Field to Feast workshop June 30!

Register now for this fun, informative and delicious workshop on the farm with noted Wisconsin herbalist and forager Linda Conroy. The workshop begins with a field walk with Linda to identify and learn about the wonders of mid-summer wild edibles. The day ends with a wild food lunch prepared and enjoyed together. Go home with a handout with recipes and instructions so you can forage in your own backyard! The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Prairie Dock Farm, W4512 Riverdale La., Watertown, WI 53094. Cost is $25 payable at the door. Registration is requested in advance by e-mailing events@sustainjefferson.org. Those attending are asked to bring a bowl, plate, eating utensils and, if possible, a lawn chair.

Space is limited so register now!

Join the solar group buy

Glacial Heritage Solar is a group purchasing program for residential and commercial solar in the Jefferson County, Wisconsin area.

Offered by Heart of the CitySustain Jefferson, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, property owners throughout Jefferson County, Wisconsin and the Glacial Heritage Area (click here to open map) may participate in this program to pool their buying power and secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable.

Start by attending a Solar Power Hour. Our free information session teaches you the basics of solar, its financial implications for your household, and how the solar group buy program works. Then, get a free, no obligation site assessment from our installer. You have until August 31, 2018 to decide whether to get solar through the program. Click "read more" for a list of the information sessions.

Donate unwanted bicycles

Our bicycle donation project, begun in the fall of 2014 when we collected 150 bikes (see photo scrolling at top of page), continues thanks to some great partnerships forged among people who'd rather see unwanted bikes go to a worthy cause than to a landfill.

The Ixonia Transfer Site and Recycling Center, W1276 Elmwood Ave., Ixonia, continues to accept donations of bikes and bicycle parts during open hours, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Recently SJ Board Member Mike Klaus picked up 21 bikes (photo above) from another of our bike donation partners, the Watertown Police Department, and transported them to the Ixonia site. Recycling Center staff picked up another 30 bikes at the PD. All donated bikes are then picked up at the Ixonia center by Working Bikes Cooperative, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that repairs bikes and gives them to people in underserved communities in the U.S., Haiti, Africa and Central and South America.

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