Events Calendar

Spud Night
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Don’t be a couch potato!  Come and enjoy a build-your-own potato bar will all the fixings.  Sarah Plummer will share her experience building and living in a tiny house here in Iowa at 5:30 PM.  You won’t want to miss this event!

$8 members & nonmembers

Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and test out some snowshoes!  Boone County Naturalist Katie Healy will be here to teach participants how to snowshoe on January 13th and February 3rd.  Join us for a discussion about snowshoeing before hitting the trails to experience snowshoeing for yourself.  Afterwards, regroup in the Hughes Education Building for a cup of hot cocoa.  If there’s no snow, join us instead for a winter hike along the same route.  Snowshoes will be provided.

Email Katie at to reserve your snowshoes.

Free event

Spring Symposium – Speaker: Joseph Tychonievich
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spring Symposium - Speaker: Joseph Tychonievich

Speaker: Joseph Tychonievich

Morning Topic: Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style for Today’s Garden

 Afternoon Topic: Dealing With Your Hosta Addiction: Cool Alternatives for the Shade 

A life long gardener and lover of plants, Joseph has worked for nurseries in the US and Japan, has been a repeated guest on public radio’s food show The Splendid Table, and was named by Organic Gardening Magazine as one of “…six young horticulturists who are helping to shape how America gardens.”
Joseph is the author of
Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener, The Complete Guide to Gardeners, and Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style and is the editor the North American Rock Garden Society Quarterly.