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April 2014
$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

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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May 2014
$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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$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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Free

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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$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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$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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$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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$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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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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