Urban Ecology Center [edit]
1500 E. Park Place
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 964-8505
www.urbanecologycenter.org/
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The Urban Ecology Center is a neighborhood-based, nonprofit community center featuring classes, exhibits and more about the environment.
 
Upcoming events

March 7, 2020
Local Farmer Open House

Learn how you can conveniently get boxes of farm-fresh produce (and more) directly from your local farmers. This FREE event is a once-a-year opportunity to talk with local farmers, learn about their farms and what they produce — and their variety of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription options. Attend a workshop, see a cooking demo and grab lunch from the Simple Café. New this year: special activities for children.

March 12, 2020 - April 23, 2020
Winter Tree Identification Series: Basics of Identifying Trees Without Leaves

Learn to identify native (and a few non-native) trees after their leaves have fallen using twigs, buds, and bark. Dress for the weather. At the end of this 7-session course you will know most of the trees native to southeast Wisconsin! Fee is per class. Register for each session separately. Each Thursday 3/12 through 4/123 For adults | Program Cost: $14 | Member discount: $10 | Price break: $7

March 24, 2020
Brewing Herbal Tea from Native Plants

Join us for a journey into tea! Participants will learn how to identify, collect, preserve and brew tea from native plants. We will specifically discuss a dozen native species you can grow. Class includes freshly brewed tea samples. For those that wish to purchase plants we will put a group order together for delivery in May. For adults | Program Cost: $21 | Member discount: $15 | Price break: $10

March 26, 2020 - March 26, 2020
Fruit and Vegetable Canning 101

This class is an introductory class and demonstration of the basic techniques of canning both fruits and vegetables. This is a good primer for our upcoming preserving classes, but it is not a prerequisite. There will be no hands-on participation in this course. For adults | Program Cost: $21 | Member Discount: $15 | Price Break: $10

March 28, 2020
Spring Family Night!

Get out with your kids and get ready for spring as we learn how animal and plants are changing with the season. Go on a guided hike as we search for buds, learn from our native animals and plant your own seedling to take home! Registration is required. For all ages | Program Cost: $14 | Member Discount: $10 | Price break: $7 (price per individual)



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