Seedball Making Events

Spring and Summer of 2017 have been absolutely FULL of seedballs! In fact, we’ve rolled OVER 60,000 seedballs! A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the organizations, companies, groups, and individuals who made this possible. You can find pictures and the full list below, although there are a few details still missing since numbers continue to come in.

A special shoutout to our Event Coordinators around the state:

  • Todd Vonewhegen of Lime Creek Nature Center, Cerro Gordo County
  • Alicia Mallarky of Driftless Area Wetland Centre
  • Julie Fosado of Water’s Edge Nature Center, Kossuth County
  • Nancy Crews, Mills County
  • Max Lieberman, Iowa City
  • Elizabeth Hill, Conard Environmental Research Area, Grinnell College
Group Number of Seedballs Rolled Number of Attendees
Washington, Iowa Schools 2000 60
LeMars 4-H 3585 37
Grinnell College Reunion Fun Day 803 7
Drake Library, Grinnell 200 20
Latino Fest, Washington 600 24
West High School, Iowa City 1535 260
Hartman Reserve – Sustainability Workshop 763 40
NE Iowa Naturalists 770 15
Muscatine Pollinators 600 16
Scouts Camp, Johnson County 3260 300
Lake Iowa, Iowa County 513 30
Monarch Fest, Indian Creek Nature Center 1030 100
Student Environmental Committee, Grinnell College 1684 24
Unitarian Universalist of Iowa City 315 10
EcoFest, NewBo Market 2000 100
Indian Creek Nature Center 200 10
Science Day, Fairview Elementary, Grinnell 1876 160
Chest Royal Grange, Grinnell 1414 26
Marion Market 1500 50
Grinnell Middle School 800 60
Haley from West High, Iowa City 300 10
MFL MarMac Environmental Science 8th Grade Class 518 20
Turner Park Earth Day Event – McGregor, Iowa 82 17
Northeast Iowa Boyscout Camp 768 20
MFL MarMac Kindergarten Class (Field Trip to Wetlands Centre) 315 74
MFL MarMac7-8th Grade Class 816 22
Milkweed Seedballs & Monarch Program at Driftless Area Wetlands Centre 878 20
Music & Monarchs Festival – Clayton County Conservation & Awareness Network 142 75
MFL MarMac 6-8th Grade Field Trip – 899 98
Osborne Nature Center – 1st Grade Field Trip 174 44
Luther College Discovery Camp – Adventurers 582 50
Wetland Explorer Nature Tots Program 121 4
Luther College Discovery Camp – Pathfinders 432 40
Milkweed Seedballs, Monarchs & Prairie Wildflower Walk – Marquette Farmers Market Program 764 11
Elkader Library Program 122 35
Junior Naturalist 6th Grade Camp 62 11
Marquette Farmers Market- Last Seedball Hoorah 1075 16
Public program, Lime Creek Nature Center 1650 115
Cub Scouts Worth County 774 20
Boy Scouts, Cerro Gordo County 377 20
Trinity Lutheran 390 25
Noon Rotary 1210 11
4-H – Bits & Spurs 375 13
Clear Creek 3rd Grade 1550 110
Hoover 2nd Grade 448 75
West Fork K-8 Grades 2190 152
Fertile Garden Club 305 10
Central Gardens 178 100
Central Gardens 209 100
Clear Lake Farmer’s Market 168 35
Girl Scouts/ISU Extension 64 20
Scouts 0 2
Boy Scouts 0 12
Henry Doorly Zoo Academy 1180 30
NE Elementary 2nd Grade 800 80
NE Elementary 2nd Grade 1000 65
4H Hazel Dell Challengers 745 25
Bellevue East High School 400 20
East Mills 3rd Grade 350 30
Florence Community Garden, Omaha 100 10
Public Workshop 350 8
W. Pottawattamie Master Gardeners 1300 20
Johnson STEAM Academy (Cedar Rapids School District) 48 13
Johnson STEAM Academy (Cedar Rapids School District) 544 87
Kossuth County Conservation Board/Junior Conservation League/Smith Lake Enclosed Shelter (south) 257 10
Algona public Library/Summer Reading Program/Water’s Edge Nature Center 222 27
Kossuth County Conservation/Algona Manner Care Center/Algona Manner 803 25
Kossuth County Conservation/Bugs and Butterflies Camp/Water’s Edge Nature Center 450 26
Kossuth County Conservation/Public Program/Water’s Edge Nature Center 956 23
Kossuth County Conservation/Nature Tots/Water’s Edge Nature Center 475 20
Algona public library, sumer reading program, Algona library 390 25
Kossuth county conservation naturalists 530 3