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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 trees@sustainableatwood.org

Dead trees are wood, not waste.

Rained out, but not washed out! | First Annual Atwood Urban Forest Fest

 Friends of Sustainable Atwood,

A glowing red rain cell threatened to bear down just as the Atwood Urban Forest Fest was set to begin a week ago Saturday, June 22. We couldn’t risk the potential rain damage on the beautiful furniture made from Atwood’s trees, the bicycle made from urban wood, neither could we mill Big Oak Childcare’s big oak, nor set up tents with loads of information and people to tell you about the exciting things going on in our neighborhood forests … so, sadly, we had to cancel our event because of the impending storm (ironically, because it wiped out so many trees).

However, we made the best of it and ducked inside Trinity Lutheran Church for a mini-forest fest.  You can check out our pictures here.

We held a brief dedication ceremony for the new Little Free Urban Forest Library located at Winnebago and 1st Street (in front of Trinity Lutheran Church), along with a bench made of cherry wood taken from a storm damaged tree on private property only 5 miles from where the bench was installed.

A huge thank you to our would-be-guests speakers, Alder Marsha Rummel, City Forester Marla Eddy, Jen Voichick of Habitat Restore, Allison Werner of Big Oak Childcare, our would-be-miller, our many presenters and wood workers, and to MG&E who printed our flyers! And another huge thanks to everyone in the neighborhood who braved the rain to check out the forest fest.

A special thanks to Sean Kirkby for his article in Madison Commons about our project.

Until next year, we’ll keep looking for ways to show you how to save valuable wood from the waste stream. Check out Habitat Restore West’s new urban wood rack where they are selling hickory, black walnut, cherry, oak and ash from local trees. Keep your eyes open for our upcoming Neighborhood Guide to Urban Wood and … next year’s Second Annual Atwood Urban Forest Fest!

For the Planet,

Twink Jan-McMahon  &   Tiffany Jan

Clean, Green Wisconsin Rally, April 23

Saturday, April 23, 1-3pm
Capitol Square

  • Clean Air
  • Clean Water
  • Clean Earth
  • Clean Food
  • Clean Jobs
  • Clean Government

We will be inviting speakers from advocate organizations in Wisconsin and asking them to bring their ideas and activities to the rally.

Clean, Green Wisconsin will be a great opportunity for attendees to meet one another and act on their enthusiasm to keep the momentum going.

You can help right now by indicating your interest in any of the following:

  • Being a parade marshal
  • Providing ideas for chants/slogans
  • Writing press releases and doing media interviews to get the word out
  • Distributing posters and flyers in your neighborhood, church, school and local businesses
  • Inviting your friends and their families to attend the rally
  • Playing music, especially drums, to kick off the rally and start the parade

We also need an artist to make six simplified drawings of: wind turbines, the Capitol building, a flying eagle, grazing dairy cows, an apple orchard and a fish jumping up out of the water to place on the rally symbol: the state of Wisconsin colored green, with all Wisconsin’s lakes and major rivers in blue.

Email Margaret W with your area(s) of interest or any questions.

More information will be forthcoming.

Thanks!