Planning and Installing Beneficial Insect Habitat

August 10, 2018 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Grinnell, Iowa | Free

The Dunhams will show and discuss several beneficial insect strategies they use on their farm, including beetle banks that were installed among their organic vegetable fields in 2012. Sarah Foltz Jordan, a pollinator conservation specialist with the Xerces Society, will join the conversation, providing additional insight from her experience with on-farm habitat projects around the Midwest. During the break between the field day and dinner, attendees are invited to carpool to Grinnell College’s Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA) for a prairie walk with Elizabeth Hill and Sue Kolbe, both with Grinnell College.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 • Noon – 3 p.m.
Schedule:
• Noon – 3 p.m. – Field day at Grinnell Heritage Farm
• 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. – Grinnell College’s Conard
Environmental Research Area (CERA)
• 5 p.m. – Pizza Night at Grinnell Heritage Farm! Enjoy
free wood-fired oven pizza made with farm ingredients.
HOSTS:
Andrew and Melissa Dunham • Grinnell Heritage Farm
1933 Penrose St. • Grinnell • 50112
(641) 990-0018 • farmers@GrinnellHeritageFarm.com
grinnellheritagefarm.com • Twitter: @G_Heritage_Farm
TOPICS:
• Beneficial insect diversity
• Establishing and managing
habitat
• Habitat site selection
• Hedge rows
• Beetle banks
• Native plant species and
communities
• Insect identification
• Starting native plants


THE FARM:
Andrew and Melissa raise 25 acres of certified organic vegetables, herbs and flowers. Andrew is a fifth generation Iowa farmer. The 80-acre farm has been in the family for over 150 years and is counted among the

oldest family farms in Iowa.

For More Information: PFI Field Days