May 2, 2020

11th Annual Wake Up Joraan’s Orchard &
4th Annual Join Hands for Pollinators

These annual events are an invitation to connect, see, feel and touch springtime on the prairie as plants, animals and people awaken and new life begins.

Both events are free and open to the public.
Check back here and on our Facebook page for details and times – coming soon!


This vibrant annual event is a tribute to our son, Joraan Forbord.

In 2006, Joraan began planting fruit trees at Prairie Horizons.  He loved fruit and was a community-minded person with a simple, yet lofty goal:  Grow enough delicious fruits to share with others. He passed away in 2010 at the age of 22, when the orchard he started become his legacy. 

Each spring, we host a free public event to “wake up” the orchard and prepare for the coming season. We hope you will join us a day of community, good food, reflection and celebration.


On May 7, 2016, as we gathered to Wake Up Joraan’s Orchard, a pesticide sprayer arrived, as well – uninvited and unable to be persuaded otherwise. The strong, gusty wind that day blew this unwanted spray in the direction of the orchard and the people gathered there.

Now, each spring, we join hands in solidarity and learn more about how to protect our pollinators, ourselves, our children and our future.

This event is an invitation to get to know our native pollinators, where they live and what they need so that we and future generations can thrive together.


Our mission is to build a farm-based system of healthy food production, processing and distribution that is economically sound, environmentally responsible and beneficial to future generations.

Location 31008 State Hwy 29 Benson Minnesota Hours Saturdays 9 am - noon May through October or by appointment
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