Patricia’s leaves of grass

Taking care of pastures is more than good stewardship, Pat Howerton notes. It's also good exercise.
She'll be honored for her grassland preservation Saturday by the Allen County Conservation District.

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February 5, 2020 - 9:09 AM

Pat Howerton poses with her award-winning fields of fescue and native prairie grass stretching across the horizon. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

“You up for walking?” Pat Howerton asked, pressing up her glasses and gesturing toward the nearby field.

Taking care of pastures is a lot of work, she adds. “But it’s good exercise.”

Howerton has just been given the Grassland Award for prairie restoration, specifically for her pasture containing 41 acres of native grass and one containing 14 acres of red clover fescue.

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