Join Alan Branhagen, director of operations at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and author of Native Plants of the Midwest, for a review of native plants for every niche of the garden. Learn which natives to grow to best suit your conditions, and get ideas on how to use natives to create a functional and beautiful landscape. The cafe will be open to purchase dinner prior to the lecture and a complimentary dessert reception and booksigning will follow. https://shop.lauritzengardens.org/product-p/ed-summersolstice-2019.htm
Melanie Louis, volunteer coordinator with the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, will discuss beneficial native plants as well as her role assisting with land management across the state on both private and public land, protecting Iowa’s land, water, and wildlife. This presentation is free and open to the public. There is some seating at the center, but feel free to bring your folding chair. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/calendar/ShowEventDetail.asp?programID=298997&sessionID=372569
Please join us next Sunday, January 12, at 2pm at the Iowa City Public Library, where Johnson County Conservation Naturalist Kristen Morrow will address prairie plants and pollinators. A native of St. Ansgar, Iowa, Morrow grew up exploring the banks of the Cedar River. The Iowa State University alum studied Environmental Science, wetlands, streams and river health. She worked as a backpacking guide/naturalist in New Mexico, for a watershed restoration organization in northern Idaho, and in Iowa for The Nature Conservancy traveling restoration crew. She also worked as a naturalist in northern Minnesota before settling in Johnson County.
This event is free to the public and refreshments will be served! We look forward to seeing you there!