Gardening with Native Plants - A Free Virtual Workshop Series
Fridays May 6, 13 and 20 at 11 a.m.

Learn to conserve water and energy, and provide habitat with native plantings that enhance local ecology and lower maintenance. Whether you want to create a bird and butterfly garden, add reliable blooms to a “problem area,” install a rain garden, replace aggressive or invasive species, stabilize a stream bank or establish a prairie patch, we can help make your native plant gardens a success. We’ll share from our 30 years of experience of native plant restoration at Mount St. John prairie, woods and wetlands using local genotypes we cultivate in our own nurseries. We’ll help you select wildflowers, grasses, sedges and shrubs that will thrive in any area of your yard for season-long interest. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned native plant gardener, you’ll gain new knowledge and understanding of the important role of native plants in enhancing biodiversity, improving soil quality and protecting natural communities.  

Each session will have about 45 minutes of input by MEEC staff and 15 minutes of Q&A. You may submit any questions you’d like covered in advance to  Put “native plant series” in the subject line. 

There is no fee for this program, but registration is required. Attend any or all - one, two or all three! Of course, we’d love to have every one of you as a Friend of MEEC member if you aren’t already! As a member, you’ll be able to place a pre-order for pick-up at our June 25 native plant sale or by arrangement and reserve the popular species you need for your garden. To join, click here!

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