Rampfest 2018 Workshops


 Register for workshops here!

Please note suggested donations for the workshops are $10 per course or $50 for a weekend pass. Donations will accepted at the door.

Sustainable Ramp Harvest

Learn how to harvest ramps sustainably. Instructor Bjorn Bergman will teach about the life cycles of ramp and the best times and methods for sustainable harvest. Suggested age: teen to adult.

Forest Fungus Hike

Join UWL Mycology presenter Sabrina Aspenson for a walk through the forest to learn all about the local mushroom culture. Note, this is a 2 hour block, not two seperate courses. Open to all ages.

Kid's paper making

Take a page from the paper wasp's book, and learn to make recycled paper!

Work with seasoned ramp-eir Jeanette and learn how to cook with ramps. She will help go over the best ways to clean, prepare, and preserve ramps, with a focus on sustainable use of the plants. Suggested age: teen to adult.

Cooking with

Farmer Bree will be taking tours through the woods and into the sugar house to explain the art of maple syrup making. Open to all ages.

Maple Syrup

Find your perfect walking stick in the forest, then personalize it, ramp camp style!

Kid's Walking
Stick Workshop

Learn to preserve this delicious but short-lived plant by fermentation. Led by our fermentologist Jeanette, you will learn how to save these tasty morsels so you can enjoy ramps all year round. Suggested age: teen to adult.


B&E's Trees co-founder Eric presents on the impacts of erosion and farm and forest management techniques to improve the land. Open to all ages.

Forest Management and Conservation

Learn to make a kite with Dan and Larkin, two Wisconsin based educators.  We will be making recycled material kites and watching them fly.

Kid's kite

Spring Ephemerals are the fleeting, beautiful, short lived wildflowers and plants that mark the season. Instructor Heidi will lead an hour long hike to find and appreciate these rare beauties. Open to all ages.

Spring Ephemerals

Instructor Larkin will be leading a children's hike with a focus on discoveries. We will learn about the environment, plant and leaf identification, and look for animal tracks.


Learn about the forest, animal habitats, and the unique ecology of a maple forest with a US Forester.

Habitat Hike

Gather around to hear one of the La Crosse Story Teller's Guild members for a fantastic story time with tales of spring and nature.

Kid's Story

Learn about elderberry uses and propagation techniques from one of the Driftless region's preeminent elderberry farmers. Attendees will leave with their own plant to start at home.

and Uses

A well packed bag can make a huge difference in an emergency. Learn how to pack for your outdoors adventure with safety in mind. Open to teens and adults.