April 16th Guild Monthly Meeting – All Welcome

Thursday, April 16th
6:30-8:30 pm
Hosting Garden Wheel Projects.
Josh Feyen will be giving us successful ways to host our very own Garden Wheel Projects.
    How do you invite people in, outreach ideas, setting up the day, etc.
 
6:30 – 7:15:  Potluck
7:15 – 7:30:  Announcements and sharings.
7:30 – 8:30:  Presentation by Josh.  Questions and discussion to follow.
We will be having our meeting at the First Congregational Church. 
1609 University Ave Madison, WI 53726
We will be meeting way downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.  Coming in the back door off of Lathrop you will follow the signs down to Fellowship Hall.
This location is central and can be accessed by a variety of buses.
Questions?  Call or Text Kate at 608-213-2230
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~*Spring Wake-Up the Garden*~

Itching to get your hands dirty?  Dying to get out into the garden?

Well, I have a deal for you!

We are waking up the Guild Herb Garden at the Token Creek Eco-Inn this Saturday.  We will mostly be cleaning things up and maybe spreading some mulch–simple stuff.

Jean will provide goodies from the Windsor Bakery.

Saturday, April 11

1-4 pm (although I don’t think it will take that long–email info@tokencreekecoinn.com if you’re coming later than 2:00)
We have tools, but bring gloves and water.

Mark your calendars.  Our first regular work night will be Wednesday, April 29 at 6 pm, or whenever you can come. Click the Educational Herb Garden tab for further details and directions.

Hoping to see you soon –  in the garden!
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MAPG sponsored Workshops

These are a few of the workshops we will be sponsoring this year.  We have tried to make them accessible and affordable.  We also are partnering with various places and organizations to bring these to you.

10% of all workshops goes to the Guild with the rest to instructors, location rentals and materials.  However you can share these opportunities out, it would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday, April 18th
The Art of Story
from the personal to the cultural
9 am – 3 pm
Led by Julie Swanson and Kate Heiber-Cobb
Location is James Reeb Unitarian (right across from East H.S. and on bus lines.)
2146 East Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53704
$40 (will consider barters, discounts based on need, etc. to make this accessible to as many as possible.)
Story is an important part of our lives and how we relate to one another.  We will have a very thoughtful, exciting and unfolding day of sharing with each other in small groups and large.  You can consider this part of your social permaculture tool belt or as a personal growth experience or both.  It should be fun.
Please send your check to MAPG at 5310 Winnequah Rd., Monona, WI 53716 with workshop title in the subject line.  Contact Kate at 213-2230 for more information or to make arrangements.
Saturday, May 9th
Trees: Planting, Care and Maintenance
9 am – 1 pm
Taught by arborist Sean Gere
Location is the woods at Community Groundworks
500 Troy Drive, Madison, 53704
$20 (will consider discounts based on needs)
 
Sean, of Gere Tree Care has been an arborist and a lover of trees for many years.  Come take in his knowledge and love of trees in a beautiful setting.  We will meet with a light to medium rainfall, so dress appropriately to be tromping through the woods.  Also bring along your pruners, gloves, hat, water, etc.
 
Please send your check to MAPG at 5310 Winnequah Rd., Monona, WI 53716 with workshop title in the subject line.  Contact Kate at 213-2230 for more information or to make arrangements.
 
Saturday and Sunday, July 11th and 12th
Natural Building Workshop
Taught by builder and permie Jarad Barkheim from La Crosse
Location will be the Farley Center for Peace, Justice & Sustainability outside of Verona
2299 Spring Rose Rd., Verona, 53593
We encourage and will try to support carpooling!!
$65 (will consider discounts based on needs)
 
Jarad has led many a natural built workshop at the Kinstone Academy for Practical Permaculture and worked on projects in the midwest and the south.  We will be building a Cob Oven for the Farley Center using clay from their property.
Jarad presented at a monthly meeting last year and this is an opportunity for us to do hands-on building with him.
 
Please send your check to MAPG at 5310 Winnequah Rd., Monona, WI 53716 with workshop title in the subject line.  Contact Kate at 213-2230 for more information or to make arrangements.
 
*****There will also be upcoming workshops on Plant Guilds with Bryce Ruddock, Wildness: Zone 5 with Kate H-C and hopefully a Family/Kids Permaculture workshop with Penny Kreibel.  We will let you know details as soon as we know them.
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