When women who share a passion for healthy soil collaboratively come together to champion and celebrate conservation through groups such as Wisconsin’s Soil Sisters, they are able to have an impact on the landscape for generations to come. An avid gardener and local food leader, Heather Lynch shares how this women-powered support is helping to fuel her personal journey from molecular biologist to farmer and land conservationist.
Starting with bare land in 2019, Lynch has since transformed these nine acres into Green Haven Gardens, installing a large raised bed kitchen garden and a native plant pollinator garden, adding a flock of chickens, planting a diverse fruit and nut orchard, and beginning a conservation plan for the “wild” part of her property. Join her for a photographic tour of this transformation and of the women-led collaborations that are supporting farmers like her across Wisconsin.
This program meets in person at The Morton Arboretum and will also be broadcast live online via Zoom.
To attend in person, register for Section A (N054-A).To attend online, register for Section B (N054-B)
Instructor: Heather Lynch, gardener, educator, conservationist
Health and Safety: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s health and safety guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change, so please check back frequently.
Age: 16 and older
#N054 (A or B)
This program is part of the Women and the Environment Series. Register for the other sessions:
Friday, March 10: Gidinawendimin: We Are All Connected with Dr. Wendy Makoons Geniusz
Friday, March 17: Conserving Biodiversity with Dr. Tanisha Williams, founder of #blackbotanistsweek
Friday, March 24: The Legacy of May Watts with Cindy Crosby and Rita Hassert