Solar Panels 2Prairiewoods’ programs and retreats focus on one of three topics that are central to all we do here: ecology, spirituality and holistic health. With our focus on ecology, we take seriously our role as partners with God in caring for Creation. Prairiewoods is blessed to be caretakers for an abundance of natural beauty and a variety of wildlife within our 70 acres. It is our responsibility to actively protect and restore the abundance of life found on our grounds.

In addition to protecting this piece of Creation, we also seek to reduce our impact on the greater world through the use of proven ecological principles. We would be happy to help your organization learn from our experience! Prairiewoods’ staff can share ideas on adopting alternative energy resources, creating a sustainable environment, green living and tours of Prairiewoods’ ecological features. Bring your students or organization to Prairiewoods to learn more, or invite us to come to you!

immigration 6Immigration Display
A display that educates people about immigration in Iowa and the United States is available to any group or church. “Iowa: A State of Immigrants” combines photos and information in a format that conveys the history and status of immigration in Iowa and the United States. The display is an educational piece that can stand alone, be used to enhance a presentation or simply draw attention to immigration issues. Each of the four individual panels is approximately seven feet tall by three feet wide. A Prairiewoods volunteer will deliver the display to your church or organization, set it up and come back to dismantle it. To reserve the display, please contact Marj English, OSF, at 319-395-6700, ext. 216, or