A restoration in progress

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The Prairie at Kirchoff Family Farm

Want to learn by doing? The Kirchoff siblings have a prairie restoration project in full swing and are happy to host volunteers! On the third Saturday of every month this prairie easement near Floresville hosts volunteer restoration workdays. It’s an opportunity to experience a restoration in progress, get outside and get your hands a little dirty.

To find out more about the San Antonio Chapter of NPAT and Kirchoff Farm Restoration days, click here.

Test burns were conducted in September 2019.

The Kirchoff Family’s “Farm to Native Prairie” philosophy is a working example of how landowners can restore native prairies, following many decades of row crop farming and cattle ranching. You will appreciate the Kirchoff Family’s explanation of just ‘how it works.’ They are carrying out their plan to create a financially self-sustaining prairie in honor of their parents’ conservation ethic, preserved in perpetuity for future generations to enjoy.

Volunteers from the Alamo Master Naturalists planted native grass plugs in November.