Dave Reid

4 Season Harvest – Full Moon Festival

By - Aug 26th, 2010 06:41 pm
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Weber’s Greenhouses located at 4215 N. Green Bay Ave. is planning a 4 Season Harvest – Full Moon Festival on Friday September 24 and Saturday September 25. We would like you to participate. This event is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Friday Night is from 6 – 11pm and will be a huge party to kick off the event featuring the Milwaukee Band the EX-CLEAVERS (New Age Punk Rock) for those of you who know them. This will cost $5, and we have tickets for early sale. BYOB. There will also be kegs from The Ale House.

Saturday will run from 10am – 6pm and will feature guest speakers including…

Tony from Lamborganics – A delightful man who is in the worm farm business. We will be giving away free samples of his castings.

Franz from Weber’s AKA The Germanator – I will discuss alternative energy for the poor urban farmer and other strategies for a more sustainable Milwaukee. I too will be giving away free samples of vegetable starts in celebration of the 4 season harvest.

Urban food production and four season harvest demonstration and resources:

  • Container gardening and vermi-culture combo: grow soil and food at the same time
  • Single and double coverage for extended season harvest in an unheated hoop-house (space available)
  • Four season harvest seedlings available (driven by demand – submit your wish list soon)
  • Seed saving and harvest preservation techniques
  • Low cost container, cold frames and greenhouses available
  • Soil and seeds available when “all the other places have closed”
  • Bees and other pollinators

Low cost energy strategies for the urban environment:

  • Milwaukee’s first bicycle powered Laundromat
  • “Down and Dirty” solar hot air and solar hot water systems, “free heat on a budget”
  • Bicycle power basics
  • Cargo bicycles and bicycle trailers
  • PV and wind systems basics
  • Low cost battery storage and dump load diversion
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