Events

Our Free Workshops are Back!

Grab your calendars and pencil in our first four workshops of 2018! All workshops are held in the NeighborWorks Green Bay Community Room (437 S. Jackson St in Green Bay, WI 54301). Please call (920) 593-3708 or email claire@nwgreenbay.org to RSVP and reserve your seat.

  • “Locally Raised Meat: The Why, How & Nutrition Facts” : Have you ever wondered if local, pastured and organic meat is really worth the extra cost? Get the facts from those who know. A farmer from the SLO Farmers Co-op, a group of local, sustainable, and organic farms will talk about animal rearing practices, the cost of production and processing, and the protection of water-rich farmland through grazing. Carrie Taicher, a Registered Dietitian at Aurora BayCare, will address the nutrient differences in quality meat. SLO will also provide information on monthly meat box shares. We ask that if you find value in the education and resources that we’re providing, you make a donation of any amount at the door to help us cover the cost of organizing it.

  • “Backyard Chickens” : Andrea Sorensen will present good, practical information on varieties of chickens for colder climates, chicken coop designs, types of chicken feed, the basics of handling chickens, and common illnesses to watch for. This two-hour long workshop will also present you with the opportunity to meet a few feathered friends in person! We ask that if you find value in the education and resources that we’re providing, you make a donation of any amount at the door to help us cover the cost of organizing it.

  • “Container Gardening (& other fun gardening techniques for children and families)” : Presented by Vijai Pandian from the Brown County UW Extension, this workshop will cover all you need to know about growing food in containers. Container gardening comes in all shapes and sizes and is perfect for families who don’t have enough space for an in-ground backyard garden. We ask that if you find value in the education and resources that we’re providing, you make a donation of any amount at the door to help us cover the cost of organizing it.

  • “Kombucha Tea” : Alana & Matt from Wausau’s The Wild Gut will return this year to share with us the benefits of drinking kombucha tea, the basic materials needed, and how to brew a batch at home. For this workshop, you are able to RSVP as a “listener” and attend for free or as a “kit brewer” and pay $40 to go home with everything you need to brew your first batch of Kombucha Tea! We ask that if you find value in the education and resources that we’re providing, you make a donation of any amount at the door to help us cover the cost of organizing it.
  • Kit includes the following (normally priced at $50+):
    *pay after the workshop cash or check to The Wild Gut

    • One Gallon Brew Jar with Plastic Lid
    • Organic Kombucha Culture (SCOBY) & 1 Cup Liquid Starter
    • 1/2 lb. Organic Sugar
    • 15g Organic Loose Leaf Tea Blend
    • Reusable Cotton Tea Bag
    • Temperature Gauge
    • Cotton Cover & Rubber Band
    • Ph Test Strips
    • Pipette
    • Wet Erase Marker
    • Step-by-Step Brewing Instructions
    • Post-Brewing Guide