WETCC Wild Food Summit, June 21st-24th is Full!

We are sorry to say that the 2012 WETCC  Extension Service Wild Food Summit  is now full. People registered incredibly fast this year!
Here are other Wild Food Events  that are sure to be equally wonderful  and came to us as suggestions by one of our registrants.
The Midwest Wild Harvest Festival  is on August 24 to 26, in Prairie du Chien, WI.   Registration is not yet available, it is guaranteed to be great.  The best way to keep up with this one might be to join the Facebook group page at  http://www.facebook.com/groups/MidwestForagers/
Another cool local event worth checking out is the Lake Superior Traditional Ways week during August 12 to 18.  Again, registration isn’t yet up for this one either, but people could keep checking out their website at  http://traditionalways.org/
Please check back to our blog site at wildfoodsummit.org for more information.

March 9th-11th, Making the Scandinavian Knife

Friday,  5:00 PM – 8:00 PM- Design your knife and collect the pieces.

Saturday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM- Prep and create the handle.

Sunday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM –Shape the handle and get it ready for finishing.

In this workshop you will be using a high quality Norwegian or Finnish blade, curly birch, antler, and nickel silver to make an outdoors knife in the Scandinavian style. For this general purpose knife you will have three blades to choose from.  Many knife enthusiasts consider either the Scandinavian or handmade Japanese knives to be the best in the world.  The workshop will last from Friday evening through Sunday. If you have a beautiful piece of wood, horn, antler, rawhide, birchbark, or other material you would like to use for your knife handle, make sure to bring it to the workshop.

Instructor and Extension Director, Steve Dahlberg, started making knives at the age of 16 and has made hundreds of knives since then, mostly in the Scandinavian style.

REGISTRATION FEE : REGISTER NOW!  limited to 6 people

$30.00 Per Person (Make checks out to: WETCC extension)

To register call Tammy Bellanger, Extension Coordinator

Phone: 218-935-0417 Ext. 213                    Email: tbellanger@wetcc.edu

Download FLYER & REGISTRATION FORM HERE: Making the Scandinavian Knife

Spots still open for Class!

To register for classes call Becca at 218-935-0417 Ext 314 or Rebecca.dallinger@wetcc.org . All classes are first come first serve.

Braided Wool Rugs

Friday, February 3rd, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 4th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  Sunday, February 5th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $60.00  Limit: 8 participants

Looking for ways to add a bit of homespun warmth to your home?  Join us to learn the techniques to how to make a handcrafted wool, braided rug.  The registration fee of $60.00 includes the blanket-weight wool, braiding tools, and lacer.  (This fee may be reduced if you bring your own wool.)  The small, oval rug you will be creating (2’x3’) requires approximately 3 pounds of (blanket-weight) wool. We ask participants to provide their own scissors, sewing needles, straight pins, and clip-type clothing pins. Class at Opichi Room, at Wadiswan building, New campus building at WETCC, 2250 College Road

Extension Coordinator, Tammy Bellanger, is the instructor for this workshop.  She enjoys most everything creative, which gives her a chance to express her artistic side.  A few of her favorite hobbies include baking, drawing, gardening, traditional crafts, and architectural design.