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February 2020

Knife Skills & Sharpening – FULL

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Chef cutting fresh and delicious vegetables for cooking A sharp knife and strong knife skills can dramatically shorten the time you spend in the kitchen and give you the confidence to tackle any recipe. In this knife skills class, Convivium chef, Tomas, will take you beyond dicing and julienne, exploring some advanced knife techniques, the best use for different knives, knife safety, and a demonstration of best practices when conquering those intimidating foods like butternut squash. Skills will be put…

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Seed Starting

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Experience the joy of starting your favorite vegetable plants from seed! Join Convivium’s Farm Manager A.J. for an introduction to seed starting where you will learn about general information of seeds, selecting seeds, and the actual process of planting and caring for seedlings. He will also discuss soil mixes, setting up a calendar, dormancy and germination, up-potting and hardening off. You will tour Convivium’s basement to see where A.J. starts the seeds for our community gardens and he will even…

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Good and Cheap

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Learn how to cook healthy – on a budget! This four-day cooking class is based on a cookbook called Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/day by Leanne Brown. The book was written as part of Ms. Brown’s PhD thesis and includes a variety of healthy (and delicious!) recipes that can be prepared for just $4 per day – the amount per day that a person receives if he/she qualifies for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps). Each…

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Sweet & Savory Scones – FULL

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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If you have ever dreamed of making fresh-baked scones, but aren’t sure where to begin, join us for this hands-on introductory class where Chef Saralyn will teach you everything you need to know to make a variety of sweet & savory scones from scratch. You will learn the three main recipes for cream, butter, and savory scones that are the base recipes for all scones – allowing you to modify and make any scone recipe you desire. Saralyn will demonstrate…

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Leap Day Game Night

February 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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How are you going to spend the extra day this Leap Year? Join us for a Community Game Night at Convivium! Escape the cold and gather family and friends to come play a variety of board games (competitive or for fun) in front of a cozy fire. Feel free to bring any game of your choice or play the ones we have here. The event is free and open to all ages, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

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