All About – Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherries!

All About – Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherries!

Ground cherries (also known as husk tomatoes) were recorded as early as 1837 in Pennsylvania. Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry is a Polish variety cherished for its unique super sweet taste! They are generally easy to grow.

Ground cherries should start bearing fruit in late July to August and continue until the first frost. If the fruit falls to the ground before they are ripe, don’t worry! Simply gather up the dropped cherries with the husks on and keep them at room temperature …

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Garden Prep Event – Organic Seedling Sale and Free Gardening Workshops

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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Introduction to Herbalism

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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Introduction to Permaculture

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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Composting and Rainwater Harvesting in the City

Composting and Rainwater Harvesting in the City

Ahead of the City of Milwaukee’s compost bin and rain barrel truckload sale, DPW Recycling Assistant Becky Curtis shares some great ways that composting and rainwater harvesting help the environment, our wallets, and our community.

As warm weather moves in, our thoughts turn to lush gardens filled with fresh produce and yards full of beautiful flowers. Where does it all start? Healthy soil and water, of course! Composting and rainwater harvesting are great ways to boost crop and flower yields, conserve resources, reduce waste, and much, …

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Seed Starting

Seed Starting

We all know how easy it can be to drive down to the local garden center and pick up a few “six packs” of tomatoes and petunias to start a home garden. But for many gardeners, the benefits of starting their own seedlings far outweigh this convenience. If you do not already, below are five reasons to consider starting your own plants this year.

1. Selection.

Nurseries tend to only stock a small number of tried-and-true varieties that people are familiar with. ‘Big Boy’ hybrids are often the …

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