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March 20, 2017

Hello, 

Today marks the first official day of spring! As the ground begins to thaw, we are dusting off the gardening tools and starting our seedlings indoors. 

We always look forward to spring and aspects of the season often play a starring role in our stories,  including historic gardens, spring skies, annual planting, and native pollinating insects.

In this week's newsletter, we express our love for the season, featuring a spring themed "Something About A Flower" comic. So roll up your sleeves and dig in.

- Your Wisconsin Life team
Have You Heard?
Community Supported Agriculture
 
As the spring season comes into bloom, many Wisconsinites are signing up for Community Supported Agriculture, farms that provide boxes of food to members each week. 
 
Essayist Catherine Jagoe shares her experience of signing up for a farm share and getting more than just food.
Have You Seen?
Landscape Students Design A Floral Impression Of The Polka
 
When Wisconsin announced it was holding a competition to design flower planters around the Capitol, UW-Madison students Robert Holicek and Arianna Netzsky submitted a polka themed arrangement.  

Their design was chosen, and the Wisconsin Life team was there to see the garden come to life.
Out In the Field 
World Championship Cheese Contest 
The Wisconsin Life team attended this year's "U.S. Championship Cheese Contest" to meet Sandy Toney, the first female "red hat" judge. A "red hat" serves as a chief authority that oversees the entire judging process. The competition was held at Lambeau Field where judges tried cheese from around the nation.

It's no surprise that Wisconsin cheeses took the top prizes at the competition! Check out some of the cheesey photos we captured at the event. 
Meet the Wisconsin Life Team
5 Questions With Video Editor and Engineer Inga Foley 
Inga Foley is a video editor and audio engineer for Wisconsin Life. She has been with the TV series since it first aired on Wisconsin Public Television and is responsible for editing the episodes for broadcast. Inga also gets out in the field acquiring the wonderful sounds and interviews you hear on the TV show. 

1. Name your favorite Wisconsin Life story and why? 
My favorite is Ice Drag Racing. It looks like way too much fun, and I would love to try it.
 
2. What is the most fun you have had yet working on Wisconsin Life? 
I love to go out on shoots, it is always so interesting.
 
3. What do you love about Wisconsin? 
It is such a beautiful state. We have a little of almost everything except oceans and mountains. I love the woods and the lakes.
 
4. You’re having a dream dinner party. What three people, dead or alive – real or fictional, would you invite? 
Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft and Richard Pryor
  
5. When not working on Wisconsin Life what are your hobbies?
I enjoy beading, felting , biking, camping and gardening.
"Something About A Flower"

Storyteller Rodney Lambright II's comic series features the rich, multi-generational relationship between a single father, his young daughter and his retirement-age parents. 

Having trouble reading this? Click here to open the comic in your browser.
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