The Minnesota Driftless Chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts invites you to the summer picnic at Wiscoy Valley Community Land Coop and Prairie Moon Nursery near Winona, Minnesota. The picnic will be held on Sunday July 15, 2018 from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. The picnic will be hosted at Wiscoy Valley with tours offered in the morning followed by a potluck lunch at noon. After the annual meeting and chapter updates, we will proceed to the headquarters of Prairie Moon Nursery. The afternoon tour will see their seed facilities, green houses, and garden beds.
10:00 – 12:00 TPE Board meeting at the pavilion
- Valley Tour: the coop has prairie production gardens located adjacent and near the pavilion. This tour will be easier and on level ground. It will visit several gardens ranging from wet to dry mesic plantings.
- Goat Prairie Tour: Above the pavilion are goat prairies that will be hiked to. It is a very steep incline that follow the very steep deer trails. Incredible views!
1:00 – 2:00 Annual membership meeting and chapter updates
2:30-4:30 Tour of Prairie Moon Nursery facilities
The address for the picnic is:
Wiscoy Valley Community Land Co-op
31783 Bur Oak Lane,
Winona, MN 55987.
After the end of the membership meeting, people will need to drive 2 miles to the offices of Prairie Moon Nursery located at:
32115 Prairie Lane
Winona, MN 55987
Be sure to bring appropriate clothing for hiking and being outdoors in mid-July. Bug spray for ticks, mosquitoes, and chiggers is recommended. Please bring a dish to share for the pot-luck lunch as well as your own plates and silverware. There is very poor or no cell service at the -Wiscoy Valley pavilion. If you have questions, please contact TPE’s office at 608-638-1873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring your camera. Flowers and wildlife abound.