Badger Events

Badger Ecology Center Workshops

At the W.S. Badger Company, we know that health and well-being depends upon a good relationship with both People and Planet. Our Ecology Center strives to do this in a few ways:

  • Offering educational workshops to the local community focused on a variety of homesteading arts, wellness topics, and creative & sustainable business planning.
  • Producing food for Badger employee lunches in our biodynamic vegetable & herb gardens
  • Overseeing a meditation labyrinth and flower gardens 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

2018 Events at Badger

Pre-registration is required and some scholarships are available. See listings.

Workshop fee: $20 - Register and pay now. - or - Apply for a scholarship for this workshop.

Participants will learn how to design and create a laby¬rinth at home for meditation, renewal, and direction. Through experiencing a 7-circuit classical labyrinth, creating a temporary, full-size labyrinth (easily replicated at home in an afternoon), exploring different labyrinth forms, and learning hands-on skills for designing your own labyrinth, participants will leave this three hour workshop empowered and inspired to bring this sacred, accessible tool into their daily lives.

Bio: Katie Schwerin has spent over 40 years on a spiritual path, and in the last 10 years, it has included the study of the labyrinth. She led the construction of the 7-circuit classical labyrinth at the W.S. Badger site. Most recently, Katie has been creating different labyrinths forms, guided by her exercises of drawing various types of labyrinths. Katie is co-owner and COO of the W.S. Badger Co., and has been a teacher at the Monadnock Waldorf School for 18 years.

Workshop fee: $35 - Register and pay now. - or - Apply for a scholarship for this workshop.

Join us for an empowering session on easy herbal remedies you can add to your toolbox to promote winter wellness, ward against and soothe colds and flus. We will explore a variety of non-alcohol based herbal preparations such as apple cider vinegar tonics (including Fire Cider), infused honeys, elderberry syrup, herbal bone broth, and medicinal gummies that can be enjoyed by the whole family! Several of these preparations will be demonstrated and available to be tasted in this hands-on workshop.

Please note: some preparations will be vegan or vegetarian, and others will integrate animal products (from sustainably-raised cows and chickens), though vegetarian options will be touched upon, such as bone-free herbal broths, etc.

Bio: Jess Baum is an herbalist and a nature-lover. She is passionate about empowering others to utilize herbalism and folk medicine in their daily lives (in addition to other healing modalities that work for them). She loves incorporating foraged wild foods and herbalism into innovative, healthy food creations.

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