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80 Acre Property Visit at the Klugs’
June 28, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mike and Carol Klug have offered to host a June 28th permaculture group meeting at their beautiful property in Barry County. We will meet at 10am for a tour of the property and a talk followed by a potluck lunch and discussion. Details below:
Klug Property Description
Mike and Carol reside on an 80 acre parcel in Southwestern Barry County. The property is located on one of the higher ridges in the county. The top of the ridge has a 1 acre vegetable garden/orchard which includes a 30 x 48 foot hoop house. A constructed pond, restored wetland and a landscape with numerous native plant gardens and woodlands make up the rest of the upper portion of the property. The north slope of the ridge is mostly in a mid-successional forest, transitioning into 39 acre native grassland.
Mike and Carol continue to improve the property by removing invasive plants. They propagate thousands of native plants each year which are subsequently planted in various locations in the landscape. They are active in the Wild Ones and other native plant groups and both have a wealth of experience to share. Mike is the former director of the Kellogg Biological Station.
A 30-45 minute tour of the top of the ridge will be followed by a short presentation on the importance of the use of native plants to enhance the above and below ground food web, pollinators, and beneficial insects. If time remains we can explore the woods and grassland. After the tour and the talk we will have a potluck lunch. Please try to bring a dish/dessert/snack/drink to pass, and your own plates and silverware. Hope to see you there!
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