Join The Seed Guild as they guide you through hands-on nature based classes. 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.
FEE: $25/class* 
AGE: 12+
*Must sign up for each class individually

Learn how easy and rewarding it is to incorporate infusible plants into your gardening. We’ll also enjoy a variety of herbal beverages and make an herb based simple syrup fresh from the Scheig Center herb garden.  Class # 114707-02

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Explore the healing qualities that flowers provide. We’ll discuss using flowers in cooking, creating floral remedies and how to arrange basic floral arrangement for our own well-being.  Class # 114707-03

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Discover ways to support your immunity naturally using timeless herbal traditions.  We’ll discuss fire cider tonic, elderberry syrup, and what can be foraged from the wild in winter to support our immunity.  There will be samples to taste, a simple hands on project, and recipes to take home.

 

Learn overall houseplant health tips, plant disease diagnostics and basic propagation techniques for your beloved houseplants.  You’re encouraged to bring a plant that needs repotting or dividing for the hands on learning element to this class.  Participants can also bring plants to swap to extend your collection. 

Let your creative side explore as you learn the art of botanical wreath making. Fresh evergreen boughs and locally sources botanicals will be available for you to use in making your own wreath to take home.  Arranging and wrapping techniques will be demonstrated as well as many sample pieces to glean inspiration from. 

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.