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    July                                          2015            

“Eating with the Seasons” Cooking Class - Beets, Cucumbers and Parsley 
Thursday, July 16th 
5:30 to 7:30pm 
NuGenesis - N68 W33208 County Road K Oconomowoc, WI 53066 
At NuGenesis, we offer an “Eating with the Seasons” series of cooking classes, to teach people how to select, cook and enjoy the flavors of produce in peak season! In each monthly class, three different veggies or herbs are selected based what is being harvested from gardens and offered in farmers markets or CSA boxes that month. Through cooking demonstrations and a walk in the NuGenesis gardens, our registered dietitians teach attendees a variety of ways to prepare each veggie, as well as how to pair the three produce items together to create delicious, seasonal dishes. Enjoy a group meal during class and receive recipes to take home. Featured Produce for July: Beets, Cucumbers and Parsley. $45 recommended donation. 
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"Farm to Fire" 
3 Brothers’ Farm - Town of Oconomowoc
Wed July 22nd 
Farm tour, Concert and Wood-fired pizza!

June                                          2015            

Waukesha/Milwaukee County Chapter National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, June 6
9:30 am
Lapham Peak, Delafield 
Please join us for a late Spring hike on the Ice Age Trail, celebrating National Trails Day with outdoor enthusiasts around the country. The hike distance will be approximately 4-5 miles with a shorter 2 mile hike option available. The hike is rated moderate due to hills and distance. Dogs are welcome. 
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4th Annual Watershed Pancake Breakfast 
Sunday, June 7 
8-10 am
Lake Beulah Yacht Club, East Troy
In partnership with the Friends of the Mukwonago River, the Lake Beulah Yacht Club and Lake Beulah Protective and Improvement Association present the 4th Annual Watershed Pancake Breakfast. 
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State Parks Free Admission Day
Saturday & Sunday, June 6-7
Kettle Moraine State Forest – Lapham Peak, Delafield
Free admission to all state parks the entire day. Enjoy Lapham Peak's 17 miles of hiking trails or hike the Ice Age Trail through the park. Bring a lunch or grill out. Lapham Peak is a carry in carry out park. 
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2015 Permaculture Design Certificate Training
June 13-20
Farley Center, Madison
The Madison Area Permaculture Guild’s PDC Model offers a wide variety of instructors over an 80+ hour training. Over half of our training hours involve participatory education, hands-on projects and local tours, so don’t plan on sitting in a classroom for very long. Click on the link for dates and times of full course. 
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Tour of the Northey Farm’s Prairies & Woodlands 
Saturday, June 13 
The Northey family farm, formerly a dairy, hog and crop farm, was converted to a prairie of 20 acres and a hardwood woodlot of 30 acres in 1988. The conversion was accomplished with the help of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Several members of the family continue to spend much of their time managing these native plant communities. The family was inspired to “go native” after some family members attended Wild Ones’ seminars in Milwaukee & Madison and heard talks by Lorrie Otto, a founder of Wild Ones. The Northey family has invited Wild Ones members to enjoy a brown-bag lunch on the premises after the tour of their prairies and woodlots. 
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Garden Trellising Workshop 
Saturday, June 13th 
10 to 11am 
At NuGenesis - N68 W33208 County Road K Oconomowoc, WI 53066 
Learn how to make the most out of your garden space by growing upward with creative and beautiful trellising options. We will cover trellising techniques and which vegetables can or should be trellised. Try your hand at constructing a trellis in the NuGenesis garden. *This class is approved for Master Gardener Continuing Education Credits! $15 recommended donation.
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Dinner and a Movie: Garbage Warrior
Thursday, June 18
5:30-8:30 pm
Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, Bistro 791
What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you’re renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. However, these experimental structures that defy state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities, who are backed by big business. 
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Nature Walk at Camp/Quad
Thursday, June 18
5:30-7:30 pm
Camp/Quad, Hartford
Two options: Enjoy an evening in the glorious Wisconsin twilight with Paul Norton, Zen Practitioner, as our guide at Camp/Quad, a 325-acre protected land conservancy. Paul will lead a walking meditation, with instructions and commentary; or explore and learn about the unique geological features that make up Camp/Quad, including moraines, kettles and kames, with your guide Professor Bill Kean, UWM Geology Department. 

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“Eating with the Seasons” Cooking Class - Rhubarb, Peas, and Swiss Chard 
Thursday, June 18th 
5:30 to 7:30pm 
NuGenesis - N68 W33208 County Road K Oconomowoc, WI 53066 
At NuGenesis, we offer an “Eating with the Seasons” series of cooking classes, to teach people how to select, cook and enjoy the flavors of produce in peak season! In each monthly class, three different veggies or herbs are selected based what is being harvested from gardens and offered in farmers markets or CSA boxes that month. Through cooking demonstrations and a walk in the NuGenesis gardens, our registered dietitians teach attendees a variety of ways to prepare each veggie, as well as how to pair the three produce items together to create delicious, seasonal dishes. Enjoy a group meal during class and receive recipes to take home. Featured Produce for June: Rhubarb, Peas and Swiss Chard. $45 recommended donation.
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Father’s Day Paddle the Mukwonago River
Sunday, June 21
9-11:30 am
Mukwonago River Unit of the Southern Kettle Moraine Forest 
Those of you who paddled the river with Friends in 2013 saw this work in process. Join us to see the restored segment of the Mukwonago River and experience the portage-free paddle. Increases in populations of important river flora and fauna have already been observed now that the river has been allowed to flow naturally. The paddle will end at Beulah Road, although you can go on to County Highway I certain times of year before the wild rice takes over. 
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Down to Earth Garden Design Principles presentation
Thursday, June 25
7-8 pm
University Lake School, Hartland
Bruce Crawford, director of Rutgers Gardens, will be the guest of the Kettle Moraine Garden Club to speak on Down to Earth Garden Design Principles. The public presentation will be from 7-8 pm at University Lake School's Fine Arts Treiber Theater in Hartland. It will be preceded from 6-7 pm by opportunities to visit several vendors. 
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May                                          2015            

