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Annual Plant Swap 2017

posted May 15, 2017, 9:24 AM by George Adams   [ updated May 30, 2017, 10:59 AM ]

What:  The 8th Annual HRTI Plant Swap

Where:  Pioneer Park, located in Prairie Farm, WI.  We will be in the picnic shelter--look for the large yellow SWAP signs!

When:  THIS SATURDAY, June 3rd, 10 AM until 1 PM

What to bring:  Spare plants (tomatoes, melons, peppers, flowers, annuals or perennials) that you want to share with your friends and neighbors!  Bring a box or a bag or a bucket to fill, as we always have lots of free plants that need a new home.

But, what if I don't have anything to share??  No worries!  This event is a "swap" in name only; there is always SO MUCH STUFF that we actively encourage people to come and take whatever they can use in their gardens.  Next year, you can share if you have extras...but don't let a lack of stuff to trade keep you from coming!  Also, be greedy.  All the extra stuff comes home with me, and I don't have that much space for 100,000,000 extra tomatoes....ha!

Questions?  Need directions?  Feel free to send me an email cris.cantin@yahoo.com

See you at the Swap!

Cris Cantin

The Children’s Garden

posted Mar 27, 2017, 11:27 AM by George Adams

Attention Budding Gardeners!!!
The HRTI Community Garden is expanding and adding garden spaces just for kids!

The Childrens Garden

The Community Garden (located on John St. next to the Pioneer Home) is expanding! This year, we will be adding 6’x6’ garden spaces JUST FOR KIDS! Space cost is $5* for the season, and free seeds and plants are available. We will provide water, sunshine and lots of fun! All participants must agree to visit their garden at least once per week and keep weeds to a minimum throughout the season. There will be a work day in May, so adults please consider lending us your muscles to get the season started! About the garden...

The Community Garden is supported by the Hay River Transition Initiative, a group of friends and neighbors working toward increasing sustainable living in the Prairie Farm area. As part of this, we work on projects within our community to support greener living and traditional skills, such as gardening.

Hey kids! Would you like your own garden to grow in?

Contact Cris at cris.cantin@yahoo.com or 715-418-1886 to reserve your space today. See you in the Garden!
*$5 fee will be waived, depending on individual need. Gardening is for everyone!! 

Seed Swap 2017

posted Mar 2, 2017, 5:42 PM by George Adams   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 6:32 AM ]

NEW DATE: Saturday March 25th
NEW LOCATION for 2017: Ridgeland Community Center, Ridgeland WI
Times: 10 AM until 1 PM
Look for the bright yellow SWAP signs--it's easy to find

Also we're holding a Food Swap as well. Bring your spare canned treats, baked items or freezer surplus & trade with your friends & neighbors!!

See you at the Swap

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with directions!


Cris Cantincris.cantin@yahoo.com

Stone Soup potluck December 2016

posted Nov 27, 2016, 1:29 PM by George Adams

Friday, December 2 at 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Sue & Allen's 650 1st Avenue - Prairie Farm WI which is also the home of Good Root Growers.
Share this event with your friends on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/1006792822770558/

Bring a dish to share.

Traditional & Green Skills Event 2017

posted Nov 27, 2016, 12:48 PM by George Adams   [ updated Feb 6, 2017, 12:30 PM ]

Saturday, March 4, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 
Prairie Farm High School, 630 River Ave. S. Prairie Farm 
No need to pre-register, just pay at the door. 

Download the listing of classes and class schedule below. 
Poster



Stone Soup is back

posted Aug 29, 2016, 5:32 AM by George Adams   [ updated Aug 29, 2016, 5:35 AM ]

Friday, September 9 at 5:30 PM - 9 PM

Share this event with your friends on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/1006792822770558/

The folks at the Hay River Transition Initiative invite you to come on out and be part of the community and enjoy some "Stone Soup". The soup will be a Potato, kale leek soup with one option having sausage in it. This is also a pot luck, bring extra food to pass and share if you wish. This will be a great time to socialize and share our thoughts.

Annual Plant Swap 2016

posted May 10, 2016, 4:49 PM by George Adams   [ updated May 12, 2016, 7:00 PM ]

Saturday June 4, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM  

Mark your calendars! The Annual Plant Swap will be on Saturday June 4, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the picnic shelter in Pioneer Park in picturesque Prairie Farm. Bring your extra seedlings or just come and take what others have to share!!

7th Annual Seed Swap

posted Jan 12, 2016, 12:30 PM by George Adams

Saturday January 30, 2016
10 AM - 12 Noon
Village Classroom & Community Center
Prairie Farm WI 54762

For more information contact Cris Canton 715-418-1886 or cris@hayriverti.org

Traditional and Green Skills Event 2016

posted Dec 16, 2015, 12:18 PM by George Adams   [ updated Feb 17, 2016, 11:34 AM ]

Saturday, March 5, 2015 
8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 
Prairie Farm High School, 630 River Ave. S. Prairie Farm 
No need to pre-register, just pay at the door. 
Download a PDF of the poster at the bottom of this page.

download PDF of poster


Class listing, instructors and schedule will be available here in mid January 2016

Canning Lending Library

posted Jul 3, 2015, 3:00 PM by George Adams   [ updated Jul 3, 2015, 3:08 PM ]

Located At:
411 Bluff Avenue S., Prairie Farm
Available 24/7
  • Water bath and Pressure Canners available
  • Each canner comes with jar lifter, magnet lid wand, funnel & rack
  • Regular & Wide Mouth lids available for small donation fee
  • FREE jar bands and jars (limited availability)
How It Works: Canners are available on first come-first serve basis. You can check out a canner for seven days, simply write your name and contact information on the calendar located next to the canner library shelf. Access to the canning lending library is available 24/7, we’ll leave a light on for you! Just need lids? Stop by and get what you need—regular mouth lids @ $1/box and wide mouth lids at $2/box. Lid fee payable by the honor system, just place your payment into the donation can provided. There is a limited amount of jar bands and free mason jars available—check the bottom shelf for jars. Pressure canner is checked by UW-Extension annually to ensure that the seal ring and pressure gauge are accurate and safe for home use.

Poster
Supplies
   


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