Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring Harvest Festival


Sunday, May 23rd, 1-5 pm
Presented in partnership with ISLAND and Grass River Natural Area

Celebrate the bounty of spring! Come participate in spring-related workshops such as mushroom hunting, wild edibles, wild medicinals, mead-making, and more! Browse our vendors selling local spring-time products. Come away with an increased knowledge of our local ecology, and renewed appreciation for the spring season!

Cost is $10 if you pre-register by May 20th or $15 at the door. To register, or if you are interested in becoming a vendor, call Maria at 231-536-0333 or email wagbo@torchlake.com. 

Workshop List:
  • Edible Plant Walk and Salad Forage by Maria Wesserle
  • Mushroom Hike by Franny Bluhm and Yvonne Stephens
  • Pickling Asparagus and Wild Leeks by Jason Stephens
  • Nature Walk with Sugarbush Tour and Leek Harvest by Fischer Jex
  • Brewing Beer by Flip Rutledge
  • Mead-making by Keith Kintigh and Jason Stephens
  • Sheep Shearing by Zack Shaltz
  • Herbal Plant Walk by Joyce Wardwell
  • Children's Activities by Mike Reddy, Andrew Cart, Jen Lewis
Hope to see ya there!

Update 5/20: The planned children's activities were canceled, but are back on. Samantha can no longer make it, but we have found some other instructors. yay!


Workshop Schedule
1:00—1:15: Registration

1:15—2:15: Workshop Block A
Children’s Activities by Mike Reddy, Andrew Cart, Jen Lewis
Mead-making by Keith Kintigh
Sheep Shearing by Zack Shaltz

1:15—2:45: Extended Hike Block A
Nature Walk with Sugarbush Tour and Leek Harvest by Fischer Jex

2:30—3:30: Workshop Block B
Edible Plant Walk and Salad Forage by Maria Wesserle
Mushroom Hike by Franny Bluhm
Brewing Beer by Flip Rutledge

3:15—4:45: Extended Hike Block B
Herbal Plant Walk by Joyce Wardwell

3:45—4:45: Workshop Block C
Mushroom Hike by Yvonne Stephens
Pickling Asparagus and Wild Leeks by Jason Stephens

4:45—5:00: Gift Prize Drawings

May Potluck and Wild Edibles Hike

Friday, May 14th, 6 pm

Join us at the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center for our First Friday (or second Friday in this case!) Potluck! Meet in the farmhouse for delicious food and good company. Bring a dish to pass; but feel free to come with a dish or without! Beverages and table service are provided.

After dinner, (starting at about 7 pm) stick around for a "Wild Edibles Hike" through Wagbo's scenic 212-acre property. 'Tis the season for wild leeks, trout lily, spring beauty, and other delectable greens. Learn how to identify these wild goodies and go home with simple recipes that you can make at home. These spring ephermerals don't stick around long - let's enjoy them while they're here. Come rain or shine!

Business Expo and Taste of Boyne

Come visit your favorite non-profit in Boyne City this Thursday!

Stop by and say "Hi!" as Wagbo exhibits at the Boyne Business Expo this Thursday, from 3 to 7 pm. We will have informational material out, maple syrup for sale, and a small prize give away for new additions to the email list.

The Boyne Business Expo and Taste of Boyne will be held at 1315 Boyne Avenue (M-75 South, former Carter's store.) It will feature 85 booths from business and non-profits, including 11 "Taste of Boyne" food vendors, a cash bar, and an art exhibit. Admission is $5. For more information, visit http://www.boyneexpo.com.