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    Hot Plants for 2016

    BY Rob Zimmer It may be the middle of winter, but for gardeners, this is the most exciting time of y...

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    Change the Food System with Grow Local

    BY Alex Fehrenbach The farmers who helped bring sustainable food production to the Fox Valley are gr...

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    Garden Dreams

    A Saturday with Portage County Master Gardener Volunteers Whether you are an experienced gardener, a...

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    Grow Local

    Before Grow Local farmed, it was merely an idea, a response to the predominant, yet ailing food syst...

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    Our Marvelous Elm Tree…

    BY Michael Mentzer The second Titan of the Dutch Gap in Fond du Lac is about to follow the smoky des...

Hot Plants for 2016

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BY Rob Zimmer It may be the middle of winter, but for gardeners, this is the most exciting time of year. New garden and seed catalogs are arriving, and the dreams and fantasies of gardeners everywhere begin to take flower. Gardening conferences, along with home and garden trade shows are in full swing, all preparing us for a year of ... Read More »

Change the Food System with Grow Local

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BY Alex Fehrenbach The farmers who helped bring sustainable food production to the Fox Valley are growing, and they need your help! They have launched a Kickstarter campaign to bolster their fundraising efforts, which will aid in bringing even more fresh, and nutritious produce directly to you, the consumer, from Milwaukee to Madison to Neenah and Door County. Contributors to ... Read More »

Garden Dreams

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A Saturday with Portage County Master Gardener Volunteers Whether you are an experienced gardener, a first-time gardener, or someone who is just “dreaming” about becoming a gardener, you will soon have an opportunity to attend Garden Dreams, a Saturday with the Portage County Master Gardener Volunteers. January is a great month to learn from garden experts about how to attract ... Read More »

Grow Local

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Before Grow Local farmed, it was merely an idea, a response to the predominant, yet ailing food system. Food touches nearly every aspect of human life, and so the owners Steve Catlin, Calvin Andersen and Alex Fehrenbach set out to bring the freshest, most nutritious food possible to their local community, Neenah, Wisconsin. In 2011, their philosophy became reality in ... Read More »

Our Marvelous Elm Tree…

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BY Michael Mentzer The second Titan of the Dutch Gap in Fond du Lac is about to follow the smoky destiny of the first. Already, its outermost branches have been chewed to tiny pieces and chips by fearsome blades and funneled into the bed of a truck to be used as mulch for other trees and shrubs throughout the Fox ... Read More »

Denier-gate: What Exxon Knew and When They Knew It

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BY Will Stahl In November 2009 the media world was roiled by the news that hackers had gotten into the e-mails of climate scientists at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. Right-wing media outlets and commentators crowed that here was the smoking gun that proved global warming was a hoax promulgated by a conspiracy. In fact only ... Read More »

Food Highlights of the Energy Fair

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MREA Café Sponsored by Rishi Tea Early Bird Breakfast: Breakfast is available for exhibitors and volunteers starting at 6:30 a.m.! And of course all Fair attendees are invited to purchase food once the Front Gate opens. Well have Rishi tea, hot coffee, and fresh local baked goods. Make sure to ask about our Bottomless Coffee Cup. Coffee donated by Anodyne ... Read More »

Cavern Beat Channels the Beatles

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BY Will Stahl If you’re old enough to remember the JFK assassination, you can certainly remember the first arrival of the Beatles in the United States. They were like nothing ever seen here before and their appearance was one of the first signs of the sea change in American culture we think of as the Sixties. Though we had seen ... Read More »

Education Opportunities at the Energy Fair

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This is the 26th year that The Energy Fair is taking place in Custer, Wisconsin. Why come to Custer this June? One reason is the amazing amount of workshops that are free with admission; The Fair has plenty of opportunities for people of all backgrounds: Free, one hour workshops $30, three hour extended workshops Free continuing education for solar professionals ... Read More »

Haase Pedals Across America

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BY Michael Casper The Race Across America is not for the faint of heart, legs, lungs, or mind. It’s a non-stop bicycle race that begins in Oceanside, California, and this year finishes in Annapolis, Maryland. Approximately 3,000 miles climbing over 120,000 feet of mountains, across vast deserts, in heat, rain, and cold, through 14 states, and all in a span ... Read More »

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