Peer Learning

Event
Sat, Feb 17, 2018 - 10:00 am
until 2:00 pm
Liz Crain will teach about setting and shaping hedges to cultivate edge space and natural boundaries on the landscape. We'll talk about tools, techniques, the cultural and historical importance of hedges, and species to select for your hedgerow. Please bring your own lunch and dress for the weather! 

 
Event
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 - 9:00 am
until 3:00 pm
October 14th - registration deadline
Event
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 - 7:00 pm
until 9:00 pm
Metro Area Minnesota Women’s Woodland Network

The Exchange Food and Drink, 500 5th Ave. NW, New Brighton (exit County Rd E2 from I-35W.  Note:  There is minor construction, so just follow the short detour.  The restaurant is in the SE corner of a small business center).  Phone:  651-348-6289.

Please RSVP by October 17 so that I can confirm our reservation.  
Event
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 - 7:00 pm
until 9:00 pm
Where: The Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407, Minneapolis, 612-767-3322, www.tinydiner.com

For more information and to register: contact Barb Spears, 651-328-0463
Event
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 - 7:00 pm
until 9:00 pm
Where: The Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407, Minneapolis, 612-767-3322, www.tinydiner.com

For more information and to register: contact Barb Spears, 651-328-0463
Event
Tue, Jul 12, 2016 - 10:00 am
until 1:30 pm
Where: Waushara County, Wisconsin

Registration: due July 5th

Women of Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association is touring a member's property to learn more about the beginning stages of her prairie restoration and to see her property. The day will include an introduction, walk, and a picnic lunch. 
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Article by guest author Pam Wells
How tailgate tree parties with professional teams helped create a detailed forest management plan, 180 acres of pre-commercial thinning, roadwork repair, and the hope of stream habitat improvement for salmon and trout.
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On Wednesday, March 25, the Forest Guild led a workshop for women woodland owners in York County, Maine. The workshop was hosted by the Wells National Estuarine Reserve. Presenters included Amanda Mahaffey, northeast region director for the Forest Guild; Patty Cormier, a district forester for the Maine Forest Service, and Nancy Olmstead, invasive plant biologist for the Maine Natural Areas Program.
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Learn how a group of women from north central Minnesota spent some time reflecting on the choices they will face, discuss ways to continue living on their land and see how they grow as friends and as a community.
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Guest post from Wilma B of Indiana: Ask your state forester questions.  My forester answered my questions and encouraged me to attend local woodland committee meetings where I heard much helpful information. At field days and workshops, I was able to see and hear what others were doing and who they hired to do it if they couldn't do it themselves.
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Join us for three fantastic days at the HJ Andrews Long Term Experimental Forest, along the Mckenzie River.
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Join the 2013 class of women forest landowners for a four-day workshop full of exciting educational programs and field trips related to the care and management of forestland. Women from across the Mid-Atlantic region who own, care for, or are interested in learning more about forestland are encouraged to attend. The workshop takes place from September 26-September 29.
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This past September marked the 5th Women and Their Woods Educational Retreat hosted by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy. The event this year was held at the Highlights Family Foundation's Workshop Facility in scenic Wayne County, PA.
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Success looks like...
She had lost her husband two years before. He was always the one to do the forest management stuff while she managed horses! Now she was left without a clue of how she should manage the forest. Her plan was to just - let it be. Accompanying her friend who invited her on an informal Oregon WOWNet hike changed everything and left her in tears of relief. After talking with women on the hike who are managing forests on their own, she said she felt like she could do it too. She instantly felt she had a support network and a huge barrier was lifted. It’s amazing what a walk in the woods, with peers, can do!
Event
Tue, Apr 17, 2018 - 6:00 pm
until 8:00 pm
Location: Minneapolis Saw, 831 40th
Event
Sat, Apr 21, 2018 - 10:00 am
until 2:00 pm
Let's take a moment to deconstruct the green wall of vegetation which grows abundantly all around. What can you eat? What medicine grows right outside the front door? In the Spring, there are so many fresh young shoots and leaves to learn about in this afternoon of shared discovery; come take a walk and find a sweet or bitter snack!
Event
Sat, Mar 17, 2018 - 10:00 am
until 2:00 pm
“Who-ga-culture.”  Who the what?! German for "mound or hill culture", this ancient agricultural technique is used to construct garden beds from decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials. The process helps to improve soil fertility, water retention, and soil warming, thus benefiting plants grown on or near such mounds.
Event
Sun, Mar 11, 2018 - 12:00 pm
until 3:00 pm
Mary's stewardship goals are for diversity and support of habitat for wildlife. Learn the techniques she uses to support diverse birds and mammals including bear, bobcat and cougar. Bring snacks, experience, questions, answers, and binoculars if desired.