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 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*
TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
FEE: $25/class
AGE: 16+
*Must sign up for each class individually”

Starting the garden from seed can be a success with a few necessary elements.  Whether you’re trading a favorite flower or treasured family heirloom, a seed swap offers an opportunity to meet local gardeners, glean gardening tips and diversify your seed supply. Bringing seeds to swap not required but encouraged. Extra seeds will be donated to the Appleton Seed Library.

Class #: 114707-01

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The gentle nature of herbs are the perfect ally in our desire for holistic wellness. In our time together, we will learn to create easy kitchen staples & basic herbal remedies. We’ll brush up on tips for planting, caring for, harvesting, and preserving these healing flavors. As always, samples to try!

Class #: 214707-01

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Wild food gathering is a useful skill often underappreciated and misunderstood. We’ll discover a delightful variety of foods that can be gathered this time of year. We’ll talk about safe harvesting practices, how to properly ID plants as well as how to prepare them. Samples will be provided. Dress for indoor and outdoor class time.  Dress for both indoor and outdoor class time, notebook is suggested.

Class #: 214707-02

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This is a ‘garden to glass’ workshop. Explore the art of crafting delicious and beautiful botanical drinks from the plants that you forage, grow, or pick from your farmers market.

Class #: 314707-01

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Learn the art of botanical salve making and put your new skills to the test. We’ll discover how to craft healing herbal salves using botanically infused oils and natural beeswax. Each participant will go home with their personally crafted herbal oil as well as a finished salve.

Class #: 314707-02

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Wild food gathering is a useful skill often underappreciated and misunderstood. We’ll discover a delightful variety of foods that can be gathered this time of year. We’ll talk about safe harvesting practices, how to properly ID plants as well as how to prepare them. Samples will be provided. Dress for indoor and outdoor class time.  Dress for both indoor and outdoor class time, notebook is suggested.

Class #: 314707-03

REGISTER HERE!

RESIDENT REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 9, 2022 & NON-RESIDENT REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 23, 2022

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.