Workshop #9: Fermented Dairy

Homestead Logan Square's next workshop focuses on fermented dairy products of all sorts. Participants will learn all about kefir culture, and how it can be used as a starter to make yogurt and yogurt cheese, as well as creme fraiche and cultured butter.

Our host is David Asher, an organic farmer, goatherd, and farmstead cheesemaker whose traveling educational endeavor, The Black Sheep School of Cheesemaking, offers workshops in partnership with food-sovereignty-minded organizations and communities doing the good work of reconnecting people to the food, farmers and land that sustains them. His workshops teach a cheesemaking method that is natural, DIY, and well suited to any home kitchen. He has been teaching cheesemaking for over seven years.

Tickets are $10 at the door. This event takes place on Tuesday, August 11th at the Comfort Station in Logan Square from 6-7:30 pm. For more event information, visit Homestead Logan Square's Facebook page

Copies of David's book, The Art of Natural Cheesemaking, will also be for sale:

Workshop #8: Beyond Vinegar--Green Cleaning with Science + Nature

Most of us know intuitively that green cleaning is the better choice than a bucket of bleach and a hose but very few of us know exactly why. Find out what’s lurking under your sink and how the chemicals in modern cleaners may be affecting our bodies and our planet. Adrian Ruddock, founder of Mother B Green Cleaning and Home Services, will share her secrets as a professional using only EPA "green certified" and homemade products. After taking this class you’ll know:

+How to make safe choices when you’re confused in the cleaning aisle at Target
+How to effectively kill germs using botanicals
+The difference between the jargon antibacterial, antimicrobial and germicidal and why you should care
+The essentials in a pro’s green cleaning kit

We’ll also be making some great smelling, wonderfully effective cleaners using products you may already have in your kitchen (and psssst , it’s not vinegar). You may actually want to clean! Bring a spray bottle or jar to take some cleaner home with you. 

This workshop will take place at The Logan Share at 2864 N Milwaukee Avenue from 6-7:30 pm on Monday, March 30th. Tickets are $20 and are available through Dabble.

For more information about Homestead Logan Square, visit our Facebook Page. To learn more about Adrian and Mother B's sustainable and socially just business practices, visit her website at

Homestead Logan Square - Workshop Series

We're pleased to introduce Homestead Logan Square, our joint community outreach and educational endeavor with the Dill Pickle Food Cooperative. The goal of this workshop series is to empower you to take ownership of your urban landscape with topics ranging from fermentation to urban gardening to canning and more. 

Workshop #1: Sour Power - An Introduction to Fermentation by fellow Chicago co-op and fermentation powerhouse Edible Alchemy on August 26th. We hope to see you there!


Also please let us know if there are any specific topics you would be interested in for future workshops at info@fivepointholistic or in the comments.