Organic Farm & Education, Retreat Center


About Wellspring
Wellspring is a nonprofit education and retreat center, as well as, a certified organic farm and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) whose mission is to inspire and teach people to grow, prepare and eat healthy food. In so doing, we transform food systems and build community.

Education
Many educational opportunities are available at Wellspring throughout the year including farm tours, field trips, workshops and learning opportunities for individuals, families, school, home-school, and community groups. Classes and programs range from home gardening to food preservation to summer camps for youth and teens. Visit our Education Page to learn more.

Organic Farm
Wellspring has been a CSA since 1988, making us pioneers of this movement in Wisconsin. While we have always grown food sustainably, 2013 marked our 12th year as a certified organic farm. Wellspring produce can also be found at the West Bend and TOSA farmers markets, Port Washington Winter Farmers Market and at various schools and restaurants in the area. Wellspring is a member of CRAFT, Fair Share and the Wisconsin Local Food Network. Wellsprings works towards training the next generation of organic farmers and hosts interns each growing season. Visit our CSA Page to learn more about the farm and register to become a CSA shareholder. Registration for the Wellspring 2014 CSA is now open!!

Conference and Retreat Center; Bed and Breakfast and International Hostel
Wellspring hosts retreat and conference groups throughout the year. Individuals may also enjoy Wellspring and the surrounding “green belt and outdoor recreation area” as a B&B or hostel guest. Wellspring offers state-of-the-art technology in a newly remodeled meeting space that invites conversation and comfort in a wonderful rural setting. Wellspring’s Bed & Breakfast is open year-round, welcoming those who are looking for a relaxing retreat in nature and a farm fresh breakfast! It’s the perfect setting for weddings, anniversaries, family reunions, birthdays and more! Visit our Retreat and Conference Center Page and Bed and Breakfast Page to learn more.

Upcoming Classes, Workshops and Events at Wellspring!

For the full schedule of Wellspring classes, workshops and events, please visit our Events Page or print your own copy of our fall events calendar 2014 Fall Events

Thursday, August 21th – 6 to 7 pm
Tasting Tour
New in 2014, Wellspring will be holding “Tasting Tours”! Tour participants will learn about all the systems and processes that work together on a diversified, organic veggie farm while walking the fields and, of course, sampling veggies in peak season!

This is a great opportunity for Wellspring shareholders or farmers market fans to see how our veggies grow out in the field!

Tasting tours are open to the public, please reserve your spot prior to tour date. Cost: $9/ adults, $6 for children 12 and under.
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Saturday, August 23rd – 10 to 11:30 am
Family Farm Day
Bring the whole family out to experience a morning on an organic farm! Feed and meet the Wellspring Chickens, participate in hands-on activities and garden based games, interact with our worm bins, and of course, enjoy tasting seasonal veggies! $5 per family member, Ages 3 and under are free.



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Thursday, September 4th – 6 to 8 pm
Wellspring Permaculture Tour
Join Wellspring’s permaculturist, Adrian Lee, for a two-hour tour of our grounds to view how we have integrated renewable technologies and regenerative agricultural systems to live more holistically. From the simple, to the complex, we will walk and discuss sustainable practices that can easily be integrated into your life. Whether you live on 120 acres or in the inner city, there is always something more within your reach. Come and be inspired! Cost: $12/ person



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Saturday, September 6th – 2 to 6 pm
Foraging for Wild Edibles and Herbs
Learn about foraging safety, ethics, and plant families. Collect, harvest, and taste wild edibles currently in season. After the foray, enjoy appetizers featuring plants found on the tour. Bring home what you collect as well as recipes and guides for future foraging!
Cost: $35/ person, $40 after 9/3



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For the full list of Classes and Workshops, visit out Education Page

  • Credit for one year will be provided should you need to cancel from a registered program.

Allergy Disclaimer: House cats are kept in one of our indoor learning facilities. They are not allowed to roam the building, but dander may be an issue for those with severe allergies.




Home Garden Consultation Service

Want help with your home garden?
Mary Ann Ihm, an organic gardener for 35 years, can help you design your garden
and provide helpful tips for maintaining and reaping the most benefit from your garden.

Mary Ann is the founder of Wellspring and has provided garden education for three decades.

Investment: $100 for 1 ½ hours of professional help, payable to Wellspring.

Call (262) 675–6755 or email wellspring@hnet.net to schedule a consultation.

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