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Garden & Conservatory Walks                          back to top

Join us for informative, casual, and fun outdoor gardens and conservatory walks. Walks occur snow, rain or shine; cancellations only in the event of dangerous lightning or snow storm. Dress appropriately for the weather. All walks begin in the Visitor Center Lobby. Limited space; register early and by the deadline.

Sumptuous Containers WalkSUMPTUOUS CONTAINERS WALK

Colorful flowers and cold-hardy foliage plants grace Olbrich's containers and planting beds long before the danger of spring frost is over. These spring plantings also feature edible greens and early vegetables that are a welcome change after a winter of drab meals! Olbrich Horticulturist Erin Presley will explain the basics of planning and planting cold-hardy spring containers and showcase selected containers and plants during this delightful evening outdoor garden walk.

Monday, May 21, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: May 14 

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 30-06

Pollinator Friendly WalkPOLLINATOR-FRIENDLY SPRING PLANTS WALK

You and your family can help encourage native pollinators to thrive. The secret is to plant flowers and herbs they can use as food sources. Join Olbrich Horticulturist Katey Pratt on a walk in Olbrich's outdoor gardens, where she will show you a variety of early spring plants that are attractive to pollinators and are well-suited for gardens with various light and soil conditions.

Thursday, May 24, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: May 17 

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 30-07

Summer Flowers with Flavor WalkSummer Flowers with Flavor Walk

Flowers too pretty to eat? No way! Enjoy the wonderful world of edible flowers one petal at a time. During this exclusive walk in the outdoor gardens, learn about summer-blooming edible flowers and recipes to try at home. Come prepared to try a few samples!

Instructor: Katey Pratt, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, July 17, 9:30-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: July 10

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-01

Sunday, July 22 , 10-11:30 a.m.

Registration Deadline: July 16

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-03

From Garden to Vase WalkFrom Garden to Vase Walk

There are many benefits to having fresh flowers in your home or office. In addition to improved décor and pleasant smell, flowers also help boost your mood, spark creativity, and improve productivity. Hear about plants that work well as cut flowers, along with the basics of flowering arranging using plants and flowers from your own garden.

Instructor: Samantha Yoder, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, July 18, 6-7:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 11

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-02

Monday, September 24, 5-6:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 17

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-19

Gorgeous Gravel Gardens WalkGorgeous Gravel Gardens Walk

Many people want beautiful gardens, but don't have the time nor want to see precious resources like water and energy go into growing them. Learn about gravel gardens and how they easily can be incorporated into home landscapes. See how Olbrich has replaced lawns and traditional perennial beds with these sustainable gardens.

Instructor: Jeff Epping, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Thursday, July 26, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 19

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-04

Time for TeaTime for Tea - Tasting and Walk

In this engaging and informal class, we will sample a variety of herbal beverages fresh from Olbrich's Herb Garden. Consider old favorites like mint and lemon balm in a new way, and discover new possibilities with exotic Moldavian dragonhead and true tea (Camellia sinensis). We will tour the Herb Garden to learn about growing and incorporating infusible plants into your garden.

Instructor: Erin Presley, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, August 1, 9-10:30 a.m.

Registration Deadline: July 25

Cost: $18/$14 member | Course Number: 31-05

Wednesday, August 1, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 25

Cost: $18/$14 member | Course Number: 31-06

A Garden Stroll with Dr. DeathA Garden Stroll with Dr. Death

Take a leisurely stroll through the outdoor gardens with Dr. Death in search of elusive plant diseases. Learn tips on how to identify common plant diseases of your favorite woody and herbaceous ornamental plants, along with how to manage these diseases.

Instructor: Brian Hudelson, UW-Madison

Wednesday, August 1, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 25

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-07

Pollinator Friendly Plants WalkPollinator-Friendly Plants Walk

Providing wildflower-rich habitats is the most significant action you can take to support pollinators. Butterflies, adult bees, moths, hummingbirds, and other pollinators require nectar as their primary source of food. Stroll through the outdoor gardens as you see a variety of plants that are attractive to pollinators and learn how they are well suited for your gardens.

Instructor: Phillip Stutz, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Thursday, August 2, 1:30-3 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 26

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-08

Thursday, August 9, 1:30-3 p.m.

Registration Deadline: August 2

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-10

Create Tropical Effects in Your Garden WalkCreate Tropical Effects in Your Garden Walk

Learn how you can create a tropical feel in your garden with cold-hardy plants. Stroll through Olbrich's Thai Garden as you learn about plant selections, care and maintenance, and specialized techniques that will allow your garden to pretend to be on the other side of the world.

Instructor: Dan Schuknecht, Olbrich Botanical Garden

Wednesday, August 8, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: August 1

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-09

Meadow Gardens WalkMeadow Gardens Walk

Most meadows require much less water and fertilizer than lawns do, and they rarely need mowing. See how Olbrich has replaced a number of traditional lawns with sustainable, beautiful meadows - both in sun and shade - and learn how to maintain them in your home landscape.

Instructor: Jeff Epping, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Monday, August 20, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: August 13

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-11

Garden Design Walk

Explore a variety of garden styles from formal to naturalistic during this relaxed stroll through the award-winning outdoor gardens. A variety of design elements will be discussed as you experience first-hand how they relate to their environment. You will leave with lots of inspiration to incorporate into your own garden.

Instructor: Katey Pratt, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, August 21, 6-7:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: August 14

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-12

Summer Containers WalkSummer Containers Walk

Learn the basics of planning and planting containers, and see the endless possibilities of designing containers to enhance your landscape. Olbrich's tricks for designing hanging baskets, troughs, sun and shade containers, and incorporating herbs, tropical plants, and more will be shared during this delightful evening outdoor garden walk.

Instructor: Samara Eisner, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, August 22, 6-7:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: August 15

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-13

Perennial Combinations for Sunny LocationsPerennial Combinations for Sunny Locations Walk

Good plant combinations are the key to beautiful borders and beds. Stroll through the outdoor gardens to observe how the mix of perennials with bulbs, trees, and shrubs helps fill out a four season garden. We will focus on plant combinations for sunny locations, including new and 'tried and true' plants.

Instructor: Phillip Stutz, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Thursday, September 6, 5:30-7 p.m.

Registration Deadline: August 30

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-14

Putting Your Garden to Bed WalkPutting your Garden to Bed Walk

By following a few simple tips for fall "bedtime" in the garden, you can enjoy a more beautiful winter and a relaxing, rewarding spring. This outdoor garden walk addresses many common questions related to fall gardening and includes demonstrating techniques, tips, and tools to help you tackle - and enjoy - putting your garden to bed.

Instructor: Erin Presley & Samara Eisner, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, September 12, 5:30-7 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 5

Cost: $19/$15 member | Course Number: 31-15

Olbrich's Night Landscape Lighting Walk

Night Landscape Lighting WalkOlbrich's outdoor landscape lighting creates breathtaking evening garden views that must be seen to be appreciated. This after-hours walk through the spectacularly illuminated outdoor gardens will give you ideas that you can incorporate into your home landscape.

Instructor: Jeff Epping, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Monday, September 17, 7:30-8:45 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 10

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-16

Ornamental Grasses & SedgesOrnamental Grasses & Sedges Walk

Ornamental grasses and sedges are arguably the most important component of any garden. No other plant group has the same impact for the beauty they add in almost every month of the year. Learn about the best performing species and cultivars, along with how these beauties can be incorporated into your garden to create knockout displays.

Instructor: Jeff Epping, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, September 26, 5:30-7 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 19

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-22

Fall Gardens with Big Impact WalkFall Gardens with Big Impact Walk

Enjoy the beauty of fall in Olbrich's outdoor gardens during this stroll to see late bulbs, perennials, shrubs and trees, and native plants. Top-performing and favorite plants will be highlighted, as you learn how they have been incorporated into Olbrich's garden designs and how you can use them in your own landscape for fall impact.

