The Thomas Jefferson Gardens Board will again be hosting “Meet Your Legislator”, with the first one of this Legislative session to be held on February 13, at 10:00 A. M. The Thomas Jefferson Gardens board continues to provide this community service as Thomas Jefferson recognized the importance of an informed electorate.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this forum will be held via Facebook. The Board and moderator ask for your patience as we learn how effectively to use this social media. Instructions on how to join will appear on the Thomas Jefferson Gardens Facebook page, and website. Specific print instructions will follow at the conclusion of this article.
Senator Jesse Green, and Representative Phil Thompson who represent Greene County in the Iowa Legislature have booth been invited to the forum and have committed to attending.
Senator Green represents Senate District 24 which is composed of Greene, Boone, and Hamilton Counties, along with portions of Webster and Story County. He is a 5th generation Iowa farmer, and resides on a farm near Harcourt, Iowa. This is his first Legislative session. He was appointed to the following committees: Administation Rules Review, Agriculture, Natural Resourses, Veterans Affairs, Vice Chair Labor, Education Sub Appropriations, Ways and Means, and Human Resources.
Representative Thompson, represents District 47 that encompasses Greene and most of Boone County. He is beginning his second Legislative session and is a Jefferson native. He has been appointed to serve on the Appropriations, Economic Growth, Education, Government Oversight, Veterans Affairs, and Chair of the Economic Development Budget.
Rick Morain, the former editor of the Jefferson Bee and Herald, has once again graciously accepted to serve as the moderator for this Facebook interaction. Questions for the Legislators may be submitted via Facebook, or to their email addressess to be answered individually at a later time.
The electronic interactive event will also be held the second Saturday of March and April at 10:00 A. M. If vaccines become readily available for Greene County population these events will be open to the public in the future.
INSTRUCTIONS: People wanting to be a part of this social media event must find “Thomas Jefferson Gardens of Greene County on Facebook. They must “LIKE”
At 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 13, 2021 they must go to the Facebook site, and select “Live Feed”. The event will be recorded and remain available on the site after the event.
Bell Tower Festival
at the gardens
Gardens are always open
10:00 - 4:00 PM Daily
Weekends: May - October
10:00 - 4:00
201 East Lincoln Way
Jefferson, Iowa 50129
The Thomas Jefferson Gardens bring to life the prairies that welcomed Lewis and Clark explorers and early settlers, heritage plants from Monticello, farming practices of Thomas Jefferson’s time, outdoor musical instruments to experience, a children’s garden, and so much more.