January Guild Meeting Thursday, January 18th

Come join us!!  It’s been awhile.  Thank you for your patience.

Guild Monthly Meetings going back into full swing folks!!  A variety of topics being covered.  Our Fellowship Hall in the First Congregational Church basement near Camp Randall is back open after lengthy renovations in the church.  Come on out on a winter’s evening and see some folks, learn some stuff, and dream away for the coming growing season.

Thursday, January 18th

6:30 pm; Potluck and visiting

7:15 pm; Stephanie Reirick on Madison’s Mutual Aid Network

Mutual Aid Networks are novel networked cooperatives that ‘create means for everyone to discover and succeed in work they want to do, with the support of their community.’

Born from a project of the Dane County TimeBank, and building on the legacy of Madison HOURS local currency and many formal and informal cooperative projects around the world, Mutual Aid Networks connect timebanking, shared resources (like tool libraries, commons gardens, shared laundry facilities, makerspaces, etc), pooled money, and other forms of mutual credit and free exchange to support each other doing the work we want to do —  in our professional lives, family lives, communities, and personal lives. And valuing leisure! And education! And care, investment in the future, environmental regeneration, sustainable and accessible building, and on and on. We can use existing tools and new technologies to build a healthier prosperity this way, and it can unleash forces of problem solving and collaboration that we haven’t yet seen.

8:15 pm; Clean-up

8:30 pm; Meeting over.

Please park in parking lot across the street on Lapham.  This is accessible space.

First Congregational Church at 1609 University.  Go to the back (Lapham) to park in the lot across the street from the back of the church.  Enter the back door.  Fellowship Hall is in the basement and there is an elevator so the space is accessible.

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2018 Madison Area Permaculture Guild’s PDC

Help spread the word!  This will be our 9th PDC course offered.  Our 7th with MAPG being the lead teachers and organizers.  We have graduated over 155 students and it has threaded out into our community and the world in amazing ways.

This year’s course will take place out at Terra Simpla Permaculture & Retreat Center in Stoughton, WI.  It is a beautiful 5 acre sight just outside of Stoughton with lots of systems in place and many more waiting to happen.  We will have a focus in the course on a possible pond on the property.

The dates for our PDC are:  March 7, 8 & 9th; April 13, 14 &15; May 4, 5 & 6.

Lead Teachers will be Kate Heiber-Cobb, Marian Farrior with assistance from Robert Roeven and Drew Carlson.  We will be having tours and each weekend there will be some kind of hands-on project.

Please see our PDC tab for more details.

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Herbal Cocktails and Mocktails Talk and Tasting

Herbal Cocktails and Mocktails Talk and Tasting

Monday September 11th at 6:00pm

Join herbalist Shannon Renne for a fun evening talk on Herbal Cocktails and Mocktails.  Drinks for the whole family will be discussed along with a tasting of some of Shannon’s creations.  She has been a mixologist for several area herbal fundraisers refining some recipes she will share with you!

Suggested donation of $5-$10 will support the Madison Area Permaculture Guild Herb Garden.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Please join us!

The Herb Garden is at 3919 Gray Road, DeForest (Token Creek). Call Jean at 608-513-0016 with any questions.  More info: http://madisonareapermacultureguild.org/herb-collective/

Shannon has upcoming herbal education classes posted on the Herbalists Without Borders Madison Chapter Facebook page:

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