Support an Innovative Nonprofit on #GivingTuesday by Donating to the Low Technology Institute

We know it’s a tough year with COVID-19 keeping most of us at home or working under unusual conditions. Back on March 23, I wrote a blog post in which I said: This begs the question: are you prepared to “shelter in place” until 2021? Unfortunately, our concerns proved to be correct, as we are … More Support an Innovative Nonprofit on #GivingTuesday by Donating to the Low Technology Institute

Helping Everyone Breed Chemical-Free Bees: An Update on Blooming Prairie Foundation–Funded Project

Bees are facing more than one challenge right now in North America. In addition to changing habitats and climates, as well as the increasing reduction of crop diversity in rural areas, bees must deal with increased use of pesticides and other chemicals in their environments. The single biggest problem, however, is the now-endemic parasitic mite, … More Helping Everyone Breed Chemical-Free Bees: An Update on Blooming Prairie Foundation–Funded Project

Upcoming Workshop — Gathering Prairie Seeds, Oct. 18, 1–4 p.m., Free (Space is Limited)

Just down the road from the institute is the Danky-Schelshorn Prairie. Until 2003, this land was under agricultural cultivation, but Jim and Christine decided to turn it back into a prairie habitat. The Danky-Schelshorn Prairie was established when Christine took a workshop at the UW Arboretum. Through their friendship with Steve Glass, they accelerated the … More Upcoming Workshop — Gathering Prairie Seeds, Oct. 18, 1–4 p.m., Free (Space is Limited)