John Priske and his wife Dorothy, the owners and operators of Fountain Prairie Farm in Fall River, Wisconsin, a 280-acre beef farm powered by a 50-kilowatt wind turbine earlier this year, will be honored as Wisconsin Conservation Farmer of the Year. Since acquiring their Columbia County property more than 20 years ago, the Priskes replaced [...]
Despite the rainy cold weather, the City’s of Middleton’s fall Clean & Green event was a hit! This bi-annual re-use and recycling event allows Middleton residents a convenient, one-stop location to dispose of items in an environmentally responsible way. On Saturday, October 23rd, volunteers collected items such as electronics, printer cartridges, compact fluorescent light bulbs [...]
Solvents Banned in Organics all too Common in “Natural” Food Production Since 2009, when research by The Cornucopia Institute exposed “the dirty little secret” of the soyfoods industry, vocal concern from consumers over the use of the toxic solvent hexane has led several prominent food companies to switch to cleaner soy ingredients in their veggie [...]
Town of Springfield Farms Working to Share New Manure Digester, Generate $2-Million in Electricity Each Year Dane county is working with several farmers northwest of Middleton on construction of a second “Cow Power” facility that will convert manure into electricity and stop the runoff of pollutants into local lakes. read more
Robert Clemen, past president of the Lakeland Builders Association and Chairman of the Lakeland Builders Association Parade of Homes, has assumed the role of Event Manager for EcoFair360 2011. Mr. Clemen will act as liaison to the business community and bring his considerable experience in event management to help build the attendance and local economic [...]
Illegal Practice Damaging Family Farmers and Defrauding Consumers http://www.cornucopia.org/2010/11/conventional-cattle-on-factory-dairies-producing-organic-milk/ read more
Three of Sustainable Engineering Group’s recent projects have earned top honors at the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance’s annual Sustainability and Energy Efficiency, or SE2, Awards. It is the third year in a row that building projects the Madison-based firm consulted on won SE2 Awards, which are presented annually to recognize leadership in energy efficient and [...]
The Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers, a three-day workshop for people interested in starting a fresh market vegetable farm, will be offered January 14-16 on the UW-Madison campus. Now in its thirteenth year, the school has developed alongside rising demand for local and organic food and rapid growth in the number of farmers’ markets, [...]
The University of Wisconsin recently held its first annual Student Housing Fair to help students decide where they are going to live next year.
A developer who faced an Appleton, Wis., neighborhood’s opposition over plans to build rows of townhouses on the city’s south side has withdrawn a property rezoning request.