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Evening of conversation about organic gardening - March 30th, 2012

Join us Friday evening at water house foods in Lake Mills for an evening of informal conversation about organic gardening, featuring three experienced local gardeners. Don't miss this opportunity to socialize and ask questions of the experts!

Organic Gardening Workshops - March 31st, 2012

The workshops will be held at the Jefferson Area Business Center, a model for sustainable buildings, located at 218 Wisconsin Drive, Jefferson,WI through the generous cooperation of owner Steve Lewis.

Throughout the day on Saturday, two gardening workshops will be held concurrently, so participants will choose one of the workshops in each time slot below. Registration has not yet started, and more information on registration will be coming soon, so check here often!

Workshop schedule:

9:00 9:50 a.m.
Gardening 101 and Raising Small Flock Chickens

10:00 10:50 a.m.
Lasagna Gardening and How to Grow Mushrooms

11:00 11:50 a.m.
Understanding Your Soil Test and Grapes: Pruning and Growing

Noon 12:50 p.m.
Workshop participants may bring their own lunches, or for a suggested donation, can enjoy a fresh, locally-sourced lunch of homemade soup provided by members of Sustain Jefferson.

1:00 1:50 p.m.
Composting Outside the Box and Foraging in Your Backyard

2:00 2:50 p.m.
Suburban "Yardening" and How to Raise Bees

3:00 3:50 p.m.
Suburban "Yardening" continues and Preserving the Harvest with Fermentation

In addition, running all day - Potato Fair!
The Potato Fair, an all-day celebration of the spud, will offer many varieties of organic seed potatoes for sale -- from stalwart storage spuds to delicate fingerlings -- all from the stock of the renowned Seed Savers Exchange of Decorah, Iowa. Spud lovers may attend the Potato Fair for free anytime during the day without registering for workshops. Gardeners can buy in quantities ranging from one seed potato to a pound or more. Expert growers will be on hand to talk about different potato varieties and answer spud-related questions.

A potato recipe book compiled by Sustain Jefferson members, showcasing the many delicious ways to cook this traditional garden staple, also will be for sale.

Workshop Fees:

The cost is $10 per workshop, and current members of Sustain Jefferson receive a 10% discount. Download and fill out your Membership Form and mail to the address below to take advantage of this offer!

Sustain Jefferson
P.O. Box 74
Johnson Creek, WI 53038

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