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Wed 30 Jul
2014

*Full* Chemical Free Cleaning

Wednesday, July 30 @ 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Instructor: Northeast Wisconsin Herb Society Are you aware or worried about the chemicals in your cleaning products? Join the Herb Society for an informative discussion on what those chemicals are and what they can do. We'll be making two different cleaners for you to take home and... Learn More

Instructor: Northeast Wisconsin Herb Society

Are you aware or worried about the chemicals in your cleaning products? Join the Herb Society for an informative discussion on what those chemicals are and what they can do. We'll be making two different cleaners for you to take home and you'll receive recipes for more to make at home with easily obtained and safe products.

Pre-registration required - Limit 20

*You will receive a confirmation email to confirm class registration.

Tue 5 Aug
2014

Children's Class: Garden to Table - Veggie Pizzas

Tuesday, August 5 @ 9:30 AM - 12 PM

Drop-Off Class (children ages 8-12 without an adult) Discover the many plants we eat while you improve your skills as both a gardener and cook.  Help in the Garden, harvest fresh produce and prepare a healthy snack! Schedule August 5 - Veggie Pizzas August 12 - Tomato Bruchetta... Learn More

Drop-Off Class (children ages 8-12 without an adult)

Discover the many plants we eat while you improve your skills as both a gardener and cook.  Help in the Garden, harvest fresh produce and prepare a healthy snack!

Schedule

August 5 - Veggie Pizzas

August 12 - Tomato Bruchetta

 

Cost:

Members: $13/day; $47 for all days

Non-members: $17/day; $62 for all days

Pre-registration required. 

For More Information or to Register

Contact Kelle Hartman, Children & Family Educator at (920) 491-3691 ext. 107 or khartman@gbbg.org

Tue 5 Aug
2014

Family Class: Garden to Table - Veggie Pizzas

Tuesday, August 5 @ 6 PM - 8 PM

Family Class (all ages with an adult) Discover the many plants we eat while you improve your skills as both a gardener and cook.  Help in the Garden, harvest fresh produce and prepare a healthy snack! Schedule August 5 - Veggie Pizzas August 12 - Tomato Bruchetta  ... Learn More

Family Class (all ages with an adult)

Discover the many plants we eat while you improve your skills as both a gardener and cook.  Help in the Garden, harvest fresh produce and prepare a healthy snack!

Schedule

August 5 - Veggie Pizzas

August 12 - Tomato Bruchetta

 

Cost:

Members: $13/day; $47 for all days

Non-members: $17/day; $62 for all days

Pre-registration required. 

For More Information or to Register

Contact Kelle Hartman, Children & Family Educator at (920) 491-3691 ext. 107 or khartman@gbbg.org

Wed 6 Aug
2014
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Mixology 101 with Fresh Herbs

Wednesday, August 6 @ 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Member Price: $19.00 - Non-Member Price:  $28.00 - Limited Spot(s) Open

Instructor: Tony Oczus - Owner of The Libertine Dive into the world of craft cocktails! Learn how to use fresh herbs and mix quality spirits at home or at your next party! Each month will be a different herb and cocktail! Must be 21 to attend. Pre-registration required - Limit 40... Learn More

Instructor: Tony Oczus - Owner of The Libertine

Dive into the world of craft cocktails! Learn how to use fresh herbs and mix quality spirits at home or at your next party! Each month will be a different herb and cocktail! Must be 21 to attend.

Pre-registration required - Limit 40

*You will receive a confirmation email to confirm class registration.

Tue 12 Aug
2014

Children's Class: Garden to Table - Tomato Bruchetta

Tuesday, August 12 @ 9:30 AM - 12 PM

Drop-Off Class (children ages 8-12 without an adult) Discover the many plants we eat while you improve your skills as both a gardener and cook.  Help in the Garden, harvest fresh produce and prepare a healthy snack! Schedule August 12 - Tomato Bruchetta   Cost:... Learn More

Drop-Off Class (children ages 8-12 without an adult)

Discover the many plants we eat while you improve your skills as both a gardener and cook.  Help in the Garden, harvest fresh produce and prepare a healthy snack!

