With several inches of snow still on the ground, it’s hard to imagine that the Minnesota vegetable planting season will soon be here.
However, the farm at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland is a beehive of activity. A group of Carleton College students and farm manager David Abazs spent a week in late March preparing the land for its first season.
Joe Walewski has been directing the naturalist training program at Wolf Ridge ELC in Finland for 14 years. This year, the Minnesota Association for Environmental Education recognized him as its Non-formal Educator of the Year.
The morning sun illuminated the red and gold leaves and the sky was cloudless blue in Finland on Sunday. It was a fitting tribute by Mother Nature to a couple whose vision has brought over a half million people to northern Minnesota to learn about the environment.
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