Friends of the Domes

Adult Education

The FOD Adult Education Program promotes horticulture, wellness, and sustainability. The goal is to provide learning experiences to our visitors and members with the use of this unique and globally diverse facility. We look forward to welcoming members of our plant-loving community to the Domes and other venues across the greater Milwaukee area for engaging workshops and classes.

Keep posted on upcoming events: here on our website, on social media, or become a member and receive our emails and member discounts on course admissions.

All education offerings require preregistration and payment online prior to the date of the workshop.

*Please note: Upon purchase, you will not receive a ticket in the mail for these classes, unless otherwise stated. Your confirmation email acts as your ticket.*

The Education Director will email you with additional information 1-3 days before your workshop.

FOD Adult Education Workshops Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registrants may cancel workshop registrations up to one week in advance of the workshop and receive 75% of the original price. Cancellations made after this time are nonrefundable. Cancellations made 3 weeks prior to the workshops will be refunded 100%. Note: this cancellation policy applies to Adult Education Workshops only.

FOD Media/Photo Release Policy: Photos and other media taken during the class may be used for marketing purposes. By purchasing a class registration, you are consenting to this policy. Please email if we may not use photos in our marketing efforts.

For more information about our workshops, contact the Education Director

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Adult Education Programs

We are seeking instructors to lead 1 - 2 hour educational workshops in English or Spanish for adults relating to: horticulture, sustainability, the environment, the arts, the 5 senses, and/or mindfulness.

Email for more information.

Buscamos instructores para liderar talleres educativos de 1 a 2 horas en inglés o español para adultos relacionados con: horticultura, sostenibilidad, medio ambiente, artes, los 5 sentidos y/o atención plena.

Envíe un correo electrónico a para obtener más información.

Current FOD Workshops:

Beginners Garden Bed Planning and Mapping (Virtual, Pre-recorded video)

with Friends of the Domes

Available starting March 4, 2022

Join Erica as we learn the basics of mapping out our garden beds for season-long food abundance. This video is for beginners with 0-2 seasons of gardening experience, with yard space set aside for premade raised beds for vegetable gardening.

Receive a link and informational packet

Click here to register!


Friends Educational Symposium and Luncheon - Keeping the Milwaukee County Parks Equitable and Sustainable 

Thursday,  June 16, 2022, 9:00am-1:30pm

Keeping the "public" in our public spaces is critical to the sustainability of all of our community-owned treasures,

including the Milwaukee County Parks. This engaging educational forum and luncheon will examine the Parks,

looking at both their history and future from an equity lens. Join a stellar lineup of thought leaders as

we dig into this timely topic. Location: Mitchell Park Domes

Click here to learn more


Domes-Inspired Cooking Classes with Braise: 

Worldly Sauces 

featuring chefs from Braise Restaurant and Culinary School

Two dates available: Friday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 25

This hands-on, unique cooking class features a Domes educator and many of the plants that you can find at the Domes! This themed meal includes herb sauces (pistou, pesto, chimichurri, vierge, coulis) and pepper sauces (xato, au poivre, romesco, piri piri).

Location: Braise, 1101 S. 2nd St., Milwaukee 

Friday, May 20: Click here to register!

Wednesday, May 25: Click here to register!


Native Habitat Restoration Walk

with Jeff Veglahn, Land Steward at Urban Ecology Center

Date and time: Friday, May 13, 2022, 9:00am-10:30am

Join us as we discover native habitat happenings in Three Bridges Park. 

Location: Urban ecology Center, menomonee Valley Branch, 3700 W. Pierce, Milwaukee  

Click here to register!


Wildflower Walk 

See pops of color emerging all over the forest floor while enjoying the sounds and smells of late spring. Discover a high diversity of wildflowers. 

Date and Time: Saturday, June 4, 10:00am-12:00pm 

Location: Cudahy Nature Preserve 

Click here to register!


History of Menomonee Valley Walk

Join Jeff Veglahn, Land Steward for the Urban Ecology Center as we learn about Menomonee Valley and Three Bridges Park. Discover the changes Menomonee Valley has experienced. 

June 10, 9:00am-10:30am

Click here to register!

Thank you for supporting Friends of the Domes Education Programming.