October 22nd, 2020 6:00-7:30pm
Learn what compost is, how to compost, what food scraps can and can't be composted and how to use it to enrich your garden soil.
Food waste accounts for almost 22 percent of all waste that goes into municipal landfills, more than any other single material in our everyday trash. Beyond keeping food waste out of landfills, composting has other benefits as well, turning food scraps and plant clippings into nutrient-rich soil.
November 21st, 2020 1-3pm
Learn what an aquaponics system is, how a simple one can be built at home, how it works, and why it's important for our future! Indoor and backyard aquaponics combines the craft of hydroponic growing with aquaculture, the art of keeping fish. The water in which the fish live, along with the fish-produced waste, eventually ends up nourishing garden plants. It’s then recycled to the fish tank. The plants get the nutrients they need and the fish get fresh, recycled water.In return, the savvy gardener gets organic vegetables for salads and fish for the grill.
Clean Water and Energy In WI
September 24th, 2020 6:00-7:30pm
Seth Hoffmeister from Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters will be speaking about clean water and clean energy initiatives happening in Wisconsin and how you can get involved.