Join us the third Thursday of every month from 6 - 8 pm
at the Urban Ecology Center for a delicious potluck dinner and a program including lively discussion.




Thursday, May 17, 2018
6 to 8 pm

Potluck dinner, film and discussion

Searching for Sustainability
How farming in Wisconsin impacts our land, health and water

Clean riverCows grazing

Join us for a potluck dinner and a free screening of the film “Searching for Sustainability”-- followed by a discussion led by Suzanne Zipperer, a former Riverwest resident who moved back to her family farm in Manitowoc County four years ago.

Wisconsin food production impacts both our environmental - and personal - health. This timely film highlights water issues in Kewaunee County, Green Bay and the Central Sands area -- issues of serious pollution and overuse that are often in the news. Local farmers and scientists describe their concerns -- and solutions -- that offer hope for a more sustainable future.

Suzanne is a founding member of the SLO Farmers Co-op, an emerging group of sustainable, local and organic farms in northeast Wisconsin that offers a meat share program. They are all about sustainable farming that protects our rich water resources and connecting consumers directly with small local farms.  

Thursday, June 21, 2018
6 to 8pm

Food Waste

Join us for a potluck dinner followed by a discussion about why so much food is wasted, why it matters and what is being done and can be done to reduce food waste.

We’ll base our discussion on Jonathan Bloom’s book, American wasteland : how America throws away nearly half of its food (and what we can do about it), as well as the film: Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

If you'd like to read the book, it is available in the Milwaukee Public Library. You can find how to see the film on their website.

Here are links to some shorter articles you may want to read:

All are welcome to join us whether you've done any reading (or film watching) ahead of time.