Snyder Farm Prairie Seed Harvest

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You're invited to Snyder Heritage Farm for a fall prairie seed harvest!

Spend an autumn evening learning about the land, exploring the prairie and gathering native seed to support its ongoing restoration. Stay after the harvest to hike around the area's prairie, woodland and oak savanna. 

Seed harvesting can be done using your hands or clippers to collect seeds into buckets and bags. This activity is a favorite among our volunteers because of how peaceful and relaxing it is. It’s a great way to get to know the prairie more intimately and learn about this special ecosystem.

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ABOUT SNYDER HERITAGE FARM

For nearly 30 years, Snyder Heritage Farm has been slowly transitioning from a traditional farm back to a blend of prairie, oak savanna, woodland and wetland ecosystems. It is now a 154-acre natural area just north of the Des Moines metro. Snyder Heritage Farm is stewarded by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.

BONUS

Volunteers will have the opportunity to collect a small bag of prairie seed to take home to establish their own prairie planting.

ATTIRE & EQUIPMENT
  • Sturdy shoes or hiking boots, long pants and layers
  • Insect repellant and water bottle
  • A hiking stick, binoculars, field guide and/or camera, if you like
DETAILS
  • No experience necessary
  • Children and families welcome
  • You will be asked to sign a liability waiver
DIRECTIONS

Snyder Heritage Farm
11700 NE 64th St.
Elkhart, IA

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QUESTIONS?

Contact Melanie Schmidt at mschmidt@inhf.org 

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is committed to an equitable opportunity for volunteers to gather, in which we strive toward an environment that is both safe and welcoming for all. INHF continues to work toward creating a more inclusive environment that encourages, supports and affirms the diverse backgrounds of our volunteers. Attendees whose words, actions or behaviors make other attendees feel unsafe or unwelcome at INHF volunteer events will be asked to leave.  

EVENT DETAILS

Date:
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Time:
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Location:
Snyder Heritage Farm
11700 NE 64th St.
Elkhart, IA 50073

Contact:
Melanie Schmidt
mschmidt@inhf.org

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