Free presentation on the Hows and Whys of Tree Diversity: Ideas for Homeowners
at April Middleton Green Thursday
Thursday, April 2 at 7:00pm
Willy West Co-Op Community Room
6825 University Ave, Middleton
Not another red maple, please! The Hows and Whys of Tree Diversity are the focus of the next Green Thursday on April 2nd at 7:00pm at the Willy West Co-op. With every new year there seems to be another new bug or disease threatening our trees. Why is that happening and what can we do about it? Mark Wegner, City of Middleton forester and horticulturist, will discuss new planting options for homeowners (other than red maples!) and explore the contributing factors behind events such as the current Emerald Ash Borer crisis, Dutch Elm Disease, and Chestnut Blight. Bring your tree-related questions for our expert.
Also save the date for a special earth week screening of the film The New Green Giants on Thursday, April 23 at 7:00pm at Willy West Co-Op. As organic food has moved from niche market to mainstream in the last ten years, it has became the fastest growing segment of the food industry—a movement attracting all the major food corporations. The New Green Giants looks at a number of organic food companies and shows how they manage or, in some cases, fail to live up to the idealistic dreams of the original movement. The film also looks at some big questions surrounding organic food: Is it really healthier? Is it truly organic? Is it possible to grow a mom-and-pop operation into a supplier of major grocery chains? Is it actually sustainable? Is it realistic to think the world can be fed organically?