Bolz Conservatory hosts many events at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, WI. Beginning August 8 there will be an Integrated Pest Management program. This program focuses on how many insects are beneficial to control plant damage and also prevent the use of chemicals or pesticides. This educational program, along with the garden’s other exhibits, will continue through September 25.
I have yet to attend a Renaissance Fair. The Bristol Renaissance Faire is going on now through September 5. Children 4 and under are free! This sounds like a great way to have fun, laugh, and enjoy the adventure.
Bristol Renaissance Faire – Illinois/Wisconsin Border.
Here is a directory to find raw milk produced across the United States.
Hartman Creek State Park will be offering Universe in the Park which is an outreach program from UW-Madison’s astronomy department. You can view the stars and night sky around 8:30pm Friday, August 5 at the park’s amphitheater.
I was astonished as I was browsing a website to have found this Monsanto ad. Located near the end of the ad in small, fine print there was a list of unfamiliar ingredients that a crop must be tolerant to. The ad noted, “Roundup brand agriculture herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate.” While crops that are tolerant to glyphosate are genetically modified crops.
Here is a fast recipe to make dill pickles. The cucumbers only need to be refrigerated for 2 hours. This recipe makes them easy to enjoy!
Eat Wild offers direct links to local farms across the United States that sell natural, grass-fed products. I was happy to have found that most farms and their butchers offer tours to the public to see where their product is in the food chain before it reaches our grocery stores or farmers markets.
I have been questioning for sometime where the meat I give to my family and myself comes from? This includes: the farm, the butcher, and the store or market where I purchase the meat. To me this is important. I was happy to come across Black Earth Meats, located near Madison, WI. Black Earth Meats is a 100% organic meat market that butchers and packages the upper Midwest’s meat. The meat packaged here comes from organic farms in WI that have no hormones, no antibiotics, and that are humanely raised. I was impressed with their informative website. There are ways to follow the food chain back to the farm. This is an article that gives information on how to find where your meat comes from. http://host.madison.com/77squaresunday/article_d7f1367e-7a69-5bd6-9e9f-973d88e7506e.html
Recycled tires used at children’s playgrounds!! Zach and I recently saw numerous playgrounds in the Madison area that are covered with recycled tire mulch. This seemed to be softer and more resistant than wood chips, sand, pebbles, etc. The mulch can improve overall safety for children while playing.
Today, I am researching where I would like to recycle my tires from my vehicle. Piling them up in a landfill will not be the best option for me. This site provides information about the types of products that are being made from recycled tires.