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  • Seed Swap
    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    03-03-2018
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    Bring your extra seeds. Bring your friends.

    No seeds to share? No problem!
    We have a plenty of native flowers seeds, spinach, lettuce, sunflower, calendula, chive, basil, pea, dill, and tomato seeds and more!

    Free Family Friendly Event!

    No sign up required. See you March 3rd!

    In the Big Brown Barn
    Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
    W2493 County Rd ES
    East Troy, WI 53120

    Questions please contact Allison, 262-642-3303 ext 107 or email.

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  • Beekeeping for Beginners Workshop
    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    03-10-2018
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    In this class, you will learn the basic steps on how to start beekeeping. Local beekeeper, Dan O’Leary, of Honey Valley Beekeeping, will tell you how to choose a site for your hives, where you can obtain your bees and equipment, how to properly care for your bees, how to collect the honey and also how to overwinter your hive. This is the perfect beginner class for the hobby beekeeper.

    Instructor Dan O’Leary Dan has cared for bees for over 20 years. He has also shared his experiences and knowledge with the garden students at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute for over 10 years. Dan has followed his family’s love for bees. Dan’s grandfather had bees, his father, siblings, son and now his grandsons are helping him carry on the family tradition.

    REGISTER ONLINE HERE

    Sign up today! Day-of registration will be $50.

    For questions email mroamer@michaelfields.org or call Molly 262-642-3303 x 124

    In the Big Brown Barn
    Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
    W2493 County Rd ES
    East Troy, WI 53120

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  • Organic Apple Growing Class
    9:00 am-3:30 pm
    03-16-2018

    “This terrific workshop gave me confidence in my fruit tree pruning and showed me I could graft apple trees – and now I can’t stop!” – Former workshop participant

    “So many of us school gardeners need this workshop to learn how to provide nutrients and manage pests organically in our school fruit trees.” – Wisconsin School Gardener

    The morning will focus on organic pest management. After lunch, we will go outside for a hands-on pruning lesson, followed by an indoor apple grafting workshop. Every participant will go home with at least one and probably two apple trees that they have just grafted, for planting this spring.

    This workshop is designed for individuals and school gardeners and community gardeners who manage trees non-commercially.

    Instructor Deirdre Birmingham of The Cider Farm in Mineral Point, WI helped establish the Midwest Organic Fruit Growing Network and has years of experience as an orchardist.

    Fee: $40 (includes materials and lunch)
    In the Big Brown Barn & Orchards at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
    W2493 County Rd ES
    East Troy, WI 53120
    262-642-3303 ext 124

    REGISTER ONLINE HERE

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