Herbal and Wild Food Events at a Glance

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 2016 Schedule of Classes and Events for Moonwise Herbs

May 21, 2016 (12-5pm) Wild Food/Wild Medicine Foraging Walk

This class is a wild walk, talk and sampler. Join bioregional herbalist and wild forager Linda Conroy for this fun afternoon. We will take a plant walk, getting to know the wild plants that are edible and medicinal around us. We will harvest plants to bring back to the kitchen for snacks to sample and for an herbal remedy for healing. Includes instruction, recipes and delicious samples. Sponsored by and held at Wellspring Farm and Education Center. For more information http://www.wellspringinc.org/wellness

May 22, 2016 (10am-12:30pm) Wild Food/Wild Medicine Plant Walk About

Join herbalist and forager Linda Conroy to explore the wild plants that grow around us. We will learn about common and uncommon wild plants that can be used for food and medicine. Identification techniques as well as ways to prepare plants for optimal nutrition and healing will be discussed. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. This class will take place at Pheasant Branch Conservancy, 4864 Pheasant Branch Road. Meet in the Conservancy parking lot, and the tour leaves promptly at 10:00am. Sponsored by Willy Street Cooperative in Madison, WI Register by stopping at the Willy West Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 284-7800

May 28, 2016 9am-3pm Wisconsin Unit Herb Fair

Moonwise Herbs will offer our handcrafted herbal wares, books, honey and beeswax. Held at Boerner Botanical Gardens 9400 Boerner Drive Hales Corners, WI 53130

June 3-5, 2-16 Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference with special guests Winona LaDuke, Isla Burgess, Susun Weed, plus many more. See www.midwestwomensherbal.com

July 27, 2016 (6-8:30pm)  Elements of Herbalism: Sensory Plant Walk Using your senses to learn about plants is fascinating and fun! Between texture, smell, and taste, you can glean a lot of information about specific plants. Join herbalist Linda Conroy from Moonwise Herbs for this fun and insightful walk through Olbrich’s outdoor gardens as you experience plants through the many lenses of your senses. She will discuss each plant’s application for food, medicine, and many more uses. Adults and youth (ages 12 and up w/ an adult); each attendee pays the registration fee. Limited space; register early. Sponsored by and held at Olbrich Gardens, Madison, WI. To register call: (608) 246-4550

The following Workshops are sponsored and held at the Driftless Folk School in LaFarge, WI. Join one or Both Days!

August 6, 2016 (9am-5pm) Herbs for Health and Nourishment

August 7, 2016 (9am-5pm) Herbalist First AID Kit: Create a Family Herb Kit

August 11-16, 2016 Rock Island Herbal Trip 9th Annual Women’s Herbal Trip Rock Island, Wisconsin. Wild Medicine, Wild Food and Wild Women! Join herbalist and wild crafter Linda Conroy for this amazing journey on a primitive island located off of the tip of Door County peninsula in Lake Michigan.

August 25, 2016 (6pm – 8:30 pm) Herbal Beer, Wine & Soda Making 

Join Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs for this fun and inspiring program. We will learn to use herbs from the garden, not just hops, to make delicious, healing beverages. Everyone will leave with a soda starter so they can make their own at home! Sponsored by and held at Green Bay Botanical Gardens in Green Bay, WI. To register call 920-490-9457

September 15, 2016 (6-8:30pm) Stirring the Crock: Fermentation Basics and Beyond Workshop Fermentation is a food preservation technique that is fun, simple, and nutritious. Join Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs for this workshop that offers information, as well as hands-on experience transforming vegetables, fruit, and other food items into delicious, healthy, nutrient-dense food that can be put to use throughout the year. You will be amazed at the taste and simplicity. You will go home with resources, tips, and samples of our creations from class. All supplies provided. Whether you have been fermenting for a while or are new to it, you will learn useful ‘tricks of the trade.’ Sponsored by and held at Olbrich Gardens, Madison, WI. To register call: (608) 246-4550

September 20, 2016 (6-8:30pm) The Bubbling Crock Sponsored by and held at Plymouth Community Education, Plymouth, WI. To register call (920) 892-5068

September 23-25, 2016 The Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs, PA. Moonwise Herbs will offer our handcrafted herbal wares as well as presentations on wild foraging and digestive health.

