SESSIONS TROY GARDENS COMMUNITY COMPOSTING PROJECT
In this session participants will learn about the challenges and benefits of organizing and operating a composting project that incorporates inputs from the community gardens, children's garden and other programs held onsite at Troy Gardens.
FOREST GARDENS AS THE SACRED GROVES OF THE FUTURE
A historical look at the 4,000 year old history of sacred groves around the world and some thoughts about how sacred groves provide a community based template for the creation of public access forest gardens.
TAI CHI ANIMAL FROLICS: MINDFUL MOVEMENT FOR A STRESSFUL WORLD
Participants will learn a simple Tai Chi-like form and related movement explorations of the five animals and the sun that are the foundation of this form and integrated arts program. Appropriate for all ages.
GROWING CHESTNUTS IN WISCONSIN
This session will cover the species and varieties that can be grown in Wisconsin, selecting a planting site, and how to establish and care for them.
GANDHI AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
Understanding and using Gandhi’s strategies, tactics, and economics in modern America. A how to guide to formulate a response to the end of the American empire.
WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?
This session will cover the history, foundation, current status, and discussion of Permaculture's future.
Biogas technology can be safely built and regulated for personal use. This workshop will showcase different designs with case studies and performance data..
In this workshop, you will learn the basic principles of fermenting foods for preservation and health. We will demonstrate making sauerkraut, kvass, pickled vegetables and other cultured foods that can be easily made at home to use up your bounty.
DIY SOLARWATER HEATING
Domestic water heating draws a large percentage of home energy use, but in this session we'll show how even in Wisconsin winter we have enough solar resources to heat water by the sun. Unlike generating electricity from wind or the sun, we have decent technology for storing heat for later use heating both water and your home.
HMONG HERBS AT TROY GARDENS
In this session participants will learn about different Hmong herbs by touring the Hmong herb garden at Troy Gardens.
STICH & GLUE BUILDING TECHNIQUE
In this session participants will learn about the “stitch & glue” building method. An overview of the technique that can be used to create kayaks, boats, campers, and other creations out of lightweight plywood, epoxy, and fiberglass will be covered. Participants will interact with a tiny camper and sea kayak Tom has built using this method.
TURNING AN AUTO RECALL INTO SOLAR PANELS
Learn how one person turned an auto recall into solar panels! Follow the story of the Volkswagen diesel emissions problem and how a homeowner went from putting out a lot of pollution to a virtually emissions-free home and commute.
FARM CAMPS FOR KIDS
The average kid today is three generations away from the farm and doesn't know where their food comes from. Kris set out to change all that by setting up farm camps for kids where kids get out in nature and make food, farm to table, to eat and appreciate.
DYNAMICS OF RITUAL
This session will focus on ways to build a ritual that is meaningful, deepens your connection to the land and has all of the essential components to make it successful.
"Your thoughts are seeds, and the harvest you reap will depend on the seeds you plant." - Rhonda Byrne