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Seeds + S'mores at Danamere Farms

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You're invited to Danamere Farms for a fall prairie seed harvest!

Together, we'll hand harvest native seed from Danamere Farm's rolling hill prairies. Seed collected will be used to diversify and expand the prairie. We'll end the evening with a bonfire and s'mores.

No experience necessary. Families welcome.

An RSVP is requested for this event.

About Danamere Farms

In a part of the state where wide open spaces are becoming increasingly scarce, at 117 acres, Rob and Susan Fleming’s family farm near Carlisle stands out. It’s home to several native landscapes including remnant and restored prairie, woodland and oak savanna. A public bike trail runs through the north side of the property, offering passersby views of the prairie and Des Moines skyline. Rob and Susan donated a conservation easement to Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation in 2017, ensuring the Danamere Farms will always be protected. 

Please bring:
  • Sturdy shoes or hiking boots
  • Long pants
  • Work gloves - if you have them
  • Hat, sun protection and water bottle
  • All other equipment provided
  • No experience necessary
  • Families welcome
  • You will be asked to sign a liability waiver
Parking & Directions

Instead of parking at Carlisle MIddle School, follow the INHF signs directly to Danamere Farms (2014 Scotch Ridge Rd., Carlisle, ia) where INHF volunteers will direct you to parking. It will be a short hike to the harvest area. We will have some spots reserved closer to the harvest area for those with young children or limited mobility. Please indicate to the person directing parking if you would like to take advantage of that option.


Contact Melanie Louis at or 515-288-1846, ext. 35.

  1. allamakee county
  2. decorah
  3. get outdoors
  4. heritage valley
  5. inhf
  6. land stewardship
  7. prairie
  8. restoration
  9. stewardship
  10. volunteer


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Danamere Farms
2014 Scotch Ridge Rd.
Carlisle, IA 50047

Melanie Louis