easy way to help preserve your summer garden’s bounty all while packing a powerful nutritional punch. Learn how to make your own in this hands-on workshop. Sample a variety of  Continue Reading »

    • 15: Cheap Eats! Delicious Food for Little Cash

      This class is for anyone who wants to be able to cook tasty, appealing foods without breaking the bank. Good food does not need to be fussy, and it certainly doesn’t need to be expensive!

    • 22: Fall Equinox Celebration

      We celebrate the beginning of each season with the word, symbol and sharing. Refreshments are served.

    • 25: Alpaca Farm Open House

      White Violet Farm Alpacas will join alpaca breeders across the United States and Canada in observance of the annual National Alpaca Farm Days. Meet the alpacas up close and meet those who care for them. Shop for alpaca items and  Continue Reading »

  • October 2016

    • 1: Harvest Celebration BBQ & Hootenanny

      Celebrate the fall harvest and White Violet Center’s 20th anniversary with: storytelling around the fire Nashville and Bloomington musicians cornhole tomato toss chicken bingo local BBQ Organic veggies grown at White Violet Center a beer garden hanging out with new  Continue Reading »

    • 6: Cooking a Feast

      This class focuses on planning and executing a great Thanksgiving meal, but really this sort of planning is good for any time you are expecting to feed a large number of folks – holidays, dinner parties, birthday parties, etc. The  Continue Reading »

    • 15: Beginning Spinning

      This workshop is designed for absolute beginners who have no previous spinning experience. Participants can expect to learn how to spin their own wool yarn using a spinning wheel. Wheels and a sampling of fibers will be available for use,  Continue Reading »

  • November 2016

    • 3: Cooking 101: Get Cooking!

      Transition from “assembling” food from various pre-built components to actually cooking it yourself. In your own home. Safely and, hopefully, enjoyably. Learn basic knife skills and cutting techniques, basic cooking methods (i.e., sautéing, poaching, roasting, etc.), how to read a  Continue Reading »

    • 10: Cooking 102: Veggie Basics

      Learn the basics of vegetable cooking, including several cooking techniques (i.e., sautéing, blanching, steaming, boiling, and roasting), planning vegetable dishes, and what cooking methods work best with which vegetables. Come hungry! We will eat what we cook. Second class in  Continue Reading »

    • 12: Weaving: Make-and-Take Scarves

      Are you interested in weaving, but intimidated by learning how to set up a loom? Looking for a unique gift to make and give away during the holidays? This is the class for you! White Violet Center instructors will have  Continue Reading »

    • 17: Cooking 103: Meat!

      Cooking 103 will take on something many new cooks find intimidating – cooking meat. Instruction will include: butchering a whole chicken, roasting, braising, searing and oven-finishing, proper seasoning techniques and safe meat handling procedures. The class will include dinner –  Continue Reading »

  • February 2017

    • 4: Chickens 101: Cluck-A-Palooza!

      Chickens are an easy and delightful animal to keep, whether on a farm, a small homestead or just in your backyard. This class will cover the basics to help get anyone started in keeping a small flock of chickens (around  Continue Reading »

    • 11: Alpaca 101: Fundamentals of Alpaca Husbandry

      A one-day workshop geared toward those who are thinking about owning alpacas or those new to the business. Topics include: herd health issues, injections, feed, barns and sheds, pasture care, toenails, developing goals, fiber, record keeping, nutrition, and 90 minutes  Continue Reading »

    • 25: Bread Baking: Sourdough

      Sourdough breads are a delicious, nutritional treasure and are easier to make than you may think. Learn bread-making basics, tips and tricks for creating and maintaining starters, and ideas for how to incorporate sourdough into a variety of other baked  Continue Reading »

  • March 2017

    • 23: Single-Serve Cooking

      Cooking for one person can be incredibly frustrating, and often results in eating out or pre-packaged single-serving foods, damaging both our health and our pocketbooks. Recipes are never written for single-servings, and trying to edit recipes for one can end  Continue Reading »

    • 25: Intermediate Spinning

      This class is designed for people who have spun before, but are in need of further instruction, need a refresher course for their skills or are interested in trying different fibers, spinning or plying techniques. Participants should be able to  Continue Reading »

  • April 2017

    • 1: Learn to Weave!

      Learn how to weave your own beautiful fabrics for scarves, table runners, napkins and more. You are limited only by your imagination! Students will learn how to weave on four-shaft floor looms and complete several mug rug coasters to take  Continue Reading »

    • 27: International Salad Bowl

      Are you in a salad rut? Put down that bottled dressing and iceberg lettuce, and celebrate salad season with White Violet! Learn how to make salads from various countries including India, Thailand and Vietnam. Discover how to give lettuce a  Continue Reading »