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February 2014

Slow Food WiSE Board Meeting

Feb 6, 2014 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Stone Creek Factory Store,
422 North 5th Street, Milwaukee,
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$30

Sustainable Chocolate Cooking Class

Feb 13, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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At Wellspring – 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

Join Steve Wallace, founder of Milwaukee’s own Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company, and Chef Karen Gill for an evening of tasting and learning about sustainable chocolate! Learn about how cocoa is grown and of Omanhene’s partnership with farmers in Ghana, while Chef Gill leads cooking demos and tastings of an all chocolate menu. Wine will be served with tastings. Students will go home with recipes for the evening’s dishes and knowledge of the world of chocolate.

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$60

VGI’s Fruity Nutty Affair

Feb 22, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center,
790 N Van Buren St Milwaukee,
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YOU ARE INVITED! Come celebrate with the neighborhood orchard recipients of the 2014 Fruity Nutty 5 Contest. Join us for fun with delicious local food, libations, dancing and more, including a silent and live auction to fund the planting of the awarded orchards. Come to raise a toast and an urban orchard!

Our 4th annual celebration starts at 6:30 p.m. with complimentary cocktail hour. At 7:00, enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, followed by a presentation of the Fruity Nutty 5 winners, then live swing music, dancing and …

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March 2014
Free

School Garden and Garden Based Education Training

Mar 6, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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School Garden and Garden Based Education Training

At Wellspring Education Center – 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

In this free this workshop, participants will discuss why youth gardening and garden-based education is important and will learn strategies to plan, design, and implement child-centered youth gardens for school, early childhood, and after-school sites. Participants will also review garden-based curriculum and share ideas for incorporating such lessons into the classroom. Open to educators and interested community members! Continuing Education Units available for early childhood educators.

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12th Annual Local Farmer Open House

Mar 8, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park,
1500 E. Park Place Milwaukee, WI
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12th Annual Local Farmer Open House

Saturday March 8th, 11 am – 3 pm at the Urban Ecology Center in Riverside Park.

Free Know your farmer. Know your food. Meet and support your local farmers. Connect to get farm-fresh produce & more. Whether you are just learning about Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) or have been a member for years, this is a great once-a-year opportunity to talk with local farmers, learn about their growing practices and share options, and choose which farm is best for you and …

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$40

Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop

Mar 8, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, 53090
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At Wellspring Education Center – 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

 

Join John Holzwart (‘Little John’) for a 
comprehensive presentation explaining several approaches to grafting, 
followed by a demonstration and hands-on learning. Participants graft and take 
home two semi-dwarf fruit trees of your choice (apple, pear or plum). Root 
stocks and scionwood (fruit tree cuttings) provided. Additional plant 
materials will be available to purchase for grafting more trees at home. 
 Cost: $40 until 3/5, $45 after. To register – www.wellspringinc.org or (847) 946-5565

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Free

Free Scionwood Exchange – Fruit Tree Grafting

Mar 8, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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At Wellspring Education Center – 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

Attention all fruit tree grafters and growers! Here is your chance to 
exchange plant material. Join us for a fun time trading fruit tree 
cuttings. Newbies and seasoned grafters will mingle and swap scionwood of 
various fruit trees. All we ask is that 
you bring a few labelled cuttings of dormant scionwood; no patented 
varieties please. If 
you are bringing scionwood to trade or give away, please be ready to supply 
a botanical name …

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Slow Food WiSE Slow Social at Prodigal Gastropub

Mar 13, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Prodigal Gastropub,
240 E. Pittsburgh Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53204
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Join us for a Slow Food “Slow Social” happy hour at Prodigal Gastropub on March 13, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Learn about Slow Food WiSE’s upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and our happenings for 2014.Prodigal offers the following Thursday Specials: $5 Select Apps, $5 Select Craft Beers, Cocktails & Wine Pours.

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If you have any questions about Slow Food WiSE, this particular event or registration please contact Brooke Seipel at …

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$30

Intro to Raw Cooking Workshop with Chef Karen Gill 


Mar 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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At Wellspring Education Center – 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

Learn the benefits of eating raw, unprocessed foods! Chef Karen Gill leads demos, tastings and tips. Recipes to take home. 
Cost: $30 till 3/2, $35 after. To register – www.wellspringinc.org or (847) 946-5565

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$90

Hands-on Sausage Making Workshop

Mar 22, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, 53090 United States
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At Wellspring Education Center – 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

This workshop will offer a hands-on experience in sausage-making basics. Matthew Devan from SA Braai 
will provide a walk through on prepping, seasoning, grinding & stuffing your own sausage. Students will receive guidance on how to make safe, high quality product as well as proper sausage cooking and grilling tips. All students will make locally sourced, pork sausage to take home! 
• Meat & casing will be provided. 
Cost: $90 per student until 3/19, …

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