Most monthly programs are open to both members and non-members. However, some will have space or venue limitations and will need pre- registration. Indoor programs will typically be held in the Fellowship Hall on the lower level of the Emmaus Baptist Church, 712 Linden Street N, Northfield, Minnesota. Parking is located on the south side of the church.
Thursday July 23rd, 6:30pm
Wicklund Prairie and Native Plant Gardens Tour – Jerry Wicklund
Location: 29755 Danbury Ave, Northfield (just north of Northfield off of Hwy 3)
130 Acres of the Wicklund’s 165A farm, where Jerry grew up, is in native habitat. His natural land is in prairie grasses, wildflowers, woods and ponds with Chub Creek winding along the edge of the farm. They have planted 800 Oaks on the farm in the last 4 years. The wildflowers are beautiful, and many species of pollinators, butterflies, birds and other wildlife call the property home.
In 2012, the Wicklund’s received Dakota County’s “Outstanding Conservationist” award. Each year the Wicklunds have added to their prairie and woodlands, enhancing the beauty and wildlife value of the property.
Jerry has things setup so we can be socially distant and tour close to the yard . We won’t use the 4 wheelers this year as we will tour different plantings than we have seen previously. Great place to see lots of native plants and hear more about the continual progress and improvements Jerry and his family are doing.