Thu, Jul 20|
Conservation Summer Camp: Creating a Habitat for Bugs & Beetles
Time & Location
Jul 20, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
About the Event
Building Healthy Soil through Little Friends
What’s a key element of healthy soil? Making sure it’s a thriving, healthy habitat for the small but mighty creatures: insects. Learn how these soil dwelling invertebrates improve soil health, by breaking down organic matter, spreading beneficial fungi, and reducing pathogens. Discover which insects might already be on your land along with resources to increase beneficial populations. Connect with conservation experts, meet other inspiring Wisconsin women that share your love for the land and pollinators, and learn about NRCS resources to support your conservation goals.
Expert Speaker: Thelma Heidel-Baker, Soil Conservationist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service & Owner, Bossie Cow Farm
Woman Landowner Citizen Scientist Share: Cherrie Nolden, 1dr Acres Farm
WiWiC Hosts: Stephanie Coffman, Marbleseed
Conservation Summer Camp Lunch Series
Are you a Wisconsin women landowner, farmer or conservation enthusiast ready to discover new ideas and resources to care for your land? BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND for a third year and this season we’re bringing friends: animals! Each session will focus on creating healthy habitat for a different beneficial critter. There will be a content expert sharing resources and how-tos along with an inspiring “citizen scientist,” a woman landowner sharing her personal experience in and love for that species.
This Summer Camp series is an opportunity to join women landowners from across the state who share your passion for stewarding the land and connect with expert advice, resources, and opportunities around the virtual campfire. Whatever your background, from beginners to experts, all women are welcome and we want to hear your story. Feel free to bring your lunch. S’mores optional. Wisconsin Women in Conservation is hosting four sessions, each on one Thursday per month from May through August.
About Wisconsin Women in Conservation
WiWiC is a state-wide collaborative effort led by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in partnership with Wisconsin Farmers Union, Renewing the Countryside and Marbleseed (formerly MOSES). A three-year multi-faceted project funded by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), WiWiC brings together Wisconsin women landowners to connect and learn about conservation practices, resources, and funding opportunities.