Frequently Updated Park News

This is a picture of candles in the woods for Silverwood's candlelight winter hike.

 

Candlelight Hike returns on February 19!

The Silverwood Park Candlelight Hike was so popular in 2021, we are bringing it back on February 19th,  5-8 pm.

Check out the event listing for more info.

The event will be a fundraiser for our Stonehouse Visitors' Center Window Replacement Project. Have some outdoor winter fun while you help us make the farmhouse warm and comfortable!

Announcements for Park Volunteers

Contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@silverwoodpark.org  You can also learn more about volunteering at Silverwood Park here. Create an account and you can see a full volunteer calendar at Track It Forward, our volunteer management platform. Click here to get started.

Woods Restoration work continues!

Woodland restoration work is happening on Saturdays. Volunteer to work with the team! Call Rita at 715-623-7277 to find where to meet a 9 am on Saturdays. Bring water, and snacks, dress appropriately for the day's weather; wear your work gloves.

Consider joining the FoSP board!

The Board of the Friends of Silverwood Park currently has openings for new volunteers. One of the best ways to get an idea about board service is to visit the park and do a “walk and talk” with a Board member.  You can contact us at info@silverwoodpark.org to set that up.

Board meeting dates for 2022 are: 1/18/22, 3/15/22, 5/17/22, 7/19/22, 9/20/22, 11/15/22,

The agenda typically includes committee and project reports in the areas of finance, education, the Grower Program, park facilities/infrastructure, public events/recreation, and outreach/promotion.

More information about the board and its mission can be found on the Friends page.

Contact us to find out more:  volunteer@silverwoodpark.org

Visit the Events Page for more about what's going on at Silverwood Park.

Cool and Relevant Reading

Good article on Regenerative Architecture from the American Farmland Trust

Faced with the realities of climate change, farmers are implementing regenerative agriculture to weather the storm.

 

 

Conferences, Events, and More of Interest to People who Love Our Local Earth

OGRAIN Winter Conference, Jan. 27-29, 2022

Join fellow farmers, researchers, and food supply chain partners at the 2022 OGRAIN Annual Winter Conference!

Thursday, January 27th thru Saturday, January 29th at the Gordon Commons Conference Center on the UW–Madison campus

New this year! The conference will be broken into two 1-day focus areas:

  • Keynote, panels, and workshops on Friday, January 28th will focus on organic grain and row crop production.
  • Keynote, panels, and workshops on Saturday, January 29th will focus on organic food-grade grain production and marketing.

In addition, there will be 10+ workshop sessions on topics key to organic grain production and marketing success.

For more information and to register, visit the OGRAIN website here.

Savanna Institute Perennial Farm Gathering February 4, 2022

Celebrate the amazing work in perennial agriculture taking place across the country and especially in the Midwest. This multi-day event brings together farmers, researchers, and community members to share their experiences, ask questions, connect, and build the momentum behind agroforestry. Primarily an online event in 2021. More information:   https://www.savannainstitute.org/perennial-farm-gathering/

MOSES Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Feb. 24-26, 2022

The MOSES Conference brings together all kinds of farmers and ag professionals to learn the latest organic production methods and build a supportive community of resilient organic and sustainable farms. Whether you’re certified organic, using organic practices on your sustainable farm, or considering the switch to organic, you’ll find the latest information and make the right connections to help you succeed. Registration opens Dec. 1st.  For more information and to register, visit: https://mosesorganic.org/conference/