Join The Seed Guild as they guide you through hands-on nature based workshops. Together we will create an educational path to better nutrition by returning to plant based food systems. It is through remembering the folklore and stories of plants and how they nourish and heal us, that we deepen our sense of belonging to the natural world.
These classes are for anyone ages 12 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*
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
*Must sign up for each class individually
Children are the best students when it comes to plants. They have no prejudice against them, no preconceived notions of how a plant should work or how its herbal qualities should be used. Just as we can accept an orange has vitamin C, a banana has potassium, and beans have protein, they can learn that peppermint is cooling and comfrey is helpful for the skin. Build herbal confidence, learn new skills and practice hands on learning in this workshop designed to engage beginning herbalism with your child. A good herbal foundation will stay with children for their lifetime.**
** Fee is $50 and includes registration for parent and child. (Only one registration required)
Wild food gathering is a useful skill often underappreciated and misunderstood. We’ll discover a delightful variety of foods that can be gathered from the wild. We’ll talk about safe harvesting practices, how to properly ID plants as well as how to prepare them. Samples will be provided!
Class #: 314707-00
Learn and put your new skills to the test as we discover how to craft healing herbal salves using botanically infused oils and natural beeswax.
We will talk about the process of infusing the oils, wax to oil ratios for salve-making, and, of course, make a healing herbal salve! Each participant will go home with their own handmade herbal salve.
Class #: 314707-01
Learn how easy and rewarding it is to incorporate herbal tea plants into your gardening theme. We’ll enjoy a variety of herbal beverages and go on a walking tour of the Scheig Center herb garden. Participants will go home with a potted herbal tea garden starter plant of their choice!
Class #: 314707-02
Learn the basics of making your own natural incense and smudge bundles using locally gathered and traditional materials. The course draws from the history of incense and students will be introduced to a variety of aromatic herbs, spices, tree resins and powders. Participants will leave the class with their own handmade herbal smudge bundle.
Class #: 314707-03
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.