Traditional & Green Skills Event 2018

Post date: Dec 14, 2017 2:51:20 AM

Saturday, March 3, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Prairie Farm High School, 630 River Ave. S. Prairie Farm

No need to pre-register, just pay at the door.

A map of the classrooms being used and the session numbers is available at the bottom of the page as a pdf.

A PDF file of the poster is available at the bottom of this page.

 Home Smoking Basics: Makin' Bacon class


Alternative Lawns for Pollinators class

No Mow fine fescue with white clover on left; Right is best sedge for dry shade

(ivory sedge). Neither have to be cut to stay under weed ordinance.


Knitting Round Table and Yarn/Needle Swap with Suzanne Vergin, from Brush With Wildlife Gallery and Kennel, Dallas, WI 

 Knitting/Crocheting Round Table to share techniques/skills/ideas.  Bring a ball of yarn and/or needles if you wish to swap.


 Growing Elderberries

Hippocrates called elderberries his "medicine chest.” Elderberries are native to our area but improved varieties are also a viable production crop. Natasha Simeon works with Paul Otten and Chris Patton, the pioneers in the elderberry industry in the upper midwest, and she manages the cutting and nursery plug production and the elderberry and currant field begun on her farm in 2016. Come learn about how you can grow this amazing plant yourself.

 Home Remedy Animal Care

Caring for animals sometimes means needing to provide medical care for them. Natasha and her family have always had animals as a part of their lives and have been through many experiences (and challenges!) with them. For this class they will share what is in their medicine cabinet and first aid kit, including some of the cost effective solutions that help the bottom line when caring for large numbers of livestock.

 Introduction to sustainable farming certification for the small scale family farm or beekeeper

with Ray Wreford of Foggy Ridge Family Farm

Providing a chemical and GMO free food source for local markets.