Questions about our upcoming programs? 

Please call 928-779-1745 or email

Willow Bend is a strawbale building with passive and active solar design, native landscaping, and rainwater harvesting systems. Drop and pick up our self-guided tour brochure to learn about all our sustainable features.

Adult Education Programs are led by experts in their field that donate their time and skills to make workshops and talks a meaningful and memorable experience.

Programs are typically held during the winter (Jan-March) and summer (June-August). Most workshops require early registration and have an associated cost, with a discount for Willow Bend members. Past workshops included Wildlife Tracking, Bee Keeping, Essential Oils, Salve Making and more.


Medicinal Plant Workshop, July 30, 10 am – 12 pm

Join Mike Masek, director of The Forager’s Path School of Botanical Studies, for a tour of the Willow Bend gardens, emphasizing medicinal plants and their uses. Hands on activities and time for questions and discussion. Cost: $25/participant or $20/ Willow Bend members. Limited Spots. Signup required.



Natural Soda and Beer Making workshop, August 27th 10 am -12 pm

Learn how to make healthy, natural, and delicious soda and beer using the power of fermentation! Ecologist Mike Dechter will teach you how to make refreshing natural beverages including tepache, ginger beer, manzanita cider and water kefir soda. This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to get started immediately with common household items. Attendees will be able to taste the drinks being demonstrated, and will go home withwritten instructions for making natural soda and beers at home. Whether you want to learn more about healthy food options using fermentation or want to experiment with new ingredients to concoct a killer cocktail, this workshop will be a fun and tasty experience where you can both learn and enjoy.

Cost: $25/participant or $15 for Willow Bend Members (This is a fundraiser for the educational programs at Willow Bend).

Limited Sports! Sign-up required. Online sign up will be available soon.