What is the best way to experience a true "Craftsman" beer? ~ by making it yourself…duh! This full-day home brewing workshop takes you step-by-step through the process of brewing beer from scratch using malted barley. Geared towards both the beginner beer-curious, as well those of you wanting to move beyond extract brewing. This hands-on course will guide you through the beer making process from the "mash" to bottling. We will show you how easy it is to begin brewing your own signature beer at home using simple, easily sourced equipment and ingredients, some of which you probably already own! Register Here
The proliferation of backyard chicken keeping has generated a need for reliable instruction in safe and humane harvesting of chickens. Whether your goal is to dispatch older hens to refresh your laying flock, or you'd like to try your hand at raising healthy meat birds for your family, The Institute comes to the rescue with a hands-on workshop that will give you the confidence and know-how to responsibly manage your flock.
Unleash your inner foodcrafter. This full-day, hands-on workshop held in Altadena at an urban micro-dairy will set you on your way to making your own artisinal bread, cheese, jam and mustard from scratch. Your d.i.y. ambassadors are some of the city's finest food crafters. The workshop includes four, 1-hour foodcrafting sessions, a catered lunch and morning beverages & scones. Each participant will go home with their very own bread, cheese, fruit preserves, mustard and a custom instruction manual with recipes and resource guide.