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

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.

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.

Community Garden in Mt. Horeb?

SWWAP along with the Farley Center Hosts Public Forum on the Possibility

This forum on community gardens will provide information about the formation and running of a community garden and present options Mt. Horeb may have for providing public gardening space to residents.

Other communities have vibrant community garden complexes. They provide opportunities for those without other options to grow their food, while promoting healthy food choices.

The venue for this event will be the Sunn Cafe, located at 201 Main Street. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. (The Cafe will be serving a special dinner from 6-7 pm for those interested in a meal before the forum.) The forum will begin at 7 pm, with a presentation and answers to questions by Gil Halsted, Board Chair for the Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability. The Badger Prairie Community Garden will be explored. After the presentations, a discussion on opportunities that may benefit Mt. Horeb’s gardening needs will ensue.