July Permaculture Site Tours

July Permaculture Tours:

Free and Open to the Public

Wednesday, July 10th from 6-8 pm; 2314 Upham Street

Karina Desano’s Property is a small urban lot filled with native and perennial food, annual food and wonderful spots for people to be in nature.  Lots of wonderful systems and beauty.

Sunday, July 14th from 2-3:30 pm; 8403 Cty. Rd. PD, Verona

Amy Jester is a PDC graduate who lives on a 13 acre farm with her family.  They pasture raise a wide variety of animals on a small scale, are restoring an oak savanna remnant and work to incorporate permaculture systems into their farm life.  They also have water catchment, a young food forest and some swales.

Sunday, July 14th from 4-5:30 pm or so (not too far from previous tour); 8579 Klevenville Riley Rd., Verona

Jess & Rich Bernstein and Friends have 80 acres and raise pastured pigs, chickens and ducks.  They have a “failed” silvopasture and it is now called an edible silvopasture.  (learn from our mistakes)  They are presently working on re-roofing their out buildings for water catchment and the installation of solar panels.

Saturday, July 27th from 10-11:30; W4370 Old Hwy B Rd., Rio, WI 53960

Drew Carlson will be touring through their fairly large rural property with various permaculture systems in place.  The have Water Catchment, new large Worm Compost system, Pond, Perennial and Annual food areas and more.

Sunday, July 28th from 3-5 pm; Meet at the BLW Youth Center, 1917 Lake Point Rd., Madison

Amy Stoddard will lead the tour through the Lawn to Food installation at the Perennial Housing Co-op at 5318 Hoboken Rd.  This is a 3 yr. old installation.  Then a couple of doors down she will lead folks through the BLW Youth Center Edible Playscape which is a year old.  Wonderful example of permaculture systems in urban setting with community being number one priority.

Come and connect with folks and learn from their successes and failures.  In Permaculture we say “There are no mistakes; only data.”  The June tours had between a dozen and 15 folks in attendance and they were fun, so come on down.



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June Permaculture Site Tours

We have home/site tours all summer long. The first ones are coming up soon.

On Sunday, June 23rd from 1-3 pm, Josh Feyen will be giving you a tour of his property at 1933 E. Mifflin Street, Madison, 53704. Josh has some great systems at work on the east side of Madison. Everyone welcome.

On Wednesday, June 26th from 6-7 pm, Judy Skog will tour you through her yard on the west side at 626 Orchard Drive, 53711. She has a beautiful swale and berm system in the frontyard and the bats are finally housing themselves in her bat house!

On Saturday, June 29th from 10:30 – 11:30 am there will be a tour at the Waisman homestead in rural Cottage Grove.  2337 Schadel Rd. off of Hwy N. south of Hwy. 12/18.  Waismans moved to an asparagus farm in Cottage Grove with plans for a U-pick blueberry operation in early 2012. Come tour the 18 acres and talk about some of the things that could have been done better. Often the successes are apparent but the fails are not, yet we learn so much from failing. Asparagus season ends just a few days later but we can have asparagus for you if you order in advance/that week (1# for $5 or 5# for $$20). flowerandfruit@gmail.com

All are free and open to the public.

More tours coming up in July!!!  Will post very soon.

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Mushroom Log Plugging April 28th

Mushroom Log Plugging on Sunday, April 28th from 11:00 am until 2:30 pm.
We have a nice assembly line set up at Sue Hessel’s home at 4221 School Rd.  ****Please note the change in times on this event.
No parking in the driveway please.
We will be plugging Native Harvest Shitake and Summer White Oyster.
This is free and everyone is welcome!!
Questions?  Please contact Kate at 608-213-2230
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