Fri, May 19|
Mosquito Hill Nature Center
North East Spring Conservation Gathering
Digging into Conservation
Time & Location
May 19, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
Mosquito Hill Nature Center, N3880 Rogers Rd, New London, WI 54961, USA
About the Event
At this gathering, we will dig into the details on dirt—no, make that soil! What can you learn about soil from the way it feels and smells? What does its texture mean for how you manage it? For this event we'll have some soil samples to investigate, but also invite you to bring samples of your own if you'd like. Just dig a small amount (think trowel, not spade) and place it in a bag or other container, and make a note of the conditions where you collected it. No judgement here, we just want to geek out a bit together on how truly fascinating soil is!
All women farmers, landowners and conservationists from Marathon, Portage, Shawano and surrounding counties are welcome to attend-- whatever your background, from beginners to experts!
Join us to connect with practices and NRCS resources that support you stewarding the long term health of your land, including the positive impacts of an integrated agroforestry approach.
Speakers: We will be joined by soil enthusiest Jamie Pattion, Senior Outreach Specialist, UW Department of Horticulture
Wisconsin Women in Conservation Host: Kirsten Slaughter & Alicia Razvi, Wisconsin Farmers Union
Location: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
- 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.
- 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. A five-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.