Sustainable Atwood has been hard at work figuring out how to redeem wood from the forest for its full value in furniture, art, flooring, cabinets, mushroom farms, signage, litte free libraries and a host of other fabulous things that can be done with wood (yes, including firewood and chips).
We met with our project partners, Gere Tree Care, city, county and DNR officials, parks committee members, local artists, organizations, area businesses, and members of the sustainability community to make connections and share ideas. Our very successful meeting was led by Edgewood College Sustainability Leadership class and their Faculty, Jim Lorman and Kathryne Auerback.
We learned about what other communities are doing, discussed the possibilities, necessities and challenges this project brings and have begun to act on those collaborative insights.
Now its your turn. We want to hear from the rest of the community: residents, businesses, artists, organizations. Whether or not you own trees, your ideas will help us develop the best possible approach. We hope you’ll join us:
Full Cycle Wood Public Meeting
March 29, 2012
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1904 Winnebago Street
This meeting is part of our DNR forestry grant: EAB Readiness and Full Cycle Response: Stewarding our urban forest’s natural resources.