November Guild Meeting is Thursday, November 19th

Please join us for our monthly Permaculture Guild meeting on Thursday, November 19th.  Everyone is welcome!!

First Congregational Church at University Avenue and Breeze Terrace.  Parking for the church on Lathrop Avenue.  One small lot right behind, and another one kitty corner across the street on Lathrop.  Free parking.  There is also street parking in the area.  This is on campus and accessible by buses.  We meet in the Basement in Fellowship Hall.  Follow the signs.  Elevator accessible.

1609 University Avenue, Madison, 53726

6:30 – 7:15 pm: Potluck and Catching up.  Please bring your own dishes and silver (tho we always have extra.)  Also, bring a dish to pass if so choose, or just hang with us.

7:15 – 8:15 pm:  Presentation and discussion led by Drew Carlson.

Cloud Forest Permaculture

Join the Madison Area Permaculture Guild at their monthly meeting where Drew Carlson will be presenting on his trip to Mindo, Ecuador where he was part of the install team for a Sepp Holzer inspired design installation developed by Zach Weiss of Elemental Ecosystems. Drew will share photos and videos that cover the installation of terraces, house sites, natural spring casing and a dam. There will be time for questions following the presentation.


8:15 – 8:30:  Clean-up

This is open to the public.  Please invite your friends.  Children are welcome.  There are usually jugglers right down the hall practicing…….

Questions?  Contact Kate at 608-213-2230.  Texting may be an easier way to reach her.

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Roots workshop – Saturday Oct 24, 1P

We are planning to harvest roots from the herb garden at the Token Creek Eco-Inn on Saturday Oct. 24th at 1:00 pm.  We will harvest echinacea, marshmallow, elecampane and valerian.  There will be oregon grape root available, which has been tinctured in the recent past, but could now be used to infuse oil or honey and collect more of the awesome antibacterial properties of the root.

You can help us dig roots up and take some home with you to tincture.  There will be a demonstration on how to tincture fresh root.  We will not be providing alcohol or containers. Quantities may be limited for some of the roots, but there is a lot of valerian and echinacea.  Everyone will get something to take home.

There will be a take home hand-out of the properties of the various roots and the ratios for tincturing them fresh.
Please park in the grassy strip off of Portage Rd. along the line of fir trees. I strongly suggest car pooling.
Bring hand digging tools, gloves, and baggies for your roots.
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October Permaculture Guild Meeting is Thursday, Oct. 15th

The third Thursday falls on October 15th!  So we’re having a potluck gathering for stories of the season shared and time to discuss and ask questions of each other about all of our various goings on.
6:30-8:30 pm
First Congregational Church at University and Breeze Terrace on campus.
1609 University Avenue
Downstairs in the Fellowship Hall
There are two small parking lots behind the church, the largest one being across the street in the back.
Please bring a dish to pass and if possible your own dishes and silver, but we will have some available.
We will also have a give away table, and feel free to bring things to sell or barter.
Everyone is always welcome.  Questions?  Call Kate at 213-2230.
Hope to see you!
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