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Thank you for your interest in native prairie plants and seeds from Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries!

 

The Germination of an Idea.

Over thirty years ago, long before “green” was much more than a color, a graduate student from the University of Illinois named Steve Apfelbaum was restoring some prairie in rural Wisconsin. It was the ’70s and even though the area was agricultural, very few (if any) of the neighbors understood why anyone would want to purposely put back the "weeds" (it wasn’t thought of as an ecosystem then) that their forefathers had worked so hard to get rid of.

 

“Back then, ‘Tree Hugger’ was the nicest thing they called you,” he remembers.

 

Then Steve noticed – to his horror – that virtually no plants were sprouting. It turned out that the native-prairie-plant seed Steve had purchased was of such poor quality, literally only 10% of it was viable. Not only was it a large expense to reseed, but it was a big embarrassment to Steve.

 

So Steve bought a 400-acre farm in rural Brodhead, Wisconsin, and began propagating native plants, both for sale as plants and as seed. His one rule was "The best quality, or we don't sell it." That was the beginning of Applied Ecological Services' Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries.

 

Today, with over 100 employees, five offices, four nurseries and successful projects in 38 states, the District of Columbia, one US Commonwealth, four Canadian provinces and eight foreign countries, Steve smiles at his humble beginnings, as well as at the momentum the “Green” and “Sustainability” movements are gaining. And he likes to think that he had a small part in it.

Our retail plant area in Brodhead is open to the public -  Starting Friday, May 10th - Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  

Wholesale Business: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Retail Business: Fridays in Brodhead afternoons only, otherwise by appointment

 

