Evenings Afield Gatherings Resume in July

The Lowery Creek Watershed Initiative, a community partnership coordinated by the Driftless Area Land Conservancy, will once again be hosting monthly gatherings that are part field trip and part socializing — called Evenings Afield. 

Sessions are from 6-8 p.m. one Thursday evening per month July-October. Learn from experts and each other about land and water conservation topics that are relevant to rural life in the Driftless Area. Visit special sites in and around the Lowery Creek watershed to see conservation and agricultural practices, citizen science and sustainable energy resources in action. Also enjoy visiting with like-minded residents of the area. Most importantly, apply what you learn to your own land and life! 

Sessions are free, although a donation is encouraged. Group size is limited to 30. All sessions are outdoors, except for Oct. 7. 

Registration is required at driftlessconservancy.org/events. For more information, contact Barb Barzen at 608-930-3252 or barb@driftlessconservancy.org

This year’s events are:

July 8: Solar Energy for Homes and Farms: Costs and Considerations. Location: Seven Seeds Farm, 5079 Cty Rd. Z, Spring Green. Leader: Michael Dearing.

Aug. 5: Regenerative Fruit Growing in the Driftless Region. Location: Future Fruit Farm, 5363 Knobs Rd., Ridgeway. Leaders:  Selena and Ellen Warsaw-Lane.

Sept. 9: Monitoring Stream Quality: Demonstration and Results. Location: Cates Family Farm, 5992 Cty Rd. T, Spring Green. Leaders:  Mike Degen, Jean Unmuth, Dick Cates.

Oct. 7: History of Farms in the Wyoming Valley Area. Location: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, 5607 Cty Rd. C, Spring Green. Leader: Mary Pohlman.