Lowery Creek Evenings Afield Registration

One evening per month, we set aside time for learning in the field from experts and each other, socializing with like-minded landowners, and seeing results of management methods on different properties. Our Evenings Afield have been very well-received, and every year we strive to broaden our audience. All are welcome to these free events. 

Controlling Invasive Plants


Learn how to identify and control common invasive plants in our area, from people who have battled them for many years. See plant samples, tools that work well, and both print and online resources that help in the field.


Date: May 19, 2022, 6-8PM

Location: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, Spring Green

Leaders: Gigi La Budde and Mike Degen


Early Driftless Life: Signs Upon the Land

Signs of Indigenous cultures abound throughout northern Iowa County and the Lower Wisconsin Riverway. Join us in bringing this history to life through local artificacts, stories, journals, and descriptions of publicly accessible sites.

Date: June 23, 2022, 6-8PM

Location: Kritz-Gurak Farm, Spring Green

Leaders: Ryan Howell and Mark Cupp


Early Settlers: Transforming the Land

Join owners of a farm established in the 1860s as they trace the history of land use here from lead mining to wheat farming to dairy to today's diversified crops and pasture. Find clues to the past through an old stone wall, the soil profile, and much more.

Date: July 21, 2022, 6-8PM

Location: Cates Family Farm, 5992 County Road T, Spring Green

Leaders: Joe Stapleton and Dick Cates


Farming Systems for Healthy Driftless Soils

As residents of the Driftless Area have changed over time, so have agricultural practices. See this evolution in action by exploring a farm managed by one of today's leading experts in farming systems focused on maximizing soil health, particularly in areas with diverse topography and hydrology.  

Date: August 11, 2022, 6-8PM

Location: Zimmer Farm, Spring Green

Leader: Gary Zimmer

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Restoring Our Natural History: Prairies & Savannas 

Explore the natural history of the Driftless Area at a spectacular example of restored prairie and oak savanna on the slopes of Taliesin's Welsh Hills. Learn about the decade-long process that returned a cedar-covered hillside back to native grasses and oaks. 

Date: September 8, 2022, 6-8PM

Location: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, Spring Green

Leader: Mike Degen