Earth Week is April 16-22 and we have lots of fun events planned to celebrate. Join us for some informative session, share information with others, learn some new things, and most importantly, make some new friends.
Tuesday April 17th Paint & Sip Party 7:00pm – 9:00pm Earth Week Celebration!
Come paint and sip with us and celebrate earth week among friends! Enjoy a fabulous latte, smoothie, or glass of wine as you paint your very own Earth Week inspired masterpiece.
Wednesday April 18th Lunch and Learn 11:30am -1:00pm Eating with the Seasons: Health, Community, and Economy
Eating seasonally helps you eat healthier, more nutritious food which is better for the environment because foods grown locally require less energy and resources to produce and transport. Join Heather Cleveland of Nourish, a Sheboygan based non-profit. Nourish collaborates with food and nutrition programs in Sheboygan and Plymouth Schools
Thursday April 19th Dinner & Networking 5:30 – 6:30, Program 6:30 – 7:30, Social to follow.
Our Water, Our Land and Our Wine Join us for the first of a multi part series. Water is essential for life, and we, in Northeastern Wisconsin are gifted with an abundance of water. Join Nannette Bulebosh of Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership and Kendra Kellin of Sheboygan River Basin Partnership to take a look at how we can preserve our precious resource. Later in the series we will look at the unique geological features of our area that have given us the Ice Age Trail and the Niagara Escarpment “Ledge”, and how geographic conditions and micro climates suitable for grape cultivation have led to the formation of n the Wisconsin Ledge America Viticulture Area (Wisconsin Wine Country) Full HUB menu of specialty coffees, artisan food and wine available for purchase.
Friday, April 20th Dinner & Networking 5:30 – 6:30, Program 6:30 – 7:30, Conversation to follow. Cultivating Eden: An Introduction to Permaculture with Greg Zahn A forest can produce 10 times more edible biomass than a farm field. AND at the same time can store and filter water, sequester carbon, cool the soil surface, and support an entire ecosystem of plants, animals and insects. How can we transition our land and food systems into this type of Eden? Permaculture- a design science based on systems thinking that is working to implement new technologies coupled with traditional wisdom to regenerate our lands and eliminate waste. Good for people. Good for communities. Good for the Earth.
Saturday, April 21th Program 4:00-5:00 pm. Social to Follow (Full HUB menu and Wisconsin Wine) Green Groups Forum: Earth People Unite! Preserving and regenerating our environment can seem like a daunting task. Join the Lakeshore Local Food Network (LLFN) and the Sustainable Living Group (SLG) in welcoming green groups from around the region to give us a short description of efforts they are currently engaged in. No special invitation required. SLG will present their plans to roll out an updated Green Directory of Sheboygan County. LLFN will provide updates on programs working to provide healthy, nutritious foods for all, while building our local economies.
Saturday April 21th
Wine tasting & Live Music Event 4:00-9:00 pm. Tastings begin at 4pm Full HUB menu and special menu items available all evening. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT AT 7PM! Celebrate Earth Week with Wisconsin wine and great live music, Featuring the world class wines of Parallel 44. A pioneer in “Cold Climate Grapes”, Parallel 44 produces 90% of their own fruit in Wisconsin, including these varietals: Marechal Foch, Frontenac, Louise Swenson, St. Pepin and Petite. Cool climate varietals have the hallmark qualities of bright acidity, fruit forward aromas, and flavors that are unique to our region. Enjoy samples of these special wines from Wisconsin. Also available by the glass and bottle for purchase along with our other carefully selected wines.
Sunday April 22th
Storytelling : Tales of the Earth 10:30 am-12:30 pm. ongoing Lilly the Green Woman Kristia Wildflower Engaging stories and creative activities about plants, people and the planet will be presented on an ongoing basis for kids of all ages. Meet Plymouth’s original Lilly the Green Woman. Kristia, a Plymouth resident and activist, actress, artist and global gardener presents many clever characters on stage and various locations. The HUB is pleased to welcome one of her characters, Lilly the Green Woman. Join in anytime, while she is here.