Join the movement in Linn County
The Million Seed Giveaway
Milkweed & Pollinator Seeds
Saturday, May 12, 2018
10 AM-2 PM
4970 Lakeside Road, Marion, IA
Closest intersection: East Post Road and 30th Street Drive SE
In the past 20 years, the population of monarch butterflies in the Midwest has decreased by more than 90%! In fact, the U.S. is currently studying whether to protect the monarch with the Endangered Species Act.
Do your part to help this iconic butterfly by growing the plants that monarchs need to survive!
The Monarch Research Project, based in Linn County, is giving away seeds this spring to encourage landowners across the country to grow the plants that monarchs, bees, and other pollinators need for survival.
Giving away 1 million milkweed seeds!
Monarch caterpillars only eat milkweed. Without the plant, they cannot live. The milkweed seed were harvested in Linn County last fall and grow well here. The seeds are ready for planting this spring.
Giving away prairie seeds native to Linn County!
The best pollinator and prairie plants are those that naturally grow in your area. The seeds being given away are a pollinator seeds mix that attracts butterflies and has 40 plant varieties native to Linn County.
Help us save our pollinators and join us for the seed giveaway on May 12th!