Museum & Gardens Calendar of Events
Water Talks: Cover Crops and Water Quality
July 11 @ 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Land Stewardship Project (LSP) member and no-till, cover crop farmer, John Ledermann, will present the core of this evening’s program, sharing his experience using soil health building principles to filter and store water on his farm. He’ll explain the positive effects on the land and surrounding bodies of water that come from consistent commitment to following healthy soil building practices on farmland. John will present the core principles of soil health and delve into cover cropping benefits, strategies and challenges.
Maura Curry, LSP soil health program organizer, will provide a brief overview of the work LSP has been doing to support farmers managing diverse production including field crops, both conventional and organic, fruit and vegetable producers and livestock grazers by practicing sound, regenerative agricultural methods. Also, she’ll provide a snapshot of the progress that has and is being made in Minnesota to increase the number of farmers building healthy, living soil and the number of continuously covered acres to heal and protect water, land, air quality, health for all beings and quality of life on earth.
This is part of the museum’s continued programming in conjunction with the We Are Water MN exhibit on display at the museum this summer. Thank you to our event partner, Douglas County Lakes Association.