Register now! Oct. 28 Workshop on Herbs, Wild Foods for Winter Health with Linda Conroy

Register now for our Oct. 28 workshop by noted Wisconsin herbalist and forager Linda Conroy on using herbs and wild foods to maintain and promote good health during the Winter. In this two-and-a-half hour workshop, Linda will  share some of her recipes to prepare your cupboard and medicine cabinet for the cold months and workshop participants will be able to sample some of her favorites. She will identify roots, seeds and berries of the season and demonstrate how to prepare them for optimal health and for use during the winter. The workshop will cover burdock, echinacea, comfrey, wild grape and much more. A sampling snack will be served at the conclusion of this workshop. And a delicious lunch prepared by SJ members will be offered for a suggested donation of $5. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Johnson Creek Middle/High School, 455 Aztalan St., Johnson Creek. Cost is $20 payable at the door. Registration is requested in advance by e-mailing Space is limited so register soon!

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!

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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