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Patterson School Incubator Farm is hosting a series of workshops

PATTERSON, NC (February 13th, 2018)…The Patterson School Incubator Farm is hosting a series of workshops on sustainable farm skills and traditional arts topics. Each class is a hands-on experience guided by local experts, to bring to life different useful techniques for the modern farm or homestead.

The Incubator Farm is a developing community of farmers, food entrepreneurs, and aspiring homesteaders, based out of the historic Patterson School property in Caldwell County. We invite everyone to come see the transformation in process! All workshops are Saturdays from noon to four, and $40 per person, unless otherwise noted. Sign up with a friend for $5 off! You can buy tickets online through our website at, or by contacting

We’ll be kicking off the season with a community tree planting day, for the first part of the food forest our community of donors funded at the end of last year. We’re inviting everyone to come establish a variety of fruit and nut trees with us, and learn about the Incubator Farm’s big plans for 2018.

More information and pictures:

Full list of events:

March 3rd — Food Forest Planting Community Day

April 7th — Making Shiitake Logs with Brooke Kornegay

May 5th — Make Goat Cheese: Brie, Chevre, and Mozzarella with Dawn Mathews

May 12th— Plein Air Landscape Painting with Joseph Bigley

June 2nd — Backyard Tipi Building with Brett Butler

June 23rd — Wool Felting with Jane Campbell

July 7th — Make Goat’s Milk Soap with Dawn Mathews

July 22nd — Scrap Metal Sculpture Welding with Joseph Bigley

August 4th — Grow Mushrooms in Bags with Brooke Kornegay

September 15th — Wild Mushroom Foraging with Ken Crouse

October 5th-7th — Plein Air Painting with Jane Cauthen