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.

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.

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.

Walk A Mile In Their Shoes

The Farley Center will have a showing of Intentionally Welcoming Communities documentary, Walk a Mile in Their Shoes produced by Justice and Justice Productions.

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes explores the lives of five marginalized individuals who tell their story in hopes of dispelling stereotypes and revealing our commonalities.

Engage with the producers, Johnny and Marie, in a Q&A session following the screening. Johnny and Marie Justice, are both Farley Center Board Members.

Intentionally Welcoming Community is a public service program of the non-profit Design Coalition Institute. The idea of “Intentionally Welcoming” is grounded in a research-based approach to healthy communities and wellness. They challenge themselves to address tensions between and within varying identity groups both nationally and locally.

Light refreshments will be served.

Suggested donation of $10.00 but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Madison Elected Officials Food Forum

What’s your vision for a more equitable and more sustainable food system in Madison?

RSVP and reserve your free ticket (limited space)- http://bit.ly/2lQ1KLh

Join us on for the Madison Elected Officials Food Forum, a free public event on March 27th 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Badger Rock Neighborhood Center in Madison where we’ll explore what our community can do to create a more healthy, sustainable, equitable local food system!

Here are the ins-and-outs of the event:

Who: Hosted by a group of co-sponsoring organizations who serve/represent people who are affected by our food system.

Co-Sponsors include:
-The Workers Rights Center
-Clean Wisconsin
-The Linda and Gene Farley Center for Peace Justice and Sustainability
-Family Farm Defenders
-Student Labor Action Coalition
-Working Class Student Union
-FEED Kitchens
-UW Muslim Student Association
-UW Horticulture Society
-Food For Thought Initiative
-Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice
-Racial Justice Tipping Point
-Midwest Environmental Advocates
-FH King Students for Sustainable Agriculture
-Willy St Co-Op
-Catholic Multicultural Center
-Inter-Tribal Maple Syrup Cooperative
-Saudi Student Association
-Center for Resilient Cities
-Allen Centennial Garden
-FairShare CSA
-REAP Food Group.

What: A Madison Elected Officials Food Forum where a panel of local candidates will take questions from people in the community about creating a more sustainable, equitable, healthy food system. An informal “meet-and-greet” between local elected officials and community members will take place before the panel/Q&A.

Why: To provide a space for community members to tell decision-makers their stories about how our food system affects them, hear elected officials’/candidates’ ideas and plans for improving our local food system, and shine a light on actionable areas for improvement within our community.

When: Event is planned for Monday March 27th 2017 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. Elected Official/Candidate Meet-and-Greet from 6:30-7:30 and panel/Q&A from 7:30-8:30 pm.

Where: Badger Rock Neighborhood Center

Panelists will include: Sheri Carter (Common Council Alder, District 14), Ali Muldrow (Candidate for School Board, Seat 6), Kate Toews (Candidate for School Board, Seat 6), Zach Wood (Common Council Alder, District 8), Bradley Campbell (Candidate for Common Council Alder, District 11), Arvina Martin (Candidate for Common Council Alder, District 11).

Moderator: Abha Thakkar, Executive Director of FEED Kitchens

Visit the link below to RSVP and reserve your free ticket (limited space)- http://bit.ly/2lQ1KLh

Farley Center Volunteer Day with MHUMC Youth Group

All volunteers are welcome to work with the Farley Center and the Mount Horeb United Methodist Church Youth Group. There is always lots of outdoor work to be done!

Meet at 10 a.m. in front of the Farley Center. Please dress for the weather – long pants, closed shoes, etc… Bring water bottles, gloves (if you have them). This will be an outdoor work day with a break from 12:00-1:00 for lunch – please bring a sack lunch or there are a few restaurants in Verona.

Please check our facebook page in case of bad weather and the event is postponed or cancelled.

Beekeeper Incubator Informational Meeting

The Farley Center is launching a Beekeeper Incubator Pilot Program to help promote small-scale, sustainable beekeeping in Wisconsin by providing an environment and guidance to learn beekeeping.

The informational meeting at the Farley Center will be with our beekeepers Patrick Norby and Dan Hedtcke and Farley Center staff. The fee for this program will be $400* to cover the bees, the use of the suits, equipment, etc… more information will be given out at the meeting.

Individuals interested in becoming beekeepers will keep 1 hive of honeybees at the Farley Center and meet regularly with a Farley Center beekeeper for guidance and mentor-ship.

Equipment, protective gear, tools and bees will be purchased by the Farley Center and will be available for use in a designated area by any program participant.

At the end of the season, participants will be shown the honey extraction process, and will be able to keep honey from the hives in containers that participants provide. We will talk more about this in detail at the meeting.

After honey extraction, participants will prepare their hives for winter, at such time management of the hives is taken over by the Farley Center Beekeepers for use in the next year’s program.

Since this a pilot project for the Farley Center, we will are limiting the number of participants. If you think you may be interested, please send an e-mail to and we will get you in touch with Patrick or Dan to answer any questions you may have before the meeting.

We would like to sign people up at this meeting so we can go forward with ordering the bees, suits and other equipment needed to launch this program a few weeks after the Feb. 25 meeting.

*Hives, bees and equipment remains the property of the Farley Center.

Natural Path Sanctuary Tour & Movie Screening

Join us to learn more about green burial. Take a walking tour of the Natural Path Sanctuary, a nature preserve burial ground, followed by a screening of “A Will for the Woods”.

Event Co-sponsored by the Natural Path Sanctuary, Threshold and Walking Each Other Home.

This event is space limited so please send an e-mail to to reserve your spot!

walkingeachotherhomemadison.org

atthreshold.com

Suggested donation of $10,00 although no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Light refreshments will be provided.