Deirdre Flesche and Dag Knudsen are caretakers of the Manawa Prairie Farm and are champions for sustainable farming that conserves both water and soil, protects pollinators and increases carbon storage in the soil.
During the group walk Dag will share his passion for saving soil, improving water quality and growing healthy nutrient-rich plants. The walkers are also hoping to see a variety of wildflowers blooming along the trail.
Dag and his wife Dierdre have established a scholarship endowment to support students studying sustainable agriculture and forestry. More information about this fund and to find out how to support this effort can be found at https://www.protectourresources.org/index.html .
Walking Lake Pepin participants and interested community members will meet at Roschen Park on Hwy 61 on Wednesday July 19 at 6:30 pm and carpool out to the farm. The trail will be an uneven surface so walking poles are suggested. All are welcome.
Watch Facebook “Walking Lake Pepin” for change in schedule due to weather or air quality. Contact Patty Svien, 345-4383, with questions.