Classes in sustainable self-reliance


Here is an updated list of the classes we have coming up for August. Our contact information and site where you can register online is at the bottom of this email. Hope to see you at some of these fun classes! And if you can't make it to any of these, we will be offering more in the future.


Susan Haas

There are many plants that you see every day and may think of them as weeds but they have tremendous healing capabilities if harnessed in the right way and preserved in a salve. You'll even learn how to make a "drawing" salve or black salve that can be used to draw out toxins or splinters. Participants will create a   healing salve to take home with them.
The cost of the class is $22 per person and includes all materials and a 1 oz. tin of healing salve.
                     Wednesday, July 31st
                  6:30 - 8:30 pm
                  Greenfield Community Center
Did you know that there are many wild edibles right in your own neighborhood? During this class, you will take a short walk through a neighborhood and yard to identify a variety of edible plants. We will discuss how you can easily incorporate these plants into a meal to add flavor and nutrients.    Finally, you will enjoy samples of foods prepared with foraged plants.
The cost is $35 per person if sent by the Tuesday prior to class or $40 if paid the day of the class.  Includes all course materials & food samples.

                   Saturday, August 31
                4:00 - 6:00 pm
                5858 S 43rd Street, Greenfield

Do you have sensitive skin or just can't find a natural body lotion that you like? We'll be creating a body lotion with only all natural, organic ingredients that is gentle enough to use on even the most sensitive skin. You'll learn how to infuse your favorite herb and use it in a homemade lotion.
The cost is $25 per person if sent by the Tuesday before the event or $30 if paid the day of the event. Includes all materials and a 4 oz container of body butter. 
                                  Saturday, August 31
                               6:30 - 8:30 pm
                               5858 S 43rd Street, Greenfield 

Make Your Own Natural Lip Balm
Do you go through lip balm like crazy and would like to learn how to make your own and have a   constant supply? Do you LOVE minty lip balm but feel most brands don't put in enough mint flavor? Do you have a favorite flavor you'd like to try out in a lip balm? In this class we'll make our own batch of lip balm using only all natural organic ingredients and you'll be able to take some home!
The cost is $22 per person if sent by the Friday before the event or $27 if paid the day of the class. Includes a tube of lip balm.
                                Thursday, August 8
                                6:30 - 8:30 pm
                                5858 S 43rd Street, Greenfield

OR                        Thursday, August 29
                              6:30 - 8:30 pm
                              5858 S 43rd Street, Greenfield

To sign up for these classes, please send check to Shannon Francis/Susan Haas at
                                5858 S 43rd Street, Greenfield, WI 53220.

For more information, go to or call 262-515-5331/414-940-9933.