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.
2021 Chapter Program Schedule
Programs at Emmaus Church unless otherwise noted. We will not start in person meetings until it is safe to do so. Outside tour dates may change due to weather.
Thursday March 11, 2021 at 7:00PM Planting a Pocket Prairie by Bre Bauerly Via Zoom
Bre’s educational background is in Plant and Wetland Ecology with post graduate experience in Ecological Restoration. After several years as a project manager, she is now an Outreach Coordinator at Minnesota Native Landscapes (MNL) where she does promotions and presentations on converting lawns to native plant gardens, benefits of native plants, selecting and maintaining native plants for your projects and more. She is highly knowledgeable and an excellent speaker.
MNL sells Pocket Prairie Kits or everything you need to convert lawn to native flower gardens.
April 5, 6PM: Annual Dinner – details TBD
April 30, 6PM: Spring ephemerals– Nerstrand Park – Led by Katie Gillispie
May 14th: Jumping Worms – Nancy Schumacher and the Wild Ones Jumping Worms focus group
May 22 9AM -3PM: Plant Sale – Nancy Schumacher
June 10: Koester Prairie/Prairie Creek tour of early summer prairie flowers – Dave Kuhnau or Craig Koester.
June 10th & 12th: Park work days. Park by Greenvale school and more.
July 8, date may change– Native Planting yard tours and L2L yard tours
Aug 12, 6:30pm – River Bend Nature Center Prairie Tour led by Breana Wheeler
Aug 27, 10AM: Monarch Tagging at Ney Nature Center – Bus trip
Sep 9, 6PM: St. Olaf Natural lands – Guided tour
Oct 14, 7PM: Gary Bullemer – MN Ducks and making duck decoys; plus potluck deserts and appetizers
Nov 11, 7PM: Dragonflies by Scott King
Dec 9 -11AM: Lunch at St. Olaf Buntrock Commons