Educators and gardeners from around the Northwoods gathered this week to talk about school gardens. The conference happened at University of Stevens Point’s Natural Resources Education Center, Treehaven.
For two days presenters shared tips on things like seed saving, mulching, and planning kid-friendly garden activities.
Donelle Scaffidi organized the School Garden Symposium as part of her graduate work at UWSP. She says it’s provided a chance to brainstorm solutions to common problems…like finding funding and how to manage school gardens over summer vacation.
At the tail end of winter, many animals are still struggling to find food as we wait for green leaves to grow. WXPR Contributor John Heusinkveld of UWSP’s Treehaven has this reflection on how a harsh winter may have a big impact on the deer population.