Baking Bread this Sunday at Institute for Urban Homesteading

I’ll be teaching a class I’m calling “Quick Bread” this Sunday at the home of the founder of the Institute for Urban Homesteading. It’s not about quickbreads but about making a good, regular loaf of bread as fast as possible.

There are all manner of very affordable one-off classes at IUH. Things like Seed Starting, Cheesemaking, Urban Berry Patch, Butchering, Raising Rabbits, Beekeeping… and the list goes on!

Check out the IUH calendar for the summer

About Sunday’s event from the newsletter:

Hello Lovely IUH newsletter recipients!
Please join me at my open house this coming Sunday

May 16 1-6pm
839 60th Street
1 block west of MLK.

Some things to know:
This is an opportunity to see my private garden & urban farm, it is the place that I spend my time to relax, rejuvenate and relate with beings other than human. Traditionally my open houses were annual gatherings for my friends, but since I started the IUH, I have opened my home-space to the wider public. So please be aware than when you come, you are not visiting “The Institute of Urban Homesteading” but the home & garden of founder & director, Ruby Blume. It is rare that I have so many visitors at once so I ask your respect of the space and especially the plants and animals in it. All that said, I wish for you to feel welcome and at home!

If you can bring an offering of snacks, drinks, or a small donation, it will greatly enhance the event and create a culture of sharing. There will be homebrewed beer, lacto-fermented sodas (while they last), goat milk ice cream (perhaps just enough for everyone to have a spoonful, since it is baby goat season and much milk is going to the babies), fresh baked bread with homemade butter and a few other goodies available for enjoyment on a donation basis.

If you can help out with greeting, manning the goodie table and helping people the people flow, please let me know, I need help! If you have a guitar and would like to play some music under the apple tree, that would also be lovely!

And here is the schedule of events. Sadly the puppet show has been canceled but we still have great mini-workshops and ice cream making!

Mini Workshops (suggested donation $5-10, no one turned away)
1:30 pm Quick Bread with Lee Sonko (20 minute segments at 1:30 & 2:30, bread comes out at 3:30)
2pm Micro-Farming: Raising Quail for eggs & meat with K.Ruby Blume
3 pm Quick Bread with Lee Sonko (20 minutes segments at 3 & 4, bread comes out at 5pm)
3:30 Goat Milk Ice-Cream Making with Jeannie & Frankie

Tours will happen on an informal basis.
Self-guided tour available at the front gate.

Donations go to support our scholarship fund and, if there are enough funds to support a free event or two.
If you wish to make a larger donation, it is tax deductible, please inquire to have a letter sent to you for your tax purposes.
Look forward to seeing you!


One Comment

  1. lee says:

    The day went very well! Everyone that attended the workshops really enjoyed it. Ruby told me “I didn’t get to catch a workshop but every person coming out of the house had a smile on their face. You’re hired!” The “hired” bit is that before teaching a full class, she wanted to vet me and see how people would like it. So next year I guess I’ll be baking bread for more audiences.

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