Frequently Updated Park News

 

Save the date! January 28th Candlelight Ski

Our much anticipated and very popular Candlelight Hike will be on January 28th, 2023. Traditionally, candles are used, and they are lovely, but are easily extinguished by the wind. We would like to have a few battery-operated candles for safety.

Please help us light the hike and donate some battery-powered candles. Donations can be dropped off at the Edgerton library. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

 

Stonehouse Visitors’ Center window replacement: Our goal is to raise $10,000 and we are asking for your help.

The Friends group is currently focusing on the improvement of the 9 old, outdated windows in the historic Stone House Visitor Center and we need your help!  New windows have been donated by Dave Nelson of Nelson-Young Lumber Company in Edgerton, and we are now seeking funds for the installation of the windows in order to finish this project. Read about this project here.

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 at 9 am on Saturdays. Bring water, and snacks, dress appropriately for the day's weather; wear your work gloves.

Read a blog post about the woods restoration work done in Fall 2022 here.

Volunteer with the Friends of Silverwood Park committtees or Board

Did you know that volunteering feels good--and is good for you? One of the best ways to get an idea about volunteering with the Friends of Silverwood Park 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.

Grower Partners! Just for you!

Marbleseed–new branding, same mission for the organization formerly known as Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES).

Marbleseed has announced the launch of its brandnew website, to support its new name and branding. Marbleseed is the organization formerly known as the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES). For over thirty years, Marbleseed/MOSES has been working in community with the Midwest’s regenerative and organic farmers. Now they are continuing that work and leveraging their social capital to grow the region’s organic farming movement. The name has changed, but the work remains the same: farmer-led and rooted in organic. Visit the website to find resources, programs, events, news, and more.

Building Community Online
Marbleseed is collaborating with partners to create the Ag Solidarity Network, a platform of knowledge exchange, advancement, and sharing of practices that work for farmers to succeed. The platform will be free for farmers to use: post pictures, ask questions, and receive notifications. The platform will centralize conversation threads between the various groups and facilitate networking.

Marbleseed Podcasts
Dive into the most relevant topics of sustainable and organic farming through interviews with farmers and ag professionals with Marbleseed Podcasts which include MOSES Organic Farming, In Her Boots, and coming in 2023: a new show to build awareness around the 2023 Farm Bill and amplify the stories of farmers of color, beginning farmers, and veteran farmers.

Looking for some cool and relevant reading, watching, or listening?

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

Savanna Institute Upcoming Events

Our partner, the Savanna Institute, is laying the groundwork for widespread agroforestry in the Midwest. Just take a look at the demonstration plantings on the right as you drive into Silverwood Park to see their work in action.

The Savanna Institute hosts frequent events--see Event Listings here.

The annual Perennial Farm Gathering, a virtual event, takes place December 7-9, 2022.

 

 

If you know of upcoming events of interest to growers, gardeners, and fans of regenerative agriculture, please let us know!