Brief History of Irish Cuisine
Appreciation Dinner Wrap-up
& General Merchandise News
Profile: The Igl Family
the Midwife: Starting Your Baby on Solid Food
Corner: Spring Equinox Bloomers
& Drink Recommendations
the Vegetable Less Traveled... Buy Local!
We welcome your submissions to the Community Calendar. Please send via
mail or by email to . Submissions must be received by the 8th of each month
for inclusion in the following month’s newspaper. If space is constrained,
priority will be given to those pertaining to food and farming, health
and wellness, environmental, and neighborhood events.
Dane County Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 8am to noon. Continuing indoors for the rest
of the winter, the Winter Market is held at the Madison Senior Center
(330 West Mifflin) through April 17, 2004. A parking ramp is available
adjacent to the building at the corner of Mifflin and Henry. Breakfast
is planned for every Saturday featuring a variety of products from the
vendors. Get to know your favorite vendors and try their great products.
The breakfast, prepared on-site by local chefs, will cost only $5 and
will be served from 8:30 to 11:00 am.
Round the Bend
Friday, March 5th, 8:00pm. Join Wild Hog in the Woods
at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center for a concert from this band formerly
known as Free Range Pickin’. Admission: $2 for members, $2.50 for
non-members. For more information log onto: http://personalpages.tds.net/~rpmccabe/WildHogHomePage.htm
Energy Efficient Construction
Saturday, March 6th, 9:00am - 5:00pm. Midwest Renewable
Energy Association presents another in a series of sustainable building
practices workshop. This course will cover the topics of: passive solar
design, active solar heating systems, integrating renewables into design
and superinsulation techniques. Cost course is $75.00 and is at MREA,
7558 Deer Rd., Custer, WI. For more information contact MREA directly
at (715) 592-6595.
Intro to Alternative Construction
Sunday, March 7th, 9:00am - 5:00pm. Midwest Renewable
Energy Association hosts this one-day workshop to address the following
alternative building sources: Straw Bale, Rammed Earth, Cordwood and Cobb.
Cost is $75.00 and will be conducted at WREA, 7558 Deer Rd., Custer, WI.
For more information contact MREA directly at (715) 592-6595.
Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition
‘s 11th Annual Open House
Saturday, March 13th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Olbrich Botanical
Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave. A free, family-friendly event that offers information
on CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms. See the article on page
26 for complete information on this event as well as CSAs in general.
For more information, call 226-0300.
Maple Syrup Fest
Sunday, March 14, 1:00-3:00pm. at the Aldo Leopold Nature
Center, 300 Femrite Drive in Monona. Visitors will participate in hands-on
activities and see demonstrations of various methods by which Native Americans,
pioneers, and people today tap trees for the production of maple syrup
and sugar. Cost is $6 per person or $20 per family. Call 221-4038 to preregister
or visit www.naturenet.com/alnc
for more information.
Lower Mud Lake Ecology
Sunday, March 28th. A joint workshop/field trip between
Wisconsin Wetlands Association and Madison Audubon Society. For more information
log onto www.wiscwetlands.org
or call 250-9971 for details.