At the time of European settlement, the tallgrass prairie ecosystem extended into northwest Indiana, a “prairie peninsula” covering one million acres within the state. Today, only about 1,000 unplowed prairie acres remain, a loss of 99.9%! Still, perennial plants hanging on in ditches and alongside railroads provided the genetic source for the prairie restoration movement.
Join facilitator Adam Thada, learn about the movement’s Midwestern history, and get a close-up view of MoonTree’s 2011 prairie planting. We will also discuss establishment pointers, expectations, and ongoing management issues. Leave with a packet of prairie seeds (or win the door prize--an entire tray of plants) to get started on your own prairie.
Please register by Friday, June 30, 2017. The class will be held on July 8th from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. EDT (8:30a.m. to 10 a.m. CST) at The Center at Donaldson, 9601 Union Road, Plymouth, Indiana 46563.