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Gardening & Food Preservation Workshops

What We Do

What Kinds of Workshops Do We Put On?


CFI offers a variety of workshops throughout the year with topics covering garden planning, planting, and harvesting, as well as food preservation and preparation. We seek to provide hands-on opportunities to build wellness, knowledge, and skills in the garden and kitchen. Examples of a few of our past workshops include fermentation, fruit tree pruning and grafting, seed saving, holiday cooking, water bath and pressure canning, dehydration, cover crops, low maintenance garden design, pest control, and season extension techniques.

Workshops are free to CFI members and community gardens, including the gardeners at the Westside Community Garden. For the general public, we request a $5 donation to attend a workshop, but we don’t want to stand in the way of anyone’s ability to learn and share with us. We typically do not require an RSVP for workshops. There are some exceptions for workshops with limited space, in which case we will make that information known.


Share Your Expertise


Our workshops are peer to peer, meaning that we recruit community members to host them. We love to facilitate the sharing of unique expertise and how it relates to the Appalachian region. If you have a workshop suggestion or are interested in leading your own workshop, please contact us.

Upcoming Workshops


Follow us on Facebook or view the calendar below for our list of upcoming workshops and updates on changes in time or location!

November 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018
1:30 pm3:30 pm
94 Columbus Rd. Athens Ohio, Building C
Homemade Rolls for the Holidays

Looking to bring a special edition to your holiday dinner? Susie Krutsch, Culinary Program Manager at Hocking College, will be teaching us to make potato rolls and sweet potato biscuits at this holiday dinner themed workshop.

We are requiring registration prior to this event. You can register via the link below.

Workshop attendance is a $5 fee for non-CFI members

Saturday, November 10, 2018
1:30 pm3:30 pm
AceNet Building C, 94 Columbus road

Looking to bring a special edition to your holiday dinner? Susie Krutsch, Culinary Program Manager at Hocking College, will be teaching us to make potato rolls and sweet potato biscuits at this holiday dinner themed workshop.

We are requiring registration prior to this event. You can register here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWBvEhV_lbe9fkeOwzOamXNYDhula9Dos5xhj6zE_oW0XxPw/viewform?usp=sf_link
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Workshop attendance is a $5 fee for non-CFI members


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