4th Annual Rain Barrel Silent Auction Fundraiser
May 2-May 16
Delafield Public Library

The Waukesha County Green Team in partnership with the Delafield Public Library and SummerStage of Delafield has challenged area students and artists to create rain barrels as beautiful as they are functional. These special works of art will be displayed on the Delafield Public Library grounds for a silent auction fundraiser. Viewing and bidding will be open to the public during the library’s normal business hours from Saturday, May 2 through Saturday, May 16. In addition to the auction, Project Rainway will offer presentations about rain barrel benefits and installation.

One-day compost bin and rain barrel sale
Saturday, May 9
Retzer Nature Center, Waukesha

Waukesha County recycling staff will hold a special one-day sale of compost bins at the Spring Sale. The Home Composter bin will sell for $50 on this day only. Also available will be rain barrels, sold at a special price of $60 for a barrel with diverter kit or $100 for a tandem barrel set with diverter kit, and a limited supply of select native plants.

Mother’s Day Hike with TNC at Lulu Lake
Sunday, May 10 
1– 3 pm
Nature Conservancy Lulu Lake Preserve 

Lulu Lake State Natural Area includes more than 1,800 acres of WDNR/Nature Conservancy land, offering visitors a rare opportunity to experience this diversity of ecosystems in close proximity. Directions: County Road J to Nature Road at Troy Center, 1.5 miles north, turn right at a driveway marked N9564, private road leading to the preserve.

Dinner and a Movie: Trashed the documentary
Thursday, May 14
Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, Bistro 791

Join Greener Oconomowoc for a fun-filled night and learning about where our trash goes and what we can do about it. We will be showing the documentary, 'Trashed.' Movie starts at 6:30pm and we encourage you to come early and enjoy some dinner beforehand. 

Landowner Invasive Species Removal Walking Tour
Thursday, May 14

Part of the Invasive Species Education Series, the Landowner Invasive Species Removal Walking Tour. Landowner Brittany Frederick will provide a tour of the Frederick Property, Bluff Rd. in Eagle. 

Drug Collection and Awareness Event
Saturday, May 16
Numerous county locations

Reduce substance abuse, prevent childhood poisonings and help protect the environment. Bring prescription medications, over the counter medications, ointments, sprays, inhalers, creams, vials, herbs and pet medications for proper disposal, to a number of participating Waukesha County locations. 

Oak Savanna Alliance Partner Workshop/Invasives Demonstration
Saturday, May 16
East Troy

Come join the Invasive Species Education Series Demonstration in partnership with Oak Savanna Alliance, including a field trip to Lulu Lake. Located at CampTimber-lee, N8705 Scout Road, East Troy. 

Music Under the Stars
Thursday, May 21
Social: 6pm; Concert: 7pm
Retzer Nature Center 
Please join The Friends of Retzer Nature Center for the first “Music Under the Stars” concert with a performance by Katie Dahl. Doors open at 6 and the performance will be at 7. Snacks and beverages will be available. Show your membership card to receive a free beverage or snack. If you wish you can bring a picnic dinner. Donations to the Friends of Retzer Nature Center would be appreciated. 

Wales Main Street Green Market
Saturday, May 30
Main Street and Elias Street, Wales

Green Market is an outdoor exhibition of organizations and individuals with the theme of environmental sustainability. The Market aims to encourage area residents and businesses to adopt green practices by providing a lively venue for viewing resources, participating in educational demonstrations, and purchasing products.

  April                                          2015            

Terrestrial Invasive Plants and Invasive Worms
Sat, April 11
10 am
So. Kettle Morraine HQ

Learn more than you ever wanted to know about the plants you never thought were weeds and the worms you thought were your friends.  
Bernie Williams, the “Worm Person” at the WI Dept of Natural Resources Forestry Division will present this program on terrestrial invasives at
South Kettle Moraine State Forest Headquarters, Eagle: S91 W39091 Highway 59.


SummerStage 2015 Spring Gala
Sat, April 11
Westmoor Country Club

The annual SummerStage 2015 Spring Gala fundraiser will feature 
appetizers, dinner, dessert, a cash bar, entertainment, auction and raffle prizes, plus dancing. 
Tickets are $75/person.

Nature’s Classroom Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 18
NCI property

In collaboration with Friends of the Mukwonago River, join NCI for a celebration.
Activities include tree planting, nature hikes, invasive species removal demonstration, 
children’s activities, rain barrel painting, rain barrel auction, food and more.

Earth Week Canoe Outing
Sunday, April 19
Retzer Nature Center

Free event Individuals, families and groups. Call to register by Monday, April 13 (262-896-8007). 
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the marsh, river and wetlands in spring on a 
naturalist guided canoe outing led by Retzer staff and guest naturalists. 
We will canoe the Oconomowoc River to Lowe's Lake. 