Schedule

August 12 - Tomato Bruchetta

 

Cost:

Members: $13/day; $47 for all days

Non-members: $17/day; $62 for all days

Pre-registration required. 

For More Information or to Register

Contact Kelle Hartman, Children & Family Educator at (920) 491-3691 ext. 107 or khartman@gbbg.org

Tue 12 Aug
2014
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Intro to Smartphone Photography

Tuesday, August 12 @ 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Member Price: $16.00 - Non-Member Price:  $23.00 - Limited Spot(s) Open

Instructor: Marc Amenson - Amenson Studio Want your photos to stand out? Get the tips and tricks to take photos that are the envy of your social media friends. We will also cover apps designed to edit and share directly from your smartphone (iPhone, Samsung, LG, HTC, Blackberry, or... Learn More

Instructor: Marc Amenson - Amenson Studio

Want your photos to stand out? Get the tips and tricks to take photos that are the envy of your social media friends. We will also cover apps designed to edit and share directly from your smartphone (iPhone, Samsung, LG, HTC, Blackberry, or Google smart phones). Minimum of 5 needed to hold this class.

Pre-registration required - Limit 15

*You will receive a confirmation email to confirm class registration.

Tue 12 Aug
2014

Family Class: Garden to Table - Tomato Bruchetta

Tuesday, August 12 @ 6 PM - 8 PM

Family Class (all ages with an adult) Discover the many plants we eat while you improve your skills as both a gardener and cook.  Help in the Garden, harvest fresh produce and prepare a healthy snack! Schedule August 12 - Tomato Bruchetta   Cost: Members: $13/day;... Learn More

Family Class (all ages with an adult)

Discover the many plants we eat while you improve your skills as both a gardener and cook.  Help in the Garden, harvest fresh produce and prepare a healthy snack!

Schedule

August 12 - Tomato Bruchetta

 

Cost:

Members: $13/day; $47 for all days

Non-members: $17/day; $62 for all days

Pre-registration required. 

For More Information or to Register

Contact Kelle Hartman, Children & Family Educator at (920) 491-3691 ext. 107 or khartman@gbbg.org

Wed 20 Aug
2014
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Taste & Entertain with Feta & Goat Cheese

Wednesday, August 20 @ 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Member Price: $15.00 - Non-Member Price:  $22.00 - Limited Spot(s) Open

Instructors: Cindy Schmidt - Festival Foods Sr. Perishables Specialist, Joe Reinders - Athenos Feta, Rob Ropson - Montchevre Goat Cheese, Greg Hedrich - La Claire Farms Goat Cheese Come and learn about the history and production of feta and goat cheese. Enjoy samples and recipes.... Learn More

Instructors: Cindy Schmidt - Festival Foods Sr. Perishables Specialist, Joe Reinders - Athenos Feta, Rob Ropson - Montchevre Goat Cheese, Greg Hedrich - La Claire Farms Goat Cheese

Come and learn about the history and production of feta and goat cheese. Enjoy samples and recipes.

Pre-registration required - Limit 24

*You will receive a confirmation email to confirm class registration.

Mon 25 Aug
2014

Painting the Garden in Watercolor

Monday, August 25 @ 9:30 AM - 4 PM

This class is currently full, but please call (920) 490-9457 to be added to our waitlist.  Instructor: Bridget Austin, Professional Watercolor Artist Let the late summer garden be your inspiration! Learn to make your painted flowers come alive with sparkling highlights,... Learn More

This class is currently full, but please call (920) 490-9457 to be added to our waitlist. 

Instructor: Bridget Austin, Professional Watercolor Artist

Let the late summer garden be your inspiration! Learn to make your painted flowers come alive with sparkling highlights, vibrant colors and rich backgrounds. Flower studies, brushwork, negative painting and thoughtful compositions will be used to create close-up studies and landscape views. Includes classroom instruction, plus time to roam the garden and get inspired or paint plein air. Best for painters with watercolor experience. Materials not included. Use your favorite supplies or view Bridget's supply list. Bring a bag lunch. Minimum of 11 needed to run this class. This class is currently full, but please call (920) 490-9457 to be added to our waitlist. 