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Bug Date: 04/24/2019 01:24:16 AM
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	at coldbox.system.core.util.util_cfc$cf.udfCall(/coldbox/system/core/util/Util.cfc):-1
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl.implementation(UDFImpl.java:111):111
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl._call(UDFImpl.java:328):328
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl.callWithNamedValues(UDFImpl.java:216):216
	at lucee.runtime.ComponentImpl._call(ComponentImpl.java:643):643
	at lucee.runtime.ComponentImpl._call(ComponentImpl.java:524):524
	at lucee.runtime.ComponentImpl.callWithNamedValues(ComponentImpl.java:1778):1778
	at lucee.runtime.util.VariableUtilImpl.callFunctionWithNamedValues(VariableUtilImpl.java:774):774
	at lucee.runtime.PageContextImpl.getFunctionWithNamedValues(PageContextImpl.java:1609):1609
	at coldbox.system.web.services.handlerservice_cfc$cf.udfCall1(/coldbox/system/web/services/HandlerService.cfc:366):366
	at coldbox.system.web.services.handlerservice_cfc$cf.udfCall(/coldbox/system/web/services/HandlerService.cfc):-1
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl.implementation(UDFImpl.java:111):111
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl._call(UDFImpl.java:328):328
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl.call(UDFImpl.java:229):229
	at lucee.runtime.type.scope.UndefinedImpl.call(UndefinedImpl.java:766):766
	at lucee.runtime.util.VariableUtilImpl.callFunctionWithoutNamedValues(VariableUtilImpl.java:743):743
	at lucee.runtime.PageContextImpl.getFunction(PageContextImpl.java:1599):1599
	at coldbox.system.web.services.handlerservice_cfc$cf.udfCall1(/coldbox/system/web/services/HandlerService.cfc:158):158
	at coldbox.system.web.services.handlerservice_cfc$cf.udfCall(/coldbox/system/web/services/HandlerService.cfc):-1
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl.implementation(UDFImpl.java:111):111
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl._call(UDFImpl.java:328):328
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl.call(UDFImpl.java:229):229
	at lucee.runtime.type.scope.UndefinedImpl.call(UndefinedImpl.java:766):766
	at lucee.runtime.util.VariableUtilImpl.callFunctionWithoutNamedValues(VariableUtilImpl.java:743):743
	at lucee.runtime.PageContextImpl.getFunction(PageContextImpl.java:1599):1599
	at coldbox.system.web.services.handlerservice_cfc$cf.udfCall1(/coldbox/system/web/services/HandlerService.cfc:162):162
	at coldbox.system.web.services.handlerservice_cfc$cf.udfCall(/coldbox/system/web/services/HandlerService.cfc):-1
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl.implementation(UDFImpl.java:111):111
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl._call(UDFImpl.java:328):328
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl.call(UDFImpl.java:229):229
	at lucee.runtime.ComponentImpl._call(ComponentImpl.java:642):642
	at lucee.runtime.ComponentImpl._call(ComponentImpl.java:524):524
	at lucee.runtime.ComponentImpl.call(ComponentImpl.java:1761):1761
	at lucee.runtime.util.VariableUtilImpl.callFunctionWithoutNamedValues(VariableUtilImpl.java:743):743
	at lucee.runtime.PageContextImpl.getFunction(PageContextImpl.java:1599):1599
	at coldbox.system.web.controller_cfc$cf.udfCall5(/coldbox/system/web/Controller.cfc:487):487
	at coldbox.system.web.controller_cfc$cf.udfCall(/coldbox/system/web/Controller.cfc):-1
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl.implementation(UDFImpl.java:111):111
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl._call(UDFImpl.java:328):328
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl.callWithNamedValues(UDFImpl.java:216):216
	at lucee.runtime.ComponentImpl._call(ComponentImpl.java:643):643
	at lucee.runtime.ComponentImpl._call(ComponentImpl.java:524):524
	at lucee.runtime.ComponentImpl.callWithNamedValues(ComponentImpl.java:1778):1778
	at lucee.runtime.util.VariableUtilImpl.callFunctionWithNamedValues(VariableUtilImpl.java:774):774
	at lucee.runtime.PageContextImpl.getFunctionWithNamedValues(PageContextImpl.java:1609):1609
	at coldbox.system.coldbox_cfc$cf.udfCall1(/coldbox/system/coldbox.cfc:223):223
	at coldbox.system.coldbox_cfc$cf.udfCall(/coldbox/system/coldbox.cfc):-1
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl.implementation(UDFImpl.java:111):111
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl._call(UDFImpl.java:328):328
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl.call(UDFImpl.java:229):229
	at lucee.runtime.type.scope.UndefinedImpl.call(UndefinedImpl.java:766):766
	at lucee.runtime.util.VariableUtilImpl.callFunctionWithoutNamedValues(VariableUtilImpl.java:743):743
	at lucee.runtime.PageContextImpl.getFunction(PageContextImpl.java:1599):1599
	at application_cfc$cf.udfCall(/Application.cfc:61):61
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl.implementation(UDFImpl.java:111):111
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl._call(UDFImpl.java:328):328
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl.call(UDFImpl.java:229):229
	at lucee.runtime.type.scope.UndefinedImpl.call(UndefinedImpl.java:766):766
	at lucee.runtime.util.VariableUtilImpl.callFunctionWithoutNamedValues(VariableUtilImpl.java:743):743
	at lucee.runtime.PageContextImpl.getFunction(PageContextImpl.java:1599):1599
	at coldbox.system.coldbox_cfc$cf.udfCall1(/coldbox/system/coldbox.cfc:365):365
	at coldbox.system.coldbox_cfc$cf.udfCall(/coldbox/system/coldbox.cfc):-1
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl.implementation(UDFImpl.java:111):111
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl._call(UDFImpl.java:328):328
	at lucee.runtime.type.UDFImpl.call(UDFImpl.java:229):229
	at lucee.runtime.ComponentImpl._call(ComponentImpl.java:642):642
	at lucee.runtime.ComponentImpl._call(ComponentImpl.java:524):524
	at lucee.runtime.ComponentImpl.call(ComponentImpl.java:1761):1761
	at lucee.runtime.listener.ModernAppListener.call(ModernAppListener.java:414):414
	at lucee.runtime.listener.ModernAppListener.handlePageException(ModernAppListener.java:263):263
	at lucee.runtime.listener.ModernAppListener._onRequest(ModernAppListener.java:228):228
	at lucee.runtime.listener.MixedAppListener.onRequest(MixedAppListener.java:37):37
	at lucee.runtime.PageContextImpl.execute(PageContextImpl.java:2271):2271
	at lucee.runtime.PageContextImpl.execute(PageContextImpl.java:2234):2234
	at lucee.runtime.engine.CFMLEngineImpl.serviceCFML(CFMLEngineImpl.java:456):456
	at lucee.loader.servlet.CFMLServlet.service(CFMLServlet.java:47):47
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:729):729
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:230):230
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:165):165
	at org.apache.tomcat.websocket.server.WsFilter.doFilter(WsFilter.java:52):52
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:192):192
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:165):165
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(StandardWrapperValve.java:185):185
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(StandardContextValve.java:96):96
	at org.apache.catalina.authenticator.AuthenticatorBase.invoke(AuthenticatorBase.java:474):474
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(StandardHostValve.java:140):140
	at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:79):79
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(StandardEngineValve.java:87):87
	at org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:349):349
	at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Processor.service(Http11Processor.java:783):783
	at org.apache.coyote.AbstractProcessorLight.process(AbstractProcessorLight.java:66):66
	at org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol$ConnectionHandler.process(AbstractProtocol.java:798):798
	at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.NioEndpoint$SocketProcessor.doRun(NioEndpoint.java:1434):1434
	at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.SocketProcessorBase.run(SocketProcessorBase.java:49):49
	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1142):1142
	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:617):617
	at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.TaskThread$WrappingRunnable.run(TaskThread.java:61):61
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745):745
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