Projects Succeed Through Volunteers' Vision

  • Maintain the Historic Farmstead

                  The Friends of Silverwood Park (FoSP) asked Dane County to retain historic farm buildings at the park, rather than tearing them down.  These valuable facilities not only serve visitors as reminders of the agricultural history of Silverwood Park, but also provide valuable spaces for FoSP’s Grower Partners, Edgerton […]

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  • Walking Labyrinth at Silverwood Park

    The Walking Labyrinth at Silverwood Park will be a space for meditation and connection to the earth. Located among old farm buildings at the Silverwood Farmstead, the labyrinth is being constructed by park volunteers. Your support for the labyrinth project is needed.  The Friends of Silverwood Park currently need: volunteers for labyrinth construction a long-term […]

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  • This is a picture of fencing around Silverwood's heirloom apple orchard.

    Heirloom Apple Orchard

      In 2020, Dan Bussey began planting a 15-acre heirloom apple orchard in the southeast corner of Silverwood Park…. Dan grew up in the Town of Albion, and attended Edgerton High School, where one of his teachers was Irene Silverwood.

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  • This is a picture of workshop participants at Silverwood Park.

    Pollinator Education Project

    Silverwood contains a demonstration pollinator garden and a growing pollinator prairie, and will include insect “strips” in tillable areas to demonstrate use of beneficial insects in agriculture.

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