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
DAY: Thursdays
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
DATES: See topics below*
FEE: $25/class 
AGE: 12+
*Must sign up for each class individually

Learn how to eat seasonally by introducing wild edibles into your routine. Identify 6 common edibles, when to harvest and how to incorporate them into healthy living, We will also be creating two seasonally fresh products to take home. Class will be held both indoors and outdoors, please dress accordingly.  

Incorporating herbal teas are a gentle way to include healing herbs into daily routine. Whether you have a small space or large garden, there is always room for herbal tea plants.  Participants will be guided on planting, harvest and kitchen prep. 2 take-home starter plants are included in this workshop. Class will be held both indoors and outdoors, please dress accordingly. 

Explore the craft of making herbal bitters. It is known that bitter tasting herbs have a positive effect on digestion and natural body detoxification. In this class we will unpack the history behind this forgotten remedy as well as create a personal bitters for you to take home. Bitters aren’t just for Old Fashions, we are taking back the bitter truth! 

The best nutrition on the planet can comes from our own backyards, gardens and wild spaces. When we grow our own food and learn how to tend the wild, an innate relationship emerges. Class discussion will include plant identification, how to process fresh herbs and roots, and how to safely and ethically forage.  Participants can expect to taste, gather, craft recipes and go home with an immune boosting remedy. 

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.