Monday, May 7th from 4:30 until dark Mushroom Log Plugging

We have now rescheduled the plugging event for Monday, May 6th from 4:30 until dusk.  Bring a hammer, gloves, chair to rest in, water bottle and please dress for whatever weather comes our way!!


Mushroom Log Plugging Party on Monday, May 7th from 4:30 pm until dusk.

Come join us on an assembly line of drilling, plugging, waxing and labeling logs that will be sold at the Guild’s big Plant, Tree, Shrub, Mushroom Log and Book Sale on Saturday, May 12th.  Anybody can help us do this and we need at least 8 bodies to make it expedient.  Come join us at Sue Hessel’s driveway, 4221 School Rd., Madison, 53704, on the north side just off of Northport Drive.  This will be our third year of gathering and plugging.  Learn, relax, sing, have fun.  Dress for the weather and everyone is welcome.

Questions?  Contact Kate by texting or calling 608-213-2230

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April Guild Meeting

Thursday, April 19th, 2018                                                                                                                     6:30-8:30 pm
First Congregational Church, 1609 University Avenue                                                                   Park in the lot in the back across from the church on Lathrop St. (right at the corner of old University Ave and Lathrop)                                                                                                                  Downstairs in Fellowship Hall.  Follow the signs.  This is wheelchair accessible.  Elevator at back door.  Everyone welcome.

6:30 – 7:15:  Potluck and visiting                                                                                                         7:15 – 8:15:  Presentation on Soil Health by Carol Christensen                                                       8:15-8:30:  Clean-up

Soil Microorganisms

Have you ever wondered how healthy your soil is?  Does it have the correct ratio and diversity of microorganisms for the plants you are growing?   Understanding the answers to these questions will increase plant yield, build soil structure, suppress disease, retain and recycle nutrients, decompose toxins, and reduce water usage. You are invited to learn about the foundation of the soil food web in this presentation.

Carol Christensen:  MS (Adult Continuing Education), BA (Physical Geography), University of WI-Madison; Soil Life Student with Elaine Ingham, PhD; Permaculture Design Certificate; WI Master Naturalist

Questions?  Call or text Kate H-C at 608-213-2230


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March Guild Meeting

March Guild Meeting
Thursday, March 15th
6:30 – 8:30
First Congregational Church Fellowship Hall in the basement
6:30 – 7:15 Potluck and Visiting Time
7:15 – 8:15 Presentation on Permaculture Money by Julie Swanson
8:15 – 8:30 More Visitation and Clean-up

A Money Learning Journey
Find out what happens when an aspiring permaculture gardener decides to stop complaining and start exploring how to apply permaculture principles and emergent strategies to the way she works with money.
Her journey and this presentation are inspired by: Garden Awakening by Mary Reynolds, Miraculous Abundance by Perrine and Charles Herve-Gruyer, Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown and the Madison Area Permaculture Design Course

Julie Swanson
Storyprenuer Graphic Facilitator Emergent Learning Guide

After helping an organization get two multi-million dollar grants and then, within three years, making an intentional decision to close the doors at that same organization; Julie started What’s Possible Now, LLC as a base for her learning journeys to explore new ways of working in the world that are in alignment with nature. Julie gives presentations, hosts workshops and co-creates learning journeys.

1609 University Ave.
Park in back in the parking lot across Lathrop from the church.
Questions? Call or text Kate at:

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