How Hard Could It Be to Make a Shirt?

The institute’s tagline is “housing, clothing, and feeding ourselves in a post-fossil-fuel world,” but we give short shrift to the “clothing” part as we work on gardening and construction projects. We were lucky enough to be offered some growing space near the institute and in addition to growing chicken feed, we thought it would be … More How Hard Could It Be to Make a Shirt?

How to Use a Windfall: An Extra 5,000 ft² of Growing Space

Our neighbors have run a market garden for years, selling produce at the Dane County Farmers’ Market and others. This year they have decided to scale back and just grow for themselves. They have a large plot with excess capacity and have offered us about five thousand square feet of full-sun growing space. We’re incredibly grateful … More How to Use a Windfall: An Extra 5,000 ft² of Growing Space

Sustainability Skill Share: New Early-Bird Prices Now Offered!

Our Sustainability Skill Share is approaching on June 1 and 2, and we have initiated an early-bird registration discount. Did you have a look at the classes but were still deciding if you want to sign up? Deliberate no longer: this is the best price for our classes (prices are lower than when you looked … More Sustainability Skill Share: New Early-Bird Prices Now Offered!

What Does Climate Change Mean for Your City? Check Out this Useful Tool for Visualizing Your “New Normal”

Last month, research professors Matt Fitzpatrick and Rob Dunn took a look at 540 urban areas and created a tool to help us understand exactly what high- and medium-emissions futures mean for us. As they point out in their paper, “A major challenge in articulating human dimensions of climate change lies in translating global climate … More What Does Climate Change Mean for Your City? Check Out this Useful Tool for Visualizing Your “New Normal”