Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Upcoming Event - Mt. Pleasant Area Native Plant Garden Walk (Monday 10 AUG 2015)

Saginaw Chippewa Academy Native Pollinator Garden (31 July 2015)

If you read this blog on a regular basis then you have probably seen posts about the native pollinator gardens that I have helped establish and maintain.  Three of the garden are located on school grounds and the fourth is at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum.  Because these garden are all in public spaces they are potentially seen by hundreds of people every day (especially during the school year).

Next Monday (10 August 2015), I will be leading a tour of these gardens for the Mid-Mitten Chapter of Wild Ones.  Wild Ones is a national organization that teaches people about the benefits of growing native wildflowers in yards and public spaces.  The Mid-Mitten Chapter regularly meets in Midland at the Chippewa Nature Center.

This tour will begin at 6:00PM at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum (5093 E. Remus Road, Mt. Pleasant) with stops at the Saginaw Chippewa Academy, Morey Public School Academy, and Winn Elementary to follow.

At each stop I will be talking about the history of the garden, the challenges (and opportunities) that each site possesses, the plants that can be found in each garden, what has worked out, and what hasn't worked so well.

The public is welcome to attend this walk.  If you are interested in attending please send me an email so I know about how many people to expect.

More information on the gardens and my "gardening philosophy" can be found in this post from 2013 or for all the posts about gardens, type "gardens" in the search box to the right of this page.

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