Classes and Events

At Wildwood Institute and area locations

April 2015, Herbal Apprenticeship class on Herb Walk


HSA-WI Unit Herb Faire

Saturday, May 20th, 2017   9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Feel free to join Wildwood Institute and the Herb Society of America-Wisconsin Unit at the 9th Annual Herb Fair at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Hales Corners, WI. More information available here.


MidWest Woman's Herbal Conference

June 9-11, 2017

A weekend of herbal talks and classes for women. Wildwood Institute will have their full line of products available. More information is available here.


Solstice Herb Walk at Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Celebrate the solstice and beauty of Olbrich Botanical Gardens by joining Kathleen Wildwood, founder and director of Wildwood Institute, as she discusses the medicinal and culinary uses of the amazing plants that grow throughout the outdoor gardens. Plant identification tips, scientific research, and ancient lore will be woven through the discussion as we stroll the gardens. Limited space; register early. To register, please call (608)246-4550.

Registration deadline: June 14

Program code:31-03     $17/$13 Olbrich member

Click here for more information.


Herb Day at Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Kathleen Wildwood will lead an afternoon Herb Walk in the gardens. Come and enjoy this day of free classes for adults and children, as you learn about local herbal resources. No charge to attend. More information available here.


Planting the Future Conference - La Farge, WI       

Saturday, August 12 , 2017     9:00 - 4:00 pm

Kathleen will be presenting: “Garden Herbs and Weeds for a Healthy Metabolism” as well as “Local and

Sustainable Herbs for First Aid”. She will be joined by several other area teachers in the beautiful Kickapoo

Valley Reserve. To register:


Great Lakes Herb Faire - Chelsea, MI

September 8-12, 2017

Kathleen will join 7Song, Jim McDonald, Betsy Bancroft and many more at this herbal education event in the Cedar Lake Outdoor Center. For more information:


Classical Greek Origins of Western Herbal Medicine- Milwaukee, WI

October 4, 2017   10:00 am to 11:15 pm

Join Clinical Herbalist and Teaching Assistant Mary Halsted of Wildwood Institute on this journey of discovery at the UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education.


Southeast Wise Woman Herb Conference- Black Mountain, NC

October 13- 15, 2017

Joining many other wise women, Kathleen will be presenting “Beginning Herbalism: Learning the Language of Plants” as well as “The Three Herb Medicine Kit”.


Quick Calendar

Solstice Herb Walk
Olbrich Gardens
June 21st
6:00 -7:30 pm
More Info
Herb Day
Olbrich Gardens
June 25th
10am - 4pm

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