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Our Native Landscaping Company Founder Ron Bowen to Speak at Restoration Seminar March 3rd

PRI Founder Ron Bowen

As a company who more or less pioneered wide-scale native plant restoration work in Minnesota, we’re really excited to announce that founder Ron Bowen will be one of the speakers at an upcoming live seminar presented by Halfmoon Education.

Ron planted his first Minnesota restored prairie in 1970, and it’s still thriving. The Dayton family, who owned the property located near Wayzata at the time, eventually donated it to the Minnesota DNR, and it is now known as the Wood-Rill Scientific and Natural Area.

Over the years Ron and those who have worked with him have acquired vast experiential knowledge in this field, and it is a privilege to have a forum like this to pass it on to others working in this industry as well as related ones.

Wonder how Ron got into the native landscaping business? Check out his backstory in an interview he gave to a St. Cloud radio station, discussing how our company got its start.

Restoration of Natural Areas Live Seminar

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2020
  • Holiday Inn, 2700 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan MN

Ron will be joined by two other speakers and will give an overview of restoration and natural habitat, including historical information on the vegetation existing in Minnesota and Wisconsin prior to settlement as well as discussions of the various types of ecosystems and key species. Project examples will be presented.

The seminar is designed for a variety of professions, including architects, engineers, landscaping contractors, arborists, and more. Continuing education credits may apply for some of these groups. Details are listed on the seminar site.

To find out specific information regarding the seminar, the speakers, and the agenda, you can visit the seminar’s web page by clicking here.