MOVE GRASS CLASS

 >> Learn with Victory Garden Initiative <<

Can you imagine turning your backyard, or neighborhood park, or your kitchen into an urban paradise? We can. MOVE GRASS CLASSES are designed to help you help us to build communities who grow their own food creating a community-based, socially just, environmentally sustainable, nutritious food system for all - starting with YOU!

Community Organizing 101 

Wednesday, February 4 // 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm // Jazz Gallery, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212 

Bringing a community together around growing food can be quite a challenge in this day and age, when people know the characters on sitcoms better than their next-door neighbors. This crash-course in community organizing will give you some tools of the trade to work with. We’ll practice talking about the food system and how growing food can be a fun, healthy way to build community. This course is great for those trying to start (or improve) a community garden or neighborhood orchard. You will take away an Organizing Toolkit, to help you flex your new organizing muscles after class.

Instructor :: Erika Wolf, Community Organizer 

Registration :: $18 

Walk-ins are welcome with a $20 registration fee.


Microgreens

Saturday, February 28 // 9:00 am - Noon // Jazz Gallery, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212 

Microgreens are the most nutritious vegetables on earth and thus are very popular with holistic health enthusiasts and lovers of good, raw, natural, living food. Did you know that YOU can easily and quickly grow huge amounts of them in controlled indoor places such as your home all year round? No matter the size of your apartment or house, you can be a farmer all year round! Come learn how to effectively grow micro greens and be inspired by a man that has a passion for growing micro greens and living sustainably.

Instructor :: Farmer Tony Farrell, Farmer Tony's Mission Greens

Registration :: $18 

Walk-ins are welcome with a $20 registration fee.


Planning and Planting

Wednesday, March 4 / / 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / / Jazz Gallery, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212 

You may know what you want to grow, but are you having trouble fitting it all together? We’ll show you some handy techniques for getting the most out of small spaces and intercropping plants that compliment each other.

Instructor :: Dan Graves, Victory Garden Initiative Farm Manager & Educator

Registration :: $18 

Walk-ins are welcome with a $20 registration fee.


Planning and Planting

Saturday, March 21 / / 9:00 am – Noon / / Jazz Gallery, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212 

You may know what you want to grow, but are you having trouble fitting it all together? We’ll show you some handy techniques for getting the most out of small spaces and intercropping plants that compliment each other.

Instructor :: Dan Graves

  

 Taming Trees, Healthy Trees *REQUIRED CLASS FOR FRUITY NUTTY FIVE WINNERS*
Wednesday, April 1 / / 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / /  Jazz Gallery, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
The key to getting great fruit production from your trees is to keep them healthy and well-maintained. We’ll go through disease prevention, when (and how) to seek expert advice for tree diseases, and then move onto pruning techniques that can keep your trees manageable and productive.

Instructor :: Michaela Molter



Milwaukee Food Ordinances
Wednesday, April 8 / /6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / /  Jazz Gallery, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Come learn from a member of the city of Milwaukee's Home Gr/own initiative to learn about ways in which you can work with the city to repurpose vacant lots in your neighborhood to "spark new economic opportunities around local, healthy food production and distribution, and new, green community spaces.

Instructors :: Tim McCollow & Dan Graves

Forest of Food
Wednesday, April 15 / / 9:00 am – Noon / /
 Jazz Gallery, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
In nature, plants and animals work together to create a sustainable system. We’ll teach you how to group plants together to make the best use of your small space and reinforce the health of your valuable edibles! At the end of the class, we’ll demonstrate how to plant a “food forest” around some of our fruit trees.

Instructors :: Ryan Dale

Permaculture Basics
Saturday, May 30 / / 9:00 am - Noon / /
 Jazz Gallery, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Have you heard about permaculture and are curious to learn more? Permaculture is a design theory based on mimicking nature’s ecosystems. Learn how to use permaculture’s ethics and principles to create a more sustainable ecosystem in your yard and home.

Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Bee Keeping 101
Wednesday, June 3 / / 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / /
 Jazz Gallery, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Interested in beekeeping but don't know where to begin? Come spend some time learning with Charbee to get the basics of beekeeping including the hive, general care, and how to be a part of their important role in the worldwide ecosystem.

Instructor :: Charlie Koenen

Soil Rehab
Saturday, June 13 / / 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / /
 Jazz Gallery, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Great vegetables start with awesome soil. We’ll cover how to identify soil types and improve your soil through basic techniques like composting, mulching, vermicomposting, and using natural fertilizers. Many urban lots are contaminated with lead or other toxins; this class will also discuss how to handle soil contaminants.

Instructor :: Ryan Dale


Fall Gardening – Starting Early!
Wednesday, July 1 / /6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / / Ja
zz Gallery, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Greens and peas in November? Crazy! This class will give you the tools you need to plan ahead for an abundant fall harvest that will reap round two on the summer beets, greens, and other favorites.

Instructor :: Dan Graves


Healthy Cooking from Your Garden
Saturday, July 18 / / 9:00 am – Noon / /
 Jazz Gallery, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
You’ve grown some great, healthy food in your garden, but you’re getting sick of salads. Now what? Learn some basic recipes and techniques that can be applied to a variety of fresh garden vegetables for easy, delicious, and healthy home-cooked meals that will save you money. Cooking demonstration included!