Instructor: Jeff Epping, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, October 16, 5-6:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: October 9

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-27

Wellness at the Gardens                                    back to top

Whether you are trying new ways to enjoy physical activity, restore balance to your life, improve stress management or eat healthier, Olbrich Botanical Gardens can support you on your journey to better health. Round out your wellness practices with our diverse adult classes led by experts in their fields. Limited space; register early and by the deadline.

Youth Participants Accepted  Indicates an adult program that accepts youth participants.

Slow Flow VinyasaSlow flow vinyasa

(8-week classes)

Emphasis in this 8-week yoga class is given to aligning breath and movement, slowing down and paying attention, and relaxing into your own body. All abilities welcome. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes and bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. Class takes place outdoors/indoors. Meet in the Visitor Center Lobby.

Instructor: Surya Asija, 200 RYT, Certified Instructor

Mondays, June 4-July 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: May 25

Cost: $96 per person | Course Number: 21-01

Mondays, July 30-September 24 [no class Sept. 3], 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: July 23

Cost: $96 per person | Course Number: 21-14

Tai Chi MeditationTai Chi Meditation

(6-week classes)

"Move like a great river; sit like a mountain" - and so the centuries-old description of the physical and meditative practice of Tai Chi instructs the seeking student. This class offers standing, moving, and seated practices rooted within the Chinese tradition of Tai Chi Ch'uan and the beauty of Olbrich's gardens for the enrichment and wellness of body, mind, and spirit. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Register for one or more classes as a series.

Instructor: Jody Curley, MA, Certified Instructor

Mondays, June 4-July 9, 6-7:15 p.m.

Registration deadline: May 25

Cost: $60 per person | Course Number: 21-02

Mondays, September 10-October 15, 6-7:15 p.m.

Registration deadline: September 4

Cost: $60 per person | Course Number: 21-20

Mondays, October 22-November 26, 6-7:15 p.m.

Registration deadline: October 15

Cost: $60 per person | Course Number: 21-39

Tai Chi MeditationTai Chi Meditation

(5-week classes)

"Move like a great river; sit like a mountain" - and so the centuries-old description of the physical and meditative practice of Tai Chi instructs the seeking student. This class offers standing, moving, and seated practices rooted within the Chinese tradition of Tai Chi Ch'uan and the beauty of Olbrich's gardens for the enrichment and wellness of body, mind, and spirit. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Register for one or more classes as a series.

Instructor: Jody Curley, MA, Certified Instructor

Mondays, July 16-August 13, 6-7:15 p.m.

Registration deadline: July 9

Cost: $50 per person | Course Number: 21-08

Support For Digestive WellnessSupport for Digestive Wellness

Learn about traditional foods and remedies to support digestive function and improve your microbiome, along with ways to support digestive wellness through diet and lifestyle. Cost-effective practices and instructions on how to prepare foods will be highlighted in this demonstration-style presentation.

Instructor: Laura Poe, RD, Viroqua Nutrition Counseling

Thursday, June 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: June 14

Cost: $50/$40 member | Course Number: 11-02

A Brush With SilenceA Brush With Silence  Youth Participants Accepted

An Introduction to Zen Brush Meditation

The use of brushes, ink, and paper as a method of deepening the spiritual journey has been employed throughout the centuries by numerous traditions. Explore the playful and profound dance of brush, ink, and paper in this workshop. No artistic experience necessary; only a willingness and curiosity to explore. All supplies provided; bring a bag lunch. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.

Youth Ages: 12 years and up w/ an adult

Instructor: Thomas Roberts, LCSW, Psychotherapist

Sunday, September 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Registration deadline: August 31

Cost: $75 per person | Course Number: 21-18

Wild Food & Wild Medicine: Fall Roots, Seeds, and Berries

Explore foraging and preparing roots for food and medicine. We will work with dandelion, burdock, elecampane, and other roots and prepare them through pickling, tinctures, and drying, as well as grinding them for food, beverages, and medicine. You will go home with resources and tips, along with some samplings of our creations from class. All supplies provided.

Instructor: Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs

Sunday, October 7, 1-5 p.m.

Registration deadline: September 28

Cost: $50/$40 member | Course Number: 21-30

Fox Walk to DetoxFox Walk to Detox

In this nature immersion 4-week class we will pause, decompress, and practice guided mindfulness meditation combined with aromatherapy to soothe our senses, detox our bodies, and reset our hearts. Each session will include a walk through the outdoor gardens and an essential oil to take home. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel and writing supplies; dress for the weather.

Instructor: Lory Seffrood, Certified Instructor

Wednesdays, August 8, 15, 22, and 29, 6-7:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: August 1

Cost: $110 per person | Course Number: 21-15

Touching the Earth

Mindfulness and Eastern Poetry

Celebrate the Earth by working through the mindfulness practices offered us by Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh, author of Peace is Every Step, and draw insights to write your own daily meditations and poetry. This class will help you cultivate a practice of appreciation for the natural world and insight into turning mindfulness into poetry. Bring writing supplies; dress for the weather.

Instructor: Troy Hess, On the Yahara Writing Center

Thursdays, October 25, November 1, 8, and 15, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration deadline: July 30

Cost: $40 per person | Course Number: 21-41

Adult Classes & Workshops                                back to top

Engage your senses, discover hidden talents, learn a new technique, and explore a more personal relationship with plants and nature. From gardening practices to using nature as inspiration for the arts and do-it-yourself projects, Olbrich Botanical Gardens offers a broad range of classes and programs for adults. Led by experts in their fields, our programs provide something for every interest and skill level. Visit Olbrich Botanical Gardens to explore the wonder of plants, gardening, and the natural world. Limited space; register early and by the deadline.

Youth Participants Accepted  Indicates an adult program that accepts youth participants.

ORNAMENTAL CONTAINER GARDENS WORKSHOP

Ornamental Container GardensLoved by small and large space gardeners alike, containers are a fabulous way to dress up your patio, deck, or balcony. In this presentation and workshop, Director of Horticulture Jeff Epping and Horticulturist Samara Eisner will guide you on how to plant containers with overflowing beauty. You will go home with one finished 16" ornamental container with plants appropriate for the lighting conditions you indicate. Upon registration, please indicate whether you prefer SUN or SHADE plants. All supplies provided.


Tuesday, May 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: May 15

Cost: $90/$72 member | Course Number: 20-47

How to Brew BeerHOW TO BREW BEER AT HOME

Class Cancelled

Are you curious about brewing and want to learn the basics of brewing beer at home? This 2-hour beginner homebrewing class is the perfect place to learn! Join Ben Feifarek, owner of the Wine and Hop Shop in Madison, to learn the brewing beer process essentials, from ingredients to brewing to bottling the beer. Part of the class is held outdoors to view the brewing process; dress for the weather.


Wednesday, May 23, 6-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: May 16

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 10-48

Make Your Own Bonsai WorkshopMAKE YOUR OWN BONSAI WORKSHOP

This hands-on workshop is for beginners interested in bonsai, the centuries-old Asiatic art of dwarfing trees and shrubs grown in pots or small spaces. Learn the basics of bonsai care and culture and techniques for designing and maintaining these sculptured treasures from Olbrich Horticulturist Dan Schuknecht. He will guide you through using a Juniper to design your own bonsai to take home. Fee includes a Juniper, soil, and wire. Bring a small bonsai-style pot (6") or take your living sculpture home in a plastic pot. Tools to use in class provided. Bring gloves if your skin is sensitive to Juniper.


Thursday, May 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: May 24

Cost: $65/$52 member | Course Number: 20-48

Beginning Chair CaningBeginning Chair Caning  Youth Participants Accepted

Ever wonder how a caned chair seat is made? Learn how to hand cane a wooden trivet using natural strand cane. In this 3-week workshop, the differences between the various caning types and materials, the 7-step method of hand caning, and how to care for caned furniture will be discussed. No special skills required. Instruction booklet and materials to make one trivet included; supplies list provided. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.

