Apr 30 2023


12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pollinator Day in the Beergarden

Join us on 4/30/23 for a day of native plants an pollinators in the beergarden.
“The Well Fed Caterpillar” will be selling a large variety of native plants for your garden.
“Earth Bounty Farms” will bring their finest pollinator products: Honey, bees-wax candles and more.
“Cloud Mountain Kombucha” will have several varieties of Kombucha for sampling and purchase.
At 2 pm, attend a free public lecture in the “party porch” by botanist Michael Murphy. He conducts botanical surveys for the State of Illinois, and does research on the state’s native flora and native plant communities. In addition, he does ecological consultation, management, and restoration. He has 27 years of field experience studying the Illinois flora.
He’ll be speaking on: “Centuries of Soil Lost in an Hour: How Native Plants Hold Things Together”
The majority of natural communities that once occurred in Illinois have been erased from the landscape. The native plants that formed these communities, held the land in place, and formed its soils have largely disappeared. The remaining native habitats are dying – being lost from fire suppression, woody species encroachment, invasion of non-native species, erosion, and drowning (yes…drowning!). Now, more than ever, our relationship to the land needs a realignment, where we become stewards of the land rather than consumers. This begins with learning about and understanding the plants and plant communities that once covered the landscape, and how our relationship to them truly matters.
Enjoy the beergarden with a 100% Illinois grown Riggs Koelsch while you plan your own “beergarden” at home.

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