Our Seeds of Hope Celebration was truly a celebration! On Friday, December 4 our 2020 Seed Money recipients presented short videos and/or PowerPoint presentations of their project goals, the challenges they faced and the results of their efforts. If you were not able to attend the virtual celebration, you can access a recording here.

This year's recipients were wide-ranging and included: a rural cultural tour, a conservation stewardship project, an educational event on soil health, two rural community farmers markets, a food artisan immersion program, and others. To learn more about each of the projects see brief descriptions here.

We heard from Lisa Buttonow from the Hill & Valley Exploration Tour, Donna Swanson from Grant County Rural Stewardship, Kathy Moczulewski from Prairie Street Farmers Market, Amanda Gardner from Dodgeville Farmers Market, Carolyn Hamblen from Taliesen’s Food Artisan Kitchen Garden, Cindy Becker from Southern Driftless Grasslands, Kathryn Kruse from Residency on the Farm, Gretchen Kruse from Sauk County Conservation Network, and Chris Frakes from Southwest Wisconsin Community Action Program.

Note: The 2020 Seed Money initiative was made possible by the support of the Sinsinawa Dominicans, Alliant Energy, and our individual contributors.