Film Screening "Unacceptable Levels" Feb. 27

Please join us for a screening of "Unacceptable Levels," a film about the chemicals in our bodies and how they got there, Monday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 611 Sherman Ave. East, Fort Atkinson, WI. To explore different aspects of common chemical exposure, the film was made in consultation with experts in a number of fields and guided by a father on a personal journey as he tried to put this issue into perspective for everyone. The filmmaker's goal is to determine how we can prevent disease before it strikes.

Join us for Spud Fest April 5th!

A free workshop on how to grow potatoes. Sale of organic seed potatoes. Baked potato bar with all the toppings. It's Spud Fest! We're having a celebration of all things potato on Wednesday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Johnson Creek Community Center, 417 Union St., Johnson Creek WI. The workshop "Everything You Need to Know to Grow Potatoes and Why You Should Grow Them" will feature three SJ members, all long-time experienced potato growers, who will share their tips and techniques for growing the humble spud in the garden and in containers. Six varieties of certified organic Wisconsin-grown seed potatoes will be for sale; all easy to grow, delicious and popular with our members. And the baked potato bar will convince everyone to grow this versatile culinary star. For recipe ideas we'll have for sale our popular SJ potato cookbook "A Celebration of the Spud." Don't miss Jefferson County's only potato extravaganza!

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 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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