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 »
At Wellspring – 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090
Focusing on wellness and nourishment, this mini retreat will leave you feeling inspired and rejuvenated. Participants will spend the day in community, exploring approaches to nourishment and health. Learning about the herbs that grow around us and our relationship to the natural world, we will take an herb walk, create an herbal lotion, herbal sachets, tea blends and an herbal elixir. Participants will leave inspired and rejuvenated with recipes and the items that we make in …Find out more »
Free Workshop! Learn about school gardens and garden-based education planning and design, with regard to program sustainability. Topics will include developing a mission and goals for your garden program, engaging your garden community, and planning for the future. Participants will share lessons learned and successes from their garden programs and will hear about other youth garden programs across the state. Lessons and activity ideas will also be demonstrated in the Wellspring Education Garden! Open to educators and interested community members! Continuing Education Units available for early …Find out more »