This Spring Ampersand is blooming with children. I enjoy their enthusiasm and lack of focus (which sounds weird right? More on that a bit later). Great local families showed up for our Community Homestead Day. A bunch of urban families made the trek to Ampersand for our Homeschool Homestead Day. We are very much looking forward to hosting a group from East Mountain High School in a couple of weeks.
We don't have kids of our own, so were learning basic things like: kids like to dig (who knew?), they like to contribute and they are proud of accomplishing even small things. Read more of this post
Our internship program begins May 23! That's soon! We still have spots available in this 2 month immersion program. Apply now!
Register for our popular Solar Cooking and Sustainable Kitchens Class now!
May 25th, 10 to 4pm
Spend the day playing and feasting in Ampersand’s solar and sustainable kitchen. We will cook together in our favorite solar cookers and explore other self sufficient cooking and preservation methods.
Amanda will share about the range of solar cookers available, cooking techniques, appropriate cookware, canning in the solar oven, and safe temperature ranges. At the end of the day we will taste our solar creations.
Also learn about rocket stoves, solar dehydration, alternative refrigeration methods, and vegetable fermentation. We will discuss how to integrate one or more of these sustainable kitchen ideas easily into your current life style.