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Learn to Landscape with Native Plants: free virtual workshops offered in March

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Registration is now open for a series of free virtual workshops aimed at helping individuals learn how to incorporate native plants into their landscapes, whether they have a compact city patio or a vast rural homestead. The "Native Planting 101" workshop will take place via Zoom every Wednesday evening in March at 7:00 pm.

Local experts will guide participants on starting or expanding their use of native flora. The sessions are designed for all levels of gardening enthusiasts, from beginners to those looking to deepen their existing landscaping practices.

The expert speaker lineup includes:

  • Mel Asher, kicking off the series on March 6 with "Native Plantings: Getting Started!" This session will provide foundational knowledge for newcomers to native planting.
  • Betsy Dudash, on March 13 will delve into "Using Native Annuals in Your Landscape," offering insights into how annuals can enhance and diversify garden ecosystems.
  • Don Schaechtel shares his extensive experience on March 20 with "Lessons Learned From 14 Years of Native Plant Gardening," providing valuable tips and personal anecdotes from over a decade of gardening with native plants.
  • Al Murphy concludes the series on March 27 with "Using Plants Adapted to Our Changing Climate," focusing on selecting plants resilient to climatic shifts, ensuring sustainable gardening practices.

Interested participants can register using the provided link. Don't miss this opportunity to enrich your gardening skills and contribute to local biodiversity by thoughtfully integrating native plants into your landscape.

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