The third installment in the “Farm It! Darn It! The Urban Homesteading Series” will run from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis.
Ellen Dean, curator of the UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity, will give a hands-on presentation on “Kitchen Botany,” the structure and classification of common supermarket fruits and vegetables.
This is the third of a four-part series of workshops for those looking to create a sustainable lifestyle or just interested in acquiring a cool, new skill. The final workshop will run from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, and will focus on homemade ricotta. Julie Cross, the Davis Food Co-op’s marketing and education director, and Julie Loke of the Davis Food Co-op Teaching Kitchen will demonstrate how to make ricotta cheese as well as share recipes to use both the cheese and leftover whey.
“An increasing number of people in our community are turning to their own yards and kitchens to create a self-sufficient lifestyle,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong. “In addition to these workshops, the Yolo County Library also provides a wide array of do-it-yourself books, magazines and visual materials to support library patrons in their learning process.”
No reservations are required for the free programs. The Blanchard Room is accessible for people with disabilities.