• Silverwood Park woods and buildings were damaged in the Big Windstorm of June 15 ’22

    Two of the most-photographed structures in the Silverwood Park farmstead were victims of the big storm on June 15th. The linear corn crib was completely toppled. The wire corn crib with the big face posters from the “Terra Externa” art exhibit of 2015 also took a hit from the wind and will be removed. The […]

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  • The Story Behind the “Mulberry House”

    If you’ve walked the path bordering the woods at Silverwood Park to the west of the farmstead, you might have noticed the Mulberry House. Maybe you even wondered how it came to be a part of the scenery here! Rae Hoen is an Edgerton-area artist and a friend of Rita Fox, Volunteer Woods Restoration Manager […]

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  • Recovering the Hoophouse Shows Our Growers Some Love

    On Saturday 4/9, volunteers were on hand at dawn to help in replacing the worn plastic on the Hoophouse. Thanks to Javier and Sandy, Mark and Barb Gausman, Rita Fox, Margaret Cotter and her son, Jaimie, for turning out at 6:20 on a Saturday morning! The whole recovering process took 1.5 hours, thanks to no […]

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  • Restoring our Oak Savanna Serves Silverwood Park’s Goals

    If you’ve hiked the trails through Silverwood Park’s wooded areas, you might have noticed the open nature of the understory in the south end. That’s because this area is slated for restoration to oak savanna. Once restoration is complete, this part of the park will will be more like what the first settlers might have […]

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  • Candlelight Hike 2022: All the Beauty Your Eyes Can Hold!

    “Thank goodness for the snow that made our Candlelight Hike safe to do!” said organizer Rita Fox. The event was a successful fundraiser that has brought more than $500 to the Windows Replacement Project. But just as important, we think over two hundred people attended, many of them new to beautiful Silverwood Park. Enjoy these […]

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  • Why We Love and Protect Our Pollinators

      Long ago, this part of Wisconsin was covered in tallgrass prairies and oak savannas. The Native Americans who lived here would have known every plant and how to use it. Over the centuries since European settlers arrived in Wisconsin, most of the land you see has been farmed, because the soil that nurtured those […]

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  • Grower Profile: Dan Cornelius, Yowela?talí^ Farms

    Owner: Dan Cornelius What they grow: Indigenous corn, squash, and wild rice, pasture-raised chicken, duck eggs, grass-fed cattle Where you can buy from Yowela?talí^ Farms: Direct from Dan! Contact Dan Cornelius (daniel.cornelius@gmail.com) or look for him at the Dane County Farmers’ Market Dan Cornelius leases 5 acres at the northern side of Silverwood Park where he […]

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  • Fall 2021 Wreath Making Workshop a success!

    On the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before Thanksgiving 2021, the Friends of Silverwood Park offered a wreath making workshop, led by Rita Fox. The  $35 registration fee covered materials for an 18″ wreath and participants who wanted to make a swag could do so for an additional $25. Broom corn grown at Silverwood Park was […]

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  • Alley Cropping at Silverwood Park

    Those broadly spaced rows of saplings you see to the right as you enter the Silverwood Park? That is alley cropping, broadly defined as planting rows of trees or shrubs at wide spacings, creating alleys between them where annual agricultural crops are cultivated. Other terms for alley cropping include intercropping and multi-cropping. Alley cropping is […]

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  • Scenes from Harvest Fest – September 25, 2021,

    Harvest Fest at Silverwood Park brought good weather, good attendance, and good fun for all. Here are scenes I captured that day. Feel free to send us yours! – Sarah White                           

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