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Date & Time
September 9, 2020 from 4PM to 5:30PM CDT
Online, WI

Writing a daily or weekly journal can be a very creatively useful way use extra time at home. A daily journal can take many forms, but one thing they all have in common is our desire to connect to the details surrounding our life in a meaningful way through less formal prose. A nature journal is a great way to stay in touch with the outdoor, even if only in our imagination. The daybook is a form to consider for potentially longer, daily self-assigned entries. A great example of a garden daybook is Weathering Winter: A Gardener’s Daybook by Carl Klaus, which we will use in these meetings.

This is an online workshop. The day of the workshop you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom video chat. If you can't find the email with the link, please check your spam folder. If you have any questions, please contact us at You can access the online class via computer or cell phone with an internet connection.

Troy Hess - Instructor & Owner of On the Yahara

About Your Instructor, Troy Hess

Troy Hess is the founder of On the Yahara. A Wisconsin native, Troy has enjoyed nature and the process of writing for as long as he can remember. His passion for writing led him to complete a minor in English from UW-La Crosse and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing & Poetry from Winona State University, as well as to teach college English for 10 years at Viterbo University and Western Wisconsin Technical College.

Nowadays you can find Troy volunteering as a Land Restoration Team Leader for the UW Arboretum, writing for CHEW Magazine, teaching OTY workshops at Olbrich Gardens or the Arboretum, or writing about his favorite books, recipes, and travel destinations.

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