Learn how to preserve the first fruit of the season to enjoy in the dark days of winter. This class will be a hands-on class where participants will experience canning berry fruits, such as strawberries, into jams and preserves. Included in the price of this hands-on class are all the canning materials, fruit and handouts with instructions, recipes and helpful tips.See More
There are so many free foods out in the wild if one knows how to identify and harvest them. Master Food Preserver Annie Wegner LeFort will discuss wild foraging, share recipes, and demonstrate preservation techniques for using these wild foods. Depending on what’s in season by class time, we may experiment with anything from wild apples to staghorn sumac. See More
"Hi Annie, very cool to see you here! You bring such amazing skills to this movement. It's exciting to me to see (albeit from a distance) people like yourself getting involved. Hope all's going well with you and your family! -Nicole"
"I would love to plant these. We were just out in Portland this winter where hazelnut groves are everywhere. Can you tell me big these get and could one grow them espalier style in a more compact space?"
I'm a bit late in replying b/c your message got hung up in my spam folder. Yes, we've met. In fact (after you wrote this) we spoke at Third Thursday Theater last week. Great to meet you and I look forward to getting to know the…"
Why are you interested in the Transition movement?
I am working on being an urban homesteader. I've dreamed of homesteading on a piece of land in the country, but I've realized that I love the city. I want to learn how to make this the most sustainable option.
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Not formally involved yet, other than partaking in a lot of the activities that many of the Transition members already do.
What skills, talents, and resources do you bring to the Transition movement?
I teach food preservation classes, am a culinary professional who loves cooking with local food, I've been growing food on a small city lot for a few seasons. I write, sew, knit, make basic books, and enjoy all other types of crafts, especially those involving reused materials.
Which topics within Transition most interest you, and what are you most interested in getting out of your involvement in the Transition Movement?
Alternative energy options, backyard hens and beekeeping, converting a vehicle to biodiesel.
Organizations you belong to that might collaborate with Transition
Friends of Real Food, Slow Food, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, Holistic Moms Network
Hi Annie, very cool to see you here! You bring such amazing skills to this movement. It's exciting to me to see (albeit from a distance) people like yourself getting involved. Hope all's going well with you and your family! -Nicole