Mushroom Log Plugging Fall Event

Everyone is Welcome to this Gathering!
We’ll work together to drill, plug, wax and label logs using an easy assembly line method. 
Proceeds from the sale of the logs will support Permaculture Guild overhead and scholarship funds.
Bring a hammer if you have one! Dress for cool weather! Low to mid-60’s Fahrenheit is the temperature range for this part of Oct.
Who: You! and 7+ others (we hope!) 
What: Learning, Plugging, Relaxing, Hot Cider and Fun!
When: 3 – 5:30 pm Saturday, October 19th (rain-date October 26th)
Where: 4221 School Rd., Madison, 53704, on the north side just off of Northport Drive. 
Questions? Contact Sue, texting is preferred 608-669-5439
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Last Summer Permaculture Site Tour on September 8th

Our wrap up of Permie Summer Tours for 2019 is coming up on Sunday, September 8th

Sue Hessel will be hosting.  You’ll be exploring the ongoing development of DarnFarm (in its tenth year), a 3/4-acre, urban food forest garden (aka yard) on the Northside of Madison.

Address:  4221 School Rd., Madison, 53704  (take a right off Northport Drive – just a few blocks up on the right.  Please park on street.)

Tour will be taking place from 1-2:30

Enjoy and thanks so much for so many of you who came out for these tours, and thanks for the peeps doing the hosting!!!


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August Permaculture Site Tours

Tuesday, August 6th from 6-7pm; 5005 Risser Rd., Madison, WI 53705

Stephanie Sykes and Malte John will lead a tour through their recently completed permaculture redesign of Steph’s parents’ backyard. They have built a cob oven, planted a number of natives and edibles, and addressed drainage issues using swales and rain gardens. The project is an example of “meeting clients where they’re at” and designing systems that introduce suburban homeowners to permaculture concepts. For more info check out their website:


Saturday,August 10th tour, 11 am – 1 pm, 223 Main St. Ridgeway, WI 53582

Theresa & Bear Berrie
In 2005, Bear and Theresa moved onto a tiny 60’x140’ lot on Main Street that is mostly under the shade of two black walnuts. In 2018 they finally removed the last of their lawn and replaced it with edible perennials and certified wildlife habitat. In their “yarden” they built a frog pond (w/o a pump), two catios, a stock tank annual garden, mushroom log area, a small stone circle, and places where you can’t see the neighbors. Going forward, they are hoping to spend more time harvesting than building & planting. They could also talk about what they’ve learned about ground covers and creating paths, making walnut syrup, alternative cooking methods (solar oven, haybox, woodstove), how they cool their house without A/C, and being debt free. They blog and self-publish books about their adventures, see People are welcome to stay for an optional meal after the tour, bring a dish to pass or something for the grill, and a lawn chair. We’d love to hear more about what you’re doing in your yards.

These tours are free and open to the public.

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