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This Week in the Prairie Patch: September 27-October 5

Plant Updates:

Thank you for following the chronicles of the Prairie Patch all season. This is our last post of the year and we hope you found inspiration for your own garden or at least an excuse to visit the Prairie Patch. Our last harvest and Garden Giveaway will be Oct. 3. We hope to have a few more peppers, tomatoes, swiss chard, squash and herbs to share.

From Oct 3-Nov 2 we will have a Monster Hunt in the Prairie Patch for kids and families.

On Oct. 17 we will have Family Pumpkin Decorating in the Prairie Patch, registration required.

Prairie Patch Stories:

We requested your memories of the Prairie Patch and received the following from Cathy Streett:

My favorite memory of IPPL Prairie Patch this year was the last STEM session with the children. We had 3 families and one single child. We split up the families and they harvested green beans, tomatoes, swiss chard, basil, various squash including a small pumpkin. They each took turns weighing the produce and then taking a little sampling home to share with their families.

It's been a joy to help the children discover the process of planting seeds, watching the plant grow and then harvesting the fruit. They are so enthusiastic and eager to show me the newest bugs and ask questions as they learn.

It is a blessing to have this space available for all to just come down the hill and enjoy the peace, watching for butterflies and bees and watching the garden grow!

Book Recommendations:

Climate-wise landscaping: practical actions for a sustainable future

Landscaping with Bulbs

The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book: 448 great things to do in nature before you grow up