Apple Picking and Cider Pressing, Sep. 25– Fall Member Event

We occasionally hold free member events. This Sunday, September 25, we’ll be picking and pressing apples! The 100-tree orchard we manage is heavily burdened this year! Attendees should bring themelves, some brown paper sacks or reusable shopping bags (or whatever!), and jugs, and at the end of the day, you can take home your fill … More Apple Picking and Cider Pressing, Sep. 25– Fall Member Event

Join us for an Open House Today — Cooksville’s 180th Birthday

We’re celebrating the 180th anniversary of the founding of Cooksville today. The afternoon starts at 3:00 p.m. at the community center on the east side of the commons (11204 N Church St Evansville, WI 53536). We’ll have short presentations from local organizations, followed by an open house at the Lutheran Church, LTI, the Historic Cooksville … More Join us for an Open House Today — Cooksville’s 180th Birthday

“Attend” the Garden Expo Virtually and See Us There (for Free) — Feb. 20–21

This year’s PBS Wisconsin Garden & Landscape Expo is going virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are usually at this well-attended event in person, but this year we’re also making a virtual appearance. This is a great opportunity for those of you who are too far away to visit in person, as attending … More “Attend” the Garden Expo Virtually and See Us There (for Free) — Feb. 20–21

Lessons Learned in Small-Scale Wheat Harvest, Part I: Variety and Harvesting

This year we harvested a tenth of an acre of modern red winter wheat from our neighbor’s field. I wrote up a few impressions soon after harvesting the wheat in a previous blog post, but here I hope to summarize more technical aspects of this process and suggestions for myself and others who hope to … More Lessons Learned in Small-Scale Wheat Harvest, Part I: Variety and Harvesting

#GivingTuesday: Help a Different Type of Sustainability Nonprofit

The last five years have been the hottest ever recorded. Sea levels are at the highest in human history . . . the point of no return is no longer over the horizon. It is in sight and is hurtling towards us. The United Nations’ Secretary General, Ant√≥nio Guterres, stated this at a press conference … More #GivingTuesday: Help a Different Type of Sustainability Nonprofit

Putting Strawberries to Bed for the Winter. Wait “straw”berries?

I was recently in our perennial fruit plot spreading straw over the strawberry beds. I was thinking of the word strawberry as I worked. In German, it is Erdbeere, which means “earth berry.” In Spanish, fresa, which comes from the Latin Fragum and can be compared to French¬†fraise and Italian fragola. Most food words in … More Putting Strawberries to Bed for the Winter. Wait “straw”berries?

A Different Kind of Childhood — Contribution from Brian Kaller

This article on the Restoring Mayberry blog, by regular contributor Brian Kaller. If you ever wanted to see what the world might look like after the Tribulation, you could do worse than visit the Burren land on the Atlantic coast of Ireland. Most of my adopted country still looks as lush and green as in … More A Different Kind of Childhood — Contribution from Brian Kaller