Come learn from your neighbors and grow your skills as you build on friendships that keep our community strong.

Registration starts at 8:00AM, classes run from 9:30AM until 3:45PM. Lunch is back this year, along with daycare. Plus, a variety of vendors will offer their products and services.
There is no advance registration; attendees can just show up on the day of the event. Cost is $12/person and includes sessions, daycare, and lunch.

We are grateful for the sponsors who are making this event possible: Hay River Transition Initiative, Prairie Farm School, First Congregational UCC of Menomonie, Synergy Cooperative, Sam and Jennifer Dodge, Good Root Growers, Hoff Financial, L.O.F Tack, Memonomie Food Co-op, Renewing the Countryside, Farmer to Farmer Coffee, AJ's Appliance, Blueberry Line Quilting, Dairy State Bank, Murphy vanBenschoten, Nedland Industries, and Silver Creek Herbals.

Attendees will have plenty of classes to choose from (visit for full descriptions and times):

Water Issues and PFOAs
How they affect our health and steps being taken to eliminate them

Fingerweaving and Navajo Spindle-spinning Demos
Create lovely yarn from wool, silk, cotton or dog hair; make belts, bags and straps

Three Rivers Fibershed - Sustainable Textiles
Soil-to-soil concept in raising fiber animals for natural dyers and creators

Amish Traditions/Living
Philosophy, skills and traditions. Q&A

Making Buns for Lunch
Technical, scientific, artistic, and economic aspects of bread making. Hands-on.

Electric Vehicle Showroom and Rides, Owner's Experiences
Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt, Ford Lightning pickup, Tesla Models X, S, and Y

Crafting Timeless Frames: Timber Framing Basics Unveiled
Shaping and joining wooden beams using hand tools and modern power tools

Raising & Keeping a Family Cow
The hows and whys, as well as the ins and outs of small equipment

Electric Bikes 101
How to choose one and think about cost & safety. Q&A. Test rides.

Seedsaving for the First Time!
Seed selection and growing plants for seed collection and storage

Birth to Death - Natural and Sacred Transitions
Alternative ways of caring for our own through these transitions

Urban Farming on a City Lot
Maximizing production, choosing crops, and problem solving

Living Off the Grid Rountable

Building With Cordwood
Method and experience

Herbal Extracts - A Conversation About Plants
Making extracts and relating to plants

Advanced Techniques for Seedsaving
Overwintering, isolation, seed cleaning

Farmland Access
Pairing up sellers with buyers and stewards

Green and $green$ from the Affordable Clean Energy Plan
Tax credits and rebates for clean energy, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles

Basics of Solar Electricity
Systems, applications, components, design considerations, and costs

Introduction to Pine Needle Baskets
Demo to start and work baskets

Recycling: Local Choices and Results
How it works. What if you don't recycle? To-do's when a recycling program ends.

Hemp and Wellness: How we grow and why we grow!
Growing and harvesting hemp, benefits

Intro to Peg Loom Weaving
Weave wool rugs using a primitive technique

Just Say NOPE to Plastic
Manage your plastic footprint and quit single use plastics

Foraging: Mushrooms and Beyond
ID edible mushrooms, when/where to forage for them, how to harvest, tools

Intro to Keeping Goats
Buying, housing, feeding, and breeding

Qigong, Movement for Health
Exercises for better energy, circulation, balance and relaxation

Well-Being & Resilience
How we recover from adversity and stressful experiences

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School District of Prairie Farm
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