Youth Ages: 14 years and up w/ an adult

Instructor: Mary Jo Harris, Madison Knitters' Guild

Thursdays, June 7, 14, and 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: May 31

Cost: $87 per person | Course Number: 21-03

Flora of JapanFlora of Japan

Japan offers a multitude of plants with a rich history, which have been coveted worldwide for centuries. A Senior Horticulturist at Chicago Botanic Garden will showcase the beauty and history of ornamental plants that are native to Japan, but can be grown here successfully. An Assistant Horticulturist at Chicago Botanic Garden will discuss in-depth the genus Prunus (flowering cherries, peaches, plums), while sharing his account from a recent trip to Japan.
Instructor: Michael Jesiolowski and Brennan Zwieg, Chicago Botanic Garden

Sunday, June 17, 1:30-3 p.m.

Registration Deadline: June 8

Cost: $15/$12 member | Course Number: 11-01

Chinese Brush Painting: Year of the DoG  Youth Participants Accepted

Chinese Brush Painting Year of the DogLet the Chinese New Year inspire you to create paintings of dogs and other Asian subjects. Explore different painting techniques to create dogs, tiger with bamboo, iris and birds, swan with wisteria, mountain cliffs with donkey, and angel fish with sea grass. Also learn the calligraphy for each subject. For beginners to advanced students. A supply list provided; bring a bag lunch. An optional supply kit ($25) can be reserved by calling (608)246-4550 and paid for the day of the workshop. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.

Youth Ages: 13 years and up w/ an adult
Instructor: Stella Dobbins, National Watercolor Society

Sunday, June 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: June 8

Cost: $80 per person | Course Number: 21-04

The Art of HennaThe Art of Henna

Henna is a plant-based dye that is used to make temporary body art. Learn the history and origin of henna and explore how to create beautiful, temporary body art patterns. Each participant receives an intricate henna design on their hand by the artist, which lasts 3 to 4 weeks. All supplies provided.
Instructor: Poonam Rao, Artist

Monday, June 18, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: June 11

Cost: $40/$32 member | Course Number: 21-05

Wednesday, July 18, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 11

Cost: $40/$32 member | Course Number: 21-09

Creative Native Bee House Workshop  Youth Participants Accepted

Creative Native Bee HousesEncourage native bees to call your garden home! Learn about structures you can build to encourage native bees to take up residence in your landscape, and then build a small house for non-stinging, solitary bees in this workshop. The unique bee house is constructed using hollow stems, drilled logs, and other bee-friendly tubes. All supplies included. Each participant pays the registration fee for one project.

Youth Ages: 16 years and up w/ an adult
Instructor: Katey Pratt, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Thursday, June 21, 6-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: June 14

Cost: $35/$28 member | Course Number: 21-06

Tools of the TradeTools of the Trade

Learn from a Fiskars tool expert about what makes your tools work, how to choose the right tool for the job, and how to keep them working their best from year to year. The presentation includes tool basics, some specifics about cutting tools (loppers, pruners), and a variety of new or interesting tools you might not have seen before. There will be time for trying the tools and asking questions.
Instructor: Dan Cunningham, Fiskars

Wednesday, July 11, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 5

Cost: $15/12 member | Course Number: 11-04

Thursday, October 4, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 27

Cost: $15/12 member | Course Number: 11-20

Re-purposed ContainersRe-Purposed Containers

While traditional containers allow us to create stunning combinations in a wide range of locations, there are some very interesting materials available that will also serve as "plantable" containers. Rotary Botanical Garden (Janesville, WI) has utilized a wide range of materials and objects to create stunning and impactful containers. Learn how they use culvert pipe, PVC pipes, pallets, and other re-purposed materials for functional containers.
Instructor: Mark Dwyer, Rotary Botanical Garden

Wednesday, June 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: June 20

Cost: $15/$12 member | Course Number: 11-03

Flowers in the GardenFlowers in the Garden  Youth Participants Accepted

In this watercolor workshop, you will work from life and create compelling works focusing on flowers. Receive one-on-one instruction as well as demonstrations on composition, mixing colors, and wash techniques. In event of rain, you will work from provided photographs and/or plant specimens. Class designed for all skill levels. A supply list provided; bring a bag lunch. Dress for the weather. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.

Youth Ages: 16 years and up w/ an adult
Instructor: Dawn Flores, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Sunday, July 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 6

Cost: $98/$78 member | Course Number: 21-07

Have Plants, Will TravelHave Plants, Will Travel

Up, down, and all around, the winds have carried Michael Jesiolowski, Senior Horticulturist at Chicago Botanic Garden, all over the country, on a quest for stunning horticultural finds. From the crapemyrtles of the Carolinas to the cactus of the Sonoran Desert, this presentation will highlight the most inspirational gardens and plants he has encountered in the Midwest and beyond.
Instructor: Michael Jesiolowski, Chicago Botanic Garden

Sunday, July 22, 1:30-3 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 13

Cost: $15/$12 member | Course Number: 11-05

Floral Crown WorkshopFloral Crown Workshop  Youth Participants Accepted

Create a floral crown using locally and sustainably grown flowers from Sunborn Gardens, a flower farm and florist in Mount Horeb. Learn the wire and tape techniques involved in making hair flowers that last. All supplies for one floral crown included. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.

Youth Ages: 13 years and up w/ an adult
Instructor: Lisa Larsen, Sunborn Gardens

Monday, July 23, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 16

Cost: $54 per person | Course Number: 21-10

Late Season Combinations for Pollinators

Late Season Combinations for PollinatorsPollinators benefit from a continued progression of bloom throughout the entire growing season with late summer and early fall being important for providing a vital food source prior to the onset of winter. We'll discuss a wide range of plants and combinations that can extend color in your garden, while also providing the welcome service of nectar and pollen production for our very active, late season pollinators.
Instructor: Mark Dwyer, Rotary Botanical Garden

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 18

Cost: $15/$12 member | Course Number: 11-06

Magic Merino CordMagic Merino Cord  Youth Participants Accepted

Learn how to wet felt gorgeous dyed superfine Merino roving into a 50 to 60 inch cord. This jewelry accessory can be used as a one- or two-loop necklace, multi-wrap bracelet, a base for a jewelry focal point, and as a band around a hat or boots. No experience necessary, but some upper body strength is needed for rolling felt. Bring an old hand towel and plastic bag; all other supplies provided to make two cords. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.

Youth Ages: 12 years and up w/ an adult
Instructor: Jan Falk, Artist

Wednesday, July 25, 6-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 18

Cost: $56/$45 member | Course Number: 21-12

Felted Flower BroochFelted Flower Brooch  Youth Participants Accepted

Wet felting is like magic! Bring your enthusiasm and upper body strength, and learn how to make two wet felted flowers. We will finish the felting part in this workshop. When dry, you can use the beads in your kit to embellish them at home. No felting experience necessary. Bring an old hand towel and plastic bag; all other supplies provided. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.

