Category Archives: Education

Community Garden Job Available

The Trillium Center and the Conneaut Human Resources Center have been collaborating to create an educational community garden project. It’s called CHEWS! Community Health Education for Wellness and Strength. The CHRC applied for an Americorp VISTA position and now there is a job available. The Trillium Center will provide mentoring to the person in this position (more info below). This is a brochure outlining the benefits of the VISTA position:

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Here is the job description:

The Vista member will coordinate on behalf of the Conneaut Human Resources Center the Community Garden project with the intent to outreach to the service area the importance of healthy produce and nutritional eating habits. The member will also be responsible for the recruitment and retention of volunteers that will assist with the operations of the garden but also promote the garden to organizations, clubs, civic leaders and students. During the term of service, a database of volunteers needs to be developed, strategic planning for growth and/or expansion of the Community Garden in other parts of the city, develop a network of organizations, clubs and churches interested in the mission of the garden and overall marketing of the program. Application and more info available at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=71467&fromSearch=true

ALFC offers Art of Herbalism Series

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The Ashtabula Local Food Council is offering classes on food preparation and preservation, including a series on how to make your own home remedies. They offered a canning class at the Conneaut Human Resources Center earlier this year, which was attended by 15 people!

Next week starts a series by Leah Wolfe, the current community garden manager at the CHRC called the Art of Herbalism. Learn more and sign up at the website below!

http://www.ashtabulafood.org/classes/2017-class-schedule/

Introduction to Soaping

Sunday, April 9th | 1-4pm | Pairings (50 Park St., Geneva) | Register

Art of Herbalism : Healing Teas, Tinctures, and Tonics

Tuesday, April 11th | 6-8pm | Pairings (50 Park St., Geneva) | Register

Beyond the Basics : Fresh & Fried Pasta

Sunday, May 7th | 1-5pm | Pairings (50 Park St., Geneva) | Register

Art of Herbalism : Herbal Baths, Steams and Fomentations

Tuesday, May 9th | 6-8pm | Pairings (50 Park St., Geneva) | Register

Introduction to Seasonal Cooking I

Saturday, May 13th | 1-5pm | St. Peter’s (Ashtabula) | Register

Art of Herbalism : Healing Broths for Longevity

Tuesday, June 13th | 6-8pm | Pairings (50 Park St., Geneva) | Register

Art of Herbalism : Healing Salves & Oils

Tuesday, July 11 | 6-8pm | Pairings (50 Park St., Geneva) | Register

Introduction to Seasonal Cooking II

Saturday, August 19th | 1-5pm | St. Peter’s (Ashtabula) | Register

Beyond the Basics : Advanced Preservation

Sunday, August 20 | 9a – 5p | Pairings (50 Park St., Geneva) | Register

Introduction to Seasonal Cooking III

Saturday, October 28th | 1-5pm | St. Peter’s (Ashtabula) | Register

Beyond the Basics : Boules & Baguettes

Sunday, November 19 | 1 – 6p | Pairings (50 Park St., Geneva) | Register

Introduction to Seasonal Cooking IV

Saturday, December 16th | 1-5pm | St. Peter’s (Ashtabula) | Register

The Ashtabula Local Food Council focuses on three distinct areas of local food work: Community, Growers, and Policy.  Every food system has a series of vital parts, but we consider it our highest priority to focus on the growers that produce our food and the communities they serve.  Ashtabula County has a proud heritage of food, and we hope to celebrate and expand that great tradition.

Wilderness First Aid at Camp Peet

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April 22-23, 1o am-6 pm
Camp Peet, Conneaut, OH 44030

We are excited to announce that the Trillium Center is partnering with Ashtabula Metro Parks to expand our educational programs! The first class is Wilderness First Aid. Details below.

More info on Camp Peet:
http://www.ashtabulametroparks.com/clara-d-peet-preserve-conneaut/

Why wilderness first aid vs. a regular first aid class? Here are a few reasons why wilderness first aid is a good idea.

  • The wilderness approach is more adaptable to rural areas and disaster situations where resources may be scarce or far away.
  • Wilderness protocols are easy to integrate with natural healing and herbal first aid.
  • The wilderness training is challenging and stimulating.
  • Much of the training is outside using realistic scenarios to help you feel more prepared.
  • The wilderness first aid kit list is more comprehensive than the average first aid kit list.
  • Class size is small to ensure that each student gets attention during the training and scenarios.
  • The picture above is Dave Pike, our primary instructor practicing water rescue, We won’t be doing water rescue, but I thought you’d be interested in seeing him at work!

Photo of WFA class

Wilderness First Aid
April 22-23, 1o am-6 pm

There will be two other instructors to ensure you are getting the training you need. Some of the things you will learn:

  • Steps to take to prevent common outdoor injuries and illnesses.
  • A comprehensive assessment to quickly identify minor injuries and illnesses vs. serious emergencies.
  • Wilderness first aid treatment protocols for common injuries and illnesses, including emergencies that are specific to our region.
  • When and how to activate emergency services.
  • An introduction to herbal first aid will be included Saturday night.

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Payment for the class is $125 per person including a 16-hour training, 4 meals, book, certification card, and camping fees. Note, we need 10 people minimum for this class to go as planned. You will be refunded in full in case of cancellation. Maximum number of students is 16 to maintain small class size.

To register:

  1. Fill out the form below.
  2. Make a payment online at https://www.paypal.me/TrilliumCenter/125 or send a check payable to the Trillium Center, 715 Furnace Rd. Conneaut OH 44030.

Why Wilderness First Aid?

Wilderness First Aid
April 22-23, 1o am-6 pm

This is a very good question. Why wilderness first aid vs a regular first aid class? Here are a few reasons why wilderness first aid is a good idea.

  • The wilderness approach is more adaptable to rural areas and disaster situations where resources may be scarce or far away.
  • Wilderness protocols are easy to integrate with natural healing and herbal first aid.
  • The wilderness training is challenging and stimulating.
  • Much of the training is outside using realistic scenarios to help you feel more prepared.
  • The wilderness first aid kit list is more comprehensive than the average first aid kit list.
  • Class size is small to ensure that each student gets attention during the training and scenarios.
  • The picture above is Dave Pike, our primary instructor practicing water rescue, We won’t be doing water rescue, but I thought you’d be interested in seeing him at work!

Photo of WFA class
WFA students practice rolling their instructor, Charles, to check his back for injuries.

Wilderness First Aid
April 22-23, 1o am-6 pm

There will be two other instructors to ensure you are getting the training you need. Some of the things you will learn:

  • Steps to take to prevent common outdoor injuries and illnesses.
  • A comprehensive assessment to quickly identify minor injuries and illnesses vs. serious emergencies.
  • Wilderness first aid treatment protocols for common injuries and illnesses, including emergencies that are specific to our region.
  • When and how to activate emergency services.
  • An introduction to herbal first aid will be included Saturday night.
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Herbalist Leah Wolfe teaches herbal first aid and other topics at the Trillium Center.

Payment for the class is $125 per person including a 16-hour training, 4 meals, book, certification card, and camping fees. Note, we need 10 people minimum for this class to go as planned. You will be refunded in full in case of cancellation. Maximum number of students is 16 to maintain small class size.

To register:

  1. Fill out the form below.
  2. Make a payment online at https://www.paypal.me/TrilliumCenter/125 or send a check payable to the Trillium Center, 715 Furnace Rd. Conneaut OH 44030.