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March 2014

12th Annual Local Farmer Open House

March 8 @ 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

March 8 @ 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 Scionwood Exchange – Fruit Tree Grafting

March 8 @ 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

March 13 @ 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.

Please register in advance, so we know how many to expect.

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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 


March 15 @ 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

March 22 @ 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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$70

Home Cheese Making Workshop with Linda Conroy 


March 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 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 art of cheese making in this hands-on class. Sample and learn to create several styles of cheese that can be cultivated at home including cultured butter, feta cheese, mozzarella, kefir and others. Participants will be able to build on this introduction to create many varieties of cheese at home. 
Cost: $70 until 3/26, $80 after – includes lunch, cheese samples and cultures to take home. To register – www.wellspringinc.org or (847) 946-5565

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$60

Intro to Beekeeping Workshop

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm,
4382 Hickory Rd., West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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Join beekeeper John Holzwart for this fun and informative workshop! Whether you intend to keep bees or not, you will be fascinated by the hive structure as well as the role of the bees. Management of honey bees by season and plants will be covered. Finally, we will discuss where to get bees and how to get started with your new hobby! Extensive handouts and resources for future learning will be shared. Lunch included! 
Cost: $60 per person until 3/26 $65 after. To register – …

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April 2014
$30

Seed Saving Workshop and Seed Swap

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd., West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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Learn the importance of preserving seed and our food crop heritage! Experts from Seed Savers Exchange will lead a lecture and a hands-on demonstration, covering both wet and dry seed saving techniques. Go home with the knowledge to start saving seed from your own garden!

Educators from Slow Food WISE will also share their Ark of Taste Project – a living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction – and will discuss ways to access and grow these heirloom varieties in your garden!

Group seed swap …

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$50

Mustard Making with Master Preserver Christina Ward

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd., West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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Simple and gourmet mustards are easy to make and can for long-term storage. Join Master Preserver, Christina Ward to learn to create mustards and how to process them for long-term storage. This is a “hands-on” class!  All participants will work together to prepare the mustards. All jars and supplies will be provided. Take home finished products.

Cost: $50 per person until 4/2, $55 after. To register, please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (847) 946-5565

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