Events and Classes

Take a monarch to lunch, plant milkweed!

Take a monarch to lunch, plant milkweed!
Quick Class
Thursday, September 29, 2016
6pm

Ilse Gephard, a Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist and a founding member of the local chapter of Wild Ones, has made it a personal mission for several years to do what she can to help monarchs survive.

Each year Ilse raises hundreds of monarchs from wild collected eggs and caterpillars. Ilse will share information about nectar and host plants as well as safe growing practices for a monarch friendly garden. Attendees will receive a packet of milkweed seed to get their garden started.

Good Neighbor Day

Good Neighbor Day
Good Neighbor Days
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Available from 2-5pm

Excess plant material is offered to Kalamazoo County non-profit organizations for use in their community gardens. Your organization must have an approved application on file in order to participate. 

Click here for an application. Previously approved applicants do not need to fill out another application but will need to register for any GND event they would like to attend.

2016 Good Neighbor Days are April 28, May 26, June 16 and October 6 from 2pm-5pm.

Registration closes on October 4th, 2016

Helping Bluebirds Survive and Thrive in Michigan

Helping Bluebirds Survive and Thrive in Michigan
Quick Class
Thursday, October 6, 2016
6pm

Kathy Justens is a bluebird enthusiast and has been maintaining a bluebird habitat for several years at her home. Kathy will share what is needed to provide the ideal habitat and how to maintain their nest boxes. Please join us to learn more about these beautiful birds.

Winterizing your Garden

Winterizing your Garden
Quick Class
Thursday, October 20, 2016
6pm

Wendy Kent-Bracken will talk about the ways to winterize your gardens while taking into consideration spotless vs. pollinator/bird friendly clean up. 

Wendy is an engaging speaker who loves to share her knowledge and what she learns in maintaining her own gardens.

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