In October 2009, a team of ecology students, professors and Physical Plant employees began two tall-grass prairie restorations at Goshen College. The prairies will sequester carbon, provide habitat, reduce mowing costs and educate students about restoration. read more

Prairies are important parts of other Mennonite campuses as well. In 2008, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA, created a prairie on the north side of EMU’s hill. Meanwhile, at Bethel College, Bethel, KS, stewards two prairie preserves, Sand Prairie Natural History Reservation and Broadie Prairie Preserve.