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Welcome to Earthology Institute

Using advocacy, science and the arts, Earthology Institute provides resources and an action network that disseminates critical, forward thinking and practical tools for the advancement of human health, sustainability and the environment.

Earthology Institute advocates positive environmental change with a focus on sustainability, environmental toxins, human health, ecological integrity, proactive and positive living in the 21st century, advocacy through the arts, and tools for green living.

Earthology Institute is proud to announce Earthology Park!

This new public park will be located a short two miles from downtown Viroqua, along the Upper Bishop Branch of the West Fork of the Kickapoo River (Maple Dale Valley).  This land, on Lower Maple Dale Road, consists of a diversity of old woodlands, waterfront, scenic bluff overlooks, ridge-tops, and valleys.

Thanks to donations, grants, and in-kind support, the public portion of the park was acquired by Earthology Institute in 2011.  During the past three years, we have monitored the various ecological, erosion and hydrological patterns of the site to determine the best design plan for the sake of habitat preservation and providing a public park consisting of:

Nature trails
Gardens (community, perennial, and rain)
Outdoor art installations and meditation sites
Picnicking and leisure areas


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The next phases of the park will consist of:

2014: With the help of volunteers, we look to create a relaxing 5 acre public park along the creek complete with picnic sites and gardens.  This area will serve as a lovely spot to stop and relax after a walk or bike-ride along the valley.  With community support, we look to include fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as herb and perennial gardens that will be sprinkled throughout the area.  We plan to incorporate educational signs and art installations within the park.  Earthology Park is set to open during the summer of 2014.

2015: During the next phase, 2 miles of trails will be added within the attached 10 acre portion of the park and up through the ridge areas.

2016 and beyond: This park will eventually connect with another 10 acre private portion of woodlands which will hold Earthology Retreat Center, complete with more trails, campsites, cabins and workshop sites. 
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Over the summer, we are asking for assistance with clearing brush, working the soil, planting gardens and trees, and working on trails.  Please contact Connie Minowa at Earthology Institute for details - thank you!


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