Garden & Nature Based Classes - Appleton Parks and Recreation

Join The Seed Guild as they guide you through hands-on nature based workshops. Learn how to use natural and herbal resources to create an array of different projects with each class. These classes will provide participants with new and useful skills.

These classes are for anyone ages 16 and older.  Don’t miss this chance to re-wild yourself.

LOCATION: Scheig Center located at 1313 E. Witzke Blvd. inside Appleton Memorial Park
DATES: See topics below*
AGE: 16+
*Must sign up for each class individually”

Expand your herbal palette in this make & take workshop. You’ll discover what plants make great infusions & how to mix delicious craft cocktails. Participants will have lots to sample and will be creating a unique blend to bring home. Prepare to leave with endless inspiration!

DATE: Thursday, June 22, 2023
TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
FEE: $35
CLASS #: 114707-04


In this hands-on workshop, we’ll be creating cyanotype photography using local botanical elements and the age-old process of UV rays. So much to explore about this easy to learn, fun, and rewarding printmaking technique. Participants will go home with various projects. 

DATE: Sunday, July 30, 2023
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
FEE: $65
CLASS #: 114707-05


Step into the world of DIY natural skin care. Toners, serums, scrubs, salves, masks and more will be explored and CREATED in this make & take workshop. All supplies included in price PLUS take-home products and recipes.

DATE: Sunday, August, 27, 2023
TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
FEE: $75
CLASS #: 114707-06


About the Instructor: 

Kari Witthuhn-Henning is the founder of the Appleton Seed Library, an Outagamie County Master Gardener, avid seed saver and a budding herbalist. She believes that some of the most profound teachings and healing come from working on the land with plants. Blending the arts, sustainability, intentional living and community collaboration are what fuels her creative endeavors. To that end, Kari offers classes and educational nature walks to help people explore and deepen their connection to what grows right here in our beautiful Fox Cities.