Whiterock Conservancy and Berry Patch Farm

KHOI environmental reporter Pat Schlarbaum calls in from Decorah to describe the current effort to build a platform for the Decorah Eagles, to replace the nest of their nest, which is home of the famous Decorah Eagle Cam that allows people throughout the world to see up close the eagles raise their young. Their nest fell recently due to weight and wind.

Konrad Kramer, Executive Director of Whiterock Conservancy, describes this extraordinarily beautiful 5,000 acre land trust in Coon Rapids, Iowa. The Conservancy is a working farm but also available to the public for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, water travel and also accessible via all-terrain vehicle. Cabins and camping are available. The Conservancy is extraordinary for recreation and education about land stewardship where one can experience native Iowa oak Savannahs, sand prairies and wetland seeps. A new trail system has just been finished and the public is invited.

Dean and Judy Henry from the Berry Patch Farm explain why they built a farm where people can pick their own fruit to enjoy the flavor and vigor of ripe-picked fruit and where children can learn about how fruit is grown. The farm is available to the public for all-you-can-pick for pick for a set fee. It is located near Nevada.

Listen Here Now Originally broadcast 08/19/2015
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