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) 946-5565Find out more »
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 – …Find out more »
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 …Find out more »
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) 946-5565Find out more »
Learn the health benefits to cooking with sweeteners other that white sugar! Honey, agave, stevia and more will be covered! Chef Karen Gill will lead demos, tastings and tips. Recipe handouts to take home.
Cost: $30 till 3/2, $35 after. To register, please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (847) 946-5565Find out more »
Whether this is your inaugural garden or you are looking to expand your knowledge, join us for a morning of spring garden preparation. In this hands-on class, we will cover: - how to create different types of raised beds - ways to add nutrients to your soil and prepare for spring planting - utilizing row cover and cold frames to protect plants from late frosts and extend your growing season - which plants are cold hardy and can be started in your garden!
Cost: $25 until …Find out more »
Learn to make soap in your own kitchen. This hands-on class will introduce participants to the process of making old-fashioned soap, and will take the mystery out of soap making. Information will also be provided about herbs from the garden that can be added to soap. Participants will take home soap that we make in class as well as recipes for future soap making.
Cost: $60 per person until April 21st, $65 after. To register, please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (847) 946-5565Find out more »
Improve the fertility of your garden soil! Learn home composting basics including: what can be composted, pile maintenance, how to harvest finished compost and garden bed application. Different styles of piles will be introduced, decide which is best for your home!
Cost: $25 till 4/23, $30 after. To register, please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (847) 946-5565Find out more »
Who says you need a large yard to grow your own food! Learn principles for growing a successful container garden. Bring your own container, and go home with a garden! Cost: $35 till 4/30, $45 after Includes soil and seedlings. -$20 per additional household members. (For those sharing a container) www.wellspringinc.org or (847) 946-5565Find out more »