Articles in Category: Workshops

Yankee Pot Roast is Coming

on Monday, 13 January 2014. Posted in Workshops



Delicious, Mouth-watering Yankee Pot Roast is coming to GorgePrep!

This meal is to die for!  It is so very, very good you and everyone else you know will be asking for seconds and even third servings.  And guess what?  This delicious dinner is as simple to make as "boiling water and stirring!"  GorgePrep's own Meals-in-a-Jar" instructor, Tracey, will be hosting our Winter Meals-in-a-Jar I workshop on Tuesday, January 21. So sign up now or be sorry!

All of our "Meals-in-a-Jar" workshop use great tasting ingredients from Thrive (sold at our Merc!) that have been freeze dried to maximize long-term shelf life, although we seriously doubt any of your meals-in-a-jar will last the 7 to 10 years that they can safely be left on your shelves (ours lasted about 5 days before we served it to a house full of company).


Bee Keeping 101

on Thursday, 26 September 2013. Posted in Workshops

   Bee Keeping 101 was a great beginning bee keeping workshop. Bill gave an in-depth overview of the science and art of bee keeping and we all left ready to jump into becoming bee keepers. Bee Keeping 102 will be the 4th Wednesday in January.

For those that missed this great workshop Bill will be repeating Bee Keeping 101 on October 23. Sign up now and we promise you'll be glad you did (remember to bring a friend or two as well!!!

Great Class Coming Up on Gardening for Self-Sufficiency!

on Wednesday, 22 May 2013. Posted in Workshops

Great Class Coming Up on Gardening for Self-Sufficiency!

Urban Garden Class… offered by Gorge Grown Food Network  (; 541-490-6420)

Date: June 1, 2013 10:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Location: Mosier (Class meets at 1150 State Rd, Mosier)

Course ID: CED0400-14

Tuition: $99 Fees: $0

As the saying goes, teach a man to fish and he eats for life. This workshop provides students with hands-on skills in growing enough food to feed a family of four for a year, including soil types, amending soils, composting, seed and plant choices, pollination, water collection and irrigation, weed control and mulching, crop rotation and pest control, extending seasons, harvest methods, seed saving, barn yard foods (chicken eggs, goats milk & cheese), milk pasteurization, and cheese making. Garden site plan includes miniature livestock yard, and vegetable storage for year-round food production. Optional visits throughout the growing and harvesting season included in fee. Class meets outdoors at local working garden. Bring a lunch and dress for cold weather. 

Strawberries are HERE!!!!

on Friday, 17 May 2013. Posted in Events, Workshops

Strawberries are HERE!!!!

This is it! STRAWBERRY time! Order YOUR’s by June 5!!!

Eat them fresh, make them into jam, or dry them, now is the time to order your fresh strawberries! We at have been ordering these berry for several years and they are fantastic!!!

These “cleaned, fresh, sliced” strawberries are available through the Lions Club of Vancouver: $30 for 14 pounds, $50 for 28 pounds. For more info. you can call “Len at 360-883-2843.”

We are also offering 2 stand-alone “Strawberry Jam Workshops,” 7 to 9pm on Thursday May 30 and again on June 6. These hands-on workshops guarantee that you will go home with some jam that you made that night. Sign-up at

Wow! Over 200 people stop by to check out!!!

on Sunday, 12 May 2013. Posted in Events, Workshops

An amazing day at the Camas Mother's Day Plant Fair!  Sunny skies, a mildly-hot day, a gentle breeze, combined with the day before Mother's Day and lots of great deals brought a lot of people to this annual event. 

And was "Prepared!"  With up to 6 workshop instructors on hand, we spent the day talking with the more than 200 folks who stopped by to find out more about "being prepared for all the what-if's." 

From discussing workshop offerings, the free Monday night (7-9pm) free Urban Surivival Open Forum Meeting, to tasting "magnificent (freeze dried) corn" and the importance of keeping a week plus of extra food on hand (to order go to, to talking about keeping honey bees people were interested in "living a prepared life!"

For all the folks who stopped by at the booth and to those who didn't remember to use the offer code: MDPF   by Sunday night to get "buy one workshop-bring  friend for free."

Thanks again for stopping by and look forward to seeing you soon!


Master Honey Bees & Coffee Beans with

on Monday, 06 May 2013. Posted in Events, Workshops

Lots of new workshops have been added to the calendar at!

Interested in becoming a "Bee Keeper?"  Check out the Wednesday, May 29, 7 to 9pm workshop on the "Ins & Outs of Beginning Bee Keeping!"

We also just added a workshop on "Coffee."  These two back-to-back workshops will cover buying and storing green beans, to roasting, to brewing an incredible cup of coffee.  All of which can be done without any electricity!!!

Still working on setting up cheese-making and soap-making workshops, as well as a state-certified "Hunter Safety course."  So keep checking back at to see what's new!


Let's Meet-up and Discuss Being Prepared!

Written by Gorge Prep on Tuesday, 30 April 2013. Posted in Events, Workshops

Let's Meet-up and Discuss Being Prepared! is now sponsoring a "Meet Up" group every Monday night from 7 to 9pm at the Camas First Christian Church 404 NE 6th Ave., Camas 98607 (just 10 min. east of the I205 Bridge). The first Forum will be Monday, May 6.

This is a facilitated Forum that explores what it REALLY means to survive in an Urban Environment in times of challenge and crisis. Make plans to stop in. We "promise" you'll be super glad you did!

Our first class was a success!

on Thursday, 25 April 2013. Posted in Workshops

Our first class was a success! (Gorge Preparedness, LLC) had their FIRST workshop last night (April 23, 2013), with Mark at the helm of “Ladies Only: Handguns for Protection.” Mark had a great balance in the breath and depth of information without being too overwhelming in the details. The workshop was a great “overview” and I encourage every woman out there to come and bring a friend or two!

The next date for this workshop is Tuesday, May 21 from 7 to 9pm at the First Christian Church in Camas 404 NE 6th Ave, Camas 98607 (corner of 6th & Cedar).

Workshops are held in the basement of the second church building (the eastward of the two buildings). Workshops are most easily accessed from midway down Cedar Street, which is a one-way street running south (towards downtown Camas).

May Special: Sign up for a "May Workshop" and use the code "May" to receive 25% off your registration fee!!