March Guild Meeting Thursday, March 16th

Seed Sharing is what our March meeting is about.  I know some early birds already have started many of their seeds, but remember that the last average frost day is in May, so plenty of time to start your seeds.
Thursday, March 16th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
First Congregational Church
1609 University Ave
Madison, WI 53726
Directions and Parking
Please bring your seeds to share and containers for you to take away seeds being shared by others.  Also, please identify seeds in much detail as possible if not in a seed package with that information.
6:30 – 7:15 pm:  Potluck – please join us even if you have already eaten.
7:15-8:15 pm:  Seed Sharing and Conversations
8:15 – 8:30 pm:  Clean-up
Our meetings are always open to all.  This is a grassroots, volunteer run organization.  Come if you feel called to.  Don’t worry if you don’t.
Questions?  Text or Call Kate at 608-213-2230.
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February Guild Meeting this Thursday

Jacob Marty is a sixth generation family farmer from Monticello, WI. Farming with his father, Jim, he has began the transition of the farm from a conventional dairy and crop operation to a regenerative farm focused on raising beef cattle, hogs, sheep, and some poultry on pasture. Meat raised on the farm is direct marketed through their brand Green Fire Farm. The farm is over 400 acres, and offers a special set of opportunities and challenges to transition to more sustainable practices. In this talk, Jacob will go over these ups and downs, as well as talk about the role of broadscale agriculture in sustainable communities.

Come join us for a potluck and then a chance to hear about Jacob’s experience!!!  Should be fun!

6:30 – 7:15 pm;  Casual Potluck and Conversation

7:15-8:20 pm: Speaker and Discussion if time

8:30 – 8:30; Clean-up

First Congregational Church at the corner of Old University and Breeze Terrace in Madison.  Enter in the back on Lathrop St.  There is a parking lot at the corner for the church.  We meet downstairs in Fellowship Hall.  Follow the signs down.  It is accessible with an elevator.

http://www.firstcongmadison.org/content/directions-and-parking

Everyone is welcome.  Call Kate with questions at 608-213-2230.

 

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January Guild Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19th

Our monthly meeting will be an opportunity to hear the stories of Permies, Drew Carlson, Sue Hessel and Chris Gutschensritter, from their visit out to Standing Rock in North Dakota in December.

We will also be making seed balls to sell at the Garden Expo which takes place Feb. 10th thru Feb. 12th.  Look at our Google Group for the spreadsheet to sign up for volunteering at the Guild’s booth.  You will receive a free entrance ticket for your two hours of time.  AND, have a lot of fun hanging with folks who are interested in Permaculture.  If you can’t do it electronically please contact Kate H-C.

Meeting:  Thursday, January 19th

First Congregational Church, 1609 University Avenue, Madison.  Please park behind the church in the lot across the street on Lathrop Street.  Come in the back door and go down the stairs all the way down to the Fellowship Hall.

6:30 – 8:30 pm

6:30 – 7:15 pm:  Potluck and Visiting

7:15 – 7:45:  Standing Rock Sharing

7:45 – 8:15:  Making Seed Balls

8:15 – 8:30:  Clean-up

Questions?  Call or text Kate at 608-213-2230

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