Brooklyn resident shares his passion for garden education

Garden teacher Heather Lynch is passionate about helping people develop a plan for their garden and discover the joy of growing their own food.

“It’s important to me to educate people on how to grow their own food because there can be a huge disconnect from people understanding where their food comes from when they buy everything at the grocery store,” said Lynch of Brooklyn, Wis.

Lynch and her husband Dylan recently organized a conservation walk to showcase their nine-acre property that includes a variety of orchards, a diverse fruit and nut orchard, a flock of chickens, and native prairie plants and grasses. The event was held in collaboration with Wisconsin Women in Conservation (WiWiC) and Green County Soil Sisters.

WiWiC created land conservation walk events across the state for the public to explore the goals landowners can aspire to, as well as learn how conservation practices can lead to improved water, building soil and sequester carbon to mitigate climate change.