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Green Book Club – April 21

Tall Pines Beer Tasting at Sweet Mullets 
Wednesday, April 22
Sweet Mullets Brewing Co. of Oconomowoc

Join Tall Pines for a round of beer tasting at the local Oconomowoc brew pub. 
Tasting will include a new version of Tall Pines Heritage Beer, and a locally sourced food buffet. $35/person.

Poplar Creek Gardens Composting Workshop
Thursday, April 23
Poplar Creek Gardens, New Berlin

Learn how to create your own compost, how to use it, and about different bin styles to build or buy.
Find out the “Top 10 Reasons” to compost!  
Discover the secrets of healthy soil for beautiful lawns & gardens, and the role compost plays.

FREE Workshops - Learn Eco-Friendly Methods
Tuesday, April 21st  10:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday, April 22nd  10:00am-2:00pm
Thursday, April 23rd 10:00am-2:00pm
Tuesday, May 19th  10:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday, May 20th  10:00am-2:00pm

  March                                        2015            

10th Annual Spring Bike Swap – Snowmaker Fundraiser 
Saturday, March 14 
Cushing Elementary School – Delafield WI 

Donate or sell your old bike; or buy a new-to-you bike. Free helmets for the first 25 children ages 3-13, with the purchase of a new/used bike. $5/person. 

11th Annual Lake Country Community Fest 

Saturday, March 25 10am-3pm 
Arrowhead High School - Hartland, WI 

The event will feature over 150 exhibitor booths, a food court, live demonstrations, children's activities, entertainment, healthcare clinics and more! Community food pantries will be assisted with your donations. The Community is encouraged to arrive with non-perishable food donations for the food drive. 


  Feb                                          2015            

Event:    Oconomowoc Winter Farmers' Market
Date:      Nov 2014 -March 2014
Time:     9:30am-1pm
Place:    Oconomowoc Landscape Supply and Garden Center
What:    Local food and crafts
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Event:    Academy Talk: Envisioning Responses to Climate Change
Date:      Tuesday, Feb 3
Time:     7-8:30pm
Place:    Madison Museum of Contemporary Art – Lecture Hall
What:    The Academy Talk aims to bring hope for a better Wisconsin in light of climate change. We will explore how tools like scenario-building, storytelling, and the arts can help us better envision our role in prospective responses to climate change. Panelists include Mrill Ingram, a Visiting Scholar with at the University of Wisconsin Geography Department and Curator at Upworthy; and Steve Carpenter and Chris Kucharik, University of Wisconsin scientists who are currently leading a NSF-funded investigation using scenario-building to illustrate how our future in Wisconsin will be different depending on the future choices we make.

EventPlanning Your Veggie Garden Workshop  
Date: Saturday, Feb 7 
Place: NuGenesis - Oconomowoc, WI
What: Come learn how to plan a great vegetable garden that will provide you with healthy, fresh produce all season long. Explore the many different veggie varieties, how to start seeds, where to locate your garden, how much to plant, when to plant and much, much more. Extensive handouts will be provided. $15 recommended donation.
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Managing Habitat for Amphibians and Reptiles 
Saturday, Feb 14 – 10am 
South Kettle Moraine State Forest Headquarters 
S91 W39091 Highway 59, Eagle, WI 

Dr. Joshua Kapfer, a Certified Wildlife Biologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, will speak about various topics related to managing habitat for amphibians and reptiles, with an emphasis on species in southeastern Wisconsin.  Open to the public. Guests are 
welcome. No admission fee. Refreshments will be served. 

Event: SnowSki at Camp/Quad
Date: Saturday, Feb 21 
Time: Noon - 4pm Place: Camp/Quad - Hartford, WI
What: Participate in a guided snowshoe, cross country skiing or hiking tours, or venture out independently. Camp/Quad is considered to be one of the most pristine natural and geologically significant areas in Southeastern Wiscsonsin. Hot beverages and chili will be served. $10 per adult. $5 per child.
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 Jan                                          2015            
Event:    Oconomowoc Winter Farmers' Market
Date:      Nov 2014 -March 2014
Time:     9:30am-1pm
Place:    Oconomowoc Landscape Supply and Garden Center
What:    Local food and crafts
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Event:    Graham Martin Foundation Annual Rain Garden Plant Sale
Date:      Order Jan 2 – Mar 18
Time:     Pick-up at  May 30
Place:    Retzer Nature Center
What:    Order rain garden plants at half-price from Graham Martin Foundation.  You may be able to participate in the Graham Martin Foundation Rain Garden Grant program and order your plants through Waukesha County.  Any homeowner or “not for profit” installing a rain garden in Waukesha County is eligible to participate in the program. This program is subject to funding and future availability is not guaranteed.

