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April 2019

Sharing our Landscape: Pollinators, Health, and You

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Doane University, 1014 Boswell Ave
Crete, NE 68333 United States
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The Monarch is in trouble. Populations are decreasing as their habitats are disappearing. To learn more about this problem, and what you can do to help, join Common Ground for a presentation by Randall Gilbert from the Save Our Monarchs Foundation. This educational event will take place during Earth Week on Wednesday, April 24th at Doane University in CMM 188, from 6-7:30pm. Randall is a Nebraska native, and long-time Monarch activist. He is currently working on large-scale Monarch and other…

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Earth Week Nebraska Trivia

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Steeple Brewing Co., 717 W 1st St.
Hastings, NE 68901 United States
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Join Common Ground and Steeple Brewing Co. for an evening of Nebraska-themed trivia on Thursday, April 25. There will be prizes awarded. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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May 2019

30th Annual Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Central Community College – Grand Island, 3134 W US Highway 34
Grand Island, NE 68801 United States
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The Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival is a one-day event that promotes groundwater stewardship by providing students knowledge about protecting groundwater quality and conserving groundwater use. Water and natural resources professionals teach in-depth classrooms and stage shows throughout the day. Some activities include: Build Beaver Build! - Create beaver dams using natural & man-made items showing how critical this species is to groundwater. Migration Headache - Act as waterfowl and learn struggles they go through when water isn’t present. Water Filtration…

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A New Garden Ethic with Benjamin Vogt

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
First Congressional United Church of Christ, 440 E 12th St.
Crete, NE 68333 United States
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In a time of climate change and mass extinction, how and for whom we garden matters more than ever. This impassioned and provocative talk asks: How can we recognize and develop empathy for other species? What role do native plants have in opening us to the perspectives of others? What benefits happen to our society when we advocate for the equality and freedom of a silent majority -- pollinators, birds, spiders, and more? Through ecology, psychology, garden design, and philosophy,…

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Ficke Cattle Company Farm Tour

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Ficke Cattle Co., 873 182nd
Pleasant Dale, NE United States
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Join us for a tour of Ficke Cattle Company with owner Del Ficke on Saturday, May 18th, from 9 to 11 AM. Del focuses on restoring soil quality and transforming commodity-driven cropland back into native pastures. During the tour, Del will discuss his more holistic and sustainable approach to farming. This event is free and open to the public. Please register through this link: https://secure.everyaction.com/yO-TrL9oXEWa4Rb5AN4lFw2

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