Farley Center Dedication Event
Thank you to all who participated in the Farley Center dedication weekend of events!
The keynote address by Dr. Joshua Farley- "Peace, Justice & Sustainability: the foundations for a new economy" was an important look at the future we need to move toward. He layed out a future based on cooperation, where the common good is held as the highest priority while recognizing the recipricol relationship of benefit and responsibility for the sustainable management of our natural resources, and valuing our environment and eachother in a wholistic approach that is integrated into our economic system.
Link here to read Josh's presentation powerpoint.
The Feast from the Fields fundraiser supper was a delightful evening with delicious foods featuring the Farm Incubator produce, the candleight, flowers and mariachi band made for a festive and beutiful time together under the moon-lit sky.
The dedication celebration focused on the past, present and future to give full meaning to ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE. We recognized the work of past individuals, Clarence Kailin (namesake for the Madison chapter of Veterans for Peace and a lifelong economic, civil rights and social justice advocate) , Midge Miller (political activist for progressive principals and single payer health plan), Nan Cheney (community organizer and initiator of the Social Justice Center and champion for women’s rights), Walter Bresette (Ojibwe activist and author most notably known for his work with Witness for Non Violence protecting Indian treaty spearfishing rights), Francis Hole (pacifist and famed soil scientist who named the Antigo Loam the State of Wisconsin soil), along with Dr. Linda Farley (universal health care plan champion, social justice advocate and peace activist). The dedication marked the transfer of land from the Farley sons to the Farley Center so that the principals of peace, justice and sustainability can be promoted through the multiple programs the Farley Center offers and will offer in the future. In recognition of this gift to the community, we invite the community to join with the Farley Center in imagining, creating and putting into action diverse efforts to care for our world in a respectful and compassionate manner.
The open house was filled with tours and hoop house building excitement. It was a breathtaking moment when the plastic covering over the hoop house billowed in the air before covering the frame. (Pictures to come soon). The tours of the Natural Path Sanctuary and the farm incubator gave people a chance to see the on-goings of the Farley Center. A special treat was the art installation tours of nine different artists' work in natural, temporary forms celebrating nature.