Instructor :: Milwaukee Chef

Design Your Urban Paradise
Wednesday, August 5 / /6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / /
 Jazz Gallery, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Come learn how to plan for, plant and sustain an urban paradise that will provide your family with oodles of food, restore habitat for animals in dire need of it, and create a sense of wonder for passers by. 

Instructor :: Dan Graves

Seed Saving / Seed Swap
Saturday, August 29 / / 9:00 am – Noon / /
 Jazz Gallery, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
As humans have done for centuries, come learn a few basic tips and techniques for saving seeds from your garden. Also, bring any extra seeds you have to swap with friends and neighbors and go home with an abundance of seeds for next year!


Instructor :: Dan Graves

Food Preservation
Wednesday, September 2 / / 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / / Location: TBD

With some time and planning ahead, you can eat from your garden year-round! We’ll go over the basics of “putting food by,” including what freezes well, what you can dehydrate, and what can be canned (sealed in jars).

Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Winter Garden Prep
Saturday, September 19 / / 9:00 am – Noon / / Jazz Gallery, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212

It is time to get your garden ready for winter. What is the best way to do it? Discover techniques that build soil fertility, protect your soil create biomatter, and are easy to do. Join us as we "put our gardens to rest."

Instructor :: Dan Graves

Healthy Cooking from Your Garden
Wednesday, October 7 / / 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / /Location: TBD

You’ve grown some great, healthy food in your garden, but you’re getting sick of salads. Now what? Learn some basic recipes and techniques that can be applied to a variety of fresh garden vegetables for easy, delicious, and healthy home-cooked meals that will save you money. Cooking demonstration included!

Instructor :: Milwaukee Chef


Worm Composting
Wednesday, November 4 / /6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / /
Jazz Gallery, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Don't have a place for all of those fruit and vegetable scraps? Come learn how to transform this "waste" (treasure) into garden gold. Techniques covered include vermicomposting and composting in your yard.

Instructor :: Farmer Tony Farrell

Making Salves
Saturday, November 21 / /9:00 am – Noon / /
Jazz Gallery, 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Dandelion, Honey, Lemon, Tea Tree. Using essential oils, learn how to make your own salves to heal body and soul. Walk away with your own salves! 

Instructor :: Charlie Koenen


Food Preservation

Wednesday, September 2

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: TBD

With some time and planning ahead, you can eat from your garden year-round! We’ll go over the basics of “putting food by,” including what freezes well, what you can dehydrate, and what can be canned (sealed in jars). Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Healthy Cooking from Your Garden

Saturday, September 19

9:00 – Noon

Location: TBD

You’ve grown some great, healthy food in your garden, but you’re getting sick of salads. Now what? Learn some basic recipes and techniques that can be applied to a variety of fresh garden vegetables for easy, delicious, and healthy home-cooked meals that will save you money. Cooking demonstration included! Instructor :: Milwaukee Chef

Winter Garden Prep

Saturday, October 24

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

It is time to get your garden ready for winter. What is the best way to do it? Discover techniques that build soil fertility, protect your soil create biomatter, and are easy to do. Join us as we "put our gardens to rest." Instructor :: Dan Graves

Worm Composting

Wednesday, November 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Don't have a place for all of those fruit and vegetable scraps? Come learn how to transform this "waste" (treasure) into garden gold. Techniques covered include vermicomposting and composting in your yard. Instructor :: Farmer Tony Farrell

Making Salves

Saturday, November 21

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

Dandelion, Honey, Lemon, Tea Tree. Using essential oils, learn how to make your own salves to heal body and soul. Walk away you’re your own salves! Instructor :: Charlie Koenen  

Community Organizing 101

Wednesday, February 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Bringing a community together around growing food can be quite a challenge in this day and age, when people know the characters on sitcoms better than their next-door neighbors. This crash-course in community organizing will give you some tools of the trade to work with. We’ll practice talking about the food system and how growing food can be a fun, healthy way to build community. This course is great for those trying to start (or improve) a community garden or neighborhood orchard. Instructor :: Erika Wolf

Microgreens

Saturday, February 21

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

No matter the size of your apartment or house, you can be a farmer year round! Come learn how to effectively grow microgreens and be inspired by a man that has a passion for growing micro greens and living sustainably. Instructor :: Farmer Tony Farrell

Planning and Planting

Wednesday, March 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

You may know what you want to grow, but are you having trouble fitting it all together? We’ll show you some handy techniques for getting the most out of small spaces and intercropping plants that compliment each other. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Planning and Planting

Saturday, March 21

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

You may know what you want to grow, but are you having trouble fitting it all together? We’ll show you some handy techniques for getting the most out of small spaces and intercropping plants that compliment each other. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Taming Trees, Healthy Trees

Wednesday, April 1

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

The key to getting great fruit production from your trees is to keep them healthy and well-maintained. We’ll go through disease prevention, when (and how) to seek expert advice for tree diseases, and then move onto pruning techniques that can keep your trees manageable and productive. Instructor :: Michaela Molter

Milwaukee Food Ordinances

Wednesday, April 11

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Come learn from a member of the city of Milwaukee's Home Gr/own initiative to learn about ways in which you can work with the city to repurpose vacant lots in your neighborhood to "spark new economic opportunities around local, healthy food production and distribution, and new, green community spaces. Instructors :: Tim McCollow & Dan Graves