Pre-Registration Required - Limit 18

Thu 4 Sep
2014
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What's Happening to the Bees?

Thursday, September 4 @ 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Member Price: $9.00 - Non-Member Price:  $18.00 - 30 Spot(s) Open

What’s Happening to the Bees? Thursday, September 4  6-7:30pm Ken Sikora – Brown County Beekeepers Association   Ken will discuss the current status of honeybees in the USA, and the diseases, pests, parasites, pesticides, and other issues that the... Learn More

What’s Happening to the Bees?

Thursday, September 4

 6-7:30pm

Ken Sikora – Brown County Beekeepers Association

 

Ken will discuss the current status of honeybees in the USA, and the diseases, pests, parasites, pesticides, and other issues that the honeybee and the beekeeper have to deal with. Learn ways you can help save the honeybees and about the many benefits of honey as a wholesome food.

Members: $9   Non-members: $18
Pre-registration required-Limit 30

 

 

Tue 9 Sep
2014
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Accessible Gardening

Tuesday, September 9 @ 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Member Price: $10.00 - Non-Member Price:  $19.00 - 20 Spot(s) Open

Accessible Gardening Tuesday, September 9 6-7:30pm Veronica Flowers – Fox Valley Technical College Academic Fieldwork Coordinator/Instructor   Learn about gardening tools and potential modifications, along with tips and techniques to make gardening easier and more... Learn More

Accessible Gardening

Tuesday, September 9

6-7:30pm

Veronica Flowers – Fox Valley Technical College Academic Fieldwork Coordinator/Instructor

 

Learn about gardening tools and potential modifications, along with tips and techniques to make gardening easier and more enjoyable.   We will also explore the health benefits of this life-long leisure pursuit! Along with a tour of the facility, see the new outdoor garden beds. Class will be held at Options for Independent Living, Green Bay (on Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Grounds).

 

Members: $10   Non-members: $19

Pre-registration required-Limit 20

Thu 18 Sep
2014
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The Mighty Spruce

Thursday, September 18 @ 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Member Price: $14.00 - Non-Member Price:  $23.00 - 25 Spot(s) Open

The Mighty Spruce Thursday, September 18 6-7:30pm Gene Arendt – GBBG Member & Volunteer   Gene will provide a general overview of the importance that the spruce tree plays in our everyday lives.  The various species of the spruce genus will be highlighted,... Learn More

The Mighty Spruce

Thursday, September 18

6-7:30pm

Gene Arendt – GBBG Member & Volunteer

 

Gene will provide a general overview of the importance that the spruce tree plays in our everyday lives.  The various species of the spruce genus will be highlighted, including an overview of dwarf spruce cultivars.  A short tour of the conifer garden highlighting a variety of spruce conifers will complete the class.

 

Members: $14   Non-members: $23
Pre-registration required-Limit 25

Tue 23 Sep
2014
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Fall Fireworks!

Tuesday, September 23 @ 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Member Price: $14.00 - Non-Member Price:  $23.00 - Limited Spot(s) Open

Fall Fireworks!      Tuesday, September 23 6-7:30pm Rob Zimmer – Yard MD, columnist for Post Crescent   Join Yard MD Rob Zimmer for a stunning visual presentation of some of the most exciting plants to provide fall color in your yard... Learn More

Fall Fireworks!     

Tuesday, September 23

6-7:30pm

Rob Zimmer – Yard MD, columnist for Post Crescent

 

Join Yard MD Rob Zimmer for a stunning visual presentation of some of the most exciting plants to provide fall color in your yard and garden. From explosive blooms to fiery foliage, Rob will give you a myriad of ideas for garden beds and containers to keep your garden bursting with color right through early winter.

