Organic Farm & Education, Retreat Center
Wellspring is a certified Organic Farm and CSA, as well as a not-for-profit Education and Retreat Center 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.
Our organization is committed to “growing” the next generation of organic farmers and gardeners and our programs are designed to educate others about food safety, security and sovereignty. Since 1982 programs offered to the public have included wellness, ecology and gardening, the arts, and personal growth.
Wellspring has 36 acres of nature trails, woods and meadows, ponds, organic farmland and gardens. We invite those who want to learn about organic farming and gardening to come work beside us, attend a class, and learn to make nutritious meals from harvested produce.
2013 CSA Information and Membership!
The 2013 Wellspring CSA is now open for registration. To learn more about our certified organic produce and CSA program, please visit the CSA Farm Page
Summer Gardening Camps
Check out Wellspring’s summer gardening camps for all ages! Education Programs
Upcoming Classes, Workshops, Youth Programs and Events:
For the full list of Wellspring Events, please visit our Events Page
Organic Seedling Sale and Free Gardening Workshops
May 18th - 10 am to 2 pm
Stop by Wellspring for the Annual Spring Gardening Prep Event. Organically grown seedlings will be available for purchase. Free organic gardening workshops open to the public and taking place throughout the day. Local and sustainable gardening supply vendors will be on site as well.
Organic Seedlings Available:
• Tomatoes - $4 each or 6 for $20
• Herbs - $2 each
• Kale - $2 each
• Broccoli - $2 each or 3 for $5
• Peppers (sweet and hot) - $4 each or 6 for $20
• Tomatillos - $4 each
• Ground Cherries (Get ‘em while they last!) - $4 each
Free Organic Gardening Workshops:
- It Starts in the Soil: Growing organically for high quality, nutrient-dense vegetables.
- Composting 101: Learn composting basics to start your own composting system
- Transplanting: Proper care and techniques covered
Purple Cow Compost:
Purple Cow Activated Compost:
Potting mix 1.5 cubic foot bags:
Potting mix .75 cubic foot bags:
Tomato Gro 12 qts:
- For every 3 bags, get $3 off!
Thank you to Outpost Natural Foods for their generous support of the event!
Container Gardening Workshop
May 18th, 9 to 11 am
Who says you need a large yard to grow your own food! In this hands-on workshop, we will cover the principles for growing a successful container garden as well as creative container ideas. Participants should bring their own container or planter. Soil and seedlings will be provided as we work together to create a garden you can take home.
Cost: $35 till 5/15, $45 after - includes soil and seedlings
-$20 per additional household members. (For those sharing a container)
To register, please use the PayPal button or call (847) 946–5565
Preschoolers and Parents Farm Day
May 29th, 9 to 11 am
Additional Session Time!
Plant seeds, play nature based games, enjoy a garden snack, meet the chickens and learn where your food comes from! Ages 2–5 welcome.
Cost: $5 per child
Signup for Afternoon Only (12:30 - 1:45 pm)
Dr. Bronner Soap Foam Birthday Party - Free to the Public!
Sunday, June 2nd, 2–6 pm
Join soapy birthday celebrations in honor of long time friend of Wellspring, Ralph Bronner, of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap! Free food, music, games and fun for the public! Bring your bathing suits as the event will feature a soap –foam blaster, showering willing partygoers with Bronner’ famous organic and fair-trade soap
Wellspring is located across the river from Newburg, WI and birthday festivities will be following the Newburg Fireman’s Picnic Parade held at 12 p.m. the same day.
Worm Bin Workshop
June 8th, 9 to 11 am
Create your own worm bin to take home!
Worms are great way to compost those kitchen scraps and learning tool for youth! This class will cover:
- Vermiculture basics
- How to start a home worm composting system
- Handling worms and collect castings (black gold for your garden!)
Cost: $40 till 6/6, $50 after - Includes portable worm bin and red wiggler worms
Additional family members - $20/ person (For those sharing one bin)
To register, please us the PayPal button below or call (847) 946–5565
Seasonal Produce Cooking Class - Featuring Rhubarb!
June 13th, 6 to 8 pm
Wellspring offers a series of monthly cooking classes, inspiring students based on veggies during their peak season! In each class, organic cooking coach KC Thorson leads demos and tastings, and provides healthy cooking tips. Wine pairings for each dish, and recipe handouts to take home. Highlighted Seasonal Produce for
Cost: Cost: $25 for those preregistered the Monday before class, $30 at the door
2013 Season Class Schedule
- Classes may be taken as a complete series or individually. All classes are held the 2nd Thursday of each month.
June 13 - Rhubarb
July 11 - Herbs
August 8 - Eggplant
September 12 - Peppers (Sweet and Hot)
October 10 - Squash varieties
November 14 - Thanksgiving dishes
To register, please use the PayPal buttons below or call (847) 946–5565 to register over the phone.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation.
Save the Date!
Sunday, July 21st, 5:30 to 9:00 pm
The Taste of Wellspring/Farm to Table at a special new venue that just opened in April -
The Museum of Wisconsin Art
205 Veterans Ave.
West Bend, WI 53095
Come to the Table!
Mark your calendar for the 8th Annual Taste of Wellspring –
a Farm to Table Dinner benefiting Wellspring and its mission
to inspire and teach people to grow, prepare and eat healthy food.
Sip, support and celebrate food as featured chef Peter Sandroni from La Merenda Restaurant, Milwaukee prepares three different artful entrees highlighting organic Wellspring produce and locally-sourced meats.
The talented area chefs this year also include;
Jodi Janisse-Kantzenbach - Cafe’ Soeurette, Eric Fix - Out & Out Catering, Dave Jurena - The Soup Market, Caroline Carter - Caroline’s Raw Cuisine, and Outpost Deli. It’s an evening full of local food, live music, silent auction and a raffle…all adding up to lots of FUN!