Forest of Food

Saturday, April 15

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

In nature, plants and animals work together to create a sustainable system. We’ll teach you how to group plants together to make the best use of your small space and reinforce the health of your valuable edibles! At the end of the class, we’ll demonstrate how to plant a “food forest” around some of our fruit trees. Instructors :: Ryan Dale

Get Dirty with Victory Garden Initiative

April 18

Help us plant orchard trees around Milwaukee. Get hands on experience 

May 9 - 23

Permaculture Basics

Saturday, May 30

9:00 am - Noon

Jazz Gallery

Have you heard about permaculture and are curious to learn more? Permaculture is a design theory based on mimicking nature’s ecosystems. Learn how to use permaculture’s ethics and principles to create a more sustainable ecosystem in your yard. Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Bee Keeping 101

Wednesday, June 3

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Interested in beekeeping but don't know where to begin? Come spend some time learning with Charbee to get the basics of beekeeping including the hive, general care, and how to be a part of their important role in the worldwide ecosystem. Instructor :: Charlie Koenen

Soil Rehab

Saturday, June 13

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Great vegetables start with awesome soil. Many urban lots are contaminated with lead or other toxins; this class will discuss how to handle soil contaminants. We’ll also cover how to identify soil types and improve your soil through basic techniques like composting, mulching, vermicomposting, and using natural fertilizers. Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Fall Gardening – Starting Early!

Wednesday, July 1

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Greens and peas in November? Crazy! This class will give you the tools you need to plan ahead for an abundant fall harvest that will reap round two on the summer beets, greens, and other favorites. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Healthy Cooking from Your Garden

Saturday, July 18

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

You’ve grown some great, healthy food in your garden, but you’re getting sick of salads. Now what? Learn some basic recipes and techniques that can be applied to a variety of fresh garden vegetables for easy, delicious, and healthy home-cooked meals that will save you money. Cooking demonstration included! Instructor :: Milwaukee Chef

Design Your Urban Paradise

Wednesday, August 8

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery 

Come learn how to plan for, plant and sustain a urban paradise that will provide your family with oodles of food, restore habitat for animals in dire need of it, and create a sense of wonder for passers by. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Seed Saving / Seed Swap

Saturday, August 29

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

As humans have done for centuries, come learn a few basic tips and techniques for saving seeds from your garden. Also, bring any extra seeds you have to swap with friends and neighbors and go home with an abundance of seeds for next year! Instructor :: Dan Graves

Food Preservation

Wednesday, September 2

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: TBD

With some time and planning ahead, you can eat from your garden year-round! We’ll go over the basics of “putting food by,” including what freezes well, what you can dehydrate, and what can be canned (sealed in jars). Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Healthy Cooking from Your Garden

Saturday, September 19

9:00 – Noon

Location: TBD

You’ve grown some great, healthy food in your garden, but you’re getting sick of salads. Now what? Learn some basic recipes and techniques that can be applied to a variety of fresh garden vegetables for easy, delicious, and healthy home-cooked meals that will save you money. Cooking demonstration included! Instructor :: Milwaukee Chef

Winter Garden Prep

Saturday, October 24

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

It is time to get your garden ready for winter. What is the best way to do it? Discover techniques that build soil fertility, protect your soil create biomatter, and are easy to do. Join us as we "put our gardens to rest." Instructor :: Dan Graves

Worm Composting

Wednesday, November 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Don't have a place for all of those fruit and vegetable scraps? Come learn how to transform this "waste" (treasure) into garden gold. Techniques covered include vermicomposting and composting in your yard. Instructor :: Farmer Tony Farrell

Making Salves

Saturday, November 21

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

Dandelion, Honey, Lemon, Tea Tree. Using essential oils, learn how to make your own salves to heal body and soul. Walk away you’re your own salves! Instructor :: Charlie Koenen  

Community Organizing 101

Wednesday, February 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Bringing a community together around growing food can be quite a challenge in this day and age, when people know the characters on sitcoms better than their next-door neighbors. This crash-course in community organizing will give you some tools of the trade to work with. We’ll practice talking about the food system and how growing food can be a fun, healthy way to build community. This course is great for those trying to start (or improve) a community garden or neighborhood orchard. Instructor :: Erika Wolf

Community Organizing 101

Wednesday, February 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Bringing a community together around growing food can be quite a challenge in this day and age, when people know the characters on sitcoms better than their next-door neighbors. This crash-course in community organizing will give you some tools of the trade to work with. We’ll practice talking about the food system and how growing food can be a fun, healthy way to build community. This course is great for those trying to start (or improve) a community garden or neighborhood orchard. Instructor :: Erika Wolf

Bringing a community together around growing food can be quite a challenge in this day and age, when people know the characters on sitcoms better than their next-door neighbors. This crash-course in community organizing will give you some tools of the trade to work with. We’ll practice talking about the food system and how growing food can be a fun, healthy way to build community. This course is great for those trying to start (or improve) a community garden or neighborhood orchard. Instructor :: Erika Wolf

Taming Trees, Healthy Trees

*REQUIRED CLASS FOR FRUITY NUTTY FIVE WINNERS*

Wednesday, April 1

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

The key to getting great fruit production from your trees is to keep them healthy and well-maintained. We’ll go through disease prevention, when (and how) to seek expert advice for tree diseases, and then move onto pruning techniques that can keep your trees manageable and productive.

