Fall Festival 2017

Open House & Apple Cider Day!

Come join us for the Farley Center Fall Celebration 2017 – Open House and Apple Cider Day! Pick apples, wash apples, slice apples and press the apples in the 100 year old cider press! Bring your own jug or mason jar to bring home some fresh pressed apple cider. Please bring a delicious dish to share. Donations will be accepted to go toward the purchase of buying the next planting of fruit trees. All are welcome! Invite your friends and share the post!

More details to come as we get closer to the event date!

Natural Path Presentation

Farley Center Director and Natural Path Sanctuary (NPS) Coordinator Shedd Farley will give a presentation about green burial. A tour of the NPS will follow.

You must reserve a spot by e-mailing programs@farleycenter.org or calling the Farley Center at 608-845-8724.

If you would like to attend the tour but need assistance, please let us know and we will make arrangements.

Light refreshments will be served.

Farley Center Volunteer Day

Please join the “First Unitarian Society” volunteers and other Farley Center volunteers for a day of summer clean up! Meet at the Center at 12:00-1:00 for an overview/lunch (bring your own sack lunch) of the Farley Center and then work on various areas of the Farley Center and Natural Path Sanctuary from 1:00-3:30. There will be a variety of outdoor tasks so dress for outdoor weather and bring work gloves and water bottles. Snacks/drinks will be available for volunteers but bring your own lunch/picnic. If you have any questions or want to sign up, please e-mail

We Are Many – United Against Hate

“WE ARE MANY–United Against Hate” will hold a forum at the District #1 Old Schoolhouse (110 N. 2nd Street) in Mt. Horeb on Tuesday, August 3 from 7:00-9:00 p.m..

This is a follow up to a “Letter to our Muslim Neighbor” that the Mount Vernon United Church of Christ (MVUCC), Southwest Wisconsin Area Progressives (SWWAP) and the Linda and Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability presented to the leaders in the Muslim Community last February 2016. This letter was signed by 400 people in the community. Since then, these three groups were asked to serve as Advisory Board members to the newly formed group “We are Many – United Against Hate” started by the Advisor to the Madison Muslim Community, Mr. Masood Akhtar. Our three groups participate as the rural education board sub -committee for United Against Hate. This will be our first of many educational forums for the local community.

Mr. Akhtar, along with Sheikh Alhagie Jallow, Sarah Schlosser, and John Vaudreuil will serve as panelists for a forum here in Mt.Horeb. This will be a chance for local residents to meet with and ask questions about their faith, misconceptions and talk about ways we can help welcome our Muslim neighbors.

We are common people who are urban and rural, spiritual and secular, seeking equal protection for all, united against hate, bigotry and racism. We have joined together to replace acts of hatred with acts of love. We ask community members to join us in welcoming our Muslim neighbors and to respect all people and to act against the hatred and violence that threatens us all. Please stand with us and join our Movement www.united-against-hate.org/join

For more questions about the August 3rd forum, please contact members of the United Against Hate Rural Education subcommittee: Tim White/Southwest Wisconsin Area Progressives (SWWAP at tkwhites@tds.net, Brad Brookins/Mount Vernon United Church of Christ (MVUCC) at mtvucc@gmail.com or Caroline Tu Farley/Linda and Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice & Sustainability at programs@farleycenter.org

Green Burial Presentation

What is a Green Burial? What are my options?

Lunch-and-Learn

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service along with Shed Farley of Natural Paths Sanctuary invite you to join us to learn about Green Burial Options and the benefits of Advance Funeral Planning. Join us for casual conversation, open discussion, and lunch with the group. Following lunch, Shed will provide a walking tour of the cemetery.


SPACE LIMITED and you must RSVP
at info@cressfuneralservice.com or 608-238-3434.
Lunch will be provided by Cress Funeral Home

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Farley Center FOOD FEST

Join the farmers of the Farley Center for delicious food, farm tours, music, and more. All proceeds will support the Center’s farmer training program.

  • No admission fee, but food will be available for cash purchase: Tamales, egg rolls, salad bar, desserts and more!
  • Bring your favorite beverage and a picnic blanket or chairs
  • Live music, bonfire, kid friendly activities available
  • A chance to meet the farmers and learn more about the Farley Center

Please mark your calendars and come out to support our Farm Incubator Program!

Natural Path Sanctuary Presentation

Farley Center Director and Natural Path Sanctuary (NPS) Coordinator Shedd Farley will give a presentation about green burial. A tour of the NPS will follow.

You must reserve a spot by e-mailing programs@farleycenter.org or calling the Farley Center at 608-845-8724.

If you would like to attend the tour but need assistance, please let us know and we will make arrangements.

Light refreshments will be served.

The End Life of Ecology- Green Burials

Farley Center Director and National Path Sanctuary Coordinator Shedd Farley will be leading one of the workshops at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Fair in Custer, WI on. Saturday, June 17 at 11:00 am in the black tent. Title: End of Life Ecology–Green Burials. The Farley Center/Natural Path Sanctuary will also be tabling at the fair all weekend – June 16-18.

Tickets available at https://www.theenergyfair.org/tickets/

Public Screening of Miss Representation

The film deals with the power of the media to shape how women are judged and viewed in Society.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics, like Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Cho, Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, and Nancy Pelosi, build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken, but armed with a new perspective.

The film was recently a major news story in Mt. Horeb, when shown in the topical, issue-oriented Social Problems class. The result which led to the the teacher, being suspended. The incident caused local and national coverage. The film is being screened for the public to view and access, at the Mt. Horeb Community Center, 107 N. Grove Street, at 7 pm on Tuesday June 13. The 90 minute film will be followed by a half hour panel discussion on the issue of media and the representation of women in society. The discussion will be led by Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS).

The media is selling the idea that girls’ and women’s value lies in their youth, beauty, and sexuality and not in their capacity as leaders. Boys learn that their success is tied to dominance, power, and aggression. We must value people as whole human beings, not gendered stereotypes. Watch the film and join the discussion on June 13.

This event is being sponsored by many organizations, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, Dane County Rape Crisis Center, Southwest Wisconsin Area Progressives, Gene and Linda Farley Center For Peace, Justice and Sustainability, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Blue Jean Nation. Other groups are interested as well.