Discover how landscaping with native plants can better support birds, butterflies, and other pollinators. This class will go over how to get started, tried-and-true plants for sun and shade, where to source plants or seeds, and best practices for maintaining. Be inspired to incorporate native perennials into your yard of any size to partner with wildlife, add color throughout the season, as well as winter interest. Following the indoor presentation, we will take a walk around Meijer Gardens, weather permitting, to see how we incorporate native plants in our gardens. Students will receive a list of tried-and-true shady and sunny native plants along with a voucher for the Kent Conservation District Native Plant Sale.
*Applies toward Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener education credit.