Event:    Winter Wildlife on Snowshoes
Date:      Saturday, Jan 24
Time:     9-11am
Place:    Retzer Nature Center
What:    Winter is a great time to get out and explore your environment, and snowshoes are great way to do it Join a Retzer Naturalist as you trek the trails in the silent world of winter on snowshoes. The program will emphasize wildlife tracks, and signs and recreational snowshoeing as you connect to your winter surroundings. $5 fee includes snowshoe rental.
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Event:    30th Annual Waukesha JanBoree
Date:      Jan 16-18
Time:     see event's website
Place:    Waukesha County
What:    Wisconsin’s Premier Winter Festival. This three-day weekend event will feature weekend long activities for the whole family, including free                     indoor ice skating, a “Cosmic Colors” planetarium show, ice fishing clinic, horse drawn wagon rides and more.
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  Dec                                          2014            
Event:    Oconomowoc Winter Farmers' Market
Date:      Nov 2014 -March 2014  - No Market Sunday Dec. 28th
Time:     9:30am-1pm
Place:    Oconomowoc Landscape Supply and Garden Center
What:    Local food and crafts
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Event:    Ice Age Trail Waukesha/Milwaukee County Chapter Holiday Party
Date:      Dec 13
Time:     5-9pm
Place:    Hausmann Nature Center
What:    Come early and spend some time cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking on the trails. Bring board games or your favorite Christmas                     CD’s. Sit back and enjoy the food, drinks and view that the Hausmann Nature Center has to offer. Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to be              a member.
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Event:    Recycling 101: Easier than Ever! • Adult – 30 min.  (45 min. with Q & A)
Date:      Wednesday, December 17
Time:     6:30pm
Place:    Wales Community Building 216 South Street, Wales
What:    New cart, new collection system, new recyclables! Do you still have questions about the changes to recycling? Are you familiar              with the list of new recyclables, including new plastics? Do you know what items should not be put in your bin? Join recycling               staff for a good review and bring your questions. Find out how single sort recycling facilities get the job done.
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Event:    A Holiday in Paris
Date:      Dec 17
Time:     4-7pm
Place:    Harvest Café, Good Harvest Market (Waukesha)
What:    Visit the Harvest Cafe for our monthly dinner made with organic and gluten free ingredients. This December, Zak and the rest of the cafe team                 will whisking you away on a tour of Parisan Cuisine! Served buffet style for $10.99/lb. Dine-in or carry-out. Menu subject to change based on                 availability.
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EventCash Mob
DateDec 6
Time9am - 9pm
PlaceBooks and Company - Oconomowoc
Whatcash mob. noun \kash mäb\
 A group of people who assemble and make purchases to support local businesses and the overall community.
Do you have any readers on your gift list? Our next cash mob will be at independent book store, Books and Company. A percentage of cash mob sales for the day will benefit Greener Oconomowoc and the Waukesha County Green Team. 
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  Nov                                          2014            
EventA Conversation with Will Allen and Michael Pollan
DateNov. 7
Time6 PM
PlacePotawatomi Hotel & Casino Expo Center, Milwaukee
WhatTopics will include the food movement, social justice and the politics pertaining to the food we eat and grow
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EventGrowing Power Urban and Small Farms ConferenceGrowing Power Urban and Small Farms Conference
DateNov. 7-9
PlacePotawatomi Hotel & Casino Expo Center, Milwaukee
WhatWorkshops that will focus on the 2014 theme "Building a Fair Food Economy to Grow Healthy People.” This conference will showcase the best practices and principles in sustainable agriculture and the innovations underway that will grow a healthier tomorrow
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EventMukwonago River Watershed Awareness Fall Event
DateNov 8
PlaceSouthern Kettle Moraine Forest headquarters, Eagle
WhatThis watershed educational event will feature a special workshop which will educate about the threats to the watershed by aquatic and terrestrial invasive species and what you can do about them.  
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Event        Dirt, The Movie
Date:         Thursday, November 13
Time:        6:30-8:30pm
Place:       Waukesha State Bank 1227 Corporate Center Drive, Oconomowoc
What:        Dirt! The Movie is an insightful and timelyfilm that tells the story of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet.

EventTurning the Tide: Citizen Action in a Warming World
DateNov. 13
PlaceRetzer Nature Center, Waukesha
WhatLearn about the efforts of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), a 7-year-old grassroots nonprofit with a laser focus and a passion for citizen empowerment.
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EventRecycling Open House
DateNov. 15
WhatTour the facility and learn how the new single sort system will make recycling easier for Waukesha residents.
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EventIce Age Trail Hike and Bonfire
DateNov. 15
PlaceLapham Peak, Delafield
WhatJoin us for a fun night of hiking in the dark, and with a warm bonfire afterward. We will hike on the Ice Age Trail for approximately 2 miles, before turning around to return to the parking lot.
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EventGreen Book club
DateNovember 18
Time7-8:15 pm
PlaceBooks & Company in Oconomowoc.
WhatStudying Wisconsin: The Life of Increase Lapham 
In this tribute to Wisconsin's first scientist, authors Martha Bergland and Paul G. Hayes explore the remarkable life and achievements of Increase Lapham. Lapham's ability to observe, understand, and meticulously catalog the natural world marked all of his work. 
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EventThe Healthy Holidays cooking class
DateNov. 19
PlaceGood Harvest Market, Waukesha
WhatJoin us for our seasonal cooking classes focused on introducing foods that might be new to you and demonstrating how to add them to your daily diet with simple and delicious recipes.
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  Oct                                          2014            

Event:    Landscape Plastics Recycling
Date:     Oct 182014
Time:     8am-Noon
Place:    Johnson's Nursery, Inc 
What:    Plastics used in the nursery industry can be recycled if they're coded 2, 5 or 6.
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Event: Prairie Seed Saving Events    
Date: Oct 19, 2014
Time: 1:00pm
Place: UW-Waukesha Field Station
Prairie seed collection and saving

Event:    Book Club - Hope's Edge the Next Diet for a Small Planet
Date:     Oct 212014
Time:     7pm-8:15pm
Place:    Books & Company Bookstore, Oconomowoc
What:    Book discussion (please read book first)
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Event:    Documentary; Wisconsin's Mining Standoff
Date:      Oct 22, 2014
Time:     7pm
Place:    New Berlin Public Library
What:    The New Berlin Public Library will hold a screening of "WISCONSIN'S MINING STANDOFF", a new documentary about the controversial                       proposal to dig an open-pit iron mine in northern 
More infoWisconsin's Mining Standoff

Date:      Thursday, October 30
Time:     6:30 to 8:00 pm
Place:    Waukesha State Bank - Oconomowoc
What:    Learn how to restore a portion of the prairie plant community in your yard

 September                                           2014            

Event: Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels
Date: Sep 4, 2014
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Place: Poplar Creek Gardens, New Berlin
Learn where to place rain gardens and rain barrels and the best techniques to install them.

