Offered through partnership between Mayflower Church Groundwise Team, Tangletown Neighborhood Association & Windom Community Council

Two presentations this spring on things you can do in a city yard to help heal and sustain our urban ecology. Both events are free and will be held at Mayflower Church, 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis.  COVID plan: in the event of continued social distance, we will take the presentations online, sending linkage info to all who RSVP.

Gardening for Bees and Butterflies
Thursday April 30, 7-8:30 pm

Learn about the life cycles of bees and butterflies including where and when they nest, forage and seek shelter and food in our landscapes. Learn about pollination and which native plants are specifically pollinated by bees or butterflies. The top native plant species for different habitats will be highlighted for both bees and butterflies, including butterfly host plants.

Presentation by local author and native bee expert Heather Holm. Ms. Holm will have her books on native bees and native plant pollinators available for purchase.

Going Natural: Incorporating Native Plants into Your Gardens
Thursday May 21, 7-8:30 pm

Hennepin County Master Gardener Volunteers will present an overview of native plants that are good choices for an urban garden. This talk will include tips on selecting native plants, factors that help ensure they thrive in your garden, combining natives with non-natives, and thoughts about how to use natives for best effect.

Presentation by Hennepin County Master Gardeners Nancy Eicher & Jonathan Scoll

To RSVP for either or both events, email or call 612-824-0761.

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