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March 2015
$65

Chef Knife skills: Meals To-Go with Down to Earth Personal Chef Karen Gill Saturday, March 28th, 10am-2pm

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wellspring Organic Farm & Educational Center,
4382 Hickory Rd.
West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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Learn how to use a chef’s knife and speed up your meal making time! Learn about cooking and storing, perfect for one and meals for lunch. We’ll make four, vegetable heavy dishes, sample for lunch and even box up servings for you to take home. Special $25 chef’s knife offer in class. $65 by 3/24 or $75 after. To register please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (414) 522-6989

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$15

Intro to Backyard Beekeeping

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NuGenesis Farm,
N68 W33208 County Road K
Oconomowoc, 53066 United States
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If you’ve ever dreamed of keeping bees but don’t know where to start, this is the class for you! Explore all the necessary knowledge and equipment you’ll need to get started in keeping your very own beehive. Taught by Janet Manke-Fischer from the Milwaukee/Waukesha Beekeepers Association. *This class is approved for Master Gardener Continuing Education Credits! $15 recommended donation. To learn more and register, visit www.nugenesisfarm.org or call (1-800) 969-3588.

 

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April 2015
$25

Intro to Fruit Tree Grafting

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
NuGenesis Farm,
N68 W33208 County Road K
Oconomowoc, 53066 United States
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Join Permaculturist Adrian Lee for a comprehensive presentation explaining several approaches to grafting fruit trees, followed by a demonstration and hands-on learning. Participants will receive an info packet and grafting guide to take home. Apple, pear and plum trees will be available for $5 each to take home and plant. *This class is approved for Master Gardener Continuing Education Credits! Class cost is $25 per person. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-fruit-tree-grafting-tickets-15090959466

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Synergistic Food Pairings

April 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NuGenesis Farm,
N68 W33208 County Road K
Oconomowoc, 53066 United States
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Synergy: “The interaction of elements that, when combined, produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements.” In the world of food, there are many famous flavor synergies – Peanut butter and chocolate. Grilled cheese and tomato soup. But have you ever considered that groupings of certain foods might not only have synergistic flavors, but health benefits for your body too? In this class, learn how the nutritional benefits found in certain foods can be increased when consumed with specific …

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$35

Raw Meals and Treats

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wellspring Organic Farm & Educational Center,
4382 Hickory Rd.
West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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Raw food is more than eating salads and fresh fruits. Learn a few easy concepts to create appetizers, soups, meals and desserts that are full of whole foods and nutrition.

Join personal chef Karen Gill to make raw meals and desserts. Learn and taste as Karen leads you through energy saving and health improving, fast and easy  raw recipes in this class. Go home having tasted, learned, and with recipes in hand.

Dishes you will be making for a full raw meal:

Tomato-Basil Sunflower & Hemp Seed Paté
Cauliflower …

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$5

Community Cooks: Charcuterie Workshop

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Steve Shapson’s House,
11611 North Grace Court
Mequon, 53029 United States
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Steve Shapson, will teach us the art of making Finocchiona (a fennel spiced cured sausage).Each student will prepare their own Finocchiona and be given instructions for how to cure the sausage at home. We’ll also have the opportunity to sample some of Steve’s recently cured Salami Sopressata, and Capicola. There are only 15 spots available!

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$35

Vermiculture (worm composting) Workshop

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wellspring Organic Farm & Educational Center,
4382 Hickory Rd.
West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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Participants will learn how to use a unique and effective two-stage method for worm composting, focusing on the best practices to ensure healthy growth of worms, how to harvest worm castings and how to use the castings as fertilizer.

Whether you have a few house plants or a several acre farm, sign up for this class to learn the steps to transform food waste into the only fertilizer you’ll ever need!

Your plants will thank you.

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$30

“Grow Your Own Salad” Gardening Class

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
NuGenesis Farm,
N68 W33208 County Road K
Oconomowoc, 53066 United States
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Join the NuGenesis staff to learn to grow your own delicious and healthy salads at home! We will explore different garden greens including salad mixes, lettuce, mustards and spinach varieties, as well as planting techniques and patterns for a continuous harvest of greens. A large garden is not needed to grow salad, so garden greens are a great option for container gardeners. This class will be co-taught by the NuGenesis Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator, Greta Lewanski, and Registered Dietitian Michelle Black. Together they will cover the …

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$40

Mushroom Propagation Workshop

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wellspring Organic Farm & Educational Center,
4382 Hickory Rd.
West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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Learn two different ways to propagate your own mushrooms. Join permaculturalist Adrian Lee for this informative and hands-on work shop.

Topics include; mushroom identification, mushrooms’ ecological role, mushrooms in the garden and colonization of material. Make and take home inoculated logs and straw to have your own home grown oyster mushrooms.

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May 2015

“Eating with the Seasons” Cooking Class – Asparagus, Spinach and Chives

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NuGenesis Farm,
N68 W33208 County Road K
Oconomowoc, 53066 United States
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At NuGenesis, we offer an “Eating with the Seasons” series of cooking classes, to teach people how to select, cook and enjoy the flavors of produce in peak season! In each monthly class, three different veggies or herbs are selected based what is being harvested from gardens and offered in farmers markets or CSA boxes that month.

Through cooking demonstrations and a walk in the NuGenesis gardens, our registered dietitians teach attendees a variety of ways to prepare each veggie, as well as how to pair …

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