 

Members: $14   Non-members: $23
Pre-registration required

Wed 1 Oct
2014
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Plant Foliage: A Closer Look

Wednesday, October 1 @ 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Member Price: $9.00 - Non-Member Price:  $18.00 - 30 Spot(s) Open

      Plant Foliage…A Closer Look! Wednesday, October 1 6-8pm John & Liz Katalinich – Yardening by Nature   Over 90% of a plant’s growing season is foliage. Designing to enhance the use of foliage is often... Learn More

 

 

 

Plant Foliage…A Closer Look!

Wednesday, October 1

6-8pm

John & Liz Katalinich – Yardening by Nature

 

Over 90% of a plant’s growing season is foliage. Designing to enhance the use of foliage is often overlooked. Explore the fascinating size, shape, color, texture, variegation, and fragrance of foliage. Learn how to intensify your landscape with the uniqueness and beauty of foliage…year round!

 

Members: $9   Non-members: $18
Pre-registration required-Limit 30

Sat 11 Oct
2014
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Good to the Core! - Cider Press

Saturday, October 11 @ 9 AM - 12 PM

Member Price: $9.00 - Non-Member Price:  $18.00 - 20 Spot(s) Open

Good to the Core! - Cider Press Saturday, October 11 9-12 am Lynne Lindgren – GBBG Member   Participate in the heritage process of making sweet apple cider on a 150 year old cider press.  Learn the basics of sweet cider making. Class will also include... Learn More

Good to the Core! - Cider Press

Saturday, October 11

9-12 am

Lynne LindgrenGBBG Member

 

Participate in the heritage process of making sweet apple cider on a 150 year old cider press.  Learn the basics of sweet cider making. Class will also include samples and instruction on hard (fermented) cider and cider vinegar. Please bring empty, clean plastic milk jugs (with covers) to transport your juice home. Class will be held at Lynne’s home; address provided after registration.

Members: $9   Non-members: $18
Pre-registration required-Limit 20

 

Tue 14 Oct
2014
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Fall Vegetables

Tuesday, October 14 @ 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Member Price: $14.00 - Non-Member Price:  $23.00 - 25 Spot(s) Open

Fall Vegetables Tuesday, October 14 6-7:30pm Judy Knudsen - Brown County UW Extension Family Living Educator   Learn the benefits and nutritional value of fall vegetables. Discover how to incorporate these vegetables into healthy, good tasting recipes to be enjoyed at home.... Learn More

Fall Vegetables

Tuesday, October 14

6-7:30pm

Judy Knudsen - Brown County UW Extension Family Living Educator

 

Learn the benefits and nutritional value of fall vegetables. Discover how to incorporate these vegetables into healthy, good tasting recipes to be enjoyed at home. Samples will be provided.

 

GBBG Members: $14 Non-members: $23
Pre-registration required-Limit 25

Mon 20 Oct
2014
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Herb Garden Fall Flavors

Monday, October 20 @ 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Member Price: $18.00 - Non-Member Price:  $27.00 - 25 Spot(s) Open

Herb Garden Fall Flavors Monday, October 20 6-7:30pm Susan Beno – Culinary Specialist   Join Susan in harvesting ingredients from the garden and incorporating them into fall vegetable recipes. Enjoy a variety of recipes and samples.   Members:... Learn More

Herb Garden Fall Flavors

Monday, October 20

6-7:30pm

Susan Beno – Culinary Specialist

 

Join Susan in harvesting ingredients from the garden and incorporating them into fall vegetable recipes. Enjoy a variety of recipes and samples.

 

Members: $18   Non-members: $27
Pre-registration required-Limit 25

Thu 23 Oct
2014
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Fermentation

Thursday, October 23 @ 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Member Price: $16.00 - Non-Member Price:  $25.00 - 15 Spot(s) Open

Fermentation Thursday, October 23 6-7:30pm Kristen Urban & Jackie Johnson – Herb Society of America   Fermentation: an ancient method of food preservation, and newly appreciated promoter of gastro-intestinal health.  We'll make sauerkraut,... Learn More

Fermentation

Thursday, October 23

6-7:30pm

Kristen Urban & Jackie Johnson – Herb Society of America

 

Fermentation: an ancient method of food preservation, and newly appreciated promoter of gastro-intestinal health.  We'll make sauerkraut, kimchi, and bread starters.  Bring your favorite mandolin and/or chopping knife, a cutting board, and two wide-mouth pint jars with lids.

