Chapter Programs

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, 6pmRedwing 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, 7pmDucks and Duck Decoys – Gary Bullemer – Emmaus Church

November 9, 6pm – Annual Meeting, appetizers, seed sharing event, and presentation; 7pmStarting 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:

March 23, 7pmIntergenerational 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, 6pmTour Judith’s restored Prairie