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Urban Homesteading Festival & Slow Food Social

February 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 7:30 pm

Urban Homesteading Festival

Presented by The Trustees of Reservations, The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), and Slow Food Boston

**UPDATE: The Festival is SOLD OUT, but there are still tickets left for the Slow Food Boston Social at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and benefit this wonderful organization.**

The homesteading movement is all about self-sufficiency, characterized by growing and preserving food, and conjuring up images of greenhouses, gardens, and cellars filled with dusty jars. But what about us city-dwellers? How can we move towards self-sufficiency and embrace this movement without packing up and moving to rural America.

The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market, Slow Food Boston, and The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) are jointly hosting The Urban Homesteading Festival on Saturday, February 18th to train Boston urbanites how to modify traditional homesteading techniques to work in an urban setting. The Festival will showcase five different topics.

+ Social w/ Slow Food Boston!

After the festival, indulge in a spiked Taza hot chocolate* and meet & mingle with like-minded foodies and enthusists. Throughout the year, Slow Food Boston hosts Socials (aka cocktail hours!) at various locations around town to encourage Slow Food members, friends, and the Boston food community at large to learn more about the Slow Food movement and connect.

*non-alcoholic hot chocolate will also be served.

Urban Homesteading Festival
Saturday | February 18th | 11:00 am – 7:30 pm
The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02108

Session Topics and Times

  • 11:00-12:00 |Beer Brewing with Ronn Friedlander
  • 12:15-1:15 | Mushroom Cultivation with Dan Bensonoff
  • 1:30-2:30 | Home Cheesemaking with Adam Shutes
  • 2:45-3:45 | Preserving the Herb Garden with Soluna Garden Farm’s Tatiana Brainerd
  • 4:00-5:00 | Stocks & Bone Broth with Didi Emmons and Odessa Piper
  • 5:30-7:30 | Social with Slow Food Boston

Each session will be led by a local expert who will walk attendees through the steps to making each product at home. Sessions will include demonstrations, tastes of finished products, and time for Q&A. Bring a notebook and prepare to learn A LOT. Each hour-long session will be packed with tips and tricks, recipes, and answers to all your burning questions.


  • Trustees Members: $32 all sessions (does not include Social)
  • Non-Trustees Members: $40 for all sessions (does not include Social)
  • Social w/ Slow Food Boston (includes cocktails!): $10


February 18, 2017
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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KITCHEN @ Boston Public Market
100 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113 United States


Slow Food Boston

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