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June 2014
$12

Wellspring Permaculture Tour

Jun 7, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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Saturday, June 7th – 10 am to Noon – Wellspring Permaculture Tour

At Wellspring – 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

Join Wellspring’s permaculturist, Adrian Lee, for a two-hour tour of our grounds to view how we have integrated renewable technologies and regenerative agricultural systems to live more holistically. From the simple, to the complex, we will walk and discuss sustainable practices that can easily be integrated into your life. Whether you live on 120 acres or in the inner city, there is always something more …

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Free

‘Bringing it Home’ Documentary Screening – Celebrating Hemp Week 2014

Jun 2, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center,
1500 E. Park Place
 Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Monday, June 2nd – 6:30 to 8 pm – ‘Bringing it Home’ Documentary Screening – Celebrating Hemp Week 2014

At the Urban Ecology Center – 1500 E. Park Place
Milwaukee, WI 53211

In honor of Hemp History Week, Wellspring Education Center is hosting a screening of the documentary ‘Bringing it Home”

Industrial hemp is a non-psychoactive plant, grown in 31 other countries that makes 1,000′s of sustainable products and offers solutions for global warming, nutrition, poverty and deforestation.  Here in the U.S., hemp could be a money-making crop for farmers …

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May 2014

Ark of Taste Plant Pick Up at Bay View Plant Sale

May 31, 2014 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bay View Plant Sale
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$6

Preschoolers and Parents Farm Day

May 28, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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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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Free

Garden Prep Event – Organic Seedling Sale and Free Gardening Workshops

May 17, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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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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$45

Foraged Food Fun at the Braise Supper Club

May 13, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Braise Restaurant,
1101 S. 2nd St. Milwaukee, WI 53204
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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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$60

Introduction to Herbalism

May 10, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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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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$5

Family Farm Day

May 10, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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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

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$30

Introduction to Permaculture

May 10, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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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, …

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$60

Fermentation: Making Sauerkraut, Pickles and Beyond

May 8, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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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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