We have transformed our Harvest Celebration into a virtual event! Join us for a Zoom gathering on Friday, December 4 from 7-8:30 PM to hear about the work our 2020 Seed Money recipients are doing during these challenging times. In short videos and/or PowerPoint presentations, our recipients will share their project goals, the challenges they faced and the results of their efforts. Roger Williams, UW-Extension Professor Emeritus and Network Board Member and Treasurer will moderate the discussion. 

This year's recipients are wide-ranging and include: 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 look forward to hearing from Lisa Buttonow from the Hill & Valley Exploration Tour, Donna Swanson from Grant County Rural Stewardship, Kathy Moczulewski from Prairie Street Farmers Market, Carolyn Hamblen from Taliesen’s Food Artisan Kitchen Garden, Amanda Gardner from Dodgeville Farmers Market, Cindy Becker from Southern Driftless Grasslands and Chris Frakes from Southwest Wisconsin Community Action Program.

While our Harvest Celebration is usually a convivial, in-person shared meal and discussion, we are hoping gathering virtually will offer new opportunities to learn about rural initiatives and network with each other. To register for this free event and receive a link to the session, please register here. Registration opens on November 20 and closes at midnight on December 3.

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