Began at Home Practical Methods for Small Restoration Projects on a Shoestring Budget

Many Stewards long to transform their personal landscapes with pollinator gardens, rain gardens, and meadow areas to replace traditional landscapes. Most can't afford to hire a professional. In this workshop, explore methods of propagating and planting natives that are cheap, easy and highly successful. We will touch on native seed collection and storage, site preparation, winter sowing and making seedballs. All of these techniques can be adapted to schools or church groups that want to make a difference on their own land.
Format: 
Workshop
Room: 
105AB
Date: 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:50am
Sarah Pregitzer
Newaygo Invasive Plant Project
Sarah as been an educator since the mid seventies. Her love of wild places, native botany and lifelong learners, has led to work with West Michigan Cluster, MichiganNature Association, Muskegon River Watershed Assembly and West Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Iniative. She and her husband Randy Butters reside in Newaygo County where they co-founded the Newaygo Invasive Plant Project. She has designed and installed numerous pollinator and rain gardens with school groups and local interested folks, and dabbled in shoreline restorations.