Saturday and Sunday, May 15 – 16 and October 2 – 3, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Root Cellar Workshop

Hancock Shaker Village presents a Root Cellar Workshop over two weekends, the first on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 – 16, and the second on Saturday and Sunday, October 2 – 3, from 10 am – 5 pm.  Registrants must participate in both weekends.  Students will learn the basics of food storage, tour existing root cellars, see presentations on innovative design options, assess and plan their own crop storage needs, examine energy and monetary savings, and explore planting guidelines while seeding a garden.  Participants will take home their own food security action plan, a design for a space of their own, planting and storage guideline charts, as well as a copy of the Bubels’ book on root cellaring.  Come ready for two intensive weekends and learn how to make hard work into simple living!  Tuition is $450 for HSV members, and $500 for non-members.  To register, and for more information, log on to, or call 413-443-1088, x 213.