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The Lands We Share: Danell Cross & Metcalfe Park Legacy Garden

Metcalfe Park Legacy Garden in Milwaukee has transformed several vacant lots into a vibrant place for community gatherings and education. ...

Young Farmers Grow and Sell Produce in Sherman Park

On a recent hot and sunny afternoon on the north side of Milwaukee, about half a dozen Young Farmers are ...

Monticello Man Has A Passion For Farming And The Blues

Jimmy Voegeli seems to have lived the classic Wisconsin farm story.  “Like most kids, we were in a tractor by ...

Wisconsin 101: Fromm’s Fashionable Furs From Wausau

In the early decades of the 20th century, it was fashionable to use fox fur on everything from scarfs, capes, and ...

Harvesting History

Fall is harvest time in Wisconsin. It’s a time of year that reminds historian John Gurda of his own family ...

Jay Anderson’s Life In Music And Food

It’s hard to imagine that any musician could be as prolific as Jay Anderson. The saxophonist performs nearly every night, ...

The Largest Lavender Farm In The Midwest Calls Washington Island Home

When Martine Anderson and her husband Edgar arrived on Washington Island it was love at first site.  Anderson can remember ...

Wisconsin Life #405: “From the Heart”

This collection of stories from people sharing their “Wisconsin Life” includes the story of Dana Barre and Heartland Farms, the ...

Wisconsin 101: Pillow Sham Celebrates Service In CCC

Created in 1933, Rose Mary Drab created a pillow sham to honor her brother Edward’s service in the Civilian Conservation Corps ...

Hamlin Garland, Wisconsin’s Son Of The Middle Border

A prolific writers of novels, short stories, and essays, Wisconsin-born writer Hamlin Garland broke with the romanticism of his time ...

Wandering Brings Sifting And Winnowing Into Focus

Abe Lincoln may draw all the photos from eager grads on UW-Madison’s Bascom Hill… but there’s a plaque nearby with ...

Gourds Grown On A Dane County Farm Become Works Of Art

For the past twenty years, farmer Larry Haas has been tilling the soil in rural Dane County and harvesting one ...

Family Letters Reveal Story Of Farm Life In Wisconsin Over 20th Century

In the mid-1990s, Sara DeLuca received gift of letters from her aunt Margaret. The letters, written by the women in ...

Wisconsin Life #311: “Packers & Pond Hockey”

Meet the man who tends the turf at Lambeau Field, a flower farmer and a team of pond hockey enthusiasts ...

Retired Teachers Raise Kids – The Nigerian Dwarf Goat Variety

Drive by this quintessential Door County farm and you’ll discover goats under the giant willow tree and if you look ...