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The Borner Farm Project seeks to offer a variety of educational experiences centered on urban farming, organic practices, sustainable agriculture, self-sufficiency and creative enrichment. Our instructors are from all across the community and beyond, with many years of experience. What links them all together is a commitment to a healthy and robust community, which starts with healthy and knowledgeable individuals and families.

Series of Three Gut-Healing Cooking Classes

Join instructor Aileen Abliss to taste and learn how delicious nourishing food effectively treats depression, bi-polar, autism, ADHD/ADD, anxiety, autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders, arthritis, and other mental and physical conditions. Each of her three classes covers a different subject. Students may sign up for one, two, or three of the classes, depending on their interest.

Class 1: GAPS and Grain-Free Sugar-Free Meals: Broths, Entrees, Side Dishes, and More
Date: July 8, 10am – 12:30pm

Class 2: Our Microbiome and Fermented Foods: Yogurt, Kefir, Kimchi, Kombucha, and More
Date: July 22, 10am – 12:30pm

Class 3: Detoxification and Juicing: Variety of Juices
Date: Aug 5, 10am – 12:30pm

To register for any of the above classes, please email us at and include the following information: Name, number of people who are signing up, which class/es you would like to take, your email address, and your phone number. To complete your registration, please send a check in the mail to The Borner Farm Project, 1266 Walnut St, Prescott WI 54021.

About the instructor:

Aileen Abliss is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS™ Practitioner, IACT Certified Hypnotherapist and Past Life Regressionist, creator of Nourishing Happiness, and author. She empowers others to feel better – mind, body, and soul. By eating real nourishing food, Aileen and her six children overcame autism, OCD, ADD, anxiety, skin conditions, and other medical complications. Aileen guides and teaches individuals and groups about holistic nutrition and hypnotherapy. Her lively presentations extend to learners of all ages, including doctors and nurses, community members, college students, businesses, and organizations.

Brick Oven Basics - Building & Baking

Curious about baking wood-fired pizza and bread in your backyard, but not ready to commit to permanent oven construction? Want to find a cheaper alternative to a prefabricated oven? Join us and learn how to build a portable stacked-brick oven from loose bricks. After the oven is built, we will fire it up and learn how to make dough for flatbread, pizza, and artisan bread. Then we will bake, eat, and have a good time!

To register, please email your name and contact information and class title to or call Diane at 651-235-4906

Instructor: David S. Cargo is the founder of the Minnesota Oveneers; a club for builders, operators, and owners of wood-fired ovens. He is one of the founding members of the Saint Paul Bread Club, a former baker at Trotter’s Cafe and Bakery and the St. Agnes Baking Company, and a featured baker in Kim Ode’s cookbook, Baking with the Saint Paul Bread Club: Recipes, Tips, and Stories.


Permaculture Design Certification Course

This will be our fourth year hosting Midwest Permaculture’s PDC course at the farm. If you’re interested in learning more about this course offering and about permaculture, please visit Midwest Permaculture’s informative website.

This will be a full PDC Course with all areas of the curriculum covered including water harvesting techniques, plant guilds, alternative energy, home building strategies,·residential and urban homesteading, how to create a permaculture design and more. Students of this training will also get to see first-hand how a small community gardening project is turning into a thriving and purposeful experience for the individuals and community involved.

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