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MREA Solar Power Hour Presentations

Are you interested in exploring solar energy for your home and business? The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) in partnership with Mid-State Technical College, worked with the City of Wisconsin Rapids and the City of Stevens Point to launch Solar Central Wisconsin, a group purchase program for homes and businesses. Attend a Solar Power Hour, […]

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Save Your Ash Trees!

Acting now can save your ash tree Workshop to provide resources for urban and woodlot property owners Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. is partnering with the Department of Natural Resources to help citizens save their ash trees from emerald ash borer. Helpful information for urban and woodlot property owners is being offered […]

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Local Farm Tours. Local On Farm Events. Local CSA’s. Join the Locavore movement.

The new word for those committed to locally and sustainably grown food is locavore. There are locavore farmers, locavore entrepreneurs and locavore eaters involved in the high-spirited community of people who want to increase the number of locavore opportunities available nearby. People in the central Wisconsin community are happily engaged in promoting this vision for a locavore […]

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THE 28TH ANNUAL ENERGY FAIR – Custer, WI

June 16-18, 2017 7558 Deer Road, Custer, WI Celebrate the summer solstice at The 28th Annual Energy Fair, June 16-18, 2017! The Energy Fair brings over 13,000 attendees together to learn about clean energy and sustainability, connect with others, and take action towards a sustainable future. Enjoy over 200 workshops, over 200 exhibitors, inspirational keynotes […]

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Whitefeather Organics to hold pizza nights

From the Stevens Point Journal, May 11, 2017. CUSTER – Whitefeather Organics is ready to roll out a full schedule of pizza nights after the organic farm installed an outdoor oven last fall. Events will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 27, June 10, July 8, July 15, July 22, Aug. […]

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Sustainable Stevens Point – City Sustainability Plan Update

Stevens Point Common Council, March 20, 2017. Mary McComb on the Stevens Point Common Council provided an update on the city’s sustainability plan at their March meeting. This is a summary of progress made to date. You can find the video of Mary’s presentation on the city’s website at http://www.ci.stevens-point.wi.us/index.aspx?NID=451 The sustainability update is on the […]

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2017 Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention

April 5 – 7, 2017 – Holiday Inn Convention Center, Stevens Point, WI. Did you know that the human body undergoes remarkable changes every time you go underwater? The heart rate slows and the cardiovascular system shifts gears, allowing people to hold their breath much longer than they can above land. Did you also know […]

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BLUE MIND 7: The Seven Ages of Water

In conjunction with the 2017 Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention, we are proud to announce that Stevens Point will also be hosting a unique summit curated by our keynote speaker, Wallace J. Nichols. This summit is distinct from the Lakes Convention but is an option for Convention attendees to sign up for (rather than the Wednesday workshops).  BLUE […]

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Food Center: Community Discussion

Food Center: Community Discussion March 22, 2017, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM McMillan Library, Wisconsin Rapids, WI A community food center or food hub is a place shaped by the community for the community. It could potentially encompass local food processing and distribution to local businesses and institutions, it can be a place for hunger relief with […]

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Winter Market with CSA Openhouse and Atlas Premiere – March 18

Saturday, March 18, 2017 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT Redeemer Lutheran Church 900 Brilowski Road – Stevens Point, WI 54481 Central Rivers Farmshed is hosting a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Open House and the 2017 Central Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas Premiere in conjunction with the Stevens Point Area Winter Farmers Market on Saturday, March […]

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Metal Garden Sculpture – Session 3

From Mid-State Technical College, Session 3 – Metal Garden Sculpture. May – Dates TBD, two consecutive weeks, Wisconsin Rapids Mid-State Campus, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Week 1 – Welding safety and Practice project Week 2 – Create your own metal sculpture from steel “junk” This two-week session will give you the basics of welding […]

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Basic Mushroom Cultivation – Session 2

From Mid-State Technical College, Spring Garden Continuing Education Series. Session 2– Basic Mushroom Cultivation April – Dates and campus location TBD This session is a short primer on the basics of edible mushroom cultivation. Mushroom mycelium, which has a cobweb like appearance, is the part of the mushroom that is responsible for seeking and digesting food […]

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Still time to get a taste of winter farmers markets

From the Wausau Daily Herald, March 8, 2017. The calendar might be edging toward spring, but indoor winter farmers markets connecting local farmers to consumers are offering an abundance of fresh vegetables, meats, maple syrup, dairy, bakery and other products that are still in demand at this time of year. Wausau Winter Farmers Market In […]

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Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales – Session 1

From Mid-State Technical College, Spring Garden Continuing Education Series. Session 1– Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales Saturday, March 18 – Stevens Point Mid-State Campus, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 22 – Wisconsin Rapids Mid-State Campus, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Are you interested in a unique form of “container” gardening? Come away from this […]

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