Workshops/Summits

The White Earth Tribal & Community College (WETCC) Extension office is the liaison between the college and the community. We offer ongoing classes and workshops on a regular basis, at little or no cost.  If you are interested in any of the workshops/summits listed below or to find out what we can do for you, call 218-935-0417 ext 213 or 314. We are located at WETCC, 2250 College Road in Mahnomen, Minnesota. 

Gardening and the WETCC Community Garden: Each spring and summer community has access to a large community garden made up of 56 raised beds. Families call or drop by to reserves a spot in the garden.

Become a Wild Food Gourmet: Discover food from nature. Gain hands-on experience identifying and using edible wild plants in an informal learning environment. This course provides students with a totally immersive experience, from plant identification to their medicinal and utilitarian uses. Each session is tailored to what is seasonally available and to the preferences of those attending.

Edible Landscaping: Combine fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and ornamental plants into aesthetically pleasing designs for your landscape. These designs can incorporate any garden style and introduce anywhere from 1-100% edible species. One can install an entirely edible landscape, or incorporate simple elements into existing yards and gardens.

Food Preservation: Learn new ways of treating and handling food to preserve its value, stop spoilage and prevent food borne illness. Some methods to preserve food are the use of specific controlled spoilage such as cheese and yogurt. More common preservation methods are: drying, vacuum packing, canning, preserving in syrup, fermentation, pickling, salting and smoking.


Preserving and Drying Food:
Learn new ways of treating and handling food to preserve its value, stop spoilage and prevent food borne illness. Some methods to preserve food are the use of specific controlled spoilage such as cheese and yogurt. More common preservation methods are: drying, vacuum packing, canning, preserving in syrup, fermentation, pickling, salting and smoking.

Salvemaking : Create soothing salves from simple ingredients and from helpful medicinal plants often found in your own backyard.

 


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