Instructor :: Michaela Molter

Milwaukee Food Ordinances

Saturday, April 11

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Come learn from a member of the city of Milwaukee's Home Gr/own initiative to learn about ways in which you can work with the city to repurpose vacant lots in your neighborhood to "spark new economic opportunities around local, healthy food production and distribution, and new, green community spaces.

Instructors :: Tim McCollow & Dan Graves

Forest of Food

Wednesday, April 15

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

In nature, plants and animals work together to create a sustainable system. We’ll teach you how to group plants together to make the best use of your small space and reinforce the health of your valuable edibles! At the end of the class, we’ll demonstrate how to plant a “food forest” around some of our fruit trees.

Instructors :: Ryan Dale

Get Dirty with Victory Garden Initiative

April 18

Help us plant orchard trees around Milwaukee. Get hands on experience planting FIVE community orchards around Milwaukee with the VGI Staff and other volunteers. 

May 9 - 23

The Great Milwaukee Victory Garden Blitz needs you!! In just two weeks, we’ll build over 500 raised bed gardens and we need your help to make that happen! Sign up as a volunteer and help build communities that grow their own food.

Permaculture Basics

Saturday, May 30

9:00 am - Noon

Jazz Gallery

Have you heard about permaculture and are curious to learn more? Permaculture is a design theory based on mimicking nature’s ecosystems. Learn how to use permaculture’s ethics and principles to create a more sustainable ecosystem in your yard.

Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Bee Keeping 101

Wednesday, June 3

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Interested in beekeeping but don't know where to begin? Come spend some time learning with Charbee to get the basics of beekeeping including the hive, general care, and how to be a part of their important role in the worldwide ecosystem.

Instructor :: Charlie Koenen

Soil Rehab

Saturday, June 13

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Great vegetables start with awesome soil. Many urban lots are contaminated with lead or other toxins; this class will discuss how to handle soil contaminants. We’ll also cover how to identify soil types and improve your soil through basic techniques like composting, mulching, vermicomposting, and using natural fertilizers.

Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Fall Gardening – Starting Early!

Wednesday, July 1

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Greens and peas in November? Crazy! This class will give you the tools you need to plan ahead for an abundant fall harvest that will reap round two on the summer beets, greens, and other favorites. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Healthy Cooking from Your Garden

Saturday, July 18

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

You’ve grown some great, healthy food in your garden, but you’re getting sick of salads. Now what? Learn some basic recipes and techniques that can be applied to a variety of fresh garden vegetables for easy, delicious, and healthy home-cooked meals that will save you money. Cooking demonstration included!

Instructor :: Milwaukee Chef

Design Your Urban Paradise

Wednesday, August 5

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery 

Come learn how to plan for, plant and sustain an urban paradise that will provide your family with oodles of food, restore habitat for animals in dire need of it, and create a sense of wonder for passers by. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Seed Saving / Seed Swap

Saturday, August 29

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

As humans have done for centuries, come learn a few basic tips and techniques for saving seeds from your garden. Also, bring any extra seeds you have to swap with friends and neighbors and go home with an abundance of seeds for next year!

Instructor :: Dan Graves

Food Preservation

Wednesday, September 2

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: TBD

With some time and planning ahead, you can eat from your garden year-round! We’ll go over the basics of “putting food by,” including what freezes well, what you can dehydrate, and what can be canned (sealed in jars).

Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Healthy Cooking from Your Garden

Saturday, September 19

9:00 – Noon

Location: TBD

You’ve grown some great, healthy food in your garden, but you’re getting sick of salads. Now what? Learn some basic recipes and techniques that can be applied to a variety of fresh garden vegetables for easy, delicious, and healthy home-cooked meals that will save you money. Cooking demonstration included!

Instructor :: Milwaukee Chef

Winter Garden Prep

Saturday, October 24

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

It is time to get your garden ready for winter. What is the best way to do it? Discover techniques that build soil fertility, protect your soil create biomatter, and are easy to do. Join us as we "put our gardens to rest."

Instructor :: Dan Graves

Worm Composting

Wednesday, November 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Don't have a place for all of those fruit and vegetable scraps? Come learn how to transform this "waste" (treasure) into garden gold. Techniques covered include vermicomposting and composting in your yard.

Instructor :: Farmer Tony Farrell

Making Salves

Saturday, November 21

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

Dandelion, Honey, Lemon, Tea Tree. Using essential oils, learn how to make your own salves to heal body and soul. Walk away with your own salves! Instructor :: Charlie Koenen  

Taming Trees, Healthy Trees

*REQUIRED CLASS FOR FRUITY NUTTY FIVE WINNERS*

Wednesday, April 1

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

The key to getting great fruit production from your trees is to keep them healthy and well-maintained. We’ll go through disease prevention, when (and how) to seek expert advice for tree diseases, and then move onto pruning techniques that can keep your trees manageable and productive.

Instructor :: Michaela Molter

Milwaukee Food Ordinances

Saturday, April 11

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Come learn from a member of the city of Milwaukee's Home Gr/own initiative to learn about ways in which you can work with the city to repurpose vacant lots in your neighborhood to "spark new economic opportunities around local, healthy food production and distribution, and new, green community spaces.

Instructors :: Tim McCollow & Dan Graves

Forest of Food

Wednesday, April 15

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

In nature, plants and animals work together to create a sustainable system. We’ll teach you how to group plants together to make the best use of your small space and reinforce the health of your valuable edibles! At the end of the class, we’ll demonstrate how to plant a “food forest” around some of our fruit trees.

