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 »
Preserving vegetables with live-cultures — this is Lacto-Fermentation, an ancient practice experiencing contemporary revival. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn about the science, method and magic of “wild fermentation”. We will transform local, seasonal vegetables into delicious treats. Participants will take some of our preparations to nurture at home. Samples, instruction and recipes will be provided. Please bring two pint canning jars so that you can take home some of our preparations. $60 per person until May 5th, $65 after. www.wellspringinc.org or (847) 946-5565Find out more »
Join Wellspring’s Permaculturist, Adrian Lee, for this three-hour introduction course on permaculture principles and fundamentals! From its’ roots in 1970′s Australia, permaculture has been an ”integrative design science” that blends the use of regenerative technologies from native cultures/ plants and modern society to live a low-impact and highly abundant lifestyle. Permaculturalists use distinct ethics and principles to guide their design process and daily actions. This class will focus on how permaculture design principles can apply not only to producing abundant gardens, but to our buildings, energy systems, …Find out more »