Growing Green: Compost – Building Your Soil

May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Growing Green: Compost – Building Your Soil

How healthy is your soil, and what can you do to improve it? One of the best ways to “build” the nutrition of your soil, and thereby increase the nutrient uptake in garden plants, is by utilizing what Mary Ann Ihm calls “Black Gold”- compost! We will discuss various techniques and methods to support the O-horizon by creating and maintaining an at-home compost.

Meet at Wellspring Farm in West Bend (address below).

Ages 18+

This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!

Pre-registration required by May 7 at 11:55 pm.

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May 8 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

4382 Hickory Rd
West Bend, Wisconsin 53090 United States

Growing Green: Planning a Garden

April 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Growing Green: Planning a Garden

Mary Ann Ihm of Wellspring will be getting us ready for the gardening season! Her knowledge from decades of experience gardening are second only to her profound love of nature. We will learn about different garden bed styles, materials, companion planting, and container gardening, and growing vegetables. Whether planting a large garden in your yard, a community garden plot, or 5 gallon buckets on an apartment balcony, this class is for you!

Ages 18+

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Pre-registration required by April 2 at 11:55 pm.

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April 3 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Agroforestry: Apple Tree Grafting with Dan Bussey

March 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Agroforestry: Apple Tree Grafting with Dan Bussey

Apple Historian Dan Bussey is widely known for his expertise as the author of The Illustrated History of Apples In the US and Canada and his previous work as Orchard Manager for Seed Savers Exchange. Dan has been dedicated to the preservation and management of heirloom species, and has brought many of them back from the brink of extinction. Although his work chronicles 16,350 apple varietal listings, he will be working with us to share the diversity of apples at the Riveredge Farm.

Participants will learn how to graft 3 species of apples, currently growing at our permaculture Farm, onto M-2 semi-dwarf root stock. Registered participants get to take home 3 grafted apple trees in 7-gallon felt pots.

Ages 18+

Members: $100 | Non-members: $110

Pre-registration required by March 21 at 11:55 pm

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March 23 @ 12:00 pm 4:00 pm

Growing Green Farm Tour: PortFish

February 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Growing Green Farm Tour: PortFish

PortFish is a nonprofit organization formed to address, and raise awareness about, issues and concerns regarding our current and future food supply. Their hope is to establish an independent, local, sustainable, and year-round food system in our community; developing a working model that other communities can follow. PortFish is experimenting with alternative growing systems, including aquaponics and hydroponics, that can produce food for our community year-round.

Join Riveredge on a tour of PortFish to learn about sustainable and healthy alternatives to food production and supply, and how to engage communities in actively exploring alternatives.

All ages welcome! Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Member Adult (12+): $10 | Non-member Adult (12+): $20

Member Child (3-11): $5 | Non-member Child(3-11): $10

Children under 3 are free!

Pre-registration required by February 6 at 11:59 pm

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February 7 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

3781 Co Hwy KW
Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074 United States
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Growing Green: REKO Ring

February 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Growing Green: REKO Ring Connecting You with Local Food Sources and Farmers

Connect with our community and learn from this informational presentation on the Ozaukee and West Bend REKO Rings. This unique system of accessing local food sources allows consumers to pre-order from producers for pick up- like a presold Farmer’s Market. If you are interested in understanding more about local food systems and how they support both the land and people, this is the program for you!

Member: $5 | Non-member: $10

Ages 14+ | Children are welcome to accompany an adult

Pre-registration required by February 20 at 11:59 pm

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February 21 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Growing Green: Garden Planning Panel

March 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Growing Green Garden Planning Panel- TO BE RESCHEDULED

Gather with a community of seasoned gardeners to casually learn and discuss general gardening tips, tricks, and what-not-to-do’s! This facilitated, Q&A style program will leave you confident and excited about springtime planting.

Ages 14+

All Access Member: $10 | Trail Pass Member: $12 | Non-member: $15

Registration closes March 9 at 11:59 pm

 

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March 10, 2023 @ 5:30 pm 7:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Agroforestry: Pruning Field Workshop

March 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Agroforestry: Pruning Field Workshop

This pruning workshop is entirely outside and designed to elevate tree and shrub care for both professionals, and beginners. An emphasis will be given on old apple trees this time of year as we will be actively pruning an old forgotten orchard. You will be introduced to the basics of plant biology and structure, responses to the basic types of pruning cuts, pruning standards, timing, how to successfully restore previously mal-pruned trees, common mistakes, disease issues, proper tools and safety procedures to use. This is a workshop where you will actively improve and practice your pruning skills.

Ages 18+

Members: $55 | Non-members: $65

Pre-registration required by March 20 at 11:59 pm

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March 21, 2023 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

Agroforestry: Apple Tree Grafting with Dan Bussey

March 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Agroforestry: Apple Tree Grafting with Dan Bussey

Apple Historian Dan Bussey is widely known for his expertise as the author of The Illustrated History of Apples In the US and Canada and his previous work as Orchard Manager for Seed Savers Exchange. Dan has been dedicated to the preservation and management of heirloom species, and has brought many of them back from the brink of extinction. Although his work chronicles 16,350 apple varietal listings, he will be working with us to share the diversity of apples at the Riveredge Farm.

Participants will learn how to graft 3 species of apples, currently growing at our permaculture Farm, onto M-2 semi-dwarf root stock. Registered participants get to take home and plant their 3 grafted apple trees.

Ages 16+

Members: $100 | Non-members: $115

Pre-registration required by March 24 at 11:59 pm

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March 25, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 4:00 pm

Growing Green: Native Landscaping Design for the Novice

February 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Growing Green: Native Landscaping Design for the Novice

Would you like to beautify your back yard and improve habitat for wildlife and pollinators but don’t know where to start? This course is for you!

Join the conservation department for a morning of learning and planning. We will spend approximately an hour reviewing different principles of native landscape design and a broad sweep of plant profiles and their attributes. Most of the class will be spent working on your own design for your personal landscape with one on one help from guest consultants and experts in the field. By the end of the class you can walk out with a rough map and layout, a list of plants, trees and shrubs, a budget, timeline and the sense of confidence you need to get your design started!

Ages 14+

All Access Household: $30 | Trail Pass Household: $35 | Non-member Household: $40

Registration closes 9am on 2/3.

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February 4, 2023 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Growing Green Farm Tours: Lone Duck Farm

January 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Growing Green Farm Tours: Lone Duck Farm

Lone Duck Farm, near West Bend, WI, is an aquaponic farm growing produce without petrochemical fertilizers or pesticides, in accordance with organic practices. Lone Duck selects heirloom varieties that give the best flavors available to their CSA members and restaurant buyers. Aquaculture involves raising fish and prawns, and their health is maintained by providing an appropriate environment.

For this Growing Green session, we will learn how aquaculture provides both unique solutions to agricultural challenges and sustainable, nutritious, local food. Adults and families are welcome to join (parents and guardians are responsible for their children). We will meet at Lone Duck Farm, address listed below.

All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

All Access Adult: $10 | Trail Pass Adult: $15 | Non-member Adult: $20

All Access Child: $5 | Trail Pass Child: $7 | Non-member Child: $10

Pre-registration required by January 24 at 11:59 pm

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January 25, 2023 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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