Herb Garden Gathering — Wednesday August 19th — Aronia the Super Food

Hey folks! Did you know that Aronia berries are a super food? A local farmer at Carandales included them in his test of unusual fruits in Wisconsin a few years back. He liked them so much he has a field of them. Find out more at the garden this Wednesday. There is a lot available for harvest: lemon balm, mint, hyssop, yarrow, anise hyssop, and white sagebrush for making smudge sticks. You can dig up divisions of these plants too.

Wednesday, August 19                   6:00 to 8:30 pm

Come even if you can’t make it right at 6:00. We have been breaking around 7:00 or 7:30 to learn about our herb of the day.

There will be light weeding so please bring water, bug spray, and a favored tool. There are tools available as well. No prior gardening experience needed. We look forward to visiting with you!

Location: 3919 Gray Road, DeForest

Take the Windsor Road exit off Hwy 51 and drive about a mile.  Turn left onto Portage Rd.  Drive about 1/2 mile.  Just before you get to Gray Road, turn onto the grass “driveway” (just past the pine trees).  Please do not park in the Token Creek Eco-Inn asphalt driveway.

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August Monthly Meeting Thursday, August 20th

Please come join us for the MAPG monthly meeting.

Our guest in August is Erin Schneider of Hilltop Community Farm talking about her involvement with, and the project of, the Soil Quilt and honoring the International Year of Soil.

Unearthing a Soil Quilt

Celebrate the 2015 Int’l Year of Soils by honoring and learning about the soil community locally. Explore and share in the making of a soil quilt, with a stitch or two and a story about your connection to the soil, the land and our foodshed and celebrate what happens when art, curiosity and soil biology are woven together.

Looking forward to learning what you and your soils have to say!

6:30-7 pm;  Potluck (please try to bring your own dishes and silver if possible_

7-7:30 pm;  Announcements & Introductions

7:30-8:15 pm; Erin Sharing on the Soil Quilt

8:15-8:30 pm; Clean-up

First Congregational Church at Old University and Breeze Terrace on Campus.  Free parking off Lathrop behind the church.  Fellowship Hall is down a few flights of stairs after you come in the back door.  There are signs in the halls of the church.  1609 University Avenue

If you have questions please call Kate at 213-2230.

Everyone welcome at these meetings.

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Herb Garden Gathering – Wed August 5 – Elecampane

Come out to the garden this Wednesday night to learn about Elecampane (Inula helenium) and enjoy the serenity and beauty of the garden. Elecampane is an expectorant helpful for respiratory issues among other attributes. There is available for harvest: lemon balm, mint, hyssop, yarrow, anise hyssop, and white sagebrush for making smudge sticks. You can dig up divisions of these plants too.

Wednesday, August 5                   6:00 to 8:30 pm

Come even if you can’t make it right at 6:00. We have been breaking around 7:00 or 7:30 to learn about our herb of the day.

There will be light weeding so please bring water, bug spray, and a favored tool. There are tools available as well. No prior gardening experience needed. We look forward to visiting with you!

Location: 3919 Gray Road, DeForest

Take the Windsor Road exit off Hwy 51 and drive about a mile.  Turn left onto Portage Rd.  Drive about 1/2 mile.  Just before you get to Gray Road, turn onto the grass “driveway” (just past the pine trees).  Please do not park in the Token Creek Eco-Inn asphalt driveway.

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