THE READER
May 2005

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Cover

Customer Comments

GM Report

Board Report

Book & Housewares News

Produce News: Planning the Local Season

Deli News: Creative Party Platters

Juice Bar & Bakery News:
Bakery Suggestions for Springtime

Health & Wellness News: Growing a Great Garden

Specials Information

Recipes & Drink Recommendations

Producer Profile: Voss Organics

Eat Locally, Think Globally \

Farm Fresh Atlas

Here Comes
the Sun: Solar Power at the
Co-op

Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference 2005 Staff Reflections, Part II

Newsbites

Community Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Troy Bird Walks
Every Tuesday, 6:30pm–8:00pm. Come wander Troy’s fields, woods, and prairie and witness bird life change with the seasons. People of any skill level in bird-watching are welcome. For more information and directions contact info@troygardens.org, www.troygardens.org or 240-0409.

OakSong School May Festival
Sunday, May 1st. OakSong School, Waldorf Initiative of Madison invites the community to celebrate the season with family and friends at our annual May Festival at our new location at 3579 Siggelkow Road in McFarland. Please call 838-8323 or visit the web site at http://www.madison.com/communities/oaksong/index.php for updated information.

Madison Audubon Society 29th Annual Art Fair
Saturday, May 7th, 9:30am– 4:30pm. Featuring 120 artists, raffle, silent auction, food and fun. Located at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Avenue in Madison.

Celebrate Madison
Saturday, May 7th, 11:00am–6:00pm. Monona Terrace hosts Madison’s biggest, comprehensive ethnic festival.

Using Slings and Wraps for Baby-wearing
Sunday, May 15th, 2:00–5:00pm. Want to know the difference between a sling and a wrap? Madison Birth Center and Happy Bambino will jointly sponsor a free seminar in using slings & wraps for baby-wearing. Instructor Tazza Woditschka will demonstrate using versatile, cost effective slings and wraps to wear newborns through toddlers. Baby wraps and slings will be available for purchase, or you may make your own before the seminar by visiting www.mamatoto.org. Families and little people welcome. Call Madison Birth Center at 821-0123 for more information and directions, or visit www.madisonbirth center.com.

Madison Summer Festivals
Marquette Waterfront Festival: June 11th–12th.
Atwood Summerfest: August 6th.
Triangle Ethnic Festival: August 21st.
Orton Park Festival: August 27th– 28th.
Willy Street Fair: September 17th–18th.

LISTING INFORMATION
We welcome your submissions to the Community Calendar. Please send via mail or . Submissions must be received by the 8th of each month for inclusion in the following month’s issue. If space is constrained, priority will be given to those pertaining to food and farming, health and wellness, environmental, and neighborhood events.