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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sad News, Farm Tour Cancelled

Sad news, due to a death in the farm’s family, we are cancelling the farm tour.  Thank you for understanding.

Organic Valley Farm Tour 6/28

6/28 – SPECIAL FARM TOUR

RSVP/Register Today for the Organic Valley Farm Tour at http://mgd2014FarmTour.eventbrite.com/

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS JUNE 26TH

What is Green Drinks Milwaukee?  Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event
On the 2nd Wednesday of each month bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it! Occasionally we have a special event like this farm tour.

FARM TOUR: June 28th, 2014, beginning at 10am

WHERE:

  • 1st Stop: Coffee Corner Bistro on 102 Main St. in Kewaskum.  Short presentation here.  Map it.
  • 2nd Stop: Dairy Farm at 2342 Hwy 28E in Kewaskum. Map it.  
  • Want to carpool? Meet up with others to depart the Park & Ride at the corner of HWY 41/45 and Mequon Road at 9:30am. Map It.

SPEAKER: Kevin Kiehnau, East Central Division Manager of Organic Valley.

ABOUT THE TOUR

On June 28th, Milwaukee Green Drinks is hosting a trip to an Organic Valley farm in Kewaskum, WI.  We will meet for a short introduction at 10am at Coffee Corner Bistro on 102 Main St. in Kewaskum.  Kevin Kiehnau, East Central Division Manager of Organic Valley will host the introduction.  Afterward, we will have the opportunity to visit a dairy farm at 2342 Hwy 28E in Kewaskum.

ABOUT ORGANIC VALLEY

In an era where corporations dominate all facets of business including government, global energy, agriculture and global food supply, Organic Valley serves small farmers and rural community health by combining two alternative business models—the family farm and the cooperative. The cooperative was founded to nurture local communities by keeping farmers on the land, farming.  The cooperative has been a pioneering force in the organic movement for 25 years, and has made much progress in raising the bar of organic standards.  See their Sustainability Report here.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS JUNE 26TH!
RSVP/Register Today at http://mgd2014FarmTour.eventbrite.com/

Don’t miss the fun!

6/11 Green Roofs and Water Center Tour

6/11 – June Green Drinks

NOTE: JUNE VENUE is at  THE GLOBAL WATER CENTER and BRAISE RESTAURANT

RSVP/Register Today at http://mgdjune2014.eventbrite.com/

Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event
Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

NEXT EVENT: June 11th, 2014 5:30-7:30 pm PLEASE ARRIVE CLOSE to 5:30, the tour will not wait.

WHERE:

SPEAKER: John Lottes, Chief Marketing Officer Hanging Gardens

TOPIC: Green Roofs and Water Center Tour

Hanging Gardens,  maiden tenant of the new Global Water Center, will be conducting a tour of the Global Water Center. After the GWC tour, we will be heading over to Braise Restaurant for a rooftop garden tour followed by drinks and Socializing.

Hanging Gardens LLC provides a roof to sewer solutions for sustainable development including vegetated roofing, porous pavers, stormwater mitigation and harvesting. Headquartered in the internationally renowned Global Water Center in Milwaukee Wisconsin

This Tuesday’s Agenda:

5:30-6:00 Meet in Lobby of Global Water Center socialize Beer provided by MillerCoors
6:00 – 6:45: Tour of the Global Water Center
6:45 – 7:00: Migrate to Braise Restaurant http://braiselocalfood.com
7:00 – 7:30 tour of Braise Restaurant Roof and Speaker Q&A
7:30 MKE Green Drinks officially ends, and you are free to stay and socialize

REMINDER: June 28th – Saturday Trip to an Organic Valley Farm

Don’t miss the fun!

REGISTER TODAY at http://mgdjune2014.eventbrite.com/