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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Soils 101 Workshop/Growers Field Day

Event Dates

  • 08/20/2022 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Event Description

Workshop: 9-11:30 am in the Stonehouse Visitors’ Center
The UW Soils program will share what makes good living soils and how to improve and care for it. We will look at the soil food web, the components of soil, how it has been degraded, and how to regenerate a healthy soil profile.

Break for Lunch & Field Displays – bring a brown bag lunch to picnic on the grounds
Discussions with the teachers as they demonstrate the morning concepts with hands-on activities such as soil perc tests, run-off displays, and soil profiles around the farm.

Friends of Silverwood Park Grower’s Field Day: 1-4:30 pm
The afternoon field day will be led by the Silverwood grower-partners actively farming on site. Learn about what they are doing to grow healthy food and improve the soil on their small ½- and 1-acre plots, visit the agroforestry demonstration site, and walk the site’s prairie and

Location

Silverwood County Park (771 Silver Lane, Edgerton) in the Stonehouse Visitors’ Center

Contact

jsteines@gmail.com 608-712-3543

Categories: Agriculture/Field Day, Parks, Talk or Workshop