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May 2014
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School Garden and Garden Based Education Training

May 6, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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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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$75

Women’s Day of Wellness with Herbalist Linda Conroy

May 3, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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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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$35

Container Gardening Workshop

May 3, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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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

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April 2014
$5

Slow Social and Annual Meeting 2014

Apr 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sugar Maple,
441 E. Lincoln Ave. Milwaukee, 53207
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Join us at Sugar Maple on Wednesday, April 30 at 6 pm for our next Slow Social. This one is special for a few of reasons.
Bos Meadery will be providing samples of their newly released Mead, it’s Milwaukee Beer Week (where else would you rather be during Beer Week?), and we’ll be celebrating our 2014 Annual Meeting.

 

You’ll get to vote for our incoming board members at 6:30 pmin back room of the Sugar Maple.  The short meeting will include an introduction of new board candidates, the vote to make them board members, and a highlights of this year’s Slow …

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$25

Composting 101 Workshop

Apr 26, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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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) 946-5565

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$60

Herbal Soap Making Workshop

Apr 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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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) 946-5565

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$25

Spring Garden Planning Workshop

Apr 12, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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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 …

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$30

Cooking with Alternative Sweeteners – Chef Karen Gill

Apr 10, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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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) 946-5565

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$50

Mustard Making with Master Preserver Christina Ward

Apr 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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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) 946-5565

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$30

Seed Saving Workshop and Seed Swap

Apr 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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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 …

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