Students research birds up close at the College’s environmental research facility.
Center for Prairie Studies
The sustainability revolution, like the agricultural, scientific, industrial, and communications revolutions that preceded it, will change the relationship of people to nature and to each other. This workshop will give you basic tools that you can use to start to make the sustainability shift in your life today. Permaculture is the design of human habitats that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems - permaculture is functional design inspired by nature.
Morning session 9:00 - 12:00 p.m. (Introduction)
The Cyperaceae plant family includes sedges (Carex spp.), bulrushes (Schoenoplectus spp.), cottongrasss- es (Eriophorum spp.), spikerushes (Eleocharis spp.), and in Iowa, over 160 species of grass-like, tufted plants with reduced flowers, found primarily in wetlands, but also in prairies, savannas, and woodlands. While identification of these species can be difficult, knowledge of diversity within the Cyperaceae family is critical for assessing habitat floristic quality, collect- ing seeds for restoration projects, and documenting distributions of common and rare plants.
Four talented and experienced botanist-educators will be co-leading the Cyperaceae Workshop, June 12-13, 2015.
Register by April 22, 2015, to take part in permaculture workshop.
This event will be organized by the Rosenfield Program and sponsored by the Chrystal Fund.
In celebration of Earth Month, Grinnell College hosts free events featuring local food, volunteering, and exploration.
Rural sociologist Ben Winchester explores small-town leadership and the rural brain gain.
Jonathan Andelson and Jeremy Chen will present on impressions of “The Elusive Prairie” at third annual Iowa Humanities Festival.