New Meetup: Will Allen, Milwaukee urban gardening guru, Oct. 22, plus Oct. 23-24 training

From: Kathy A
Sent on: Friday, September 24, 2010 10:16 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Twin Cities Organic and Green Meetup Group!

What: Will Allen, Milwaukee urban gardening guru, Oct. 22, plus Oct. 23-24 training

When: Friday, October 22,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Macalester College
Snelling and Grand Ave. see additional notes for directions
St. Paul, MN 55105

A lecture/benefit and training sessions on the Oct. 23-24 weekend may be of interest.

The first Growing Power Regional Training Weekend will be held at the Amador Hill farm campus of the Women'sEnvironmental Institute (WEI) on October 23-24. Registration is
available on line at

Tied in with that, Will Allen, visionary leader of urban gardening efforts in Milwaukee (as reported in YES! Magazine and elsewhere), is keynote speaker for a fundraising dinner for WEI at Macalester College on Friday, October 22, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Kagin Commons Ballroom. Tickets for the October 22 Lecture/Dinner are on sale online or by mail, $60.

WEI has recently been designed a new Growing Power Regional Outreach Training Center.

The October 23-24 Saturday-Sunday Growing Power Weekend training is scheduled to include two days of workshops and lecturettes, tentatively including composting and vermiculture, hoophouse-building and growing-season extension, aquaponics-building and fish husbandry, root cellar building and food storage, microgreen production, beekeeping and honeymaking,
solar energy applications to the farm, organic berry growing, organic orcharding, garlic farming, and assorted lectures including: What is Organic and Why Do It?, Outside the Box:
Creating Organic Food Farming Networks, Digester Construction and Dynamics, Biointensive Gardening, Soil Remediation Strategies, How and Why to Do Organic Certification. This list
is tentative. All workshops and classes are in compliance with WEI farm campus
standards including organic certification, WEI's mission, and campus regulations, such as no smoking, no pets, and children welcome with caring and supervising adults.

The cost of the weekend training is $250 per person, and includes food, workshops, and Saturday evening dance at the Amador Township Hall. Join this great effort to build the organic food revolution: urban and rural together!

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