Wisconsin School Garden Initiative

This summer, I’ve been working as a Communications Coordinator for the Wisconsin School Garden Initiative (WSGI), a new project of Community GroundWorks, funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

The logo and banner I designed:


It’s an exciting project that hopes to both help build more school gardens throughout the state, and gather evidence for the effects of school gardens on childhood health! And the ultimate goal is to create a self-supporting Wisconsin School Garden Network that can live on and do great things!

Check out the WSGI website I’ve put together: http://www.wischoolgardens.org

And our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WISchoolGardens

There’s Pinterest, too! http://pinterest.com/wsgi/

And if you’re interested in subscribing to the newsletter: http://eepurl.com/Cn9ez

Header photos

Today I uploaded a range of images to serve as headers for the pages–set to rotate randomly. Here’s a list of the photos and where they’re from. See if you can spot them all!

  • My friend JB flying down the the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America, at Bruneau Dunes outside of Boise, ID.
  • The garden I grew up with, lovingly tended by my father for many years, in Monticello, AR.
  • The turquoise waters of Lake Louise, the site of my engagement.
  • Fresh sugar snap peas from the Dane County Farmer’s Market.
  • A cool panoramic shot from Yosemite, featuring my husband, part of Half Dome, Liberty Cap, and Nevada Falls.
  • Sunflower and cucumber hut in the Troy Gardens Kids’ Garden.
  • Several photos in one: my home-canned products, me helping a student put on shoe coverings at the University of Wisconsin dairy barn, my mom’s borscht, and me making Mexican cabbage salad.
  • The dam at Hetch Hetchy (which broke John Muir’s heart), along with a tiny glimpse of my sister-in-law, nephew, and mother-in-law.