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Sustainable Atwood’s new office and tool library space!

Sustainable Atwood has a new home!

2014_SustainableAtwoodNewOffice03We are very excited to announce that our office is now located at Zion Church at 2165 Linden Ave. in  Madison (mailing address: 2018 Helena St., Madison 53704).  The new office and library space is great; we couldn’t be happier with the move or the people we share the building with–especially Pastor Pat Siegler and the people of ZC, piano and yoga teachers, and artists.  Keep an eye on our Atwood Tool Libraryopening soon!

Check it out!

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Home, Sweet Home. Thank you Zion Church.

 

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The beautiful bones of our Atwood Tool Library.

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Sustainable Atwood’s new office is located at Zion Lutheran Church on Linden Ave.

 

Map the neighborhood sharing gardens – RipeNearMe

Share your veggies with your neighbor’s with this great website, RipeNearMe!ripeNearMeHomepageScreenshot

As your garden starts to get going this summer and you don’t know how you could possibly eat 20 cucumbers a day, try sharing them with your neighbors with this website. This site started in Australia and folks are just beginning to use it in the US, so right now there aren’t any dots on the map for Madison, WI. Let’s change that!

Add your spring and summer veggies to the map as they ripen, and then share or sell your local, organic food with your neighbors.

Here is a screen shot of the website listing all the locations around the US that are currently using this website:

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RipeNearMe: http://www.ripenear.me/

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
6:30-7:30pm
2018 Helena St | Madison 53704
RSVP: Email solar@sustainableatwood.org

 

Yours for a sustainable neighborhood,

~ Sustainable Atwood

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

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Congratulations! SA wins 2nd DNR Urban Forestry grant!

GREAT NEWS!
We got the grant!

Thanks to you…

The DNR has awarded Sustainable Atwood a second grant valued at $49,000 ($24,500 cash + $24,500 donation) for the project proposal:

EAB Readiness & Full-Cycle Response: Stewarding our Urban Forest’s Natural Resources

Sometimes public and private trees must be removed from the urban forest–because of bug, blight or circumstance. Many people would like their tree to become something other than wood chips and firewood, but few know whom to turn to. This grant seeks to connect neighborhoods, professionals, local businesses, artists and organizations to ensure the best use & practices for our trees—for the benefit of all.

Here’s a partial description of the project–a proposed publication called The Neighbor’s Guide to the Urban Forest:

Urban forests are mainly owned, not by cities, but by individuals who are largely unaware that–like drinking water, air and land—they own part of a collective resource that can bring multiple benefits when approached with best management practices. The “Neighbors Guide to the Urban Forest” will help the community understand their part in the management of the forest and, in addition, give them the information they need to make the best use of their woodland lot.

In addition to the brainstorming and networking that will go in to creating the guide, we can look forward to other ways of advancing best urban forest management and high-end-use-first practices by holding wood processing demonstrations, accompanied by teaching events, and the building and installation of Little Urban Forest Libraries, to name a few.

When calls were made in late September to find out if there was enough support to lift this project, it was clear the idea had been germinating for a while. The DNR’s grant award confirms the projects time has definitely come! Thanks to our growing list of partnerships for being game to work on this exciting endeavor in 2012! We hope youll join us, too. Watch this website for updates.

To a sustainable neighborhood AND a very Happy New Year!

 

Tree Inventory: How’s it going?

Although we wont consider education and outreach (e/o) complete until our urban forest is secure and healthy, were pleased to report that we have accomplished many of our e/o goals as stated in Sustainable Atwood’s grant proposal to the DNR. We started with a host of excellent partners working with us to accomplish the sizable goals of the project and have gained the interest of individuals and groups ever since—some of whom have become key figures in planning, teaching, coordinating, and evaluation of the project. Our partners seem to have a natural ability to collaborate, build on each others ideas and go the extra mile. Thanks to their hard work, weve completed and continue to build on the activities described in the blogs to follow!