Plan to plant potatoes this spring

In early spring, we once again will be selling certified organic Wisconsin-grown seed potatoes. We'll be offering six varieties, all popular with our members; varieties that have proven to be easy to grow and delicious. The potato varieties we will have available are German Butterball, Magic Molly, Yukon Gold, Adirondek Red, Dark Red Norland and All Blue.

The seed potatoes will go on sale in early spring. Join our e-mail list to get the first notification of when and where to buy! Just e-mail info@sustainjefferson.org to get on the list.

Donate unwanted bicycles

Our bicycle donation project, begun in the fall of 2014 when we collected 150 bikes (see photo scrolling at top of page), continues thanks to some great partnerships forged among people who'd rather see unwanted bikes go to a worthy cause than to a landfill.

The Ixonia Transfer Site and Recycling Center, W1276 Elmwood Ave., Ixonia, continues to accept donations of bikes and bicycle parts during open hours, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Recently SJ Board Member Mike Klaus picked up 21 bikes (photo above) from another of our bike donation partners, the Watertown Police Department, and transported them to the Ixonia site. Recycling Center staff picked up another 30 bikes at the PD. All donated bikes are then picked up at the Ixonia center by Working Bikes Cooperative, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that repairs bikes and gives them to people in underserved communities in the U.S., Haiti, Africa and Central and South America.

Books, movies, workshops!

Don't hibernate this winter. Join us for fun, learning and lively discussions as we talk about books, screen films relevant to our mission and gather at workshops on gardening, cooking and making things. Stayed tuned for scheduling information by joining our e-mail list; send an e-mail to info@sustainjefferson.org. And, if you have an idea for a book we should discuss, a film we should see or a workshop we should hold, let us know!

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