Event: Vision 2050
Date: Sep 8, 
Time: 6pm
Place: WCTC, Pewaukee
Attendees at these public workshops will be guided through the exploration of several different sketch-level land use and transportation scenarios.

Event: Tomato Seed Saving
Date: Sep 13, 2014
Time: 10:30am
Place: Delafield Library
Learn about types of tomatoes, collecting & storage of seeds, propagation, transplanting outdoors, types of plant supports, grafting & diseases.

Event: Harvest Health Fair
Date: Sep 13, 2014
Time: 10:30am-3:30pm
Place: Good Harvest Market, Waukesha
Meet local alternative health care professionals and health & fitness groups and learn about their services.

Event: Prairie Seed Saving Events    
Date: Sep 14, 2014
Time: 1:00pm
Place: UW-Waukesha Field Station
Prairie seed collection and saving

Event: Farm Fresh Atlas Dinner
Date: Sep 16, 2014
Time: 4-9pm
Place: La Merenda, Milwaukee
Fundraiser featuring small plate/tapas dinner grazing, and silent auction

Event: Dinner & A Movie
Date: Sep 18, 2014
Time: 5:00-8:30pm
Place: Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital
Enjoy the film Forks and Knives followed by a panel discussion with local experts.

Event: Three Brothers Farm Tour
Date: Sep 18 2014
Place: Oconomowoc
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Event: Apple Harvest Fest
Date: Sep 20, 2014
Time: 9am-5pm
Place: Retzer Nature Center, Waukesha
Apple Market, hayrides, guided hikes, craft exhibitors, children’s activities, and more.

Event: Straw Bale Gardening
Date: Sep 20, 2014
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Place: Poplar Creek Gardens, New Berlin
Learn how to prepare and plant prolific gardens in straw bales.

Event: Prairie Seed Saving Events    
Date: Sep 20, 2014
Time: 9 am – noon
Place: Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest,
Prairie seed collection and saving

Event: Pedal the Kettle
Date: Sep 21, 2014
Spring City Spinners
Explore the back roads of scenic Waukesha and Jefferson Counties – 35, 67, and 100 mile rides.   

Event: Fashionably Fair in Fall
Date: Sep 25, 2014
Time: 5:30pm
Place: Waukesha, Southminster Presbyterian Church
Plowshare fundraiser featuring an evening of fair trade fashions.

Event: Grow Food Year-Round
Date: Sep 25, 2014
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Place: Poplar Creek Gardens, New Berlin
Learn about hydroponics and aquaponics systems to grow inexpensive and healthy 
food year round. 

Event: Prairie Seed Saving Events    
Date: Sep 30, 2014
Time: 9 am – noon
Place: Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest,
Prairie seed collection and saving

 May                                           2014            

Place: Biebel's Hardware, 580 Hartbrook Drive, Hartland
Date:  May 21st, 2014
Time:  6:30 - 7:15 pm
More info: Learn which vegetables to plant now and throughout the year from UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, Dave Wolken. 
Determine what you want out of your vegetable garden and what common and unusual varieties will meet your goals, with special emphasis on tomatoes and peppers.  Also covered will be using seeds versus plants, and light, water and soil conditions required.
Rain or shine. A drawing for one $25 Biebel’s True Value Hardware Gift Card will be held at the conclusion of the presentation. No prior registration required.

Place: 129 West Main Street, Wales, WI
Date:  May 31st, 2014
Time:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
More info: The Wales Main Street Green Market is an open market style exhibition of organizations and individuals around the theme of environmental sustainability. The fair aims to encourage area residents and businesses to adopt green practices by providing a lively venue for viewing resources, products, and educational demonstrations. 

Place: Delafield Public Library, 500 Genesee Street, Delafield, WI
Date:  April 26 - May 3rd, 2014
Time:  Final bid by 3:00 pm, May 3rd

Event: Landscaping with Native Plants
Place: Lake Country Congregational Church, 400 West Capitol Drive, Hartland, WI
Date: Tuesday, April 8
Time: 7 to 8 PM

Event: Rain Barrel and Rain Garden Workshop
Place: Delafield Public Library
Date: April 29
Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Event: Town & Country RC&D Annual Meeting/Social
Place: Burke's Lakeside restaurant 
Date:  March 3rd, 2014

Event: Waukesha County Green Team Annual Meeting
Place: Delafield Room, Revere's Wells Street Tavern, Wells Street, Delafield, WI, United States
Date:  Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
More info: Join us for our first public annual meeting. At this informal gathering, we will give a 30-minute presentation highlighting some of our accomplishments and goals. After the presentation, mingle with others as you view posters featuring key interest areas and activities. Also featured, will be volunteer opportunities to let you know how you can help make Waukesha County a vibrant green community. Light snacks will be provided. Drinks can be ordered at the bar. We look forward to seeing you!

