Take a monarch to lunch, plant milkweed!
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
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