Urban Prairie Waldorf School

2018/19 Spring Adult Enrichment Program

At Urban Prairie, we consider adult education to be an essential part of the work of our school, and we strive to offer a wide range of lectures, workshops, and experiences.  These events are intended to enrich the family experience at UPWS and strengthen the bridge between school and home; however, they are not limited to UPWS parents.  We welcome all who are interested in learning.  

We present a robust adult enrichment calendar each semester.  We realize that parents are very busy and cannot attend all events.  If you can come though, please do.  You will not be disappointed!  Please direct all questions regarding listed events to Heather Berhalter.

2018/19 Spring Adult Enrichment Calendar

Meet Your Meat Farmers

Thursday, March 28, 7pm

Come and meet the hardworking farmers in our community who provide us with high quality, nutrient-dense meat.  Farmers from Timberfest, Mint Creek Farms, and Alden Hills Organic will be on hand to answer your questions on…
• Their individual farming practices
• Why they are different from conventional farming
• How regenerative farming is environmentally responsible
• The nutritional difference between pastured animals and conventionally raised animals
• How and where to purchase from our farmers

“Simplicity Parenting” Workshop

Saturdays, April 27 – June 8, 9-11am

Are we building our families on the four pillars of “too much”–too much stuff, too many choices, too much information, and too fast?  Join the slow parenting movement and learn ways to simplify and slow down your home environment, simply your child’s experience, and find the benefits of filtering out the adult world.  Sign up here for this life-changing 7 week workshop led by Certified Simplicity Parenting Group Leaders Mat Riendeau and Meredith Merchant.

Know Your Macronutrients:  Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Fats

Monday, April 29, 6pm

We’ll learn which whole foods are in which categories, traditional patterns of consumption, and the historical background on current dietary recommendations.

Garden Tour at May Faire

Saturday, May 11

Teacher Angela Kiefer will lead a tour of our permaculture garden and speak about future plans for the garden.

Alumni Panel

Date TBD (likely May 18)

Join us in welcoming our alumni back for a conversation about life after UPWS!  

SEED: Introduction

Date TBD (likely Thursday, May 16, 7pm)

Our faculty took up Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity (SEED) training in the 17/18 school year.  We look forward to expanding that work to include UPWS community SEED workshops in the 19/20 school year.  This introduction will give you an opportunity for a greater understanding of the program and what to expect next year.