Youth Ages: 10 years and up w/ an adult
Instructor: Jan Falk, Artist

Wednesday July 25 1-4 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 18

Cost: $56/$45 member | Course Number: 21-11

Weave a Flower PinWeave a Flower Pin

Hand-held 3-pin looms are perfect for "on the go" projects because of their size, and they are great as a yarn "stash buster." Learn how to warp and weave on a 3-pin loom to make a flower pin. No weaving experience required. A loom will be available to use during class; you may purchase the loom after class from the instructor ($31). Bring your own 4"- Weavette/pin loom (if you own one), blunt tapestry needle, scissors, and notetaking supplies; all other supplies provided.
Instructor: Jane Grogan, Madison Knitters Guild

Thursday, July 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 19

Cost: $45/$36 member | Course Number: 21-13

Harvesting Fresh Veggies in the Snow

Harvesting Fresh Veggies in the SnowIf you want to continue harvesting from your garden through the first frost and serve produce from your yard for holiday dinners, August is the month to take action! Learn the best planting dates for fall vegetables, which varieties are best for cold weather, how to use simple season extension techniques, and how you can harvest from your garden all year round, even in Wisconsin!
Instructor: Megan Cain, Creative Vegetable Gardener

Thursday, August 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 26

Cost: $48/$38 member | Course Number: 11-07

Unsung Herbaceous PerennialsUnsung Herbaceous Perennials

Expand the palette of plants you use to color your landscape. Learn about herbaceous perennials and dieback shrubs that will thrive in Wisconsin, yet have not been used to their fullest potential. Explore the cultivars of common perennials that offer unique color, fruit, and form. Cultural requirements and proper maintenance techniques for each species will also be discussed.
Instructor: Michael Jesiolowski, Chicago Botanic Garden

Sunday, August 5, 1:30-3 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 27

Cost: $15/$12 member | Course Number: 11-08

Jumping Worms

This is no ordinary worm! Their appearance, life cycle, biology, and behavior are nothing short of extraordinary. Learn about the impact of jumping worms, their life cycle, how to identify them, and some management techniques.
Instructor: Lisa Johnson, UW Extension

Wednesday, August 8, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: August 1

Cost: $15/$12 member | Course Number: 11-09

Paste Papers WorkshopPaste Papers Workshop  Youth Participants Accepted

A personal favorite! Explore the freedom of expressing yourself making creative papers for collage, scrapbooking, or as decorative papers for the book arts. This fun workshop is a little messy (bring a smock) and includes decorative techniques, few limitations, and easy follow up to continue at home. No experience required. Some supplies included; a supply list provided. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.

Youth Ages: 15 years and up w/ an adult
Instructor: Jackie Hefty, Whispering Woodlands

Sunday, August 12, 1-4 p.m.

Registration Deadline: August 3

Cost: $87/$70 member | Course Number: 21-16

Summer Centerpiece WorkshopSummer Centerpiece Workshop  Youth Participants Accepted

Create a lush garden-style centerpiece using locally and sustainably grown blooms from Sunborn Gardens, a flower farm and florist in Mount Horeb. Learn some of the beginning design techniques involved in creating a low garden centerpiece. All supplies for one floral centerpiece included. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.

Youth Ages: 13 years and up w/ an adult
Instructor: Lisa Larsen and Alexandra Susman, Sunborn Gardens

Monday, August 13, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: August 6

Cost: $85 per person | Course Number: 21-17

Ornamental Perennial GrassesOrnamental Perennial Grasses for Winter Interest

Ornamental grasses can provide significant color, form, movement, and function in the landscape. A wide range of hardy, perennial grasses that provide significant ornamental appeal will be discussed. The best selections for winter stature and interest also will be highlighted.
Instructor: Mark Dwyer, Rotary Botanical Garden

Tuesday, August 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: August 21

Cost: $15/$12 member | Course Number: 11-10

Paired Needle BindingPaired Needle Binding  Youth Participants Accepted

An exposed stitching design on the book spine resembles a herringbone pattern. This beautiful book lies flat when open, which allows for ease in drawing or writing. Previous bookmaking is recommended, but not required. Minimal supplies are necessary to continue making at home. All materials are included, and suggestions for personal embellishments provided in a supply list. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.

Youth Ages: 15 years and up w/ an adult
Instructor: Jackie Hefty, Whispering Woodlands

Sunday, September 9, 1-4 p.m.

Registration Deadline: August 31

Cost: $87/$70 member | Course Number: 21-19

Introduction to Photographic Light Painting

Whether you are interested in improving the look of your night photographs or adding a new creative technique to your photography "tool box," you might enjoy learning to 'paint with light.' Light painting is a photographic technique that uses simple inexpensive tools to control additive lighting applied to your photographic subjects. Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice, you will learn the basics of this fascinating photography tool, what equipment is needed, and what camera settings and exposure controls to use to achieve some dramatic results while shooting in the dark. Equipment list provided. Dress for the weather. Limited space; register early and by the deadline.
Instructor: John Lorimer, Photography Instructor

Monday, September 10, 6-9 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 4

Cost: $56/$45 member | Course Number: 21-21

Landscape for a Dry BasementLandscape for a Dry Basement

Preventing a wet basement begins by managing the water outside and in the landscape. This presentation will show you how - come learn creative and functional landscape solutions that are key to keeping your basement dry. Starting with our outside/in and top/down approach, we will leave you with long-term solutions to a potentially 'knee deep' problem!
Instructor: John Gishnock III, Formecology, LLC

Tuesday, September 11, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 4

Cost: $15/$12 member | Course Number: 11-11

Overwintering Tropicals at HomeOverwintering Tropicals at Home

Many specimen tropical plants are too valuable to treat as annuals, and there are ways to keep them alive and thriving from year to year. Learn multiple strategies for overwintering various tropical plants indoors, both dormant and actively growing.
Instructor: Dan Schuknecht, Olbrich Botanical Garden

Wednesday, September 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 5

Cost: $15/$12 member | Course Number: 11-12

Introduction to Night Photography Lecture

Introduction to Night Photography LectureLearn how to photograph the moon, stars, buildings, and many other after-dark subjects using your camera's manual settings. This lecture-style class explores the necessary equipment, camera settings, proper exposure techniques, and composition ideas that will improve your success with night photography. Bring a digital camera that is capable of shooting in the manual mode (ability to set aperture and shutter speed). Limited space; register early and by the deadline.
Instructor: John Lorimer, Photography Instructor

Thursday, September 13, 6:30-9 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 6

Cost: $56/$45 member | Course Number: 11-13

Wednesday, September 19, 6:30-9 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 12

Cost: $56/$45 member | Course Number: 11-15

How to Brew Beer at HomeHow to Brew Beer At Home

Are you curious about brewing and want to learn the basics of brewing beer at home? This 2-hour beginner homebrewing class is the perfect place to learn! This class covers everything that goes into the brewing process, from ingredients to brewing to bottling the beer. Part of the class is held outdoors to view the brewing process; dress for the weather.
Instructor: Ben Feifarek, Wine and Hop Shop

Sunday, September 16, 1-3 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 7

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 11-14

Fall Bulb PlantingFall Bulb Planting

As the active gardening season comes to an end in autumn, we hit the ideal window of time for installing spring-blooming bulbs throughout the landscape. We'll discuss a wide range of spring-blooming bulb options along with their proper placement, planting, and care. Tips for how to incorporate these beauties in the landscape will also be discussed.

Instructor: Mark Dwyer, Rotary Botanical Garden

Thursday, September 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 20

Cost: $15/$12 member | Course Number: 11-16

Underutilized Woody Plants

Expand the palette of plants you use to color your landscape. This presentation will shed light on trees and shrubs that will thrive in Madison, yet have not been used to their full potential. Also included are examples of common woody plants cultivars that offer unique color, fruit, bark, and form. Proper cultural conditions, as well as plants for special conditions, will also be discussed.
Instructor: Michael Jesiolowski, Chicago Botanic Garden

Sunday, September 30, 1:30-3 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 21

Cost: $15/$12 member | Course Number: 11-17

Mitten BasicsMitten Basics - Knitting  Youth Participants Accepted

This 4-week workshop is for the person who wants to either learn or learn more about knitting mittens. Emphasis will be on ways to knit in the round, methods for knitting thumbs and gussets, mitten parts and how to make them fit properly, finishing, and changing patterns to make it 'your own.' Supply list provided. You need to know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. Knowing how to knit in the round is helpful, but not required. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.

