Ready To Plant

Happy spring, friends.


Much has been going on behind the scenes as we “prepare the ground” for Test Plots—a series of nimble, experimental programs we’re organizing with various community partners this growing season. Art, disc golf, architecture, music: stay tuned for details next month.


Sarah Butler performs with the Earth Tones at Tory Tepp's Sauk County ARK, 2020 Farm/Art DTour


Good News

  • Congratulations to our board president Sarah Lloyd who received the Builders Award this winter from the WI Farmers Union.

  • We’re excited to welcome back Katie Schofield and Sarah Butler to our team:

  • Katie brings years of experience working with the Sauk County community to her role coordinating Test Plots. As the DTour Coordinator from 2012-15, she helped grow the event’s visibility and outreach, deepening engagement with participating landowners and artists. Find her on Etsy and Instagram.

  • Sarah Butler returns to our foundational artist residency program as this year’s manager. Based in Los Angeles, Sarah explores how the marriage of seemingly separate mediums like movement, sound, embroidery, and sculpture can result in something new. Learn more on her website.


Sarah Lloyd with HEALTH Farm Form, collaboration with Sauk Soil & Water Improvement Group (SSWIG), 2020 Farm/Art DTour


Wormfarm in the World

  • Co-founder Jay Salinas will present at the Erie Arts & Culture's Arts & Agency Week. Register here for free, Thursday, April 15, noon ET. Jay will speak about the Roadside Culture Stands—artist-made mobile farm stands that pop up every other year on the Farm/Art DTour.

  • Jay has also been invited to give testimony later this month to the Joint Finance Committee, headed by our state senator Howard Marklein.

  • Thanks to Regina Flanagan for featuring last year’s Farm/Art DTour in Landscape Architecture Magazine (p. 136).

  • Night Bloomers, an exhibition by Ashley Lusietto (2020 DTour Coordinator), is on view through Saturday, April 17 at the Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee. Click here for catalogue.


Ashley Lusietto, Eaten by Doubts, 2020. Flashe on paper, 10 x 7 inches. On view through April 17 at the Portrait Society Gallery.

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