Event: Snow Ski
Place: Camp/Quad, located at 6886 County Road Q, Hartford, WI
Date:  Sunday, February 16th, 2014
More info: Bring your friends and family out to explore by skiing, snow shoeing or hiking. Explore picturesque Camp Quad by skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking with Tall Pines staff. Venture out on your own or take a guided tour with Tall Pines staff Jill Bedford and Susan Buchanan. This pristine natural and geologically significant property is owned by Quad/Graphics and is protected by a conservation easement in partnership with Tall Pines Conservancy.  

Event: Family Fun with Waukesha County Land Resource Educators
Place: Oconomowoc Winter Farmers Market
Date:  Sunday, February 9th, 2014
More info: Story time, recycling games, live worms and water critters will be available for hands-on learning &
action activities! Adults will find plenty of information about recycling, composting, rain gardens, rain
barrels and more. Special guest appearance by the Recycling Raccoon!

Event: Winter Wildlife on Snowshoes
Place: Retzer Nature Center
Date:  Saturdays, Jan 4 - Feb 22

Event: Winter Wildlife on Snowshoes
Place: Retzer Nature Center
Date:  Saturdays, Jan 4 - Feb 22

Event: Herbal Pharmacy Class
Place: Good Harvest Market
Date:  Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Event: Solar Energy Power Hour (mrea, midwest renewable energy association)
Place: 601 N. University Ave., former Good Shepard Church
Date:  Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Place: Michael Fields Ag. Inst.
Date:  Friday, January 24th, 2014

Event: Candlelight Ski
Place: Lapham Peak
Date:  Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Event: Winter Solstice 2013: The Return of the Light
Place: Notre Dame of Elm Grove; All Purpose Room
Date:  Saturday, December 21st

Event: Green Book Club with Mike and Carolyn Paik 
Place: Delafield Library
by Beth Terry        
Author Beth Terry challenges readers in a humorous, compelling manner to assess their own plastic footprint. Then she gives practical tips on how we can change our own habits for the betterment of our personal health and the health of our planet.

WEAL Presentation on Water by David Garman
Place: Retzer Nature Center Planetarium, S14W28167 Madison St., Waukesha, WI
Date:  Thursday, November 14th
More info: Click here

Event: Awakening the Dreamer Symposium
Place: Notre Dame of Elm Grove; All Purpose Room
Date:  Saturday, November 9th
More info: Click here

Event: Wine Tasting & Collective Impact Presentation
Place: Pieper Porch Winery
Date:  Friday, November 8th

Event: Furious Fracking: Mining Wisconsin Sands
Place: Urban Ecology Center; Washington Park
Date:  Tuesday, November 5th

Event: Waukesha County Recycling: In the Community
Place: A library near you
Date:  Throughout October

Event: Skills for Simple Living - Sustain Jefferson
Place: Concord Community Center, W1095 Concord Center Dr., just south of I-94 at the County Highway F exit (between the Oconomowoc and Watertown exits)
Date:  Saturday, October 26th

Event: Prairie Tour & Seed Collection with Marlin Johnson
Place: UW-Waukesha Field Station
Date:  Saturday, October 26th

Event: Landscape Plastics Recycling Collection Event at Johnson’s Nursery
Place: Johnson's Nursery, Inc. headquartered at W180 N6275 Marcy Road, in Menomonee Falls
Date:  Saturday, October 19th

Event: Brown Bag Buzz
Place: Maria Conference Center
Date:  Wednesday, October 16th
More info: Click here

Event: Carroll University Game Day Recycling Challenge
Place: Carroll University, the Pioneers football game against St. Norbert College
Date:  Saturday, September 28th

Event: Hike the Vernon Marsh
Place: Meet at the DNR parking lot on the south side of Cty. Hwy I, 1.3 miles east of Hwy 83.
Date:  Saturday, September 28th

Event: Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce Summer Farmer's Market 
Place: South Municipal Parking Lot behind 175 E WIsconsin Avenue
Date:  Saturday Mornings, May 18, 2013  thru October 26
More info: Click here

Event: Visit the Aldo Leopold Shack and Farm
Place: Leopold Farm, Lake Mills
Date:  Saturday, September 14th
More info: Click here

Place: Camp/Quad, 6886 County Road Q, Washington County (Hwy Q & Hwy 83)
Date:  Saturday, August 24th
More info: Click here

Event: Green Garage Furniture Sale Cash Mob
Place: S43 W31355 Hwy 83, Genesee Depot (downtown)
Date:  Saturday, August 3rd
More info: Click here

Event: OconomoWALK & Bike
Place: Oconomowoc Community Center / Imagination Station / Imagination Station
Date:  Saturday / July 20th, August 10th

Event: Summer Film “Green Fire”
Place: Michael Fields Ag Inst, East Troy
Date:  July 19th

Event: Paddle Mukwonago River
Place: Southern Kettle Waters (Rainbow Springs)
Date:  July 14th

Event: Saturday Explorations: Birds of Prey
Place: Retzer Nature Center
Date:  July 13th

Event: Cooking Class: Fruit Frenzy
Place: Good Harvest Market
Date:  July 11th

Event: Summer Reading in the Garden
Place: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
Date:  Sunday June 23rd

Event: Summer Solstice Celebration
Place: Lapham Park
Date:  Sunday June 23rd

Event: Gaia Presentation: From Land Organism to Gaia; The Land Ethic Evolving
Place: Lake County Universalist Church
Date:  Thursday, June 20th

Event: Vernon Marsh Guided Canoe/Kayak Trip
Place: Put in at CTH I Bridge, 5 mi S of Waukesha.
Date:  Saturday June 15th 

Place: Corner of Main & Elias, Wales

Place: Historic Sneeden House, 123 East Avenue in Waukesha (part of Carroll University
Date:  May 3, 2013

Event: Project Rainway
Place: Delafield Arts Center ( 527 Milwaukee Street, Delafield

Event: Oconomowoc Winter Farmers Market
Place: Oconomowoc Landscape Supply & Garden Center, N68 W37850 County Trunk K, Oconomowoc.