Instructors :: Ryan Dale

Get Dirty with Victory Garden Initiative

April 18

Help us plant orchard trees around Milwaukee. Get hands on experience planting FIVE community orchards around Milwaukee with the VGI Staff and other volunteers. 

May 9 - 23

The Great Milwaukee Victory Garden Blitz needs you!! In just two weeks, we’ll build over 500 raised bed gardens and we need your help to make that happen! Sign up as a volunteer and help build communities that grow their own food.

Permaculture Basics

Saturday, May 30

9:00 am - Noon

Jazz Gallery

Have you heard about permaculture and are curious to learn more? Permaculture is a design theory based on mimicking nature’s ecosystems. Learn how to use permaculture’s ethics and principles to create a more sustainable ecosystem in your yard.

Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Bee Keeping 101

Wednesday, June 3

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Interested in beekeeping but don't know where to begin? Come spend some time learning with Charbee to get the basics of beekeeping including the hive, general care, and how to be a part of their important role in the worldwide ecosystem.

Instructor :: Charlie Koenen

Soil Rehab

Saturday, June 13

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Great vegetables start with awesome soil. Many urban lots are contaminated with lead or other toxins; this class will discuss how to handle soil contaminants. We’ll also cover how to identify soil types and improve your soil through basic techniques like composting, mulching, vermicomposting, and using natural fertilizers.

Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Fall Gardening – Starting Early!

Wednesday, July 1

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Greens and peas in November? Crazy! This class will give you the tools you need to plan ahead for an abundant fall harvest that will reap round two on the summer beets, greens, and other favorites. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Healthy Cooking from Your Garden

Saturday, July 18

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

You’ve grown some great, healthy food in your garden, but you’re getting sick of salads. Now what? Learn some basic recipes and techniques that can be applied to a variety of fresh garden vegetables for easy, delicious, and healthy home-cooked meals that will save you money. Cooking demonstration included!

Instructor :: Milwaukee Chef

Design Your Urban Paradise

Wednesday, August 5

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery 

Come learn how to plan for, plant and sustain an urban paradise that will provide your family with oodles of food, restore habitat for animals in dire need of it, and create a sense of wonder for passers by. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Seed Saving / Seed Swap

Saturday, August 29

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

As humans have done for centuries, come learn a few basic tips and techniques for saving seeds from your garden. Also, bring any extra seeds you have to swap with friends and neighbors and go home with an abundance of seeds for next year!

Instructor :: Dan Graves

Food Preservation

Wednesday, September 2

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: TBD

With some time and planning ahead, you can eat from your garden year-round! We’ll go over the basics of “putting food by,” including what freezes well, what you can dehydrate, and what can be canned (sealed in jars).

Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Healthy Cooking from Your Garden

Saturday, September 19

9:00 – Noon

Location: TBD

You’ve grown some great, healthy food in your garden, but you’re getting sick of salads. Now what? Learn some basic recipes and techniques that can be applied to a variety of fresh garden vegetables for easy, delicious, and healthy home-cooked meals that will save you money. Cooking demonstration included!

Instructor :: Milwaukee Chef

Winter Garden Prep

Saturday, October 24

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

It is time to get your garden ready for winter. What is the best way to do it? Discover techniques that build soil fertility, protect your soil create biomatter, and are easy to do. Join us as we "put our gardens to rest."

Instructor :: Dan Graves

Worm Composting

Wednesday, November 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Don't have a place for all of those fruit and vegetable scraps? Come learn how to transform this "waste" (treasure) into garden gold. Techniques covered include vermicomposting and composting in your yard.

Instructor :: Farmer Tony Farrell

Making Salves

Saturday, November 21

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

Dandelion, Honey, Lemon, Tea Tree. Using essential oils, learn how to make your own salves to heal body and soul. Walk away with your own salves! Instructor :: Charlie Koenen  


Pricing

Single class:
 $18 pre-registration // $20 on-site registration 

5-Class Punchcard:
 $75
10-Class Punchcard: $140
Full Series (15 classes): $165


 How do punchcards and registration work?
If you register for a specific class, a miniseries, or a full series all you have to do is come to class. We'll have your registration on file! If you choose one of the punchcards, that means you can attend any class you like, no matter which mini-series they belong to. If you have a five-class card, you can pick it up at the first class you attend and you'll get your first punch. After that, you can choose any four other classes--each time you'll get a punch. Once your card is full, you'll have to pay to attend any further classes. The more classes you attend, the less you will pay per class (unless you choose a miniseries). Here's the per class rate for each type of registration:

Single Class: $18 per class
5 Class Punchcard: $15 per class
10 Class Punchcard: $14 per class

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Community Organizing 101

Wednesday, February 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Bringing a community together around growing food can be quite a challenge in this day and age, when people know the characters on sitcoms better than their next-door neighbors. This crash-course in community organizing will give you some tools of the trade to work with. We’ll practice talking about the food system and how growing food can be a fun, healthy way to build community. This course is great for those trying to start (or improve) a community garden or neighborhood orchard. Instructor :: Erika Wolf

Microgreens

Saturday, February 21

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

No matter the size of your apartment or house, you can be a farmer year round! Come learn how to effectively grow microgreens and be inspired by a man that has a passion for growing micro greens and living sustainably. Instructor :: Farmer Tony Farrell

