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Winter Farmer's Markets at Local Faith Communities

The Interfaith Earth Network will be at winter farmer's markets around the Milwaukee area. Come eat, shop, visit and support local. Don't forget to stop by our display and say hello!

FREE & open to the public. FINAL MARKET ON MARCH 15TH!
2015 Market Schedule

Churches’ Center for Land and People’s Winter Farmers’ Markets and Meals for Hope provide small-scale farmers the chance to sell their products in the off-season. Most often they feature a brunch using local food supplied by the farmers and prepared by volunteers under the direction of the congregation’s chef or an outside professional.

Products for sale at the markets include produce, cheese, meats, eggs, syrup, honey, jams and jellies, relishes, flour, oats, pancake mix, baked goods, farmstead soaps, and woolen goods. Farmers help farmers by building connections with each other and by donating ten percent of sales to the Harvest of Hope emergency fund with 100% of the donations given to farmers in need.


Guest Post on Waters of Wisconsin Blog

Kirsten Shead, Program Director for the Interfaith Earth Network, contributed a narrative blog post on water and faith entitled Down to the RIver to Pray. The Waters of Wiscsonsin initiative (WOW), part of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, launched their blog in October 2014 as an ongoing conversation about Wisconsin’s shared waters. Through this blog they aim to feature great ideas and poignant stories from writers, policymakers, farmers, scientists, and others that explore what healthy, abundant water means to Wisconsin and her people.

Kirsten has been participating with WOW for the last year on their communications team as an influential voice for people of faith and their role in celebrating and safeguarding our Wisconsin waters.

Kirsten Shead


Natural Burial of an IEN Founder



The natural burial of Carol Waskovich, one of the founders of the Interfaith Earth Network, was featured in an extensive article on natural burials by the Milwaukee Jouranal Sentinel on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The story noted Carol's environmental work, spiritual motivation and her conviction that all of matter is connected and interdependant.

Carol was laid to rest surrounded by friends and loved ones in a field of wildflowers and grasses at Prairie Home Cemetary in Waukesha. It was an inspirational service and setting that deeply reflected Carol's values and spirit.

Read the story here.

Donations in memory of Carol were designated for the Interfaith Earth Network.



IEN Program Director in the News, Riding the ELF

The interfaith Earth Network was in the news twice in August. Kirsten Shead, the Program Director for IEN has caught the attention of both the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Today's TMJ4. She was interviewed live last night on Wisconsin Tonight on Today's TMJ4 - check out the video.

The ELF, a wasabi-green, three-wheeled, solar-assisted electric bicycle can turn some heads. Both stories reference the connection of Faith and care for the Earth.

How are you striving to make more sustainable, eco-minded transportation choices?


Our Partners




Upcoming
Events

Faith & Ecology:
A Conversation

Every 3rd Tuesday

April 21st, 7:00-8:30pm

This month's topic:
Water Wisdom

Free & open to the public!
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside

For more information,
email

This series invites persons of all faiths and spiritualities to gather
to reflect upon and converse abouta chosen word for the month.

We will have topics that respond
to seasonal/calendar events to
draw us all into reflection and conversation on how faith and spirituality intersect with our
lives and the natural world.

Please note that sometimes the
third Tuesday falls on a day that
has special significance to a particular faith tradition.
We mean no harm but have a commitment for that time slot.


TeleSeminar
Monday, April 13th

Introduction to Aquaponics
TeleSeminar [By Phone]


MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015
12:00-1:00 PM CT, BY PHONE


Please register

The presentation will be an overview of the basics of aquaponics, including the biological components (fish, plants, and micro-organisms), various designs (from small to large), and applications (from school classrooms to commercial scale). There will be an opportunity for question and answer throughout the presentation.

Presenter:
Jesse Blom has been working on aquaponics related projects for the past 5 years with the Sweet Water Foundation, for which he is the Milwaukee Director. He is currently working on a contract with Milwaukee Public Schools to implement aquaponics projects at several schools within the district. He is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Freshwater Sciences for University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Sponsor:
Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin [Wisconsin Green Muslims]

Programs for
Faith Communities



Water Shield

This dynamic new initiative is designed to help congregations and individuals become leaders in conservation, protection, and celebration of water. The Interfaith Earth Network is GreenFaith's first regional partner in this program, which we launched through our "Making Waves for Water" event this January. Those who attended this event were among the first to join this nationwide movement towards appreciating, honoring, and responsibly stewarding this deceptively abundant resource.

GreenFaith Official Website

You are heartily encouraged to explore Water Shield as a way for their congregation or faith community to engage more deeply and more responsibly with water. For more information and guidance implementing this in your community, contact the Interfaith Earth Network.

Please consider a contribution to help us further our cause. Please be assured that your information is secure.

Interfaith Earth Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and as such your contribution is tax deductible.

Interfaith Earth Network
c/o Interfaith Conference
?5409 W. Vliet Street?
Milwaukee, WI 54208
Phone: (414) 276-9050?

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