Upcoming Workshops

Join us at the Farm for a workshop! Workshops range from one hour to a half-day long. Come learn about our local native plants, how to grow them, and how to care for them in your own landscapes. You’ll be sure get your hands dirty, and will often have a plant or seeds to try at home when you’re done.

  • Let’s Start a New Prairie Reconstruction! (Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 9:00 am) Join us as we burn a small area of Brome to begin a new prairie reconstruction at Happy Apple’s Farm. Safety is the first priority, so registration is required to attend. Participants are welcome come as spectators as well as helpers. Helpers must have appropriate clothing as described in registrations. But simply watching as small areas are cleared is a great way to start learning how to conduct prescribed/controlled burns. Either way, please read and complete this form to register for the event https://forms.gle/zabQfrRken37rmbJ6 

Check back soon for more upcoming workshops and events!

Past Events

Front Yard Prairie Burn at Happy Apple’s Farm (Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022) Join us for a very fun morning burning our front yard. We began reconstructing the prairie in our front yard in 2017 with our first-ever burn. It’s a great and safe place to learn about prescribed burning. And participants can either watch from a distance…like our front porch…or get involved helping on the edges. We’re excited to welcome anyone interested in learning more about how a homeowner/landowner might conduct a burn or anyone who is curious about conducting a small controlled burn. Space is limited and registration is required. Burns are very weather-dependent. So we’ll watch the weather closely and stay in touch with registrants. Registration for this free event was required.

Seed Collecting at Blazing Star Prairie (Thursday November 3, 2022). Join Botanical Belonging as we explore and collect seeds at Blazing Star Prairie with Courtney Masterson and Ryan Riedel. The prairie is a remnant located behind their home, the headquarters of Native Lands. As we hike into the prairie, you’ll learn to identify several species that are ready for seed collection such as Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium), Slender Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum teniufolium), and Thickspike/Prairie Blazingstar (Liatris pychnostachya). Attendees will be encouraged to take seeds home for use in their gardens! The majority of the seeds collected will support the efforts of Native Lands and Botanical Belonging in providing native plants and seeds to the community through local libraries and events, as well as in the planting of new prairie spaces in the area. Every seed collected makes a difference!

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