Sustain Jefferson Jefferson County, Wisconsin

Field to Feast workshop June 30!

Register now for this fun, informative and delicious workshop on the farm with noted Wisconsin herbalist and forager Linda Conroy. The workshop begins with a field walk with Linda to identify and learn about the wonders of mid-summer wild edibles. The day ends with a wild food lunch prepared and enjoyed together. Go home with a handout with recipes and instructions so you can forage in your own backyard! The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Prairie Dock Farm, W4512 Riverdale La., Watertown, WI 53094. Cost is $25 payable at the door. Registration is requested in advance by e-mailing events@sustainjefferson.org. Those attending are asked to bring a bowl, plate, eating utensils and, if possible, a lawn chair.

Space is limited so register now!

Linda Conroy dedicates her life to connecting with the green world. She is a practicing herbalist (for over 2 decades). She provides herbal education, workshops and apprenticeships, as well as individual consultations and handcrafted herbal wares. Linda also holds two masters degrees: MSS (Master of Social Service) and MLSP (Master of Law and Social Policy). Linda is a community organizer and the founder of the Midwest Women's Herbal Conference.  

Her primary mentors are the plants who never cease to instill a sense of awe in her daily life. Linda’s primary human mentors are Susun Weed, Isla Burgess and Marshall Rosenberg. She has taken classes with world renowned herbalists and healers including inspiring foremothers: Z. Budapest, Vicki Noble, Starhawk, Miki Kashtan and Jean Houston.

Linda has a certificate in permaculture design, which she completed through the International Earth Activist Program and has been a student of compassionate nonviolent communication for close to 20 years. Linda has participated in the doula training through the Seattle School of Midwifery and the Midwifery Assistant Program through The Farm Midwives in Tennessee. In addition, she is trained as a Wilderness First Responder.

Participants in programs facilitated by Linda walk away with an appreciation for the natural world as well skills for incorporating plants into their daily life. Linda has been working to empower women for over 25 years. She is a vibrant, passionate woman who continually seeks to deepen her connection to the green world!