Gardening for Diversity – Selecting Native Species

Gardening for Diversity - Selecting Native Species

May 03, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Meeting Room B


Invite nature into your own backyard, grow beautiful pollinator and bird habitat and support native plants and ecosystems by joining us for our Gardening for Diversity series!

Not all plants are appropriate for every site, learning what species will flourish at your site helps with longevity and health of your gardens. This session covers what you need to consider to choose plant species that will thrive and reweave the food web. The light, water, and soil conditions or your site, the size of your garden plot, the region you live in, and your budget are all important in choosing plant species, numbers of plants, and seeds vs. plugs. We’ll also review options to obtain native plants.

Perfect for beginning gardeners and anyone who is interested in supporting native plantings in their outdoor spaces, Gardening for Diversity will give you the confidence and background knowledge you need to grow a beautiful native garden that supports local wildlife and provides other great benefits for you and your community!

This year the program is free. Ages 14+ please. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.

*In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather participants will be notified via the email address provided during registration.

Workshop Series registration:

Part 3: Selecting Native Species
Part 4: Garden Prep & Groundwork