In late July, Terra led a week-long kickoff workshop with founder Tim Kinnetz and key advisors for the brand new Okoboji Botanical Gardens in northwestern Iowa. Cindy Tyler and Rob Thompson of Terra, newcomers to the Great Lakes region, fell in love with its beauty and charm – visiting the Okoboji Lakes is akin to taking a step back in time and a deep, cleansing breath.
Beyond the region’s beauty and potential, the depth and horsepower of the Gardens’ leadership team is extremely impressive. They are driven to create a cultural legacy for their community, and their vision is to transform 120 acres of agricultural land into a destination botanical garden. Terra is honored to be part of this endeavor!
Okoboji sits on the 43rd parallel, and outcomes of the workshop revealed a direction that will explore the garden styles of similar latitudes around the world.