TMA and Sustainatility on Parade, September 24

6 Sep

Sustainability on Parade, September 24
Have you ever wondered what the heck they do with the stuff in that big white tank near the hold shelves at Sequoya Library? Are you interested in getting chickens, but would first like to talk to someone who has them? Have you ever wondered how solar hot water works in the winter? Did you know that you can have a rain garden in a shady location? Would you love to march behind a real marching band?

You can get answers to these and many more questions—AND march with the band—during Sustainability on Parade on Saturday, September 24. We will start by learning about the green features of Sequoya Library, and then parade behind the FORWARD! Marching Band to the 600 blocks of Piper and Orchard Drive, where 5 neighbors will show off the sustainable features of their homes and yards.

Some of the things you might see on the neighborhood tour include solar hot water, a metal roof, a permaculture garden, water harvesting and rain gardens, a front yard veggie garden, plantings of native vegetation, bison painted on a garage door, chickens, and bamboo flooring. Ask about the utility bills at Mike and Ann’s uber-insulated home.

Sustainability on Parade

Saturday, September 24
10:00 am tour the green features of Sequoya Library
(please don’t park in the library lot, we will be walking)
10:30 am parade behind the FORWARD! Marching Band from the library to 626 Orchard Drive (and get a map of the homes/yards on display)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm tour the 5 yards or homes at your leisure
Come meet your neighbors and have a good time!

This event is part of the global actions of Moving Planet on September 24. It is also sponsored by Transition Madison Area.

For questions or more information, contact Judy Skog at 273-4813 or by email at


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