May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Julie Tomaro  //  The basics of raising chicks will be the focus in this part 1 of a 2-part class. In this class, learn how to choose your chicks from brooder[...]
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Bonnie Wideman  //  In this full-day class, local livestock farmer Bonnie Wideman will guide participants through every step of sheep rearing; from grazing strategies, to breed selection, to lambing, and parasite[...]
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Lowell Rheinheimer  //  Old apple trees are often severely overgrown and structurally compromised. Light penetration to the interior of the tree is especially important and the natural tendency of apple trees[...]
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Julie Tomaro  //  This class will discuss what it takes to raise, feed, and milk cows and goats (somewhat applicable to sheep). This class will cover the pros and cons of[...]
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Viroqua, WI
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Heidi Krattiger  //  Hot sauce, garlic paste, coriander, and lemons can be preserved with fermentation, as well as many other herbs, vegetables, and fruit. This class will inspire new and experienced[...]
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Driftless Folk School Campus
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Cody Mastel  //  Explore the biology, history, and techniques of working with fungi as food, medicine, and for building soil health. We will cover many types of cultivation methods: bags, logs,[...]
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Ann Ralles  //  Planting a vineyard in the Upper Midwest can seem like holding out the sweet feed for the four horses of the apocalypse! Come and share instructor Ann’s journey[...]
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Bonnie Wideman  //  Goats are a wonderful addition to any homestead or farm, producing high-quality milk, meat, and fiber. They have also grown in popularity for weed and brush management control.[...]
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Bjorn Bergman  //  What should you do with the bounty of strawberries and tomatoes from your garden? Can them! Learn the art and science of preserving your harvest by water-bath canning.[...]
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Julie Tomaro  //  In this second half of a 2-part series, you will learn the skills for butchering a meat chicken. We will discuss the variety of chicken processing methods, with[...]
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructors: Shaun & Aaron Murphy-Lopez  //  Join a homesteading tour to learn how one couple arrived in the Driftless. Students will see gardens and pastures, outbuildings and fences, animals and trees –[...]