Most monthly programs are open to both members and non-members. However, some will have space or venue limitations and will need pre-registration. Indoor programs will typically be held in the Fellowship Hall on the lower level of the Emmaus Baptist Church, 712 Linden Street N, Northfield, Minnesota. Parking is located on the south side of the church.
Chapter Program Schedule
Programs at Emmaus Church unless otherwise noted. Outside tour dates may change due to weather.
Upcoming 2023 Program
September 14, 6pm – Redwing Memorial Park tour led by Red Wing Park Naturalists
We will meet at the Memorial Park – 2nd Quarry, at the end of Skyline Dr.
This is an in-person event with carpooling available from the Emmaus Church in Northfield, 712 N Linden St, at 5:00pm, Thursday September14th. Or you can meet us at the park.
Memorial Park’s view of the community, Mississippi River, and bluffs of both Minnesota and Wisconsin should not be missed. The roadway off East Seventh Street is accessible spring through late fall. Once at the top of Sorin’s Bluff, you’ll see beautiful views and hiking/biking trails plus open spaces to explore.
They have native prairie restorations and beautiful views. Should be beautiful.
October 12, 7pm – Ducks and Duck Decoys – Gary Bullemer – Emmaus Church
November 9, 6pm – Annual Meeting, appetizers, seed sharing event, and presentation; 7pm – Starting a prairie regeneration project – Jake Froyum, Forester – Emmaus Church
December 7, 11am –Luncheon – St Olaf – loft at Buntrock commons
Past 2023 Programs
January 12, 7pm – “Native Garden Design and Development and the Minnesota State Lawns to Legumes program”, by Becky Rice of Metro Blooms – via Zoom
From Becky: “All Minnesota residents are eligible to apply for a cost reimbursement grant of $350 to plant natives in their yard. Pocket plantings, pollinator meadows, shoreline plantings, trees and shrubs, rain gardens, and pollinator lawns are encouraged. We’ll look at some of the before and after shots of projects installed, recommended plant palettes, design templates and other DIY resources for coaches and gardeners.”
February 9, 7pm – Ferns – Joe Walewski, Wolf Ridge, author – via Zoom
Here is a link to the February 9th presentation: https://clipchamp.com/watch/h6cBqlCrcbp
March 23, 7pm – Intergenerational Nature Connections – Breanna Wheeler – Emmaus Church
April 13, 6pm – Annual Anniversary Dinner
May 20, 9am – Native Plant Sale
May 21, 6pm – Sakatah State Park Ephemeral Tour
June 8, 1pm – Dragonfly Workshop
July 13, 6:30 pm – Spring Lake Park Bison and Restored Prairie tour
August 10, 6pm – Tour Judith’s restored Prairie