move grass class

Can you imagine turning your backyard, your 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!

If you would like us to come teach a group Class at your business or organization, please see the following descriptions of past courses that we have offered, and contact our Education Programs Manager, Beverly Tyree

Fall Gardening - Starting Early

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. 

Aromatherapy for Daily Use
Essential oils through aromatherapy, have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Attendees will learn: What is Essential Oil? How to tap into healing power of essential oils through aromatherapy? How to effectively use essential oils in daily living and take along a handmade blend.
Soil Rehab
Great vegetables start with an 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. 
Nutrition for pregnancy and children

From infancy through old age, nutritious food can keep you strong and healthy. In this class, you will learn the nutritional values of a variety of whom foods and how they interact with your body. We will touch on the importance of nutritious meals starting with pregnancy and throughout early childhood. We will discuss ways to prepare whole foods for children and families. We'll also include a cooking demonstration!

Aquaponics

From fresh fish to fresh greens, learn about the amazing closed-loop system that is aquaponics. We'll set up a demonstration tank and go through the steps to create a system in your own home! 

Worm Composting

Don't have a place for all 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. 

Food Preservation
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). A demonstration is included and you'll be able to take home your own jar of freshly preserved goodies. 
funky fresh fermentation 

Humans have been fermenting food for over 10,000 years and possibly even more! These techniques not only extend shelf-life and make the food taste better but within many fermentation processes, they create a healthier product by introducing beneficial digestive bacteria called Probiotics. In this workshop, we will discuss these fascinating organisms, how they operate, and how they help our digestion, immune system and overall health. We'll talk: fermented vegetables, kefir, kombucha, yogurt, and much more.... Come try locally produced fermented foods and learn how to work with these organisms and create your own home ferments!

Preparing a fRESH thankful table

Join the inspired Chef Chris Stoye as he shares healthy cooking tips just in time for Thanksgiving. Chef Chris will share his own recipes and cooking instructions on how to bring home a fresh tastes to your feast. Let us share this delicious event with you and go home prepared to wow your family and friends.

Community organizing 101 
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. 


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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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