Upcoming Events

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.

Conservation learning circles focus on any number of topics that can help private landowners improve their land, such as regenerative agriculture,

reducing invasive plants, attracting wildlife, providing pollinator habitat, developing a conservation plan, reducing erosion on fields or streambanks, improving soil health, protecting wetlands and water quality, improving tree stands, and more.  

Please check back often as our calendar is regularly updated.  Visit the Women4theLand YouTube channel to view some of our past virtual conservation conversations.   Click here to view a map of past Women's Learning Circles.

NOTE: Women4theLand supported in-person events will follow all Federal, State and local government guidelines.  We encouarge mask wearing and social distancing.  Please click here to read more about our pandemic response. 

Aug 23 

Putting your Garden to Bed  -  Via Zoom

Lais McCartney, Purdue Extension Hancock County ANR Educator, will teach you the best techniques for soil testing, composting, planting cover crops and getting your garden and beds ready for winter.

August 23 , 2022  from 12 pm to 1 pm Eastern   


Sep 8

Invasive Species: Control of Grasses  - Via Zoom

Join us for a discussion on invasive grasses and best management practices. Potential species to be covered are Japanese stilt grass, miscanthus spp. phragmites. 

September 8, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 1 pm Eastern


Sep 20 

Habitat for Pollinators - Success, Next Steps, Ready for Winter

A Women4theLand Conservation Conversation Via Zoom with Stephanie Frische of the Xerces Society

Mid-September can feel like summer or like fall from one day to another. At this learning circle, we’ll talk about what happened in your pollinator habitat over the summer. We’ll also talk about what is blooming this time of year, which pollinators and insects are active, and what will happen to them in a few months when winter sets in. Join us to learn about providing overwintering habitat and some good books to add to winter reading lists.

September 20, 2022 from Noon to 1 pm Eastern


Sep 29

Invasive Species: Control of WoodY Species  - Via Zoom

Fall is here and woody removal can kick into high gear. Join us to learn about common removal techniques that work on a wide range of invasive trees and shrubs. 

September 29, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 1 pm Eastern


Oct 5

How to Lasagna Garden  -   Via Zoom

A Conservation Conversation via Zoom hosted by Women4theLand and Purdue Women in Agriculture.

October 5, 2022 from 12 pm to 1 pm Eastern

Description and RSVP info coming soon

Oct 6 

Forest Management and Selling Timber   -   Via Zoom

A Conservation Conversation via Zoom hosted by Women4theLand and Purdue Women in Agriculture.

Do you own forestland and are thinking of selling timber? How do you know whether you should harvest, and what are some of the things to consider when planning a harvest? How do you manage your woods so it can provide income, but still remain healthy and productive for the future? What should you expect during the sale and actual harvesting of timber? Join the conversation with Janet Eger, District Forester, Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

October 6, 2022  from 12 pm to 1 pm Eastern


Oct 19 

Forestry and Invasive Species     Montgomery CountY

An in-person Women's Conservation Circle on a variety of conservation practices.  More details as the date approaches. 

October 19, 2022       Location to be announced. 

Registration will open a month before the learning circle date.

Past 2022 Events

02/16/2022     Love Your Soils        Carroll and Clinton Counties

02/22/2022     Habitat for Pollinators - Planning, Sourcing, and Site Prep     View YouTube Video Here

03/02/2022     Soil Health and Water Quality     Wayne County

03/08/2022     How to Attract Backyard Birds Using Natives    View YouTube Video Here

03/22/2022     Community Science and Pollinator Conservation 

03/24/2022     Women's Learning Circle for NW Indiana   

03/31/2022     Soil Health Women's Learning Circle    Fountain and Warren Counties 

04/06/2022     Conservation Values      Wayne County

04/07/2022     Managing for Game Birds     View YouTube Video Here

04/12/2022     Forestry      Tippecanoe County

04/14/2022     Early Invasives and Making a Plan    View YouTube Video Here    

05/04/2022     Conservation Planning    Wayne County

05/19/2022     All About Livestock and Rotational Grazing    Hendricks County

05/23/2022     Identifying and Controlling Invasive Insects   View YouTube Video Here

05/24/2022     Turning Your Grass to Garden   View YouTube Video Here

06/07/2022     Pollinators Habitat - Progress, Maintenance, & Challenges  View YouTube Video Here  

06/08/2022     Pollinators and Soil Health       Posey, Vanderburgh, & Warrick Counties

06/09/2022     Making your Woodlands Work for You      Parke & Vermillion Counties

07/12/2022     Pollinators    Pulaski & Starke Counties

07/18/2022     Women's Learning Circle   Rush County

07/20/2022     Managing Forest for Birds   View YouTube Video Here

08/02/2022     Pollinators  Hendricks County