Join us for Spud Fest! April 4th

A free presentation on how to grow potatoes. Sale of certified organic Wisconsin-grown seed potatoes. Baked potato bar with all the toppings. It's Spud Fest! Join us for our second annual celebration of the spud Wednesday, April 4, 21018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Johnson Creek Community Center, 417 Union St., Johnson Creek WI.  A local master gardener, who is an experienced potato grower, will share his tips and techniques for growing the humble spud in the garden and in containers. Eight 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 tater 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.

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