 

Members: $16   Non-members: $25
Pre-registration required-Limit 15

Mon 27 Oct
2014
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Pumpkin Pie Potpourri

Monday, October 27 @ 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Member Price: $14.00 - Non-Member Price:  $23.00 - 19 Spot(s) Open

Pumpkin Pie Potpourri Monday, October 27 6-7:30pm Sue Schinkten –Secret Pumpkin Artist   Learn advanced carving techniques and decorative options for your fall pumpkins. Use a pumpkin incense burner to suggest the cozy scent of pie just out of the oven. Your finished... Learn More

Pumpkin Pie Potpourri

Monday, October 27

6-7:30pm

Sue Schinkten –Secret Pumpkin Artist

 

Learn advanced carving techniques and decorative options for your fall pumpkins. Use a pumpkin incense burner to suggest the cozy scent of pie just out of the oven. Your finished pumpkin will be perfect for a table centerpiece or mantle. Of course, you can also create a Halloween masterpiece! Please bring a small carving knife.

 

Members: $14   Non-members: $23
Pre-registration required-Limit 20

Mon 3 Nov
2014
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Vinegar, Pesto and Spreads (Beyond the Basic Vinaigrette)

Monday, November 3 @ 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Member Price: $18.00 - Non-Member Price:  $27.00 - 25 Spot(s) Open

Vinegar, Pesto and Spreads (Beyond the Basic Vinaigrette) Monday, November 3 6-7:30pm Susan Beno – Culinary Specialist   Join Susan in harvesting ingredients from the garden and incorporating them into fall vegetable recipes. Enjoy a variety of recipes and samples.... Learn More

Vinegar, Pesto and Spreads (Beyond the Basic Vinaigrette)

Monday, November 3

6-7:30pm

Susan Beno – Culinary Specialist

 

Join Susan in harvesting ingredients from the garden and incorporating them into fall vegetable recipes. Enjoy a variety of recipes and samples.

 

Members: 18$   Non-members: 27$
Pre-registration required-Limit 25

Tue 4 Nov
2014
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The Garden Tree Pendant

Tuesday, November 4 @ 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Member Price: $40.00 - Non-Member Price:  $49.00 - 8 Spot(s) Open

The Garden Tree Pendant Tuesday, November 4 6-7:30pm Elizabeth Roherty – Stary... Learn More

The Garden Tree Pendant

Tuesday, November 4

6-7:30pm

Elizabeth Roherty – Stary Beads                                                                            

 

Create a beautiful “tree of life” pendant using beads and wire. If you have tools that would help form this pendant (wire cutters, chain-nosed pliers, round-nosed pliers) please bring them.

 

Members: $40   Non-members: $49
Pre-registration required-Limit 8

Tue 11 Nov
2014
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Tea Leaves the Cup - 2014 Christmas Tea

Tuesday, November 11 @ 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Member Price: $14.00 - Non-Member Price:  $23.00 - 24 Spot(s) Open

Tea Leaves the Cup – 2014 Christmas Tea Tuesday, November 11 6-7:30pm Jackie Johnson & Kristen Urban - Herb Society of America   Traditional and new sweets and savories, some made from tea, will grace the plates at this year's Christmas Tea.  In addition to... Learn More

Tea Leaves the Cup – 2014 Christmas Tea

Tuesday, November 11

6-7:30pm

Jackie Johnson & Kristen Urban - Herb Society of America

 

Traditional and new sweets and savories, some made from tea, will grace the plates at this year's Christmas Tea.  In addition to information on the history of tea, the proper preparation of tea, tea etiquette, and holiday lore, be prepared to imbibe some unique beverages and herbal tisanes suitable to the holiday season. Recipes provided.  Holiday attire and hats encouraged, but not necessary.

 

Members: $14   Non-members: $23
Pre-registration required-Limit 24

 

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