Tue, Aug 22|
Field Day: LarryVille Gardens
Time & Location
Aug 22, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM CDT
LarryVille Gardens, W1349 WI-11, Burlington, WI 53105, USA
About the Event
Pack your camp chair and join us for a summer evening in August...
All women farmers, landowners and conservationists from Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth, and surrounding counties are welcome to attend-- whatever your background, from beginners to experts!
Join us for a beautiful day of connecting and learning with other women farmers, landowners, and conservation enthusiasts, at LarryVille Gardens in Burlington, WI! At this field day we'll hear from Michelle Cannon, owner and farmer of LarryVille Gardens, who will walk us through her farm and talk us through the different conservation practices that they implement. You can expect to hear about cover crops, contour cultivation and tillage, buffer strips for erosion control, pollinators, soil testing, and much much more!
This event will also include WiWiC's traditional "learning circle" which will give every participant an opportunity to introduce themselves and better connect with one another.
Last but not least, you'll also learn about conservation plans available through WiWiC and NRCS, and will get an opportunity to hear from and ask questions to our two resources experts: one from NRCS and one from FSA.
For lunch, we'll enjoy yummy sandwiches from Willy St. Co-op as well as some light snacks and refreshments.
Resource Experts Attending: Rhia Holden, NRCS & Kristin Loock, FSA
Wisconsin Women in Conservation Host: Noemy Serrano, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
Location: LarryVille Gardens
- Event is free to attend but registration is required and space is limited.
- Women, all who identify as such, are welcome to attend – from landowners to farmers to conservationist enthusiasts – whatever your background, from beginners to experts! Our WiWiC events follow a Learning Circle model, with ample time and a safe space for story sharing, networking and collaborative learning. We all have something to both share and learn together.
- Dress for the weather. Bring a sunhat, sunscreen and good walking shoes. Please bring a chair/camp chair.
- This event is outdoors and no masks are required. Social distancing is encouraged.
- Photos will be taken at this event and used for educational purposes only by WiWiC and the partner groups. If you do not wish to have your picture taken, let the on-site WiWiC host know.
- WiWiC is a family-friendly space and you are welcome to bring your children. We will have some independent kids activities available.
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.