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March 2019

Dinner Lecture

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$40

Environmental Ethics of Indigenous Cultures of Wisconsin led by Patty Loew Enjoy dinner at the monastery and learn about the environmental ethics of the first people of this land. Speaker Patty Loew is a Professor of Journalism at Northwestern University and Director of Native American and Indigenous Research. Cost $40, includes dinner and lecture Registration Registration closed.  

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April 2019

Dinner Lecture: The Virtues of Natural Land Management

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$40

The Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy and Friends of Wisdom Prairie join together to offer this dinner and panel discussion on the Virtues of Natural Land Management. The event will take place at Holy Wisdom Monastery.   Speakers Jeffrey Sledge will discuss the issues related to the health benefits of Natural Lands for volunteers and visitors who experience being in an ecological community. He is the Research Scientist and Director of the Health and Built Environment Lab at the University…

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Grounds tour

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

Sights and Sounds of Spring led by naturalist Sylvia Marek and Greg Armstrong Join us for a tour of Holy Wisdom Monastery lands in the spring when we can listen for the birds and frogs and see the exuberance of spring growth. No registration necessary, just come and bring your friends!

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May 2019

Caring for Common Ground

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - June 2 @ 4:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$95

Education for Spiritually-Based Ecological Restoration People from diverse religious (and non-religious) traditions and spiritual practices are invited to learn together how to do ecological restoration that helps to heal the land, and to share how their faith perspectives inform their environmental commitments. Join and become part of an interfaith restoration community of practice. What is Caring for Common Ground? Caring for Common Ground is an educational program convened by Holy Wisdom Monastery, in collaboration with the Earth Partnership (UW-Madison) program,…

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June 2019

Wisdom Prairie Workday

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until June 19, 2019

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Volunteer on the land and help preserve and protect this important area on the north shore of Lake Mendota. Work outside with old friends, meet new people and have fun. Join the party! Meet at the monastery building entrance at 9:00 am and come prepared to work outside. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants a hat and gloves. We will work until noon, but will take a break mid-morning with a snack and conversation. Bring your friends! Register one day or more before the…

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July 2019

Grounds tour

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

Summer in the Prairie Join naturalist Sylvia Marek and Greg Armstrong on a summer tour of the Holy Wisdom Monastery grounds. We will have a chance to enjoy the exuberance of growth and vibrant colors of the prairies. All are welcome. No registration necessary, just come and bring your friends!

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August 2019

Outing to Nachusa Grasslands

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$75

Join the Friends of Wisdom Prairie on this unique outing to the Nachusa Grasslands in Franklin Grove, Illinois. Learn about this 3,800 acre grassland featuring a large remnant prairie, woodlands and wetlands—one of the most biologically diverse grasslands in Illinois. In 2014 the Nature Conservancy reintroduced bison to this successful prairie. We will visit the prairie, the bison and the visitor center. Bus transportation and box lunch will be provided. Maximum 50 people. Bring binoculars. Date/times: Tuesday, August 6, 2019…

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Wisdom Prairie Workday cancelled

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Both Greg Armstrong and Paul Boutwell are unable to lead the regularly scheduled workday for today, so we have cancelled it. The next workday is on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at Holy Wisdom Monastery. We hope to see you there!

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September 2019

Wisdom Prairie Workday

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Volunteer on the land and help preserve and protect this important area on the north shore of Lake Mendota. Work outside with old friends, meet new people and have fun. Join the party! Please note: You are invited to a unique workday on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 9:00 am to noon at Yahara Heights County Park. We will be teaming up with Dane County Parks to collect prairie seed under the guidance of Dane County Parks Botanist, Lars Higdon. Please meet 5158 Caton Lane at 9:00 am if…

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December 2019

Reception & Lecture: The Life and Spirituality of Thomas Berry – CANCELLED

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$35

This program has been cancelled Join us for an inspiring evening focusing on the Life and Spirituality of Thomas Berry presented by nationally-know speakers Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. Thomas Berry (1914–2009) was one of the twentieth century’s most profound thinkers. As a cultural historian, he sought a broader perspective on humanity’s relationship to Earth in order to respond to the ecological and social challenges of our times. He began his studies in Western history and religions and expanded…

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