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Gardening for Monarchs & Other Wildlife

The National Wildlife Federation is hosting a 2-day interactive workshop about gardening to benefit the threatened monarch butterflies.

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Gardening for Monarchs & Other Wildlife
Gardening for Monarchs & Other Wildlife

Time & Location

Jun 21, 2023, 8:00 AM – Jun 23, 2023, 3:30 PM

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About the event

This interactive two-day workshop will be hosted online (via Zoom) on June 21 (8:00 am-3:30 pm CDT), and June 23 (8:00 am-3:30 pm CDT), with plenty of breaks and time for Q & A. Registration page, indicates the workshop runs June 21st-23rd; however, the workshop will only be held on the 21st & 23rd; there will be no meeting on the 22nd. We will send a link to the meeting 2 days beforehand, via email. When you register, please double-check your email address to ensure you receive future instructions to join the workshop.

As part of the National Wildlife Federation’s Monarch Stewards Certification Program, the Federation is offering Gardening for Monarchs & Other Wildlife with Native Plants in your Ecoregion. This is one of three workshops that can be taken (in any order) in the Program. Complete all three workshops and become a certified NWF Monarch Steward! The Federation collaborates with many other conservation groups, federal and state agencies, to host and teach these workshops.

To bring back the monarchs and help protect all pollinators & other wildlife we need to create native gardens in our urban & suburban spaces. Through this workshop, participants will learn to design, install, and maintain their own monarch-friendly native gardens —that also benefit many kinds of wildlife—choosing the proper native plants for their ecoregion, site, and weather conditions. Workshop participants will also learn to use their new native gardens as an environmental educational tool.

Main Topics:

  • How gardening for monarchs benefits many other wildlife species
  • The human benefits of native gardening
  • Importance of gardening with native plants
  • Components of a native garden
  • Creating native gardens, what to keep in mind
  • Providing themed native gardens
  • Growing your own native milkweed, the successful technique
  • Basics of Landscape Designing (includes exercises)
  • Installing and maintaining your new native garden

Learn more and register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gardening-for-monarchs-other-wildlife-using-native-plants-tickets-598548664167

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