Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Kristen Martinek  //  Learn the basics of crafting your own vegetable-based soap in this hands-on course that will yield a batch of soap for each student to take home (each batch[...]
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Kristen Martinek  //  Build upon your basic soap crafting skills and discover how to create more complex soaps. In this intermediate course, Kristen will teach you how to add in colors,[...]
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Robert Schultz  //  This three-day class is in honor of instructor Robert’s blacksmithing mentors Jim Batson and Chuck Patrick, who taught him everything he knows about knife-making. Students will begin by[...]
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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[...]
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[...]
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Laura Poe  //  Fermenting vegetables and other foods is a great way to add nutrition, flavor and variety to your meals, as well as self-sufficiency to help put up your harvest.[...]
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Driftless Folk School Campus
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Martha Buche  //  Turn the work of the bees – their wax – into candles to light your way! Come join in the meditative practice of candle dipping and pouring. This[...]
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Jordan Bendel  //  In this class, instructor Jordan will discuss how to check the general health of your hives and how to prepare them for winter. The class will participate in[...]
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Driftless Folk School Campus
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Bjorn Bergman  //  Mead, an alcoholic beverage made with honey and water, is a traditional beverage made popular by the Vikings and Nordic culture. In this class, learn the art and[...]
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 –[...]
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Bjorn Bergman  //  Do you dream of sipping a cool, crisp, bubbly, and refreshing homemade hard cider with your friends and loved ones? Take this class and learn the art and[...]
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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[...]
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Henry Hundt  //  Learn the art, craft, and science of baking bread with a wild sourdough culture. The air around us and the skins and leaves of many plants are full[...]
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Linda Conroy  //  Join Herbalist Linda Conroy for this fun day of soap making. Participants will start out learning the basics and then dive into a hands-on experience, making soap to[...]
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Linda Conroy  //  Making cheese in your own kitchen is fun and easy! Join Home Cheese Maker Linda Conroy to discover how to create soft, spreadable cream cheese, mozzarella (traditionally stretched),[...]
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructor: Linda Conroy  //  Join Home Cheese Maker Linda Conroy as we focus on two styles of cheese: cheddar and gouda, that you can easily make at home. Participants will be guided[...]
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
REGISTER HERE  //  Instructors: Vince & Dawn Hundt  //  For generations, people of German ancestry in the ridge country near La Crosse have made what they call “woosht” or “wurst,” which simply means “sausage” in[...]