Category Archives: Events

Urban Forest Fest | July 26, 2014

urbanForestFestJoin Sustainable Atwood and  Wisconsin Urban Wood as we host the Urban Forest Fest! Its happening during the AtwoodFest in Madison on July 26.

Event details:

Date: July 26, 2014

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: 1904 Winnebago St, Madison WI 53704 – Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot

Questions? Email

Dead trees are wood, not waste.

Local Solar | House Party and Information – April 29th

Waiting for the energy company to invest in more solar? Could be a while; theyve fulfilled their quota, so they don’t have much incentive. We do. We wont stop investing in solar until every home, business and organization in our neighborhood that wants to be, is solar powered.

We’re working to make solar accessible to everyone, on any budget. With each of us doing a little bit–or a lot–over time we can make a huge difference. Come find out how you can be part of our solar powered neighborhood.

SolarSAlogoLocal Solar | House Party & Informational
April 29th, 2014
2018 Helena St | Madison 53704
RSVP: Email


Yours for a sustainable neighborhood,

~ Sustainable Atwood

Read more about how Sustainable Atwood is helping to solar power the neighborhood


The Atwood Tool Library – First meeting and workshop! April 14th and 21st

Ever had plans to do weekend home repairs but didn’t know how or have the tools you needed? Or didn’t want to pay for a tool you’d only use once? That’s just what a tool library is for.

Join us April 14th to discuss creating a Tool Library in the Atwood neighborhood! Talk to others who are interested in starting a tool library, learn how other cities have done it, help organize and find others to include in the planning.
Exploring an Atwood Tool Library

April 14th, 2014

Absolutely Art – 2322 Atwood Ave., Madison 53704
RSVP: Email  

Please note: RSVP is not required, but it will help us determine how we set up the room and run the meeting, so please let us know if you can.

*Attend the meeting on the 14th and be entered into a drawing for a free window screen repair at the Martin Glass Workshop on the 21st!*

Then … 
Join us the following week for a sample workshop demonstration!
Learn how to repair single pane windows and mend screens from our neighborhood experts at Martin Glass.
Spring Window & Screen Repair Demo
April 21st, 2014
6:00-7:15 p.m.

Martin Glass – 2323 Atwood Ave., Madison 53704
Suggested donation: $5.00 OR donation of a working tool (non-gas powered) to start our library collection. 

Hope to see you there!

– Sustainable Atwood

PS- Check out the North Portland Tool Library as a great example of our vision for the neighborhood!

SASY Neighborhood Annual Meeting

Join us this Thursday at the SASY Annual Meeting. Sustainable Atwood will be there with a table of info to share about our current projects: Urban Wood, Solar, Metro Commute Card, and a new project, the Atwood Tool Library!

SASY Annual Meeting
Thurs, April 3, 2014
Goodman Community Center

Here’s more info on SASY meeting:

The Clean Bin Project

November 20, 2012

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Hawthorne Library

2707 E Washington Ave Madison, WI 53704

“The Clean Bin Project is about a regular couple and their quest to answer the question ‘Is it possible to live completely waste free?’ Partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a comedic battle to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least amount of garbage in an entire year. Their light-hearted competition is set against a compelling examination of the sobering problem of waste in our ‘throw-away’ society. Featuring interviews with renowned artist and TED lecturer Chris Jordan, and marine pollution expert Captain Charles Moore, The Clean Bin Project presents the serious topic of waste reduction with optimism, humor, and inspiration for individual action.”

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Tree Inventory Presentation…Find out what we learned

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How’s your tree?

Find out what we discovered. 

Hint: Your trees are hard at work.

Come to hear
the results 

of Sustainable Atwood’s 2011 tree inventory,

enter our tree care raffles
and discuss your questions 

with people who know trees.

Presentation of

Sustainable Atwood Neighborhood Tree Inventory

All neighborhoods invited and welcome!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

6:30-8:30 pm

United Way Building, 3rd floor

2059 Atwood Avenue Madison, WI 53704

Continue reading Tree Inventory Presentation…Find out what we learned

Growing food in small spaces with Mary Eberle

Who needs an acre of land to grow food?

(Be a small space farmer!)

Brought to you by Sustainable Atwood and Madison Public Library.

Growing food in small spaces 
with Mary Eberle

~Dinner and conversation afterward~
Friday August 17, 2012 — 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Hawthorne Branch Library 2707 E Washington Ave. Madison, WI 53704
Metro lines: 3, 4, 10

What you’ll learn

You can grow food–even if you dont have a lot of room.  This talk will provide an overview on growing vegetables and herbs in containers and in square-foot gardens.  Growing sprouts in jars and mushrooms on coffee grounds will also be discussed.  In addition, this talk will also provide tips on vertical gardening, community gardening, and urban fruit foraging/gleaning.

Our presenter: Mary Eberle
Mary Eberle is a regular presenter of workshops at the energy fairs of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association and the Illinois Renewable Energy Association. Mary recently started First Step Renew, LLC, a business providing classes on sustainability topics, such as gardening, cooking, growing gourmet mushrooms, and permaculture. She has a Bachelors degree in biology, a law degree, and a Permaculture Design Certificate.  Mary is a member of Madison Area Permaculture Guild and also studies herbalism.

Mary has volunteered with local food groups in Madison since 1994.  She contributed to the first edition of “From Asparagus to Zucchini: A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce.”  She also hosted a CSA drop off site for Harmony Valley Farm.

Join us for dinner and conversation afterward
Lao Laan Xang
7:30 pm
2098 Atwood Ave. Madison WI 53704 (608) 819-0140
Dinners range from $7.25-$15.99 (you buy your dinner, we’ll share conversation–and who knows? Maybe sweet sticky rice and fresh mango dessert or squash custard!)