Susan’s Tallgrass Artist Residency inspires us to examine our stewardship on our 14 acres
Riparian buffer zone project begins
Conceive a joint project with Cyan Meeks, filmmaker, Susan Mayo, composer, to create a documentary about the conservation project. Cyan and Susan met at the 2018 round of Tallgrass Artists Residencies and were looking for a collaborative project. They decided to create a documentary on the conservation project.
Connie Bonfy and Prairie Muses joins to form the Marion County Flint Hills Counterpoint Coalition, including the County Commission, County Extension, County Health Department, Eco-deva Marion and Hillsboro, Tabor College, Peabody and Hillsboro Public Schools, Salina Land Institute, Symphony in the Flint Hills, community members,. They meet to discuss the NEA and KCAIC grant proposal.
KCAIC grant for Phase 3: $7500
Cyan Meeks begins filming and photography
Visit from Tabor College Students and Derek Hamm
First visit with Jeff Rue from Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism to discuss native grass plot
Ben Bowers cuts designated undesirable trees to clear areas for planting of 300 new trees
Derek Hamm and Tabor College Students design and launch website, Facebook and Instagram
Clearing, burning cut trees
Ben Bowers plants trees and we put up tree tubes with help from Lucas and Tom Spenser, Gavin Andres, and Alex Young
The battle of the rototiller…we plant a vegetable garden
NEA Placemaking Grant $50,000
The Great Goat Adventure Begins, we get goats to control poison ivy and weeds in the woods.
Native grass project confirmed with Jeff Rue of Wildlife Parks and Tourism for native grasses
Cleanup of barn and stage area
Construction of barn stage and screen
Year One Celebration
KCAIC Strategic Investment Grant $4700
Site preparation for native grasses
KCAIC Strategic Investment Grant $7500 and Grant for Screen $1600