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Installing a Butterfly and Pollinator Garden

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Thursday, May 19th beginning at 5pm, City Horticulturist, Kelly Goossen will be providing a workshop on planting and installing a pollinator garden at A.Y. McDonald Park in Dubuque
Kelly will share strategies on how to prepare the site, select plants, and address seasonal maintenance in a pollinator garden. Participants will also have the opportunity to help plant the new pollinator garden on-site, learning proper planting techniques, landscape design elements, and bloom time ranges for pollinator diversity throughout the season.


Pesticides, People, and Pollinators (webinar)

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Discussing pesticides with the public can be tricky, even for trained professionals. Master gardeners are on the front line, providing information directly to the public on a wide range of topics. In this webinar, pesticide specialists with the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) will provide resources that master gardeners can use to navigate these conversations. We will discuss topics including protecting pollinators from pesticides, comparing organic and conventional pesticides, how to minimize exposures to pesticides, and how individual risk perception influences behavior. Join us for live Q&A after the presentation. 

To Register:

Event number: 921 552 205


For audio by phone:

+1-415-655-0002 (US Toll)

Access code: 921 552 205


Art of Gardening

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 8:00am to 3:30pm
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The Art of Gardening seminar is used to educate and inspire others to seek enjoyment and fulfillment through a variety of home gardening related topics and activities.

A total of 30 breakout sessions are scheduled for the day as well as vendor exhibits. Learn more here:


Backyard Habitat for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Backyard Habitat for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies with Patty Reisinger

Hosted in Manchester, Iowa

Patty is a horticulturist who has been with Trees Forever since 1991, coordinating tree planting events and helping train volunteers with tree selection, all aspects of planting and care, reviewing site plans, and facilitating local efforts.  Patty has a B.S. in Horticulture from Iowa State University and is also an International Society of Arboriculture member and ISA Certified Arborist. 

Butterfly and bee habitats have been in decline over past years.  Patty will be showcasing large and small scale plant projects that will help all yards bloom and make happy homes for pollinators.  To learn what flowers, plants, and trees make the best habitats for butterflies and bees, be sure to be at this program on March 27th.

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