In 2019, Ankeny United Church took a bold step with our Capital Campaign, and converted our backyard from turf grass to prairie.  The Good Earth Prairie was born!  Many of the native prairie plants are well-established now.  We’re pleased to do our little part to be good environmental stewards, and to encourage a plant and animal friendly environment.

In 2022-2023, we’ve enhanced the prairie even more, by adding an interpretive sign at the southeast corner:

…and a pergola, featuring patio swing chairs.

Early in the process, we jump-started the prairie by harvesting some plants from a local city facility.