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WiWiC Southern Fall Regional Summit

Event Date
September 15, 2023
9:30AM - 3:00PM
Green Haven Gardens, N 8431 County Hwy E, Brooklyn, WI 53521
Aerial drone view of a garden plot

Wisconsin Women in Conservation (WiWiC) is hosting a day-long intensive to celebrate the stories of women caring for Wisconsin’s landscape and to explore resources to implement more conservation practices. 


All Wisconsin women with an interest in conservation are welcome to attend.  Space is limited and the whole day, including a Mediterranean-inspired lunch by Banzo in Madison, is $15. Scholarships are also available.

Are you a Wisconsin woman with a passion caring for our land and ready to take action to steward our landscape for generations to come?

Are you looking for connections with other women who share your passion for building healthy soil through a diverse habitat?

Interested in developing a deeper, respectful understanding of and connection to the land’s indigenous history, culture and practices?

The Wisconsin Women in Conservation (WiWiC) “Southern Fall Regional Summit: Cultivating Resilience Through Stewarding Our Soil”  will take place on Friday, September 15th, at Green Haven Gardens in Brooklyn, WI from 9:30am to 3:00pm. The event will showcase a range of resources to support women landowners. Topics also include research learnings from three years of WiWiC programming, tips for creating welcoming spaces for women and discussion about increasing diversity and inclusion in conservation outreach. 

Join us for a day-long intensive where we share and celebrate the stories of women caring for our Wisconsin landscape through sharing of resources, planning practices and more. Hosted in partnership with Green County Land and Water Conservation Department and Soil Sisters, a project of Renewing the Countryside.

WiWiC Southern Regional Fall Summit promo infographic

Our special guest:

Bonnie McKiernan, a member of the Menominee Nation Tribe of Wisconsin, will be leading us through an indigenous perspective on our connection as women to the land and each other. Bonnie will take us through a hands-on tea making session creating her “All Seasons Tea” honoring the fall and change of season made with peppermint, mullein & bergamot.

Other highlights of the day include:

* Tour of Green Haven Gardens with our host, Heather Lynch of Green Haven Gardens.

Rainfall simulator demo, led by Tonya Gratz of Green County Land and Water Conservation Department, where you can experience healthy and not-so-healthy soil and how soil health and water holding capacity are impacted by different agricultural production practices. We’ll discuss the relationship of these properties to runoff, erosion and water quantity and share techniques to improve soil health

* Resource connections and opportunity to ask questions with a fabulous team of conservation organizational representatives.

Tea sampling with Bonnie’s teas.

Optional: Bring a dessert to share for our afternoon dessert potluck!

BONUS: All registrants receive a free copy of TWO books:

1) Farmstead Chef, co-authored by Lisa Kivirist & John Ivanko with seasonal, local favorite recipes from Inn Serendipity Farm ($19.99 value)

2) Renewing the Countryside: WISCONSIN Stories of Sustainable Living, Working & Playing (a $26.95 value)

Woman wearing glasses, a tan hat, and striped shirt smiling
Heather Lynch of Green Haven Gardens


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