Category: education

Cut back the milkweed

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New research from Michigan State University suggests that cutting back the milkweed patch can make it more appealing to Monarch butterflies as a nesting site. “Monarch butterflies scout young milkweed… Read more »

ELA Webinar Nov. 8

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The Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) has a great lineup of webinars this year but the one on Thursday Nov. 8 is especially comprehensive. It touches on all aspects of ecological… Read more »

Planning for 2018

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Seedy Saturday is behind us and the countdown to spring has begun. Choosing seeds may be the first gardening decision of the year, but those entering the Monarch Awards are… Read more »

Next Steps…

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The final entries arrived just before the midnight deadline last night. Thanks to everyone who completed the questionnaire. All entrants receive a “we’re feeding pollinators” lawn sign from the Pollinators… Read more »

A Monarch Award Winning Garden Workshop

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When: Sat. April 1, 9:30 a.m. to noon Where: Perkins Ctr. Auditorium,   1430 Main St East Experts will share tips to create naturalized, sustainable gardens that are beautiful, functional and beneficial…. Read more »

Your 2017 garden starts now…

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Pollinators Paradise Project has announced its 2017 lineup for Pollinating Change, a series of lectures and workshops. Of particular interest to Monarch Award gardeners: a bee-box building workshop on Tuesday… Read more »