Workshop Offerings

Bird Lovers Workshop  

Location: Keewaydin Farms, 15270 Haucke Ln, Viola, WI 54664

Date: Saturday, June 4th

Time: 9AM – 1 PM

Details:

This workshop pairs the expertise of longtime local birder, Barb Duerksen, and Craig Thompson, Chief of Program Integration for the DNR’s Natural Heritage Conservation Program. Together they will help us deepen our appreciation for our winged companions as well as teach us how we can support and increase their habitat. We’ll hear from the experts, learn how to get involved in some fun citizen science activities, and then head out on the trails with binoculars and field guides in hand to see what we can see. We hope this program inspires birders and landowners to advocate for our feathered friends. 

Email joy@driftlesscuriosity.org with any questions.

Limit 15 – Cost $50 

A light lunch will be provided.

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Food Preservation Workshop

Location: Keewaydin Farms, 15270 Haucke Ln, Viola, WI 54664

Date: Saturday, July 30th 

Time: 10 AM – 4 PM

Details:

In this workshop, we’ll learn about a variety of ways to preserve the bounty of summer including canning, dehydrating, and freezing. We’ll tour the farm, harvest some produce to work with, and work through several kitchen demonstrations on preservation. Finally, participants will have an opportunity for hands on learning as we process our harvest for winter storage.

Email joy@driftlesscuriosity.org with any questions. 

Limit 15 – Cost $75 

A light lunch will be provided.

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Camp Curiosity

Adult Summer Camp

Location: Keewaydin Farms, 15270 Haucke Ln, Viola, WI 54664  

Date: Friday, July 15th – Sunday, July 17th 

Time: TBD

Details:

Do you remember summer camp as a kid? We want to recreate the childhood joys of connecting with new friends, making cool art projects, summer recreation, and sharing stories around the campfire. In this action-packed weekend, participants will set up camp on a lovely organic farm and have the opportunity to create unique art projects. The details of artist workshops are currently being confirmed, but think pyrotechnics, glass blowing, mural painting, sculptures from repurposed materials, and other curiosities intermingled with Driftless stargazing, croquet, yoga, and more. We hope you’ll return home on Sunday with a couple of rad art projects, a few new friends, and a whole bunch of experiences you’ll never forget.

Email joy@driftlesscuriosity.org

Limit 35

Full Camp Cost: $300 + $75 materials 

1 Day Pass: $100 + $25 materials    

Meals will be provided. 

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Botanical Makers Event 

 

Location: Keewaydin Farms, 15270 Haucke Ln, Viola, WI 54664

Date: Saturday, August 6th 

Time: 9AM – 5 PM

Details:

Plants and people are made for each other! At this event, participants will have the opportunity to learn various ways to make plants into everyday products like soaps, oils, salves, or a sparkling summer drink. A group of local plant lovers will share their crafts and help us reconnect to the beautiful world of botanicals. Participants will take home samples of everything they make as well as the knowledge of how to recreate the magic. 

Email joy@driftlesscuriosity.org with any questions. 

Limit 25 – Cost $100 + $35 materials fee 

A light lunch and snacks will be provided. 

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Wellness Retreat  

Location: Keewaydin Farms, 15270 Haucke Ln, Viola, WI 54664

Date: Fri, July 22nd – Sun, July 24th

Time: TBD

Details:

In this land-based wellness retreat, we’ll take time out of our busy summer to ground together in some simple self-care principles. Throughout the weekend, we’ll move our bodies, eat fresh organic food, meditate, journal, practice yoga, and go on herb walks. Participants will also have opportunities to learn about Ayurvedic wellness practices, self-massage, foam rolling, creating herbal oils, sound healing, the Five Elements, and more. We hope this weekend on the land will open up new pathways to wellness and bring awareness to the wisdom Mother Nature gives us to heal ourselves.

Email joy@driftlesscuriosity.org with any questions.

Limit: 35 

Full Retreat Cost $250

1 Day Pass: $100 

Meals will be provided.

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Paper Mache

 

Location: Keewaydin Farms, 15270 Haucke Ln, Viola, WI 54664

Dates: Sat, August 27th & Sun, August 28th  

Time: 10 AM – 1 PM 

Details:

In this workshop, Mexican folk artist, Gabriela Marvan will teach participants about the creative process of working with paper mache. We love working with paper mache because it incorporates the recycling and reusing of materials and the artistic outcomes are endless. We hope this workshop inspires local artists to explore the medium of paper mache and maybe even create a piece to share at the Día de los Muertos Celebration in October.

Email joy@driftlesscuriosity.org with any questions. 

Limit 15 – Cost $100 + $45 materials fee 

A light lunch will be provided. 

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