Monday, February 11, 2013

Making way for a prairie

While looking at the photo below, squint your eyes a little and picture a bright yellow patch of Black-eyed Susans waving in a hot July breeze.

Under that thick layer of snow and ice, it might be hard to imagine right now. But come spring, we'll be taking this 8-acre agriculture crop field and planting it with Black-eyed Susans, a native prairie plant. 

This venture is part of a partnership with Agrecol, a native seed and plant company near Edgerton. The flowers will be harvested in the fall for their seeds, and then sold by Agrecol. 

We will definitely keep you posted on how this new venture goes! In the meantime, we're excited for this partnership and look forward to the splash of color this will bring to the Farm! 

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