Event: Vegetable Gardening
Place: Retzer Nature Center
Date:  March 30, 2013

Event: Growing Vegetable Crops Organically
Place: Oconomowoc (Waukesha State Bank)
Date:  March 27, 2013

Event: Water Interest Group
Place: UW-Waukesha - Commons Building, Room A100
Date:  March 21, 2013

Event: Life Long Gardening
Place: Retzer Nature Center
Date:  March 16, 2013

Date:  Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Event: Oconomowoc Alternative Vehicle Show
Place: Oconomowoc Utilities Shop (808 S. Worthington Street, Oconomowoc)
Date:  Tuesday, October 25, 2012 

Event: Greener Oconomowoc Annual Meeting
Place: Sweet Mullets Brewing Company
Date:  Tuesday, October 18, 2012 

Event: Permaculture/Gardening Program "Preparing the Herb Garden for Winter & Late Season Herbal Harvest" with Amy-Mae Miller of Thymely Herbals LLC
Place: UW-Waukesha Rm C101
Date:  Thursday, October 18, 2012 

Event: Local Wine Tasting
Place: Pieper Porch Winery
Date:  Friday, October 12, 2012 

Event: Elegant Pizza Picnic: 2nd Annual Harvest For Your Health
Place: NuGenesis Farm

Event: Sustain Jefferson's Skills for Simple Living Fair
Place: Concord Community Center, W1095 Concord Center Rd., Town of Concord in Jefferson County

Event: Guided Hike into the Vernon Marsh
Place: Marsh parking lot off Hwy NN on the Mukwonago side of the marsh, near the RR tracks.  Drive past the DNR's storage building, to the parking lot.

Event: 2012 Apple Harvest Fest
Place: Retzer Nature Center

Event: Greener Oconomowoc Educational Tour
Place: PANTHEON HOMEGROWN FARMS is located on Genesee Lake Road just south of Oconomowoc

Event: Waukesha County Recycling in the Community 
Place: Various libraries and farmers markets throughout county
Date:  Month of September

Event: Pedal the Kettle Bike Ride
Place: Start/Finish: UW-Waukesha
Date:  Sunday, September 16, 2012 

Event: Erin Barn Sale; The Green Garage
Place: 153 N. Hwy 83
Date:  Saturday, September 15, 2012 

Event: Real Farms, Real Food Dinner
Place: Oconomowoc Lake Club
Date:  Saturday, September 15, 2012 

Event: Wisconsin Cleantech Network forum (Bioenergy research leader to speak)
Place: pub at Wood Communications Group, 4801 South Biltmore Lane on Madison’s far East Side
Date:  Wednesday, September 12, 2012 

Event: ECO~NECT 2012: Guided Field Station Tour - Pot Luck - Bonfire
Place: UW-Waukesha Field Station
Date:  June 23rd

Event: Greener Oconomowoc, Earth Day Movie Nights Presents 
FRESH the movie
Place: Oconomowoc Arts Center - 641 East Forest Street, Oconomowoc, WI   
Date: April 27th, Friday

Event: Project Rainway - Silent Auction Fundraiser
Place: Delafield Arts Center    
Date & Time:  Sunday, April 22 through Saturday, April 28

Event: Rain Barrel and Rain Garden Presentations
Place: Delafield Arts Center    
Date & Time:  Sunday, April 22, 1-2pm and Saturday, April 28, 3-4pm

Event: Greener Oconomowoc, Earth Day Movie Nights Presents WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR
Place: Oconomowoc Arts Center - 641 East Forest Street, Oconomowoc, WI   
Date: April 20th, Friday

Event: WCGT's Permaculture and Gardening Group program on Gardening with Herbs
Place: UW-Waukesha in Room N055
Date:  April 19th, Thursday

Event: Oconomowoc Winter Farmers Market
Place: Oconomowoc Landscape Supply and Garden Center in their
Greenhouse (N68 W37850 County Trunk K, Oconomowoc WI 53066)
Date:  Second and fourth Sunday of the month November (13th) - April (1st)

Event: NuGenesis: Help Your Body Heal
Place: NuGenesis Farm
Date:  March 29th

Event: Master Composter Training / Workshop
Place: Retzer Nature Center (map) S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha, WI
Date:  March 24th, Saturday

Event: WCGT's Permaculture and Gardening Group program on Planning a Sustainable, Healthy Organic Garden
Place: UW-Waukesha in Room C101 in the Commons Building
Date:  March 22nd, Thursday

Event: TRANSPORTATION,Greener Oconomowoc
Place: Whelan's Coffee and CrËme
Date:  March 22nd

Event: NuGenesis: Can You Eat Your Way Clear of Disease?
Place: WCTC Pewaukee Campus
Date:  March 21st

