Shibori Workshop

Last weekend we had Kelly Larson, an artist from St. Louis, in to teach a workshop on shibori, a Japanese indigo-dying technique. The word means resist dying because patterns are made by pressure on the fabric keeping the dye out, that is, resisting dye intrusion. Kelly gave us a brief background on indigo dying. In … More Shibori Workshop

Upcoming Workshop — Shibori Fabric Dying, Jul. 28, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., $60-65

Are you interested in learning basic carpentry skills for putting to use in your home or garden? Have you been uncertain about using hammers, saws, drills, or power tools? Do you have little to no experience with these things but want to learn? … More Upcoming Workshop — Shibori Fabric Dying, Jul. 28, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., $60-65

Upcoming Workshop — Basic Carpentry, Aldo Leopold Benches, Jun. 23, 1–5 p.m., $45-50

Are you interested in learning basic carpentry skills for putting to use in your home or garden? Have you been uncertain about using hammers, saws, drills, or power tools? Do you have little to no experience with these things but want to learn? … More Upcoming Workshop — Basic Carpentry, Aldo Leopold Benches, Jun. 23, 1–5 p.m., $45-50

Upcoming Workshop — Beginning Grape Vines, May 26, 1–5 p.m., $40–45

Grapes are one of the oldest cultivars, with roots going back over 8,000 years. They have been grown around the globe and can survive in Wisconsin with a little TLC. Grapes can be a long-lasting investment and require thoughtful siting and annual care and pruning. In return they provide a flexible fruit suitable for the … More Upcoming Workshop — Beginning Grape Vines, May 26, 1–5 p.m., $40–45

CANCELED — Upcoming Workshop: Maintaining and Using Garden Shears, Pruners, Clippers, and Loppers, April 28, $50–60

UNFORTUNATELY THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING EVENTS Many people believe that if a tool crushes through a twig that its good enough, but good pruners and gardeners know that a clean cut is vital to the recovery and health of the plant.  Plus, a sharp pair of pruners makes the … More CANCELED — Upcoming Workshop: Maintaining and Using Garden Shears, Pruners, Clippers, and Loppers, April 28, $50–60

Upcoming Workshop: Planting, Grafting, and Pruning Apple Trees, April 22, $35/40

Apples are one of the world’s most popular fruit trees, but they are especially important in American history. At previous times, the government required homesteaders to plant an apple orchard to prove their investment in their land. The prohibitionist’s axe was for cutting down apple trees, as cider was as popular as beer up until … More Upcoming Workshop: Planting, Grafting, and Pruning Apple Trees, April 22, $35/40