[FULL] Library Takeover: Full Circle Food Usage Event: In-Person Event Signup


This event is full. You can join the waitlist by emailing meadowridge@madisonpubliclibrary.org or calling the location at 608-288-6160.

Join a full day of learning how to grow, blend, cook and eat affordable, healthy and delicious foods for yourself and your family at Meadowridge Library! Through the Library Takeover process, a team of four women of color came together to share their knowledge about sustainable food pathways that don't break the bank, but help your feel nourished. This event is family-friendly, and will include four hands-on sessions where adults and kids can learn to prepare several different kinds of meals. 

Registration is requested, and those who register in advance are automatically entered into a giveaway. You could take home a cold press juicer, mixing bowl and spoons, or a grocery store gift card! 

When you sign up, you are registering for all four of the sessions listed below. All ages welcome. 

Event Schedule: 


  • 11-11:15: Intro and Welcome
  • 11:15am - 12pm: We Got Food at Home: A Meal Prepping Workshop led by Ciara Hartzog. This session will focus on easy, nutritious and affordable meals for the whole family. Participants will have an opportunity to build their own spring rolls using fresh, tasty ingredients that are easily accessible. During this session we will also cover the nutritional value of the ingredients used and create recipe cards to take home.
  • 12-12:45pm: Easy Herbal Tea-Making led by Ciera Carter. This session will explore the advantages and applications of plant-based medicine. Ciera will provide a simple formula guide for crafting delightful and beneficial herbal tea blends. We'll concentrate on family-friendly medicinal herbs that thrive in our area, aid in boosting the body's immunity, promote relaxation, and improve digestion. Each participant will walk away with their own custom blend of herbs for tea.
  • 12:45-1:30pm: You Got the Juice: A Juicing 101 Workshop led by Adwoa Asentu. This session will cover everything you need to know to begin your home-juicing journey. You'll learn how to choose the right juicer for your needs, prep and pair foods, and the many health benefits of juicing, as well as how to make more than just juice with your juicer! All participants will have an opportunity to make their own 16oz juice using a combination of fresh fruits and herbs of their choosing.
  • 1:30-2:15pm: Seed Starting led by Shyelle Aikens. Understand that tiny seeds grow mighty trees or even simple blooms that attract bees. Dive into the basics of how these seeds turn into the plants we eat every day. This hands-on workshop explores the world of agriculture and direct food sources, showing you how simple it is to kickstart your own garden right in your kitchen. Learn to start and nurture seeds, understand germination, and grow seedlings to the point of transplanting. Each participant will leave with a starter plant.
  • 2:15-3pm: Social time, Q&A, and catered food from The Walking Jerk!

This event is part of the Library Takeover program and was made possible thanks to funding from TruStage and the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Meadowridge Library
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined