Monday, March 2, 2015

Fifth Annual Traditional and Green Skills Event- Saturday March 7, 2015

Fifth Annual Traditional & Green Skills Event
Saturday, March 7, 2015 8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Prairie Farm High School, 630 River Ave. S. Prairie Farm

Registration & Coffee Time 8:00 – 9:00
Socializing, coffee, tea, milk and goodies Commons Area

Session 1 9:15 – 10:00
Introduction to Drip Irrigation English Room
With Mike Racette
Using T tape for effective, conservation irrigation
Low Tech Food Storage Math Room
With Jan Erdman
Easy ways to store your garden bounty
Medicinal Herbs and Natural Home Remedies History Room
With Melissa Higgins
A pharmacy in your backyard
Kid’s Creative Space Art Room
With Nadine WetzelCurtis
Supervised space for kids to unleash their creativity
Easy Yogurt Making FC/E Room
With Kate Stout
Demystify yogurt making
Chicken Butchering Shop Room
With Ty and Audrey Martin
Learn the basics of taking your birds from coop to oven
Square Inch Gardening Ag Room
With Cris Cantin
Get the most from your small garden

Session 2 10:15 – 11:45
Beginning Maple Syruping English Room With Sam Dodge The basics of collecting and boiling off maple sap to your own syrup
Saving and Sharing Seed Math Room
With Experts from Seed Savers
Learn tips and strategies for saving and sharing your own seeds
Home Birth Options History Room
With Nicole Wocelka
Explore the many options in home births
Kid’s Creative Space (continued) Art Room
With Nadine WetzelCurtis
Supervised space for kids to unleash their creativity
Home Canning: Water Bath, Steam and Pressure FC/E Room
With Raine Lampert and Joyce Plunkett
Learn the nitty‐gritty of canning at home
Solar Hot Air Shop Room
With George Adams, Allen Freiermuth
Warm your home for “almost” free
Joys and Challenges of Dairy Goats Ag Room
With Meg Wittenmeyer
Covers many aspects of dairy goat raising including cheese making
Homemade Herbal Teas Commons Area
With Barry Iverson
Explains making tea from wild gathered plants

Session 3 1:00 – 1:45
Xeriscaping English Room
With Douglas OwensPike
Reducing or eliminating the need to irrigate both lawns and gardens
Controlling Invasives & Buckthorn Removal Math Room
With West Central WI Invasive Plant Management Area Staff
Exploration and Explanation of plant control
Intro to Home Scale Mushroom Culture History Room
With Jim Erdman
Grow fungi in your own back yard
Flint Knapping Art Room
With David Skrupky
Learn about this elegant and ancient skill
Blacksmithing Basics Shop Room
With Pete Stanaitis
Demonstration and discussion of blacksmithing
Organic Pest Control Ag Room
With Kate Stout
Tricks of the trade to keep pests away
Blues Harmonica in 20 Minutes Music Room
With Willie Williams
Learn to play tunes very quickly. Harmonica provided
You are invited to a full day of learning from local

Session 4 2:00 3:15
Seed Storage Math Room
With Experts from Seed Savers
You saved seeds, now how do you store them
Home Funerals History Room
With Lucy Basler
Learn the ins and outs of caring for your deceased loved one at home
Spinning Art Room With Sheri Stanaitis Learn the basics of spinning wool
Fermented Vegetables FC/E Room
With Brett Laidlaw
How to preserve vegetables and cultivate healthy microbes
More Blacksmithing Shop Room
With Pete Stanaitis
Demonstration and discussion of blacksmithing continued
Soil Health Basics Ag Room
Good soil health is the key to good gardens
Alternatives to Pampers Music Room
With Nadine WetzelCurtis
Learn about the natural ways to diaper your baby

No need to pre‐register, just pay at the door:
$12 per adult, $7 per child under 12 or $30 per family
of 5 or less. Includes class sessions, food and
complimentary childcare. Schedule subject to change
without notice. For more information, please call
Kate Stout at 715‐455‐1569 (
or Cris Cantin at 715‐455‐2088
11:45 – 1:00

LUNCH Multipurpose Room
Round Table Discussions Commons Area
Seed Swap 12:30 – 1:00 Multipurpose Room
Round Table Discussions, Local
Products Bizarre and Special
Interest Information all during

Join with others in the Commons Area to discuss topics
that interest you that have to do with Reskilling,
Resilience, Re‐localization and more. Do you have a topic
you would like to talk about? Bring suggestions with you
that day. We will have table markers. Shop for local
products and stop by to learn more about local special
interests. If you are interested in selling local goods or
services or want to inform people on a topic, all you need
to do is bring a card table and let Kate know you are
planning to come.

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