October 1-3, 2016 The following programs will be offered at the Fermentation Festival in Reedsburg, WI. Linda will be offering the following workshops:

Sat, October 1, 2016 (9:30 am – noon) From Curd to Press: Gouda and Cheese Curds  Learn the unique variations of making and aging Gouda and Cheddar cheese in this hands-on course. Enjoy samples and take home a batch of your own handmade cheese curds!

Sat, October 1, 2016 (1:30 – 4 pm) Home Creamery: Mozzarella and Feta. Learn how to make two styles of soft cheese, with tips on adding herbs and storing for later use. Samples and cheese to take home included in this hands-on class.
Oct 2, 2016 (10:30am – 12:30pm)Herbs and Fermentation for Digestive Health. Sample delicious food and herbal preparations that will delight the senses and support the body and learn simple, easy, and delicious ways to support digestive health.  

Oct 2, 2016 (2 – 4:30pm) Making Herbal Healing Beers. Historically, beer was made from many herbs and incorporated into a sacred space for transformation and healing. Glimpse into the history of herbal beers and the healing properties of the herbs used. Instructions, recipes, and samples provided.

Oct 3, 2016 (9am – 4:30pm) At the Root: Wild Food/Wild Medicine. Learn to identify the plants of the season along an herb walk, and enjoy a wild food lunch. Hands-on projects include herbal preparations to take home.

October 11, 2016 (6-8:30pm) Wild Food and Wild Medicine Join Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs for this fun and inspiring exploration of foraging and preparing roots for food and medicine. We will work with dandelion, burdock, elecampane, and other roots and prepare them through pickling, tinctures, and drying, as well as grinding them for food, beverages, and medicine. You will go home with resources and tips, along with some samplings of our creations from class. All supplies provided. Limited space; register early. Sponsored by and held at Olbrich Gardens, Madison, WI. To register call: (608) 246-4550

October 27, 2o16 (1-5pm) Teneriffe Lace Woven Ornaments Teneriffe is a form of weaving that uses a base wire, and then weaves a design in the center. The weaver can use a pattern or create a personal design. In this workshop, Linda Conroy from Moonwise Herbs will guide you in making 3-5 lace-woven ornaments that can be hung individually as decoration or integrated into other projects such as coiled baskets or wall hangings. All supplies included. Sponsored by and held at Olbrich Gardens, Madison, WI. To register call: (608) 246-4550

November 19, 2016 (1-5pm) From the Garden: Herbal Infused Oils, Salves, and Lotions Join Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs for this fun, experiential class and learn how to make herbal-infused oils with plants from your garden and other simple ingredients. After making infused oils, you will learn how to transform them into salves and lotions. Linda will discuss a wide spectrum of plants and the qualities they lend to salves and lotions. You will take home an infused oil, a salve, and a lotion sample that are made in class, as well as recipes to use at home. All supplies provided. Sponsored by and held at Olbrich Gardens, Madison, WI. To register call: (608) 246-4550

December 10, 2016 (1-5pm) Herbal Gift Making: Hands-On, Interactive & Fun! Join Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs for this fun, hand-on class. You will make approximately 10 herbal gift items that you can give to your friends, family, or keep for yourself. The classroom will be set up in stations and you will rotate through, making a different item at each station. Everyone will make lip balm, body spray, felted soap, herbal condiments, herbal salts for foot and bath, lotion bar, dream pillow, herbal tea blend, and much more! Learn about the variety of herbs offered and select herbs that resonate with you. All supplies provided; decorative packaging provided as well. For adults and youth (ages 8 and up w/ an adult); each attendee pays the registration fee. Limited space; register early.


Watch for additional programs to be added!

*We also offer private classes, herb walks, wild foraging walks, wellness consultations and apprenticeship programs. To find out more contact rosemarygoddess at moonwiseherbs.com or call 920-452-4372

For Apprenticeships click here and ongoing programs click here.