Badger Events & Ecology Center Workshops

Badger Ecology Center

Health and well-being depends upon a good relationship with both people and our planet. The Badger Ecology Center strives promotes this in these ways:

  • We offer educational workshops to the local community focused on various homesteading arts, wellness topics, and creative & sustainable business practices.
  • We produce food for Badger employee lunches in our biodynamic vegetable & herb gardens
  • We oversee a meditation labyrinth and flower garden for employees and public to enjoy

This is our way of caring for the Earth while giving back to our local community.

Badger Ecology Center Gilsum NH

2019 Events at Badger

Pre-registration and fees for some events. See listings. Scholarships are available.

Workshop fee: $25 - Register and pay now. - or - Apply for a scholarship for this workshop.

Join us for a hands-on workshop to explore the joys of decomposition and learn how to make compost that will feed your plants and nourish your being! We will spend time discussing different materials and their properties, as well as the composting processes and the magical influence of various biodynamic preparations on the inner workings of the compost pile. We will then head outside to actually build a compost pile together. What is the best way to keep your garden beds happy over the winter months? We’ll “cover” that topic as well. Please wear appropriate shoes/boots and dress for the weather. Bring gloves if you desire, and a pitch fork or shovel if you can!

Presenter: Lynne Boudreau is co-founder of Kroka Expeditions in Marlow, NH. Prior to becoming Kroka’s Farm and Garden Manager/Educator, Lynne apprenticed on a biodynamic farm in Pennsylvania. The Farm at Kroka Expeditions uses biodynamic and organic practices with the intention of healing the land. With a deep respect for the natural world and the wisdom and ways of elders and native people, Lynne farms using varied modalities, while also working by intuition and trust that the Earth knows how to care for itself.

Workshop fee: $45 - Register and pay now. - or - Apply for a scholarship for this workshop.

In my opinion, “visualizing the ideal” is one of the most important steps in building and cultivating a successful business. It’s so easy to get caught up in dollars and numbers and how busy we are that this important and extremely practical step is often neglected. Visualizing the mental, physical and spiritual ideal is a business plan that takes into consideration spirit, people, planet, family, health, fun, kindness, generosity, financial success and numerous invisible forces! The focus of this workshop will be helping you to visualize what your own personal plan might look like in the quest for a mindful and successful business. We’ll learn from the Badger’s journey from kitchen craft to the “force for good” that we’ve become. Ideally, you’ll leave with an improved vision that will help you make the next exciting steps in your own personal and business journey.

“Bill's business workshop changed my life. I was so inspired by Badgers kind business practices; to their employees, community, each other, and to the world. I want my business to be that kind! I learned that this business journey is full of refinement, and that’s ok! Bill asked us to close our eyes and in vision our dream business in 5 years- I’ve been refining, building, and on the cusp of a major positive business shift ever since! Thank you Bill for inspiring me!” - Jazmine Breslend (hair artist)

Bill is a self-taught entrepreneur. He started making and selling loop potholders door-to-door back when he was about seven years old. The Badger business started with one product and a dream in the back room of Katie and Bill’s home 23 years ago. Today Badger employs over 90 people and offers over 100 personal care products, from soothing balms and mineral sunscreens to oils, soaps, lip balms, natural bug spray and a men’s grooming line.

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