Sat, Jun 25|
Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum
Prairie Gardens Maintenance
Time & Location
Jun 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, 2151 Lindbergh Dr S, Little Falls, MN 56345, USA
About the Event
Learn how to install and maintain prairie gardens at two new landscaping classes – Prairie Gardens Install and Prairie Gardens Maintenance. Taught by Ben Wood, a local environmental expert and organic farmer, these classes will teach you how prairie gardens not only provide much-needed habitat for wildlife and help restore and sustain the environment, they also protect buildings and structures by reducing air pollution and providing moisture control, both of which can cause significant damage. Learn how prairie gardens can enhance the beauty and function of your property.
Prairie Gardens Maintenance takes place June 25th, 10 a.m. to noon, at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum (2151 Lindbergh Drive South) in Little Falls. The Weyerhaeuser Museum’s prairie gardens were established in 1977 and are among the first to be installed by Prairie Restorations, then a new company in central Minnesota. Prairie Restorations is based in Princeton, Minnesota, and is one of the first companies in the nation devoted to the design, restoration and management of native plant communities. During this class, Ben will talk about the importance of controlled burns, mowing and weeding. He will provide many tips on how to keep your prairie garden healthy and growing, as well as diverse and attractive.
Join Ben for one or more of these new classes and learn about the integral role healthy landscapes play in preservation.
Questions about registration prices, COVID-19 protocol, or refunds/cancellations? Read our Need-To-Know page!
This class is brought to you by Rethos: Places Reimagined. The Rethos Education program is funded in part by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.
Black-eyed Susans in the prairie area at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, 2018. Photo by Mary Warner.
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