About Woodland Pattern Book Center Woodland Pattern Book Center was founded as a non-profit organization in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood by Anne Kingsbury and Karl Gartung in 1979. The name “Woodland Pattern” was chosen from a passage in Paul Metcalf’s Apalache: “South of Lake Superior, a culture center, the Woodland Pattern…” Woodland Pattern has become a […]
by Ellen C. Warren “Music is what I do.” It is not the answer to a question. It is a pronouncement. An explanation. Her big upright bass, leaning against the wall, stands witness. Musician, vocalist, artist, songwriter Johanna Rose has thrown her heart into her greatest love, music. And even when she is not in […]
Health crisis? Hunger crisis? Local food production can address them both. According to the Zero Hunger Challenge, a program presented by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012, the only way to end world hunger is through sustainable small-plot farming. Some think this kind of initiative is only needed in third world countries. However, UN […]
by Janice Christensen, photo by Greg Thompson
Sean Kafer has a map of the Mississippi near Madrid, Iowa from 1877. It shows the main channel of the river surrounded by wide meandering channels colored red or blue, wandering miles into the surrounding countryside. “That’s the way the river was. It changed course every year,” Sean says.