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Foxx Finds a Tree

From his kitchen window, Nathaniel Foxx counted six bulldozers in the neighboring cornfield. Or what was left of the cornfield. It began with a For Sale sign that Foxx drove by for months, but ultimately ignored. No one was going to buy eighty acres out here, he’d told himself. Not for the ransom the old farmer’s widow was asking.

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Chef Elena Terry holds ancestral corn seeds. Photo by Tom Jones. No reproduction without permission.

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Illustration by Laura Ovberg

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For the Wisconsin Academy's Environmental Breakfast Series, Kirsten Shead and Brenda Coley, Co-Executive Directors of Milwaukee Water Commons...

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For the opening session of the Academy's Wisconsin Business Roundtable on Climate Change, Tom Boldt, CEO of The Boldt Company, and  Jeff Thompson...

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The Way Forward panel including; August Ball (CEO and Founder of Cream City Conservation & Consulting LLC), Kari Grasee (Vice President of...

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Mary Wehner shares a reading of her prizewinning poems from the Wisconsin People & Ideas Poetry Contest.

Mary Wehner is a poet and...

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