Things are HOPPING!
And I'm not just talking about the rabbit that lives in my herb garden :)
We are working on several projects from rain gardens, back yard retreats and patio rebuilds with functional plant design. Multiple jobs at once is pretty rare for Abundant Design, but the weather has been good and material scheduling and available help has worked out well. I'm energized by people excited for new functional landscapes, healthier lifestyles and the benefits of natural settings.
I also treated my own lawn with predatory nematodes as a chemical-free way to help control Japanese Beetles
September is Preparedness Month, which is a big deal with hurricanes and wildfires in the news, and although not really tornado season, we live in an area prone to them. Besides, winter is approaching and several years ago, although not too far off the beaten path my mom and dad were out of electricity for over a week following a blizzard!
For lots more tips listen to "Why Practical Preparedness Wins the Race"
on The Survival Podcast
Here in Iowa, some troubles for Versaland, a permaculture styled regenerative farm near Iowa City, with the Johnson County supervisors. Grant Schultz messaged me Friday, Dan Grubbs asked me to share, and here's The Urban Farmer Curtis Stone's video call for support along with Grant's video.
If you are nearby, Grant would appreciate your support at the Johnson County Board of Supervisors rezoning meeting September 14th (This Thursday) at 5:30pm
Johnson County Administration Building
913 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Blank Park Zoo's Plant.Grow.Fly. Monarch Festival will be held at Blank Park Zoo on Sunday, September 17 from 12-4 p.m.
Enjoy the exciting transition from Summer to Fall!