Landowner Conservation Workshop at Nature Nooks Resort

Landowner Conservation Workshop at Nature Nooks Resort

Tom Lukens, Valley Stewardship Network Board Chair Emeritus, recently shared the conservation projects he’s been working on at his Nature Nooks Resort (NNR) property with a group of interested landowners.  The NNR mission is “to protect and enhance biodiversity and...
Native Plantings Garden Open House #6

Native Plantings Garden Open House #6

This is the last garden from our Native Plantings Open House.  This garden is full of native plants that, besides their obvious beauty, have formed a robust and diverse ecosystem in their gardens without herbicides, pesticides, excessive watering, or fertilizer in an...
Native Plantings Garden Open House #5

Native Plantings Garden Open House #5

This garden owner has a particular interest in permaculture – plants that provide fruits, berries, and nuts for human consumption, many of which are native to the area.  He also has a wide range of herbs and plants for medicinal uses. He has been growing vegetable...
Native Plantings Garden Open House #3

Native Plantings Garden Open House #3

The prairie plants along Rock Avenue in front of the McIntosh Memorial Library in Viroqua were planted in the spring/summer of 2016.  A total of 35 different species were purchased and planted by a team of volunteers.  Under the direction of Gary Thompson, a planting...