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Container Gardening Workshop

Container Gardening Workshop

May 3, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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) 946-5565

Women’s Day of Wellness with Herbalist Linda Conroy

Women’s Day of Wellness with Herbalist Linda Conroy

May 3, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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 ...

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School Garden and Garden Based Education Training

School Garden and Garden Based Education Training

May 6, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 ...

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Fermentation: Making Sauerkraut, Pickles and Beyond

Fermentation: Making Sauerkraut, Pickles and Beyond

May 8, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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) 946-5565

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Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture

May 10, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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, ...

Family Farm Day

Family Farm Day

May 10, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Bring the whole family out to experience a morning on an organic farm! Tours, hands-on activities, garden based games, veggie tastings and more! $5 per family member. Ages 3 and under are free.  www.wellspringinc.org or (847) 946-5565

Introduction to Herbalism

Introduction to Herbalism

May 10, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Herbalist Linda Conroy for this fun and informative afternoon. Herbs are the most commonly used remedies around the world. By understanding a few concepts, you can address common issues with basic home remedies. During this workshop participants will be introduced to the foundations of herbal medicine as well as common plants that grow in this region. The last part of this class will be spent preparing an herbal extract (tincture) as well as infused oil, which participants will take home. A handout will be ...

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Foraged Food Fun at the Braise Supper Club

Foraged Food Fun at the Braise Supper Club

May 13, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast for a night featuring items foraged in Wisconsin. The Braise team will be showcasing the foraged items in a 3-course meal. Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast is a non-profit volunteer run organization that is dedicated to celebrating and preserving the amazing bounty of local, seasonal and delicious foods and food traditions our area has to offer. Their goal is to help our community work towards ensuring Good, Clean, Fair Food for all. These family-style dinners will be held monthly at Braise on Tuesday nights, open ...

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Garden Prep Event – Organic Seedling Sale and Free Gardening Workshops

Garden Prep Event – Organic Seedling Sale and Free Gardening Workshops

May 17, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Event: Stop by Wellspring for the annual Spring Gardening Prep Event. Organically grown seedlings will be available for purchase. Free gardening workshops open to the public and taking place throughout the day. Local and sustainable gardening supply vendors will be on site as well, including Purple Cow Organics Compost and Potting Soil.

Organic Seedlings Available:

Tomatoes Herbs Kale Ground Cherries Eggplant Tomatillos Broccoli Peppers And more

Free Organic Gardening Workshops:

It Starts in the Soil:  Growing organically for high quality, nutrient-dense vegetables. Composting: Learn composting basics to start your own composting system Food Forests 101: Learn to ...

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Preschoolers and Parents Farm Day

Preschoolers and Parents Farm Day

May 28, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Get your hands dirty and learn where our food comes from! Preschoolers will meet the chickens, try new veggies and participate in garden based games, songs and activities! 
Cost: $6 per child. www.wellspringinc.org www.wellspringinc.org or (847) 946-5565

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