Youth Ages: 10 years and up w/ an adult
Instructor: Mary Jo Harris, Madison Knitters' Guild

Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, and 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 25

Cost: $86 per person | Course Number: 21-28

Green Lore & LegendGreen Lore and Legend

Learn the trivia and tales about the diverse plants growing around us! Hear the lore and legends associated with the uses and properties of plants such as yarrow, rosemary, and wood betony. Discover which common herbs are known as maidenwort, motherwort, and cronewort and why.
Instructor: Kathleen Wildwood, Wildwood institute and Herbs

Wednesday, October 3, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 26

Cost: $20/$16 member | Course Number: 11-19

Flower-Powered Natural Perfuming

Flower Powered Natural PerfumeBottle the power of flowers for your own signature synergy scent! Discover the science of synergy and the best blending secrets handed down from aromatherapists for generations. Learn about the magic of fixatives, absolutes, ambers, and resins. You will go home with a half-ounce of flower-powered perfume, 3 favorite oil suppliers, 1 custom recipe, and 1 ancient recipe to try at home.
Instructor: Lory Seffrood, Certified Instructor

Thursday, October 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 27

Cost: $65 per person | Course Number: 21-29

Wild Food and MedicineWild Food & Wild Medicine: Fall Roots, Seeds, and Berries

Explore foraging and preparing roots for food and medicine. We will work with dandelion, burdock, elecampane, and other roots and prepare them through pickling, tinctures, and drying, as well as grinding them for food, beverages, and medicine. You will go home with resources and tips, along with some samplings of our creations from class. All supplies provided.

Instructor: Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs

Sunday, October 7, 1-5 p.m.

Registration deadline: September 28

Cost: $50/$40 member | Course Number: 21-30

Chinese Brush Painting: Fall ColorS  Youth Participants Accepted

Chinese Brush Painting Fall ColorsLet fall colors and Asian brush painting techniques inspire you to create on rice paper. Explore different painting techniques to make a loquat tree with birds, frogs with bamboo, shrimp, pumpkins with squash on a vine, pine trees, and waterfall landscape. Also learn the calligraphy for each subject. For beginners to advanced students. A supply list provided; bring a bag lunch. An optional supply kit ($25) can be reserved by calling (608)246-4550 and paid for the day of the workshop. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.

Youth Ages: 13 years and up w/ an adult
Instructor: Stella Dobbins, National Watercolor Society

Sunday, October 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 28

Cost: $80 per person | Course Number: 21-31

Harvest Wreath WorkshopHarvest Wreath Workshop

Create a harvest-style wreath using dried flowers grown locally at Sunborn Gardens, a flower farm and florist in Mount Horeb. Learn how to use dried flowers to make an impactful wreath for your seasonal décor. All supplies for one wreath included.
Instructor: Lisa Larsen and Alexandra Susman, Sunborn Gardens

Sunday, October 7, 1-3 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 28

Cost: $80 per person | Course Number: 21-32

Small-Scale Native Trees and Shrubs

Are you looking for small-scale native trees and shrubs for your urban landscape? This presentation will help you discover some good choices for different home environments, a few of the best native varieties ('nativars'), and their ornamental characteristics.
Instructor: Lisa Johnson, UW Extension

Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: October 3

Cost: $15/$12 member | Course Number: 11-21

Coptic Stitch Book BindingCoptic Stitch Book Binding  Youth Participants Accepted

Coptic stitch is an intermediate level technique that will further develop and challenge your creative book binding skills. This binding is designed to lie flat when open, which allows for ease in drawing or writing. Basic bookmaking and sewing experience is recommended. Some supplies included; a supply list provided. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.

Youth Ages: 15 years and up w/ an adult
Instructor: Jackie Hefty, Whispering Woodlands

Sunday, October 14, 1-4 p.m.

Registration Deadline: October 5

Cost: $15/$12 member | Course Number: 21-34

Make a Bird PodMake a Bird Pod

Make a one-of-a-kind piece of fiber art for your backyard feathered friends or a bird lover. Learn the art of felt making using wool roving to create a shape around a resist. Bird pods are soft in appearance, but durable enough to stand up to outdoor use. Imagine looking outside and watching the birds enjoy your fiber art! No experience necessary; come open to learning, creating, and fun. Felting tools and fibers provided to make one bird pod; bring three towels.
Instructor: Michelle Martin, Artist

Sunday, October 14, 1-3:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: October 8

Cost: $40/$32 member | Course Number: 21-35

Weave a DishclothWeave a Dishcloth

Learn to weave a square with a continuous strand of cotton yarn on a pin loom. The completed square makes a superb dishcloth; multiple squares can be joined for larger projects. This weaving technique will get you on the road to years of weaving enjoyment. No weaving experience required; must be able to hold and manipulate a crochet hook. A loom will be available to use during class; you may purchase the loom after class from the instructor ($42). Bring your own 10.5" square pin loom (if you own one), blunt tapestry needle, scissors, and notetaking utensils; all other supplies provided.
Instructor: Jane Grogan, Madison Knitters Guild

Thursday, October 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: October 11

Cost: $45/$36 member | Course Number: 21-37

Do-It-Yourself Photovoltaics (Solar Electric Panels)

Do-It-Yourself PhotovoltaicsLearn practical background information about solar panels, solar electricity, and various photovoltaic systems, along with the costs. See examples of solar electric systems and installations, as you plan your solar project to meet your site's needs. You will receive a do-it-yourself manual that can be used with any solar set up, plus lots of resources. Bring notetaking supplies and a bag lunch.
Instructor: Jon Passi

Sunday, October 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Registration Deadline: October 15

Cost: $81/$65 member | Course Number: 21-38

Native ShrubsNative Shrubs for Your Landscape

Explore the exciting possibilities of native shrubs in your landscape. Learn easy-to-follow tips about native shrub selection, placement, and maintenance. Expect to discover the environmental and economic benefits of native shrubs and how these beautiful, low-maintenance plants can be used in your landscape for both aesthetic appeal and functional purposes.
Instructor: John Gishnock III, Formecology, LLC

Tuesday, October 23, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: October 16

Cost: $15/$12 member | Course Number: 11-22

Make a Grapevine BallMake a Grapevine Ball

Get ready. . .Get set. . . GRAPEVINE! Have fun making a unique structure that is ideal for adding a rustic and whimsical touch to your garden containers or beds. Learn tips and tricks, and take home inspiration and your own medium-sized (16"-18" diameter) grapevine ball.
Instructor: Katey Pratt & Samantha Yoder, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Thursday, October 25, 6-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: October 18

Cost: $40/$32 member | Course Number: 21-40

Native Beauty - Flower Arranging  Youth Participants Accepted

Native Beauty Flower ArrangingMany native plants are long-lasting and beautiful in fresh summer bouquets and can be dried for winter arrangements. Learn about some of the best native plants to include in your landscape for cut flowers and foliage, including examples and tips on how to create beautiful indoor floral arrangements. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.

Youth Ages: 14 years and up w/ adult
Instructor: Mariette Nowak, Author

Sunday, November 4, 1-2:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: October 29

Cost: $15/$12 member | Course Number: 11-23

2019 Garden Trends2019 Garden Trends

Stay on top of the newest garden trends for the upcoming year! Hear about the upcoming trends for next year including new plants, gardening techniques, and colors to add into your gardens. Gain insight on the latest and greatest to keep your garden on trend!
Instructor: Avery Marcott, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, November 7, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: October 31

Cost: $15/$12 member | Course Number: 11-24

Ice Luminary MagicIce Luminary Magic!  Youth Participants Accepted

Explore the magic of ice lanterns with "Ice Wrangler" Jennifer Shea Hedberg, an ice luminary artist whose passion is discovering and refining methods of creating beautiful illuminated ice structures. Ice lanterns can be displayed outdoors/indoors and are a perfect wintertime activity for the entire family. She will share in detail a couple of techniques from her new book, Ice Luminary Magic!. Some hands-on and Q&A time will be included. Each registrant will receive a copy of the new book. Each youth/adult pair pays one registration fee and receives one book. Some supplies available for purchase during class.

