Apple Picking and Cider Pressing, Sep. 25– Fall Member Event

We occasionally hold free member events. This Sunday, September 25, we’ll be picking and pressing apples! The 100-tree orchard we manage is heavily burdened this year! Attendees should bring themelves, some brown paper sacks or reusable shopping bags (or whatever!), and jugs, and at the end of the day, you can take home your fill … More Apple Picking and Cider Pressing, Sep. 25– Fall Member Event

Upcoming Workshop — Gathering Prairie Seeds, Oct. 8, 1–3(ish) p.m., Free (Space is Limited)

Just down the road from the institute is the Danky-Schelshorn Prairie. Until 2003, this land was under agricultural cultivation, but Jim and Christine decided to turn it back into a prairie habitat. The Danky-Schelshorn Prairie was established after Christine took a workshop at the UW Arboretum. Through their friendship with Steve Glass, they accelerated the … More Upcoming Workshop — Gathering Prairie Seeds, Oct. 8, 1–3(ish) p.m., Free (Space is Limited)

Coopering Buckets and Pails Next Weekend at Schumacher Farm’s Heritage Fest

UPDATE: This has been rescheduled to Sept. 18 and Scott will not be available. This Next Sunday, Scott will [not] be at the Schumacher Farm Park to help with the Heritage Fest. From 12:00–5:00 p.m. Sunday, dozens of demonstrators and volunteers will showcase life in rural America from a century ago. This includes threshing, spinning, … More Coopering Buckets and Pails Next Weekend at Schumacher Farm’s Heritage Fest

Flax to Linen — Upcoming Workshop, August 20, 27, 28 – $85/class or $225/all three

In this three-part workshop, participants will learn to harvest, process, and spin flax plants into linen thread suitable for weaving. We have a small flax plot that we’ll be harvesting by mid-summer. Join us and learn to process this easy-to-grow plant and then walk through the steps to turn it from a dried stalk into loose … More Flax to Linen — Upcoming Workshop, August 20, 27, 28 – $85/class or $225/all three