This Week in the Prairie Patch: June 21-27

Peace Pole welcoming visitors to the Prairie Patch.

Celebrate Pollinator Week with us! Bea's Garden is a lovely spot to enjoy a variety of perennial plants and has several insect hotels placed so you can observe them. Look for the garden at the north end of the Prairie Patch, and don't miss the new 'Welcome' Peace Pole in a shade bed nearby.

Is your garden a haven for pollinators? Register it with Journey North's Pollinator Patch program to support efforts to protect the annual migrations of animals like monarchs and hummingbirds. Learn more here.

Do you have a child interested in science and nature? Sign up for the following online pollinator-themed programs:

Thursday June 25, 9:30 am

Wednesday June 24, 5:30

Friday June 26, 2-3 pm

Sensory Garden:

Have you explored the Sensory Garden yet? Our next rotation will be placed in early July. If you haven't walked through yet, now is your chance! Indicated by blue signs placed throughout the garden, the current experiences are: Touch: Hosta, Taste: Mint, See: Allium, Hear: Birds, Smell: Chives.

Weekly Garden Giveaways: 

We will hopefully start these in July depending on local health guidelines.

Book Recommendations:

Monarch Butterflies Matter

Attracting Native Pollinators

Vegetables Illustrated: an inspiring guide with 700+ kitchen-tested recipes

Seed Library:

It isn't too late to plant your own garden! If you are interested in getting seeds from our Seed Library, email Natalie Williams: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


If you are interested in helping us in the garden this summer, please contact Natalie Williams about volunteering: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

July Programming for Littles!
Honoring Jean Kennedy Smith

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