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2020 Onion Order Open!

The 2020 onion order is now open until March 8.  The onion plants will be ready for pick-up at 908 Altamont Street (note – new location this year) in Marquette late in April or early in May.  We will let you know when they are here and can be picked up!  To order, click on the link above.

2020 Potato Order Opens!

The 2020 Potato Order is open – now until Feb 22!  Click on the link above. These are certified organic, disease free seed potatoes from The Vermont Valley Farm near Madison and The Maine Potato Lady!  Don’t wait – order now.  Potatoes ready for pick up late in April or early May at 908 Altamont St, Marquette. (Note new location this year!) We’ll let you know when they are ready!

Reading Group meets on Nov 7

The Reading Group will meet one week earlier than scheduled this month, on Thursday, Nov 7, still at 7pm in the Dandelion Cottage Room at Peter White Public Library.  We will be talking about the book The Water Will Come, by Jeff Goodell.  It is about rising sea level.  We invite you to join us –

For more information, call Charlie (226-3314) or email mqtchaz@gmail.com

Spring Planting with Steve

Join Steve Finley for an afternoon of Spring Planting basics — bringing back some of the gems of last year’s popular Gardening Series !

What to expect:

+A recap of soil biology, compost and amendments
+Local seed favorites, food crops, garden sizing
+Ideas for early starting / germination
+Demonstration starts and ideas
+Seed packets provided by Transition Marquette
+Snacks provided

When: 3pm, Thurs., May 9th
Where: Jacobetti Home for Veterans
425 Fisher St., Marquette

Questions? Call Steve @ 920-573-0430
E-mail: steve@steveorganics.com

Repair Cafe open April 20

The Transition Marquette County Repair Cafe will be open again on Saturday, April 20, in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. From noon to 4pm on that day, the public is invited to bring in small household items in need of repair. Volunteer repair talent will be on hand to work on computers and electronics, sewing machines, small appliances, clothing, lamps, and other household items. The focus is on helping people learn to repair their own items, thus saving money and keeping material out of landfills. There is no charge for this service; a $5 donation is suggested to support the program. The next Repair Cafe is scheduled for May 25. For more information call Tom at 573-300-1341 or email tfgauthier55@live.com.

Sustaining Lake Superior – Reading Group read for April

The Reading Group will meet on Thurs, April 11, at 7pm in the Dandelion Cottage Room at Peter White Public Library in Marquette to discuss Sustaining Lake Superior, a book by MTU professor Nancy Langston.

We tend to think of Lake Superior as clear, clean, even pristine. But Langston notes that pollutants and toxins are arriving from a variety of sources. She is a professor at MTU and spoke at the Northern Climate Network at NMU last spring.

“A cautionary story about the true cost of unenlightened commodification of Lake Superior. Like the Anishinaabe whose stewardship Nancy Langston chronicles, she invokes Seventh Generation thinking: make wise decisions today based on the best interests of future generations.” -Patty Loew, Bad River Anishinaabe

Everyone is invited to join the conversation.  It would help to have at least started to read the book!  For more information, call Charlie (226-3314) or email mqtchaz@gmail.com

Then here’s an event of interest – Forests for Fish Forum, Tues, April 16, 5-9pm, River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center, Ishpeming.  Three presentations: Dynamic linkages between forest and lake; Life in the nearshore zone; Fishes in the Abyss- the offshore ecosystem.  FMI – call Gary Willis, (906) 353-6651

Repair Cafe Open Sat, Mar 16!!

The Transition Marquette County Repair Cafe will be open again on Saturday, Mar 16, in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. From noon to 4pm on that day, the public is invited to bring in small household items in need of repair. Volunteer repair talent will be on hand to work on computers and electronics, sewing machines, small appliances, clothing, lamps, and other household items. The focus is on helping people learn to repair their own items, thus saving money and keeping material out of landfills. There is no charge for this service; a $5 donation is suggested to support the program. Future Repair Cafes are scheduled for April 20, and May 25. For more information call Tom at 573-300-1341 or email tfgauthier55@live.com.

Reading Group meets Thurs, Jan 10

In the Dandelion Cottage Room at Peter White Library.  7pm.  We will be discussing The Big Hunger – the Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-hunger Groups.  It’s an interesting, disturbing, and challenging read.  If the movie Wasted troubled you – this is a book you want to read.