Planning and Planting

Wednesday, March 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

You may know what you want to grow, but are you having trouble fitting it all together? We’ll show you some handy techniques for getting the most out of small spaces and intercropping plants that compliment each other. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Planning and Planting

Saturday, March 21

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

You may know what you want to grow, but are you having trouble fitting it all together? We’ll show you some handy techniques for getting the most out of small spaces and intercropping plants that compliment each other. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Taming Trees, Healthy Trees

Wednesday, April 1

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

The key to getting great fruit production from your trees is to keep them healthy and well-maintained. We’ll go through disease prevention, when (and how) to seek expert advice for tree diseases, and then move onto pruning techniques that can keep your trees manageable and productive. Instructor :: Michaela Molter

Milwaukee Food Ordinances

Wednesday, April 11

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Come learn from a member of the city of Milwaukee's Home Gr/own initiative to learn about ways in which you can work with the city to repurpose vacant lots in your neighborhood to "spark new economic opportunities around local, healthy food production and distribution, and new, green community spaces. Instructors :: Tim McCollow & Dan Graves

Forest of Food

Saturday, April 15

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

In nature, plants and animals work together to create a sustainable system. We’ll teach you how to group plants together to make the best use of your small space and reinforce the health of your valuable edibles! At the end of the class, we’ll demonstrate how to plant a “food forest” around some of our fruit trees. Instructors :: Ryan Dale

Get Dirty with Victory Garden Initiative

April 18

Help us plant orchard trees around Milwaukee. Get hands on experience 

May 9 - 23

Permaculture Basics

Saturday, May 30

9:00 am - Noon

Jazz Gallery

Have you heard about permaculture and are curious to learn more? Permaculture is a design theory based on mimicking nature’s ecosystems. Learn how to use permaculture’s ethics and principles to create a more sustainable ecosystem in your yard. Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Bee Keeping 101

Wednesday, June 3

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Interested in beekeeping but don't know where to begin? Come spend some time learning with Charbee to get the basics of beekeeping including the hive, general care, and how to be a part of their important role in the worldwide ecosystem. Instructor :: Charlie Koenen

Soil Rehab

Saturday, June 13

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Great vegetables start with awesome soil. Many urban lots are contaminated with lead or other toxins; this class will discuss how to handle soil contaminants. We’ll also cover how to identify soil types and improve your soil through basic techniques like composting, mulching, vermicomposting, and using natural fertilizers. Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Fall Gardening – Starting Early!

Wednesday, July 1

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Greens and peas in November? Crazy! This class will give you the tools you need to plan ahead for an abundant fall harvest that will reap round two on the summer beets, greens, and other favorites. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Healthy Cooking from Your Garden

Saturday, July 18

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

You’ve grown some great, healthy food in your garden, but you’re getting sick of salads. Now what? Learn some basic recipes and techniques that can be applied to a variety of fresh garden vegetables for easy, delicious, and healthy home-cooked meals that will save you money. Cooking demonstration included! Instructor :: Milwaukee Chef

Design Your Urban Paradise

Wednesday, August 8

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery 

Come learn how to plan for, plant and sustain a urban paradise that will provide your family with oodles of food, restore habitat for animals in dire need of it, and create a sense of wonder for passers by. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Seed Saving / Seed Swap

Saturday, August 29

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

As humans have done for centuries, come learn a few basic tips and techniques for saving seeds from your garden. Also, bring any extra seeds you have to swap with friends and neighbors and go home with an abundance of seeds for next year! Instructor :: Dan Graves

Food Preservation

Wednesday, September 2

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: TBD

With some time and planning ahead, you can eat from your garden year-round! We’ll go over the basics of “putting food by,” including what freezes well, what you can dehydrate, and what can be canned (sealed in jars). Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Healthy Cooking from Your Garden

Saturday, September 19

9:00 – Noon

Location: TBD

You’ve grown some great, healthy food in your garden, but you’re getting sick of salads. Now what? Learn some basic recipes and techniques that can be applied to a variety of fresh garden vegetables for easy, delicious, and healthy home-cooked meals that will save you money. Cooking demonstration included! Instructor :: Milwaukee Chef

Winter Garden Prep

Saturday, October 24

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

It is time to get your garden ready for winter. What is the best way to do it? Discover techniques that build soil fertility, protect your soil create biomatter, and are easy to do. Join us as we "put our gardens to rest." Instructor :: Dan Graves

Worm Composting

Wednesday, November 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Don't have a place for all of those fruit and vegetable scraps? Come learn how to transform this "waste" (treasure) into garden gold. Techniques covered include vermicomposting and composting in your yard. Instructor :: Farmer Tony Farrell

Making Salves

Saturday, November 21

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

Dandelion, Honey, Lemon, Tea Tree. Using essential oils, learn how to make your own salves to heal body and soul. Walk away you’re your own salves! Instructor :: Charlie Koenen  

Community Organizing 101

Wednesday, February 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Bringing a community together around growing food can be quite a challenge in this day and age, when people know the characters on sitcoms better than their next-door neighbors. This crash-course in community organizing will give you some tools of the trade to work with. We’ll practice talking about the food system and how growing food can be a fun, healthy way to build community. This course is great for those trying to start (or improve) a community garden or neighborhood orchard. Instructor :: Erika Wolf

