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Blog Highlights

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Central Rivers Farmshed’s 6th Annual Plant Sale & Open House

Memorial Weekend, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, May 24-26, 2018
Central Rivers Farmshed, 1220 Briggs Court, Stevens Point, WI

The Growing Collective is sponsoring the 6th annual plant sale at Central River Farmshed. The Growing Collective, is a group of Stevens Point area gardeners who organize to take on the spring growing challenge together. The group is made up of both first-time and experienced home gardeners, along with several community groups. This year the group includes volunteers of Tomorrow River Community Charter School, Portage County Farm to School, Giving Gardens of Portage County, and UWSP Students for Sustainability. View additional details regarding times, vegetable and herb types and other products.

The 29TH Annual Energy Fair

June 15-17, 2018
7558 Deer Road, Custer, WI

Celebrate the summer solstice at The 29th Annual Energy Fair, June 15-17, 2018! 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 250 workshops, over 200 exhibitors, inspirational keynote speakers, live music, camping, family fun, great food, and more. Organized by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, The Energy Fair is the longest-running event of its kind in the nation. Come to learn and connect with others, and stay for the fun! The 29th Annual Energy Fair has new featured workshop tracks, a Tiny Home Alley, Electric Vehicle Ride-N-Drive, live music from People Brothers Band, GGOOLLD,and others, plus keynote presentations from, Jeremy Scahill, Michael Perry, Lily Raff McCaulou, and Jonathan Reinbold. View the full lineup and get tickets at: