Friends of Silverwood Park (FoSP) presents a 2 part day on the relationship between soil science, soil health and its inter-relationships to nutritional value and human health.
- SOILS 101 Workshop: 9-11:30 am in the Stonehouse Visitors’ Center
The UW Soils program will share what makes good living soils and how to improve and care for it. We will look at the soil food web, the components of soil, how it has been degraded, and how to regenerate a healthy soil profile.
- Break for Lunch (not provided) and Field Displays: 11:30 am – 1 pm
During the lunch break – bring a brown bag lunch to picnic on the grounds and have discussions with the teachers as they demonstrate the morning concepts with hands-on activities such as soil perc tests, run-off displays, and soil profiles around the farm.
- Friends of Silverwood Park Grower’s Field Day: 1-4:30 pm
The afternoon field day will be led by the Silverwood grower-partners actively farming on site. Learn about what they are doing to grow healthy food and improve the soil on their small ½- and 1-acre plots, visit the agroforestry demonstration site, and walk the site’s forest and prairie/savannah.