Sustainable Living Network - Madison Area 20110505
Madison, WI 53701


Verona, WIUSA 53593

Member since:

March 20, 2012


I am Innkeeper/Owner of Springdale Inn, a super-insulated, passive solar & photovoltaic powered home/B&B in the Verona countryside. I am restoring native prairie, planting orchards, and growing organic vegetables in raised beds. Happy to be joining!

What would you like to get from this group?

Food for the spirit, strength for the journey, and the joy that comes from knowing we are all doing this together. Learning from one another... How about work/learning parties...where we create a straw bale greenhouse, forage for wild edibles, or build a wood fired kiln from on-site stone?

What Sustainability, Environmental or Social topics are you most interested in?

Passive solar, photovoltaics, wind energy, restoring native prairies and oak savanna, and creating habitat for our native species, installing rain gardens, permaculture, including growing mushrooms, perennial vegetables, and fruit and nut trees, landscaping with natives, and veggie gardening.

What fun activities would you most like to be involved with?

Any of the above, other member's ideas, and seasonal celebrations with fiddles and dancing!

What skills in sustainability do you already have that you could share with the group?

I designed and built Springdale Inn, a super-insulated, passive solar & photovoltaic sun-powered home/B&B in the Verona countryside.

What Nancy is saying about this Meetup Group

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  • Charles Dean

    Hi Nancy! We look forward to getting the chance to teach you some new things.

    Sep 20, 2012 9:16 AM
  • Dan Currier

    Wisconsin Outdoor Group

    Like you, I am a new member and I think I have found a winner when it comes to social groups. I enjoyed doing the Farm experience with you and the others, and I hope to meet you again.

    Mar 25, 2012 10:02 PM
  • Mary Fleming

    Sustainable Living Network - Madison Area


    Thanks for joining SLN. :-) I'm looking forward to meeting you at one of the upcoming meetings. I don't know if you've looked at all of our upcoming MeetUps - one you might be interested in is the far westside Enact group. The far westside group will be meeting in Verona (there is also a group meeting in Madison), and we'll be going through some sustainability learning projects together, and then we'll be sharing our progress with each other. I'd love to see you there. :-)


    Mar 21, 2012 10:55 AM
  • Todd Fleming

    Sustainable Living Network - Madison Area

    Thanks for joining Nancy! Great introduction, I'm excited to hear more about the B&B and work/learning parties of building and foraging are something I'd really like to get going. Can you make it to our meet-up Tuesday the 27th?

    Mar 21, 2012 10:45 AM
  • Stephanie

    Wisconsin Outdoor Group

    It was so good to see again! Hope to see you again soon!

    Mar 17, 2012 2:13 PM
  • Karen

    Welcome to the Wisconsin Outdoor Group. Wow! Your profile photo is awesome. Look forward to meeting you and hearing about your work restoring native prairies.

    Dec 12, 2011 7:11 PM
  • Regina

    Welcome to The Madison Area Outdoor Meetup Group. We have some great things on the calendar this winter. Hope to see you outside at one of the events!Let us know if you have any questions.

    Dec 12, 2011 1:27 PM
  • Xiaoli Wu

    Hi, Nancy,
    This is Xiaoli, we met on Nov, 3rd at Dardanelles. How have you been?
    I saw your picture on the website, thought give you a short note. How was the meet at Energize? Are you intersted in any dance in town? You have my email address. It's [masked]
    Talk to you soon,

    Take care,

    Xiaoli (shou-lee)

    Nov 17, 2009 3:39 PM

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