Youth Ages: 12 years and up w/ and adult
Instructor: Jennifer Shea Hedberg, Wintercraft

Thursday, November 8, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: November 1

Cost: $56/$45 member | Course Number: 21-43

Pine Needle Basket WeavingPine Needle Basket Weaving

Make a coiled basket using pine needles, and explore the creative possibilities of this ancient art form. Learn the process, and then try various stitching techniques, as well as approaches to incorporating other materials into the design of your coiled basket. Bring a small pair of sharp scissors, thimble, and reading glasses, if needed for close work; other supplies provided. Bring a bag lunch.
Instructor: Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs

Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: November 2

Cost: $56/$45 member | Course Number: 21-44

From the Garden:

All About Soap Making Workshop  Youth Participants Accepted

All About SoapmakingEnjoy an afternoon of making soap with herbs, as well as fresh goat's milk. Learn the basics, and then dive into a hands-on experience. Explore how to create a natural washcloth by felting finished soap bars. You will go home with soap made in class, along with the instructions and recipes. Bring a pair of rubber gloves; all other supplies provided. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.

Youth Ages: 12 years and up w/ an adult
Instructor: Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs

Sunday, November 11, 1-5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: November 2

Cost: $56/$45 member | Course Number: 21-45

Bark, Berries, GrassesBark, Berries, Grasses & Beyond

With a little foresight and the right plants, you can add interest to the dormant garden. Learn about the best performing trees, shrubs, conifers, vines, and ornamental grasses, as well as other garden features and ideas, that are guaranteed to breathe life into your "off-season" garden.
Instructor: Jeff Epping, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Monday, November 12, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: November 5

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 11-26

Gardens of StoneGardens of Stone

Explore the exciting world of stonework, and learn how simple materials and layout choices can help your natural stone landscape features go beyond function to express the essence of the landscape. Through numerous examples, this presentation will focus on the use of local landscape materials and cover the aspects of natural stonework, including the different functional, aesthetic, and emotional uses.
Instructor: John Gishnock III, Formecology, LLC

Tuesday, November 13, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: November 6

Cost: $15/$12 member | Course Number: 11-27

Funky Bird OrnamentFunky Bird Ornament

Make a funky woven bird to hang as an ornament or to decorate gift packages. This bird project is made from a pre-woven diamond and then "comes to life" with the addition of a beak, wings, legs, tail, and other additions. All materials for making one bird ornament provided. No special experience required. Bring a sharp tapestry needle and scissors.
Instructor: Jane Grogan, Madison Knitters Guild

Tuesday, November 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: November 6

Cost: $32/$26 member | Course Number: 21-46

A Wilder GardenA Wilder Garden

Join 702WI and Olbrich Botanical Gardens for this special program with New York Times bestselling author Marta McDowell to celebrate the release of her latest book, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes That Inspired The Little House Books. McDowell will explore the natural history, prairies, and plants of the beloved American children's author. A book signing follows the presentation; books available for purchase.

Instructor: Marta McDowell, Author

To register for this presentation visit:

https://www.702wi.com/martamcdowell.html

702WI (WI = Writer Incubator) is a co-creative workspace for writers, creators, and designers to work. It is also an event space for authors and reading groups, and a gallery space for artists who incorporate writing and words. 702WI was created by Reading Group Choices, a company that recommends books for reading group discussion, and is based out of Madison, WI.

Thursday, November 15, 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: November 8

Cost: $5 per person

Free Floating AbstractionsFree Floating Abstractions  Youth Participants Accepted

Using Sumi ink, walnut ink, watercolors, acrylic inks and water, flowing colors create the foundation for your personal mixed media interpretation in this workshop. A variety of new or familiar textures and techniques will be demonstrated and explored. These explorations will provide you with several unique abstract works, along with opportunities to selectively cut and paste pieces together. Some supplies included; a supply list provided. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.

Youth Ages: 15 years and up w/ an adult
Instructor: Jackie Hefty, Whispering Woodlands

Sunday, November 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Registration Deadline: November 9

Cost: $110 per person | Course Number: 21-47

Herbal Gift Making: Hands-on Fun!  Youth Participants Accepted

Herbal Giftmaking Hands on FunMake approximately 10 different herbal gift items for friends, family, or yourself. You will rotate through each station, making a different item: lip balm, body spray, felted soap bar, herbal condiment, herbal salt for foot and bath, lotion bar, dream pillow, and herbal tea blend. Learn about the variety of herbs offered and select herbs that resonate with you. All supplies provided; decorative packaging provided as well. Each attendee in an adult/youth pair pays the registration fee.

Youth Ages: 8 years and up w/ an adult
Instructor: Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs

Saturday, December 1, 1-5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: November 21

Cost: $75/$60 member | Course Number: 21-48

Evergreen Holiday Wreath With Natural Materials Workshop

Evergreen Holiday WreathEvergreen holiday wreaths smell wonderful and add charm to your winter decorating scheme. Learn how to decorate your own unique wreath with natural materials from Olbrich's gardens. Fresh evergreen wreath, plant materials, and other supplies provided to make one holiday wreath.
Instructor: Erin Presley and Samara Eisner, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, December 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: November 27

Cost: $71/$57 member | Course Number: 21-49

Wednesday, December 5, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Registration Deadline: November 28

Cost: $71/$57 member | Course Number: 21-50

Art of Traditional Food Series                           back to top

Traditional foods are those foods that nourished our ancestors throughout history and prehistory prior to the advent of food industrialization. Learn about these nutrient-rich foods by registering for one or more classes as a series. Each class includes a lecture, demonstration, and a hands-on component, along with a take home culture and/or food that is prepared in class. Limited space; register early and by the deadline.

The Bubbling CrockThe Bubbling Crock: Fermented Vegetables

Make several types of sauerkraut and pickles as you learn how to properly salt the vegetables, make a salt brine, and add an inoculant to begin the fermentation process. Samples will be provided, and you will leave with a jar of carrot/ginger kraut and a jar of pickled peppers, as well as recipes.
Instructor: Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs

Tuesday, September 11, 6-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 4

Cost: $50/$40 member | Course Number: 21-22

Herbs & Fermentation for Digestive Health

Herbs and Fermentation for Digestive HealthA healthy microbiome promotes overall health of the digestive and immune systems. Learn about the beneficial herbs and fermented foods that are easy to incorporate into everyday life and to make at home. Everyone will leave with a jar of Linda's infamous root pickles and recipes.
Instructor: Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs

Tuesday, September 18, 6-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 11

Cost: $50/$40 member | Course Number: 21-23

Fermented Beverages & Homemade Vinegar

We will craft a kefir "soda", a switchel, and a shrub (a unique syrup, that contains fruit and/or herbs). Starting with herbs and starter cultures, you will learn to make the base for the switchel and shrub from scratch (homemade vinegar). Samples provided, and you will take home a culture, a bottled beverage crafted in class, and recipes.
Instructor: Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs

Tuesday, September 25, 6-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 18

Cost: $50/$40 member | Course Number: 21-25

Sourdough BreadSourdough Bread Making

Sourdough bread is made by the fermentation of dough using naturally occurring lactobacilli and yeast. It contains higher levels of folate and antioxidants than other breads. Learn how to make a sourdough starter from scratch, and then go through the different bread making stages. We will bake a loaf of bread for sampling, and you will take home a starter and recipes.
Instructor: Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs

Tuesday, October 2, 6-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 25

Cost: $50/$40 member | Course Number: 21-27

Cultured Milk: Yogurt, Kefir, & Piima

Learn to make cultured milk products at home. Yogurt, kefir and piima are dairy cultures that ferment milk and/or cream. Discover how these products also can be transformed into cream cheese, as well as cultured butter. Samples provided, and you will take home a starter culture and recipes.
Instructor: Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs

Tuesday, October 9, 6-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: October 2

Cost: $50/$40 member | Course Number: 21-33

Cheese Making: Feta & Ricotta

Feta and Ricotta are two styles of cheese that easily can be crafted in the home kitchen. We will discuss the best milk choices for making cheese at home, and then delve into a hands-on experience of making cheese. Samples provided, and you will take home cheese, as well as recipes for making cheese and for incorporating it into other recipes.
Instructor: Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs

Tuesday, October 16, 6-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: October 9

Cost: $50/$40 member | Course Number: 21-36

Miso Making

Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans, chickpeas, adzuki, or other beans with salt and a culture called koji. Learn how to prepare the beans for fermenting, and then how to make the culture and add it to the beans. You will take home a jar of miso with instructions on how to finish fermenting it at home, along with recipes.
Instructor: Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs

Tuesday, October 30, 6-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: October 23

Cost: $50/$40 member | Course Number: 21-42

GLEAM Programs & Classes                               back to top

GLEAM: Art in a New Light
August 29 - October 27; Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays
Evening times vary by month

Discover Olbrich Botanical Gardens in a whole new light at GLEAM, an annual exhibit featuring local, national, and international artists creating light-based installations throughout Olbrich's 16-acre outdoor gardens. Experience the gardens after dark and be dazzled and inspired.

