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The Rapidly Changing Landscape of Renewable Energy in Wisconsin

November 1, 2018 Thursday, 12 p.m. UW-Stevens Point Campus, Trainer Natural Resources Building, Room 170, The cost of solar and wind power has dropped by 66-85% in the past decade. Solar and wind are cost-competitive and ready to grow and Wisconsin utilities’ plans may lead to 60% renewable energy by 2050. Come join us to learn more […]

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Harvest of Ideas – Two Day Organic Visioning Forum!

Join us for the 11th Farmer Tribute Dinner Tuesday. October. 30 – Wednesday, October. 31, UW-Madison Institute of Discovery (30 N. Orchard St.) Join us to explore how education, research, and outreach on organic agriculture can support Wisconsin’s diverse agricultural landscape and resources, strengthen rural communities and economies, and connect organic agriculture from producer to […]

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Create Portage County – Levitt AMP Music Series

Pifner Park, Stevens Point, WI:  May 31 – August 2, 2018 Join us for free live music each Thursday this summer at the Pfiffner Park Bandshell! Concerts run from 6 PM to 8 PM and include kids’ activities, food trucks, local beverages, caricatures artists, dance lessons and a farmers’ market. Click here for the full schedule or here to […]

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2018 Sustainable Farm Tour 

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Langlade County Come tour local, sustainable farms and discover the delicious potatoes, dairy, fruits, and veggies produced right here in Langlade County! The tours will run 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Participating Farms: Grandview Orchard & Nursery Stock – W8086 County Rd F, […]

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Local Food Fair

Saturday, February 17th, 2017, 11 am – 3 pm at Sentryworld The Local Food Fair has been Farmshed’s premier outreach event, bringing together producers, consumers, local businesses, and educators to celebrate community and the food that’s grown within it. Come one, come all to the region’s largest local food celebration! The 2018 event is undergoing […]

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Holiday Makers Market

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 1 pm – 3 pm at Farmshed, 1220 Briggs Ct., Stevens Point, WI Join us at the inaugural Holiday Makers Market to find unique, locally made products for yourself or for holiday gift giving. Central Wisconsin artisans, including: Brigid Ferkett of Gravel Road Farm, Zest Bakery + Coffeehouse, Numbers and Nature, […]

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Farmer’s Tribute Dinner 2017

Join us for the 10th Farmer Tribute Dinner Saturday, November 11th, 2017, Farmshed,1220 Briggs Court, Stevens Point, WI Farmer Tribute Dinner invites the Farm Fresh Atlas producers to dine on a locally sourced meal in celebration of the harvest. Community members attend and sponsor the farmers meal as a tribute to their hard work. Each […]

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Wisconsin Solar Tour – Oct. 7th from 10a.m. – 4p.m.

October 7, 2017, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is a reminder about the state-wide Wisconsin Solar Tour taking place Oct. 7th from 10a.m. – 4p.m. This educational event is free and open to the public. We have over 30 homes and businesses on the tour. Please find the full story below, along with an […]

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Black Rabbit Farm Tour – September 17, 2:30 p.m.

On September 17 at 2:30 p.m., there will be a tour of Black Rabbit Farm, which is owned by Samantha and Tommy Enright.  Black Rabbit is a small, family farm located on the Tomorrow River.  It features sustainably grown vegetables, berries, and pasture-raised chickens, turkeys, ducks and rabbits.  No synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides are […]

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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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