Only in Minnesota
Hiking the Wobegon trail is indeed an above average experience. You must however, at least wear a blaze orange hat in November and keep an eye out for funnel clouds in August. Follow the example of the cattle grazing on emerald green pastures when it comes to ‘social distancing,’ not the wayward practices of those pesky, sociable, gulls at the lake.
Saving the Past for the Future
We at Glacial Ridge Growers have been privileged to be able to propagate seed from remnant prairie collections in Pope County. These native seeds have been entrusted to us for germination and growing into plugs for production of local-ecotype seed.
We have provided the seedlings which have now been transplanted into fields which will provide a seed source for Pope County native plants. It is exciting to be part of restoring the native prairie here in West-Central Minnesota.
Gene R. Stark
A teacher, farmer, trapper, and greenhouse grower. He writes about the outdoors and the people and culture of rural America..