Archive for January, 2016

Bring your Green Thumbs to the Spring Campout May 5-8

Great News! We just confirmed one of our activities for the Spring Campout at Art Idso’s place in Absaraka the weekend of May 5 – 8. We will be treated to a private tour the 35-acre Dale E. Herman Research Arboretum just outside Absaraka! Dr. Todd West, NDSU Horticulture Undergraduate Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Woody Plant Improvement confirmed our tour. We will learn more about woody landscape plants they are trialing in our climate conditions, plant diseases and small fruit research. This will be a great opportunity to pull off the winter mittens and get some much needed sunshine on those pale green thumbs! The tour is scheduled for Friday at 1:30 PM (weather permitting), with an alternate morning time frame, too. It’s early spring – just in case, bring your waterproof shoes or boots.  See you there!

January 29 2016 | News and Rallies | No Comments »

Great News for Monument of Peace

I am proud to advise that 100% of the funding required to complete the Monument of Peace has been obtained at the IBT Meeting in Rayne, Louisiana. This is through two generous donations of $5,000.00 each by Region Officers.  Fundraising will continue and donations will still be collected for a fund to maintain the monument. Now the celebration begins !! Gail Harrower, chair International Peace Garden Monument Committee

January 13 2016 | News | No Comments »

Welcome to 2016!

As I sit here, the temperature is struggling to get to the positive side of Brrrrr, and thoughts are turning to Spring.  Already the days are getting longer – there is a sliver of setting sun on the horizon at quitting time and it’s not a totally dark commute home.  The January-February issue of our Prairie Rose newsletter has been posted.

In it, you will read about some very hardy Snowbirds who found their niche volunteering in British Columbia this winter in their Airstream! Also an article dreaming away the winter and getting their rigs ready for the upcoming camping season. Plans are well underway for this summer’s dedication of the Monument of Peace at the International Peace Gardens on July 24th.  Check the Calendar of Events in the newsletter – to view or download, click Prairie Rose Newsletter – Jan-Feb 2016

January 10 2016 | News | No Comments »