Our June meeting will be on Thursday, June 20 from 6 – 7:30pm at Jer’s home and gardens on the southside of Madison.
The address is: 944 Dane St., Madison, WI
No special details about parking, though please do not turn around in the driveway of the yellow house across the street.
There will be a tour of Jer’s garden, which includes annual beds, perennial areas, chickens, a vegetable-and-animal processing area, a seed starting area, a root cellar, and an aquaponic greenhouse. He will explain why he did what he did, with plenty of time for questions. He is also very interested in feedback about what else you think might be worthwhile to do, and what others have done in similar types of spaces. There are also some unique energy efficiency improvements for those who are interested.
We’ll meet and eat outside. The grill will be running and the firepit going. Please bring your own food to grill or eat and also your own dishes, etc. There will be s’mores for dessert! Feel free to bring things to grill/burn or put on s’mores.
Should be a great meeting to get ideas for your own plot and to make some great connections. Look forward to seeing you there!
The Madison Area Permaculture Guild’s Educational Herb Garden is located at the Token Creek Eco-Inn. It is a 40 x 40 foot garden slowly being made into a sustainable system, and constantly educating the people partaking in its growth and care. We have some rain water catchment systems installed, we are continually adding new plants and overseeing the care and harvesting of what’s there. Member Linnzi Hodel has been a stellar leader on this project with help from many more of the group. Everyone is welcome to join us in this endeavor. It’s a wonderful place to be in the evening in the spring and summer.
Come on out on Thurs. 5/23 from 6:00-dusk and see how the herbs are growing. We will do various garden stewardship tasks. Bring water and gloves. We have tools, but feel free to bring your favorites along.
Regular work nights are the 2nd Tues. and 4th Thurs. of each month
Location: Token Creek Eco-Inn, 3919 Gray Road, DeForest
Please park in the grass strip off of Portage Road
Monthly Meeting and Tour of Forest Product Labs People’s Garden
This is a project that the Guild assisted with building and continues to support.
Thursday, May 16th
Tour of Gardens. Please bring a chair to sit on. We will not be having our usual potluck. If it rains we have an area to take shelter in.
At Forest Product Labs
The Forest Products Laboratory is located at One Gifford Pinchot Drive. That is near campus in between Walnut Street and Highland Avenue.
Walnut Street is closed for construction, so please plan to come in on Highland Avenue and drive past the VA Hospital and the UW Hospital. Take University Avenue to Highland Avenue, turn right on Highland. Go past the hospitals to the stop sign on Observatory Drive. Turn right on Observatory, turn right on Walnut, turn right on Gifford Pinchot.
Alternatively, you could take University Avenue to Babcock Drive, then turn onto Observatory Drive. Take Observatory to Walnut and then to Gifford Pinchot.
Here’s a map: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
Questions? Call Kate at 213-2230
Open to the public.