Harvest for Your Health Fundraiser

Join NuGenesis on Sunday, August 23rd for their 5th annual, family oriented, farm-to-table fundraiser held at their community education gardens in Stone Bank!

For the event, area chefs, doctors, and farmers will pair up to serve a wide array of gourmet pizzas and other delicious nutrient-dense dishes in celebration of the idea that specific foods have the potential to help prevent chronic illness and promote general wellness. A relaxing and captivating afternoon of sumptuous food ­with friends and family — and better health! Enjoy the live …

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Growing, Cooking and Using Nourishing Herbs with Linda Conroy

Join herbal expert Linda Conroy and NuGenesis Gardener Greta Lewanski to learn about a variety of common nourishing garden herbs. Participants walk away with the knowledge to grow, maintain, harvest and preserve herbs for year-round use Make and take home a herbal vinegar, harvest herbs for a nourishing infusion and taste a fresh salad loaded with culinary herbs.. Bring your own pint jar for making the herbal vinegar. Extra jars will be available for purchase. *This class is approved for Master Gardener Continuing Education Credits! …

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All About – Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherries!

All About – Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherries!

Ground cherries (also known as husk tomatoes) were recorded as early as 1837 in Pennsylvania. Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry is a Polish variety cherished for its unique super sweet taste! They are generally easy to grow.

Ground cherries should start bearing fruit in late July to August and continue until the first frost. If the fruit falls to the ground before they are ripe, don’t worry! Simply gather up the dropped cherries with the husks on and keep them at room temperature …

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Composting and Rainwater Harvesting in the City

Composting and Rainwater Harvesting in the City

Ahead of the City of Milwaukee’s compost bin and rain barrel truckload sale, DPW Recycling Assistant Becky Curtis shares some great ways that composting and rainwater harvesting help the environment, our wallets, and our community.

As warm weather moves in, our thoughts turn to lush gardens filled with fresh produce and yards full of beautiful flowers. Where does it all start? Healthy soil and water, of course! Composting and rainwater harvesting are great ways to boost crop and flower yields, conserve resources, reduce waste, and much, …

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Seed Starting

Seed Starting

We all know how easy it can be to drive down to the local garden center and pick up a few “six packs” of tomatoes and petunias to start a home garden. But for many gardeners, the benefits of starting their own seedlings far outweigh this convenience. If you do not already, below are five reasons to consider starting your own plants this year.

1. Selection.

Nurseries tend to only stock a small number of tried-and-true varieties that people are familiar with. ‘Big Boy’ hybrids are often the …

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