GLEAM Exhibit Walks with David Wells

GLEAM Exhibit WalksExplore Olbrich's GLEAM, Art in a New Light with exhibit Artistic Director David Wells during these exclusive evening guided walks. He will provide in-depth information about the art installations, artists, and the process of creating the exhibition. Guided walks occur when GLEAM is not open to the public. Meet in the Visitor Center Lobby. Limited space; register early and by the deadline.
Instructor: David Wells, GLEAM Artistic Director

Tuesday, September 18, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 11

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-17

Tuesday, September 18, 9-10 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 11

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-18

Tuesday, September 25, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 18

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-20

Tuesday, September 25, 9-10 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 18

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-21

Tuesday, October 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 25

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-23

Tuesday, October 2, 8-9 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 25

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-24

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: October 2

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-25

Tuesday, October 9, 8-9 p.m.

Registration Deadline: October 2

Cost: $17/$13 member | Course Number: 31-26

Night Photography - GLEAM Exclusive Photo Shoot

GLEAM Exclusive Photo ShootCapture the unique beauty of the GLEAM exhibit during this exclusive opportunity to take photographs outdoors. The exhibit will be closed to the public during these exclusive photo shoots, providing unobstructed views of the installations and allowing for the use of tripods. Photographers of all levels are invited to shoot along the outdoor gardens' paths and walkways. Professional photography instructors will be on site to provide tips and answer your photography questions. Bring your camera and tripod. Check in at the Visitor Center Lobby. Limited space; register early and by the deadline.
Instructor: John Lorimer, Photography Instructor

Tuesday, September 18 [rain date September 25], 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 11

Cost: $50/$40 member | Course Number: 21-24

Tuesday, September 25 [rain date October 2], 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 18

Cost: $50/$40 member | Course Number: 21-26

Introduction to Night Photography Lecture

Introduction to Night Photography LectureLearn how to photograph the moon, stars, buildings, and many other after-dark subjects using your camera's manual settings. This lecture-style class explores the necessary equipment, camera settings, proper exposure techniques, and composition ideas that will improve your success with night photography. Bring a digital camera that is capable of shooting in the manual mode (ability to set aperture and shutter speed). Limited space; register early and by the deadline.
Instructor: John Lorimer, Photography Instructor

Thursday, September 13, 6:30-9 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 6

Cost: $56/$45 member | Course Number: 11-13

Wednesday, September 19, 6:30-9 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 12

Cost: $56/$45 member | Course Number: 11-15

Introduction to Photographic Light Painting

Whether you are interested in improving the look of your night photographs or adding a new creative technique to your photography "tool box," you might enjoy learning to 'paint with light.' Light painting is a photographic technique that uses simple inexpensive tools to control additive lighting applied to your photographic subjects. Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice, you will learn the basics of this fascinating photography tool, what equipment is needed, and what camera settings and exposure controls to use to achieve some dramatic results while shooting in the dark. Equipment list provided. Dress for the weather. Limited space; register early and by the deadline.
Instructor: John Lorimer, Photography Instructor

Monday, September 10, 6-9 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 4

Cost: $56/$45 member | Course Number: 21-21

Olbrich Gardens Book Club                                back to top

Youth Participants Accepted  Indicates an adult program that accepts youth participants. Advance registration required.

Join the Book Discussion Group at Olbrich!  Youth Participants Accepted

Join the Book Discussion at Olbrich! Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers to discuss fiction and non-fiction books about plants, gardens, nature, and the environment. The Olbrich Gardens Book Club is a book discussion group hosted by Olbrich's Schumacher Library staff where readers come together to discuss a book and share in the reading experience. The discussions are free and open to the public. Participants will need to read the selected book prior to the discussion. Books are not supplied, but a copy will be available in the Schumacher Library for check-out. Members of the Olbrich Botanical Society enjoy lending privileges. For adults and youth (ages 16 and up). Online registration is not available for the Book Club discussion groups; please register by phone or mail. Limited space; register early and by the deadline.

Youth Ages: 16 years and up
Instructor: Lynn Jacobson

Lab GirlThe Home Place

Book: The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature by Drew J. Lanham

Sunday, September 30, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 24

Cost: Free | Course Number: 11-18

Book: The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Marta McDowell

Sunday, November 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: November 5

Cost: Free | Course Number: 11-25

Learn & Play Together:

Classes for Children and Families                    back to top

Explore the wonder of the natural world with your family. Learn & Play Together classes are a great opportunity for parents or caregivers to spend quality time with their children. Classes are designed for you to explore nature-themed topics side-by-side with your child as they engage in hands-on, fun, age-appropriate experiences. Children must be accompanied by an adult; limit two age-appropriate children per adult; adult attends free. Dress for the activity and weather. Limited space; register early and by the deadline.

Advance registration required.

Fireflies in the GardenFireflies in the Gardens

Have you ever watched fireflies and wondered how and why they create their own light? Joins us as we learn all about fireflies and explore what it is like to be a firefly on Olbrich's Great Lawn. Class includes hands-on science explorations, a scavenger hunt, and a take home activity. Ages 5-11, with an adult.

Instructor: Kim North, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Friday, June 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline: June 8

Cost: $10/$8 member, per child | Course Number: 61-01

Make a Felted Fantasy GardenMake a Felted Fantasy Garden

Create your very own magical land and simple creatures to live and play there. We will use needle felting to create a small playscape on a piece of fabric. You decide how it will look - a magic pond, mushroom chairs, a small bridge, flower covered hills - the possibilities are endless. After learning the basics of needle felting, you will create small creatures to inhabit your new land - hedgehogs, bunnies, and maybe even a gnome child. All materials provided. Class fee includes one child/adult pair. Ages 8 & up, with an adult.

Instructor: Michelle Martin, Artist

Sunday, July 8, 1-2:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 2

Cost: $26/$21 member, per child | Course Number: 61-02

Sunday, September 16, 1-2:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: September 10

Cost: $26/$21 member, per child | Course Number: 61-05

Make Your Own Felted ButterflyMake Your Own Felted Butterfly

Explore the magic of wet felting together with your child and create a unique butterfly. You will learn the basics of wet felting with Merino wool and use a pre-felted butterfly shape to make a colorful butterfly pin or pendant. There is a lot of counting, wetting, rolling, and sharing in the process as a butterfly 'emerges' to take home and air dry. Instructions given for a little bit of finishing at home. All felting materials supplied; bring an old hand towel and plastic bag to carry things home. No experience necessary; be ready to get your hands wet and have some fun! Class fee includes one child/adult pair. Ages 4-8, with an adult.
Instructor: Jan Falk, Artist

Monday, July 23, 1:30-3 p.m.

