Thursday, January 27, 2011

Film Showing: The Economics of Happiness

Film Showing: The Economics of Happiness
Friday, February 18th, 7 pm
Donations Suggested

eoh_poster_11_17_compressedThe Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center invites you to participate in the exciting launch of the new film from the International Society of Ecology and Culture (ISEC) titled "The Economics of Happiness," which has been shown this month to sold-out audiences in Seattle, San Francisco and Portland.  The film describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions: while government and big business push for a globalized economy based on high technology and increased trade, people all over the world are working from the grassroots to nurture small scale, ecological, local economies. Running time of 67 minutes, followed by discussion. Snacks and refreshments will be served.  Donations suggested. For more information, follow this link to view a trailer of the film and learn  more about the localization movement: http://theeconomicsofhappiness.org

Friday, January 21, 2011

Guided Winter Hikes

Guided Winter Hikes 
Saturday, February 12th and Saturday, February 19th 1 pm
Cost: $5 per person 

Join the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center for a guided winter ecology hike through the Jordan Valley. Learn to identify animal tracks, trees, bird calls, and other winter wonders. Hike ends with sledding and a warm meal! Cost: $5 per person. Located three miles south of East Jordan on M-66. For more info, contact Wagbo at 231-536-0333, or email wagbo@torchlake.com.

February Potluck: Biomass Presentation

Potluck and Biomass Presentation
Friday, February 11th, 6pm

Join the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center for an evening of good food, fun company, and inspired programming. Potluck starts at 6 pm. Join us with a dish to pass or without. The presentation begins at 7 pm with Anne Zukowski and John Teesdale of the Friends of the Jordan River Watershed speaking about the problems of wood-burning biomass plants. Learn about the threats these plants pose to Michigan's forests and our health. Free and open to the public. Located three miles south of East Jordan on M-66. For more info, contact Wagbo at 231-536-0333, or email wagbo@torchlake.com.  See also the FOJ page on biomass.