Welcome to Heart of the City

Heart of the City (HOC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit community service group (think “Friends of Fort Atkinson”) which encourages sustainable development, the preservation of existing and treasured civic characteristics, and active participation of the citizenry.  It is devoted to increasing sustainability in our homes and communities through education, volunteer efforts, and engagement with neighbors and civic leaders.  

Please note that our calendar includes not just our events, but other events of interest related to our mission.

MEETING-all are welcome to attend: (No meeting in November)  Sunday December 18  at 9 am at the Cafe Carpe. 

 E-mail heartoffort@gmail.com if you do not receive the agenda or log-in information.

HOC will be hosting an “Eco-Summit” with the theme “Plants, Pollinators, People- We are all in this together.” at the Hoard Historical Museum 401 Whitewater Ave. Fort Atkinson Saturday October 15 from 11 am to 2 pm.  

You may renew your membership by paying annual dues ($20) with this link.

Fort Farmers Market–  a great place to support the local economy and healthy foods while enjoying community and music. The Market runs Saturday mornings from 8 to noon from May through October in the parking lot across from the post office. Support local food.

The urban forestry workshop and film series are now past, but the need for a healthy urban forest and a response to the emerald ash borer remain. Information on dealing with the emerald ash borer is available at the city website.

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