Event: Waukesha County Recycling Coming to Your Library This Month!
Have a question about recycling?  Need information on how to dispose of something? Need a replacement or second blue bin?   Here's your chance to ask a recycling staff member in person!
Place/Date/Time: Multiple

Event: Friends of Retzer Nature Center – Winter Wildlife on Snowshoes
Date:  Most Saturdays between January 7th & February 25th, see link for details

Place: Whelan's Coffee and CrËme
Date:  March 15th

Building a Better Milwaukee: Recognizing Abundance in Milwaukee
Place: Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center, Cardinal Stritch University
Date:  March 7th

Event: GREENER OCONOMOWOC monthly meeting
Place: Waukesha State Bank Building, Oconomowoc
Date:  February 15th

Event: Plowshare Social Concerns Forum:  "The Human Face of the Future:  Imagining a Just Society".
Place: Carroll University Student Center Ballroom
Date:   February 4rd, Saturday

Event: Plowshare hosting screening of "Crossing the Line:  Defending Wisconsin's Environmental Commons"
Place: Carroll University Student Center Ballroom
Date:   February 3rd, Friday

Event: NuGenesis Farm, Stone Soup
Place: NuGenesis Farm House
Date:  January 21

 WCGT's Permaculture and Gardening Group program on Building Community through Community Gardening
Place: UW-Waukesha in Room N125
Date:  January 19th, Thursday

 Greener Oconomowoc to Focus on Water Resources in 2012
Place: Monly meeting, Waukesha State Bank Building, Oconomowoc, Community Room – Lower Level
Date:  January 18th, Thursday

Event: Screening of Within Reach 
Place: Fort Healthcare Auditorium, 611 Sherman Ave(E. Hwy 106), Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 (enter at the Armenia Street entrance -- through large revolving doors.)
Date:  January 16th, Monday

Event: Friends of Lapham Peak – Candlelight Ski
Place: Lapham Peak Park, W329N846 Hwy. C, Delafield, WI
Date:  January 14, Saturday

Event: Tall Pines Conservancy – Pack the Pub
Place: “The Pub,” Downtown Oconomowoc’s local Irish pub
Date:  January 11

Event: Nicole Foss Economist, Futurist, lecturer, and co-editor of The Automatic Earth to Speak
Place: 1st Unitarian Society, Milwaukee (corner of Ogden and Astor)
Date:  January 4th


Friends of Retzer Nature Center – Bird Feeding Workshop

Place: Retzer Nature Center (map)
Date:  January 3, Tuesday

Event: Good Harvest Market – Holiday Wine and Beer Tasting
Place: Good Harvest Market, Waukesha
Date:  December 17th, Saturday

Event: WCGT Permaculture and Gardening Group Meeting and Presentation on Beekeeping
Place: Room A-100 of the Commons Building at UW-Waukesha
Date:  December 15th

Event: Greener Oconomowoc (GO): The Natural Step (TNS) Education Committee Organizational Meeting
Date:  December 15th

Event: Milwaukee Area Time Exchange Meeting (Training)
Place: Independence First 540 S. 1st St. Milwaukee, WI
Date:  December 2nd - 3rd

Event: Greener Oconomowoc Speakers Highlight Local Needs
Place: Community Room- Waukesha State Bank Bldg (Oconomowoc)., Hwy. 67
Date:  Wednesday, November 16th

Event: Energy and the Economy
Place: The Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Date:  Saturday, November 12th

Event: Waukesha County Recycling Facility Open House
Place: Recycling Facility, 220 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha
Date:  Saturday, November 12th

Event: A Fuity Nutty Affair
Place: Best Place Milwaukee 901 W Juneau Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53233
Date:  Friday, November 11th

Event: NuGenesis Farm Greenhouse Raising
Place: NuGenesis Farm, N14W29503 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee, WI (
Date:  Saturday, November 5th

Event: Peace Vigil Workshop with Dr. Anton Somlai
Place: Carroll University, Student Center, Oak Room
Date:  Saturday, November 5th

Event: Basic Energy Literacy Class
Place: The Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Date:  Saturday, November 5th

 Retzer Nature Center 2011 Bird Seed Sale
Stock up on birdseed for the winter months to guarantee that your favorite feathered friends stick around all season long!
Date:  Order by Monday, October 31st

 Waukesha County Green Team Permaculture and Gardening Group Meeting
Place: Good Harvest Market in Pewaukee: for directions
Date:  Thursday, October 27nd

 Fundraising Dinner for the Farm Fresh Atlas of Southeast Wisconsin
Place: Oconomowoc Lake Club located on historic Oconomowoc Lake
Date:  Saturday, October 22nd

Event: 1st Annual Harvest For Your Health (sponsored by Good Harvest Market)
Place: Waukesha County Technical College, Richard T. Anderson Education Center, 800 Main Street 
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Date:  Wednesday, October 19th

 Brad Lancater Lecture and Workshop on Rainwater Harvesting
Place: Token Creek Eco-Inn, in DeForest, at 3919 Gray Rd. off Hwy. 51 north of Madison. 
Date:  Friday, October 7th

Event: Movie screening of Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic
Place: Unitarian Universalist Church West, Brookfield
Date:  Friday, September 30

Event: Eco-Nect
Place: Lapham Peak State Park - Treker Lodge
Date:  Saturday, September 24
More info

Event: Lake Country UUC dedicating the new 19.68 kiloWatt solar system
Place: Lake County Unitarian Universalist Church, Hartland
Date:  Saturday, September 24