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yogurt with fruit and granola


Saturday, November 16 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.



Prairie Crossing Learning Farm - Yellow Farmhouse 
32400 North Harris Road
Grayslake, IL 60030


Enroll today!

To provide the best workshop experience, enrollment is limited.  Please register by November 9. The registration fee is $40/person.

Register for ALL workshops in the Suburban Homesteading Series and receive a gift certificate for vegetables grown by the Prairie Farm Corps, to be used at their booth at the Libertyville Farmers Market.  The Libertyville Farmers Market is on Thursdays from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. until October 17.   



Sharon Gaughan 
Prairie Crossing Learning Farm 
847-548-4062 ext. 12 

Homemade Yogurt & Granola: Suburban Homesteading Adult Workshop Series

You don’t need to own multiple acres outside of town in order to dabble in the heart of homesteading.  You can explore “handmade and homegrown” right here in the suburbs.  We invite you to join Prairie Crossing Learning Farm staff as we share with you some of our favorite homesteading topics during our suburban homesteading workshop series! 

What is delicious, easy to prepare, inexpensive, super-healthy, and very satisfying for breakfast or brunch? Homemade yogurt sprinkled with homemade granola, and topped with fresh (or frozen and thawed) berries! The whole family can enjoy that combination.

In this workshop, we will show you several methods for making yogurt - both with pots you're likely to have at home, and with different types of yogurt makers - and we'll discuss the pro's and con's of each.  You will witness the first part of the process, which is "the work" (though very little!) and you will get to see the end result.

We'll also share some of our favorite granola recipes - and during the workshop we'll make a batch of granola that you can sample with the yogurt (and perhaps with some berries, as well!).  Yum!

Participants do not need to bring anything to the workshop - you will be able to test whether to invest in the equipment for pursuing yogurt-making further.  Participants will bring home a resource handout on making yogurt and granola and a small sample of each. The registration fee is $40 per person.

Co-Instructors:  Linda Wiens, LPF Senior Associate Special Projects and Sharon Gaughan, PCLF Education Program Director

If this workshop is filled and you'd like to be added to the wait list, please email sgaughan@prairiecrossing.com. Register early to save your spot!

These Saturday morning workshops are for adult participants. All workshops will begin in the Yellow Farmhouse at the Prairie Crossing Farm, located at 32400 N. Harris Road in Grayslake. Enter Prairie Crossing via Route 45 at Jones Point Road and follow the signs to the Farm. Free parking is available in the small parking lot just past the Yellow Farm House.

Starting in January, we will offer workshops covering additional Suburban Homesteading topics.  We welcome suggestions and requests, and will try to accommodate those in our ongoing series of homesteading workshops.  For inquiries and suggestions contact Sharon Gaughan, Prairie Crossing Learning Farm Education Program Director, at sgaughan@prairiecrossing.com or 847-548-4062 x12.

Workshop Policies 

Payment. Payment must be received in full for each workshop you have registered for within 1 week of your enrollment date, or the date of the workshop – whichever comes first. Registrations without corresponding payment within 1 week are subject to cancellation. Payment is available online via PayPal, or you may mail a check made payable to the Liberty Prairie Foundation to 32400 N. Harris Road, Grayslake IL 60030 (Attention: Sharon Gaughan).

Cancellation.  Cancellation 5 days prior to the workshop is refunded at 90%, less the PayPal transaction fees if payment was made through PayPal. Cancellations less than 4 days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. Refunds are not given for missed workshops. The Prairie Crossing Learning Farm reserves the right to cancel workshops due to low enrollment; these cancellations will be fully refunded.