Microgreens

Saturday, February 21

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

No matter the size of your apartment or house, you can be a farmer year round! Come learn how to effectively grow microgreens and be inspired by a man that has a passion for growing micro greens and living sustainably. Instructor :: Farmer Tony Farrell

Planning and Planting

Wednesday, March 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

You may know what you want to grow, but are you having trouble fitting it all together? We’ll show you some handy techniques for getting the most out of small spaces and intercropping plants that compliment each other. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Planning and Planting

Saturday, March 21

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

You may know what you want to grow, but are you having trouble fitting it all together? We’ll show you some handy techniques for getting the most out of small spaces and intercropping plants that compliment each other. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Taming Trees, Healthy Trees

Wednesday, April 1

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

The key to getting great fruit production from your trees is to keep them healthy and well-maintained. We’ll go through disease prevention, when (and how) to seek expert advice for tree diseases, and then move onto pruning techniques that can keep your trees manageable and productive. Instructor :: Michaela Molter

Milwaukee Food Ordinances

Wednesday, April 11

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Come learn from a member of the city of Milwaukee's Home Gr/own initiative to learn about ways in which you can work with the city to repurpose vacant lots in your neighborhood to "spark new economic opportunities around local, healthy food production and distribution, and new, green community spaces. Instructors :: Tim McCollow & Dan Graves

Forest of Food

Saturday, April 15

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

In nature, plants and animals work together to create a sustainable system. We’ll teach you how to group plants together to make the best use of your small space and reinforce the health of your valuable edibles! At the end of the class, we’ll demonstrate how to plant a “food forest” around some of our fruit trees. Instructors :: Ryan Dale

Get Dirty with Victory Garden Initiative

April 18

Help us plant orchard trees around Milwaukee. Get hands on experience 

May 9 - 23

Permaculture Basics

Saturday, May 30

9:00 am - Noon

Jazz Gallery

Have you heard about permaculture and are curious to learn more? Permaculture is a design theory based on mimicking nature’s ecosystems. Learn how to use permaculture’s ethics and principles to create a more sustainable ecosystem in your yard. Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Bee Keeping 101

Wednesday, June 3

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Interested in beekeeping but don't know where to begin? Come spend some time learning with Charbee to get the basics of beekeeping including the hive, general care, and how to be a part of their important role in the worldwide ecosystem. Instructor :: Charlie Koenen

Soil Rehab

Saturday, June 13

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Great vegetables start with awesome soil. Many urban lots are contaminated with lead or other toxins; this class will discuss how to handle soil contaminants. We’ll also cover how to identify soil types and improve your soil through basic techniques like composting, mulching, vermicomposting, and using natural fertilizers. Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Fall Gardening – Starting Early!

Wednesday, July 1

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Greens and peas in November? Crazy! This class will give you the tools you need to plan ahead for an abundant fall harvest that will reap round two on the summer beets, greens, and other favorites. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Healthy Cooking from Your Garden

Saturday, July 18

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

You’ve grown some great, healthy food in your garden, but you’re getting sick of salads. Now what? Learn some basic recipes and techniques that can be applied to a variety of fresh garden vegetables for easy, delicious, and healthy home-cooked meals that will save you money. Cooking demonstration included! Instructor :: Milwaukee Chef

Design Your Urban Paradise

Wednesday, August 8

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery 

Come learn how to plan for, plant and sustain a urban paradise that will provide your family with oodles of food, restore habitat for animals in dire need of it, and create a sense of wonder for passers by. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Seed Saving / Seed Swap

Saturday, August 29

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

As humans have done for centuries, come learn a few basic tips and techniques for saving seeds from your garden. Also, bring any extra seeds you have to swap with friends and neighbors and go home with an abundance of seeds for next year! Instructor :: Dan Graves

Food Preservation

Wednesday, September 2

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: TBD

With some time and planning ahead, you can eat from your garden year-round! We’ll go over the basics of “putting food by,” including what freezes well, what you can dehydrate, and what can be canned (sealed in jars). Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Healthy Cooking from Your Garden

Saturday, September 19

9:00 – Noon

Location: TBD

You’ve grown some great, healthy food in your garden, but you’re getting sick of salads. Now what? Learn some basic recipes and techniques that can be applied to a variety of fresh garden vegetables for easy, delicious, and healthy home-cooked meals that will save you money. Cooking demonstration included! Instructor :: Milwaukee Chef

Winter Garden Prep

Saturday, October 24

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

It is time to get your garden ready for winter. What is the best way to do it? Discover techniques that build soil fertility, protect your soil create biomatter, and are easy to do. Join us as we "put our gardens to rest." Instructor :: Dan Graves

Worm Composting

Wednesday, November 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Don't have a place for all of those fruit and vegetable scraps? Come learn how to transform this "waste" (treasure) into garden gold. Techniques covered include vermicomposting and composting in your yard. Instructor :: Farmer Tony Farrell

Making Salves

Saturday, November 21

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

Dandelion, Honey, Lemon, Tea Tree. Using essential oils, learn how to make your own salves to heal body and soul. Walk away you’re your own salves! Instructor :: Charlie Koenen  

Community Organizing 101

Wednesday, February 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Bringing a community together around growing food can be quite a challenge in this day and age, when people know the characters on sitcoms better than their next-door neighbors. This crash-course in community organizing will give you some tools of the trade to work with. We’ll practice talking about the food system and how growing food can be a fun, healthy way to build community. This course is great for those trying to start (or improve) a community garden or neighborhood orchard. Instructor :: Erika Wolf

