Science for Everyone
Regenerative Gardening: How to Make It Work for You
March 17, 7- 8:30 pm at Riveredge Nature Center
Authors Bryce Ruddock and Daniel Halsey have created the first, and most comprehensive, book about plant guilds, covering in detail both what guilds are and how to design and construct them, in their book Integrated Forest Gardening: the Complete Guide to Polycultures and Plant Guilds in Permaculture Systems. One of the essential practices of permaculture is to develop perennial agricultural systems that thrive over several decades without expensive and harmful inputs. These systems include perennial-plant guilds, food forests, agroforestry, and mixed animal-and woody-species polycultures. Join us, as these experts discuss regenerative agriculture techniques that can be practiced by everyone on their own urban, suburban, or rural sites.
What Are Farmers Doing to Conserve and Protect Water, Soil, Air and Wildlife Habitat?
March 24, 7-8:30 pm at Lac Lawrann Conservancy
There is a growing concern over the possible impacts of agriculture on natural resources. Across Wisconsin, farmers face the challenge of making their operation profitable, while conserving, protecting, and improving natural resources through sound farming practices. There are many conservation practices that farmers are adopting to successfully conserve and protect the quality of the water, soil, and air, as well as to protect wildlife habitat. During this session participants will become familiar with some of these conservation practices such as crop rotation, residue management, contour farming, cover crop, field border, managed grazing, grassed waterway, nutrient management, and feed management and how these conservation efforts work to balance the environmental needs with the people needs.
On Saturday, February 21st, at the West Bend Mutual Prairie Center, we celebrated the continued growth of Lac Lawrann Conservancy with the culmination of our second community art project and fundraising gala, Birds of a Feather Flock to Lac Lawrann. I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank our sponsors, donors and volunteers who worked tirelessly to make our Gala a success. We are grateful for the continued support from our hosts for the event, David and Lisa Moore. We are also appreciative of our community partners, the Museum of Wisconsin Art and the West Bend Diva Group. Our community art competition judges, Lisa Moore, Charles Dwyer and Graeme Reid, receive our thanks as well. A gracious thank you also to West Bend Mutual Insurance for providing us with a wonderful venue for the event. Finally, thank you to all who support and contribute to this great community resource called Lac Lawrann Conservancy.
Paul De Chant,
President, Friends of Lac Lawrann Conservancy
Learn more about the events and programs happening a Lac Lawrann this month. March 2nd Newsletter