Central Rivers Farmshed

We organize events, programs, workshops and resources that help support a local food economy.

People living in central Wisconsin will have the opportunity to learn more about the environmental, economic, social and legislative issues surrounding the open pit taconite mine  proposed by Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) for northern Wisconsin, between Hurley and Mellen.

A half-hour film, Wisconsin Mining Standoff, tells the story of polarization that’s building in the area around the pristine woods of the Penokee mountain range where it’s proposed to locate the mine that will be four miles long, half a mile across and 1000 feet deep..  The issues that are evident in the debate include a standoff between GTAC and its supporters seeking mining jobs, and the residents, Native American tribes and political leaders intent on protecting their communities and water sources from contamination.

There will be a local screening of the film at Central Rivers’ Farmshed’s Greenhouse Project, 1220 Briggs Street in Stevens Point (formerly Sorenson’s Greenhouse), on Thursday, October 24th at 7pm.  Free popcorn will be provided (bring your own beverage) and there’ll be an opportunity for discussion of the issues after the film.

For more information please call Mary Maller at 715-544-4859.


We are a community that thrives on locally grown food produced in ways that are good for our health and the health of our land, water, and air


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