September 11 – Garden
Gardening Speech – Sept. 15, 6 to 7 p.m., Garden and Fruit Showcase, University of Minnesota West Central Research and Communication Center, 46352 State. 329 In Morris. Learn how to sharpen, care for and clean garden tools. This “Grow with Us” section is free, but donations are welcome. Visit wcroc.cfans.umn.edu for more information or call 320-589-1711.
Dykstras: Bill and Helen Dictra’s garden is open every day from noon to dark. Voluntary donations to Guatemala will be accepted. Take the Kandihi County Road one mile south of Rosland, turn east on 210th Street, and turn south on 37th Street.
Fall Migration Birding Walk: September 11, 10 to 11:30, Glass Lakes State Park, Rural Starbuck. Meet at the beach stop and join a local naturalist for morning birds and fall migration. A bird’s-eye view of the birds’ entrance and some bird tips or tricks, a natural walk to explore the love of migration and find out which birds make all the screams, tweets, and toads. It is perfect for anyone who wants to go for a bird walk with a naturalist on a beautiful spring morning or to start birds. Bring your natural questions as well as your binoculars and camera if you have them. Masks are recommended for unvaccinated visitors. Children should be with an adult.
Clean the crow – September 25, 9:30 to 11:30, Mill Lake Boat Dock, New London. Garbage collection follows the luncheon’s luncheon to tell you about the trash found in the Goat Ridge Brewery on the 16th of the morning, and other ways to improve the quality of water on the Crocodile River. All volunteers are welcome. For more information, contact Andy Johnson at 320-796-0888 or email Andy@mfcrow.org.
Sibili State Park – A driver’s license is required to enter the park and is available online. Sibili State Park, 71. West of New Haven London, on the American Highway. Summer. The beach shop is open. For more information, visit the State Department of Natural Resources at www.dnr.state.mn.us.
Primary Woods Environmental Education Center – Trails at the Rural Spear Center can be used during daylight hours at no cost. The bathroom with compost toilets is open in the park. Pets should be on the trunk. All equipment rentals (tires, bicycles, kayaks, canoes) must be booked in advance for at least 24 hours. Please call until midday on Friday to book equipment for the weekend.
Adaptive Grazing Day – September 21, 3 to 7 p.m., Vos Farms, 27725 Business 23E, Pinsville, Free. Register in advance by calling Jared Luhman at 507-271-5968 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Doug Voss family develops grass-fed beef, free poultry, and has custom and modern grazing facilities. Adaptive grazing, fencing, water infrastructure, bale grazing and more will be featured on this field day. Vos is a pasture leader for the Sustainable Agricultural Association. Additional soil health resources and arrangements are available on the Sustainable Agriculture Association’s website at sfa-mn.org.
Suicide Prevention – September 21, October 19 or December 16, 1pm to 2:30 pm, free, online. NMI Minnesota (National Association of Mental Illness) offers suicide classes for agricultural communities. The QPR (Question, Persuasion, Reference) program for agricultural communities helps individuals learn three steps that anyone can take to prevent suicide. To learn the best practices for suicide prevention for members of rural and agricultural communities over the age of 16. See “Classes” at namimn.org to register. Call 651-645-2948 for more information.