We are permaculture designers, gardeners, locavores, naturalists, and overall tree-hugging enthusiasts who want to see food forests all over Dane County and beyond.
Wisconsin Food Forests is a project of Madison Traffic Garden, based in Madison, Wisconsin. Erin is the cofounder of Madison Traffic Garden. The penultimate connector, Erin is skilled in nonprofit organizations, analytical skills, coaching, and entrepreneurship.
We have partnered with Emily Steinwehe, the founder/owner of Emily Plants.
Emily earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Biology from Valparaiso University in 2001. She has been an avid gardener since 2005. Emily started pursuing her business idea in 2011 and planted over 200 trees in 2015.
Emily is a professional naturalist, and it is her life’s ambition to bring edible landscapes into people’s lives, yards, and schools.
Madelon has gardened her entire adult life. The former owner of Valley Greenhouse, in Spring Grove, Minnesota, Madelon holds a Permaculture Design Certificate from Midwest Permaculture Institute. She worked as a writer-editor for the Federal Departments of Interior and Agriculture in her career. She is the professional communicator and consultant for Wisconsin Food Forests.