Microgreens

Saturday, February 21

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

No matter the size of your apartment or house, you can be a farmer year round! Come learn how to effectively grow microgreens and be inspired by a man that has a passion for growing micro greens and living sustainably. Instructor :: Farmer Tony Farrell

Planning and Planting

Wednesday, March 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

You may know what you want to grow, but are you having trouble fitting it all together? We’ll show you some handy techniques for getting the most out of small spaces and intercropping plants that compliment each other. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Planning and Planting

Saturday, March 21

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

You may know what you want to grow, but are you having trouble fitting it all together? We’ll show you some handy techniques for getting the most out of small spaces and intercropping plants that compliment each other. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Taming Trees, Healthy Trees

Wednesday, April 1

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

The key to getting great fruit production from your trees is to keep them healthy and well-maintained. We’ll go through disease prevention, when (and how) to seek expert advice for tree diseases, and then move onto pruning techniques that can keep your trees manageable and productive. Instructor :: Michaela Molter

Milwaukee Food Ordinances

Wednesday, April 11

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Come learn from a member of the city of Milwaukee's Home Gr/own initiative to learn about ways in which you can work with the city to repurpose vacant lots in your neighborhood to "spark new economic opportunities around local, healthy food production and distribution, and new, green community spaces. Instructors :: Tim McCollow & Dan Graves

Forest of Food

Saturday, April 15

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

In nature, plants and animals work together to create a sustainable system. We’ll teach you how to group plants together to make the best use of your small space and reinforce the health of your valuable edibles! At the end of the class, we’ll demonstrate how to plant a “food forest” around some of our fruit trees. Instructors :: Ryan Dale

Get Dirty with Victory Garden Initiative

April 18

Help us plant orchard trees around Milwaukee. Get hands on experience 

May 9 - 23

Permaculture Basics

Saturday, May 30

9:00 am - Noon

Jazz Gallery

Have you heard about permaculture and are curious to learn more? Permaculture is a design theory based on mimicking nature’s ecosystems. Learn how to use permaculture’s ethics and principles to create a more sustainable ecosystem in your yard. Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Bee Keeping 101

Wednesday, June 3

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Interested in beekeeping but don't know where to begin? Come spend some time learning with Charbee to get the basics of beekeeping including the hive, general care, and how to be a part of their important role in the worldwide ecosystem. Instructor :: Charlie Koenen

Soil Rehab

Saturday, June 13

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Great vegetables start with awesome soil. Many urban lots are contaminated with lead or other toxins; this class will discuss how to handle soil contaminants. We’ll also cover how to identify soil types and improve your soil through basic techniques like composting, mulching, vermicomposting, and using natural fertilizers. Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Fall Gardening – Starting Early!

Wednesday, July 1

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Greens and peas in November? Crazy! This class will give you the tools you need to plan ahead for an abundant fall harvest that will reap round two on the summer beets, greens, and other favorites. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Healthy Cooking from Your Garden

Saturday, July 18

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

You’ve grown some great, healthy food in your garden, but you’re getting sick of salads. Now what? Learn some basic recipes and techniques that can be applied to a variety of fresh garden vegetables for easy, delicious, and healthy home-cooked meals that will save you money. Cooking demonstration included! Instructor :: Milwaukee Chef

Design Your Urban Paradise

Wednesday, August 8

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery 

Come learn how to plan for, plant and sustain a urban paradise that will provide your family with oodles of food, restore habitat for animals in dire need of it, and create a sense of wonder for passers by. Instructor :: Dan Graves

Seed Saving / Seed Swap

Saturday, August 29

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

As humans have done for centuries, come learn a few basic tips and techniques for saving seeds from your garden. Also, bring any extra seeds you have to swap with friends and neighbors and go home with an abundance of seeds for next year! Instructor :: Dan Graves

Food Preservation

Wednesday, September 2

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: TBD

With some time and planning ahead, you can eat from your garden year-round! We’ll go over the basics of “putting food by,” including what freezes well, what you can dehydrate, and what can be canned (sealed in jars). Instructor :: Ryan Dale

Healthy Cooking from Your Garden

Saturday, September 19

9:00 – Noon

Location: TBD

You’ve grown some great, healthy food in your garden, but you’re getting sick of salads. Now what? Learn some basic recipes and techniques that can be applied to a variety of fresh garden vegetables for easy, delicious, and healthy home-cooked meals that will save you money. Cooking demonstration included! Instructor :: Milwaukee Chef

Winter Garden Prep

Saturday, October 24

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

It is time to get your garden ready for winter. What is the best way to do it? Discover techniques that build soil fertility, protect your soil create biomatter, and are easy to do. Join us as we "put our gardens to rest." Instructor :: Dan Graves

Worm Composting

Wednesday, November 4

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Gallery

Don't have a place for all of those fruit and vegetable scraps? Come learn how to transform this "waste" (treasure) into garden gold. Techniques covered include vermicomposting and composting in your yard. Instructor :: Farmer Tony Farrell

Making Salves

Saturday, November 21

9:00 am – Noon

Jazz Gallery

Dandelion, Honey, Lemon, Tea Tree. Using essential oils, learn how to make your own salves to heal body and soul. Walk away you’re your own salves! Instructor :: Charlie Koenen  

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