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Harvest Festival this weekend!

Want to experience the kind of "Center for Sustainable Agriculture" that the WWPC is proposing for the Northeast Neighborhood of Fitchburg?


This Sat. and Sun., Oct. 6 and 7, the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in East Troy, WI is hosting its Harvest Festival!


This 570-acre institute teaches vegetable production without toxic pesticides or fertilizers, works to reform governmental agricultural policies, does crop research, demonstrates beneficial farming systems, and organizes to create a healthy regional food system.

If you attend the free Harvest Festival this weekend, you can experience farm and garden tours, a farmers market, an antique tractor show, presentations on home brewing beer and renewable energy, a seed savers exchange, and many kids activities.

More information at: http://www.michaelfieldsaginst.org/news/events.html

We are arranging a carpool for Sunday. We will gather at 9:15 in the parking lot of the Fitchburg City Hall, 5520 Lacy Rd, and leave at 9:30 sharp, to arrive in East Troy around 11. (The festival lasts from 11 to 4.) So far we have 1 car going, which will leave Michael Fields at 1:15. Perhaps another driver will join us who wants to stay later. If you want to go on your own, on either Sat. or Sun., here are the driving directions. Please let us know by emailing westwaubesa@gmail.com if you want to come, and if you need a ride, or can offer a ride.


Directions From Madison:

Take Hwy 12/18 east out of Madison to Cambridge. Continue southeast out of Cambridge on Hwy 12. Pass through Fort Atkinson and Whitewater. Turn left onto Hwy 20 about 6 miles outside of Whitewater. Continue on Hwy 20 for about 8 miles and turn right onto Townline Road at the Kiwanis Manor Nursing Home. (If you reach the 30 mph speed zone, you have gone too far.) Drive about 1 mile to the Stop sign at County ES. (Alpine Shopping Center is just to your left, northeast of the crossing.) Drive straight through the crossing and turn left into the first driveway by the white barn located on the east side of Townline Road. Michael Fields Agricultural Institute is the new wooden barn structure next to the white barn.