Registration Deadline: July 16

Cost: $25/$20 member, per child | Course Number: 61-03

Twilight in the Gardens

Experience the magic of twilight in Olbrich's outdoor gardens prior to a full moon in August. Join us as we explore the science of the seasons and the full moon and discover the beauty of the gardens in late summer. Class includes hands-on science explorations, a scavenger hunt, and a take home activity. Ages 5-11, with an adult.

Instructor: Kim North, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Friday, August 24, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline: August 17

Cost: $10/$8 member, per child | Course Number: 61-04

All About OwlsAll About Owls!

Owls are incredible birds! Joins us to learn all about these unique birds of prey. Class will explore owl adaptations as well as what owls eat by dissecting real owl pellets. Class includes hands-on science explorations, a scavenger hunt, and a take home activity. Ages 5-11 with an adult.

Instructor: Kim North, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Friday, October 19, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline: October 12

Cost: $10/$8 member, per child | Course Number: 61-06

Toddler Story and StrollsToddler Story & Strolls

Toddler Story & Strolls are nature and literature-based early childhood classes designed to meet the multidimensional learning and developmental needs of children ages 2-5 years. Each class is designed for children to work side-by-side with their adult caregiver as they engage in hands-on, fun, age-appropriate experiences that support the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. Classes include a story, theme-related learning activities, and a stroll through the outdoor gardens or conservatory. Sign up for one class or an entire series. Ages 2-5 years with an adult. Dress for the weather and activities. Limited space; register early and by the deadline.


SPRING STORIES BY DIANA HUTTS ASTON

A Rock is Lively

Monday, May 7, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: April 30

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair)Course Number: 50-16

An Egg is Quiet

Monday, May 14, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: May 7

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair)Course Number: 50-17

A Seed is Sleepy

Monday, May 21, 10-11 a.m. 

Registration Deadline: May 14

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair)Course Number: 50-18

 

Sparking Curiosity with Stories about Scientists

Maria Merian

Tuesday, June 5, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: May 29

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-01

Charles Darwin and His Children

Tuesday, June 12, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: June 5

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-02

Jane Goodall

Tuesday, June 19, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: June 12

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-04

 

Summer Bugs

Bees

Friday, July 27, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: July 20

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-10

Butterflies

Friday, August 3, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: July 27

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-11

Beetles

Friday, August 10, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: August 3

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-12

 

Autumn Stories by Lois Elhert

Pie in the Sky

Friday, September 7, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: August 31

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-16

or

Tuesday, September 11, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: September 4

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-17

Nuts To You

Friday, September 14, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: September 7

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-18

or

Tuesday, September 18, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: September 11

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-19

Leaf Man

Friday, September 21, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: September 14

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-20

or

Tuesday, September 25, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: September 18

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-21

 

Fall Favorites with Stories by Pat Hutchins

Ten Red Apples

Friday, October 5, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: September 28

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-22

Goodnight Owl

Friday, October 12, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: October 5

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-23

The Wind Blew

Friday, October 19, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: October 12

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-24

 

Birds at the Gardens

Ducks

Friday, November 2, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: October 26

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-25

or

Tuesday, November 27, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: November 20

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-30

Hummingbirds

Friday, November 9, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: November 2

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-26

or

Tuesday, November 13, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: November 6

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-27

Wild Turkeys

Friday, November 16, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: November 9

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-28

or

Tuesday, November 20, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: November 13

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-29

 

December Delights

Whistling Trains

Saturday, December 1, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: November 26

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-31

or

Friday, December 7, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: November 30

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-32

Splendid Gingerbread

Saturday, December 8, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: November 30

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-33

or

Friday, December 14, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: December 7

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-34

Marvelous Peppermint

Saturday, December 15, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: December 7

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-35

or

Friday, December 21, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: December 14

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-36

 

Little Sprouts GardeningLITTLE SPROUTS GARDENING

Little Sprouts Gardening classes are gardening and literature-based early childhood classes designed to meet the multi-dimensional learning and developmental needs of children ages 2-5 years. Each class is designed for children to work side-by-side with their adult caregiver as they engage in hands-on, fun, age-appropriate experiences that support the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. Classes take place outdoors in the Children's Kitchen Garden where participants water plants, plant seeds, dig in the soil, harvest fruits and vegetables, and explore the garden as part of the learning experience. Ages 2-5 years with an adult. Dress for the weather and activities. Limited space; register early and by the deadline.

Garden Stories by Denise Fleming

Underground

Friday, June 15, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: June 8

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-03

Tall, Tall, Grass

Friday, June 22, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: June 15

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-05

Lunch

Friday, June 29, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: June 22

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-06

 

How to Grow a Garden

Growing Vegetable Soup

Tuesday, July 10, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: July 3

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-07

Planting a Rainbow

Tuesday, July 17, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: July 10

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-08

Tiny Seed

Tuesday, July 24, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: July 17

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-09

 

Life in a Garden

Wiggly Worms

Thursday, August 16, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: August 9

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-13

Up, Down, and Around

Thursday, August 23, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: August 16

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-14

Mystery Vine

Thursday, August 30, 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: August 23

Cost:  $9/$7 member (per child/adult pair) | Course Number: 51-15

 

Scout & Youth Group Programs                       back to top

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is the perfect place to explore the wonders of nature. Scout and youth groups are invited to join us for self-guided visits or hands-on learning programs designed to engage youth with the world around them. To register a group or individual youth for a self-guided visit or program, contact the Education Department by calling (608)245-5791. Limited space; register early and by the deadline.

All About OwlsAll About Owls!

Owls are incredible birds! Joins us to learn all about these unique birds of prey. Class will explore owl adaptations as well as what owls eat by dissecting real owl pellets. Class includes hands-on science explorations, a scavenger hunt, and a take home activity. Grades K-5 with an adult.

Saturday, October 20, 10-11:30 a.m.

Registration Deadline: October 13

Fee: $10 per youth/$2 adult

Every Drop Counts

Learn all about water at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Participants will make a personal connection with ways that water is important in their lives. They will learn about the water cycle through an interactive demonstration, create various waterways and landforms, explore ways pollution affects our lives, and more. Class includes hands-on science explorations, a scavenger hunt, and a take home activity. Grades K-5 with an adult.

Saturday, November 10, 10-11:30 a.m.

Registration Deadline: November 3

Fee: $15 per youth/$2 adult

Young Writers Programs                                    back to top

The Greater Madison Writing Project, in partnership with Olbrich Botanical Gardens, is sponsoring camps for young writers (those entering grades 3-8) and high school writers (those entering grades 9-12). Participants will write daily in a beautiful environment, using Olbrich's gardens and conservatory as inspiration for writing. The supportive environment is led by a staff of Greater Madison Writing Project Fellows and experienced teachers of writing whose goal is to inspire and support writers of all abilities. At the end of each camp, young writers will share their favorite pieces of writing from the week for their families and friends at an evening celebration. Each participant will contribute a piece of writing to be published in an anthology; each participant receives a copy.

To register for any of the writers camps, visit www.go.wisc.edu/9f0ckd

Early Bird registration before May 1 is $200 per youth. After May 1, registration is $250 per youth. For more information, visit gmwp.wisc.edu/young-writers/young-writers-camp/ or send questions to mdziedzic@wisc.edu.

Young Writers CampsYoung writers Camps (grades 3-8)

Young Writers Summer Camp I

Monday-Thursday, June 25-28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

(Family Event: June 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.)

Young Writers Summer Camp II

Monday-Thursday, August 6-9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

(Family Event: August 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.)

Young Writers Summer Camp III

Monday-Thursday, August 13-16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

(Family Event: August 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.)

High School writers Camps (grades 9-12)

High School Writers Camp I

Monday-Thursday, June 25-28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

(Family Event: June 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.)

High School Writers Camp II

Monday-Thursday, August 6-9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

(Family Event: August 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.)

 

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Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704. | Phone: (608)246-4550 | Fax: (608)246-4719