MINNESOTA - CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE
Bonnie Harper-Lore, author, educator, and native plant restorationist
Invasive plants or weeds continue to spread across the continent. Consequently, Minnesota is fast becoming a melting pot of weed species. Many of these plants were accidentally introduced to our landscape, but some have been purposefully imported. This talk will explain how these weeds have cost the United States, both ecologically and economically and what you as gardeners can do about it.
NATIVE BEES OF MINNESOTA & THE NATIVE PLANTS THEY VISIT
Heather Holm, horticulturist, and author of the popular blog www.restoringthelandscape.com
Native bees are becoming more important as secondary pollinators with the decline of honey bees. Learn about many of the common native bees that frequent wildlife gardens, their relationship with native plants and how to attract, foster and identify native bees.
Annual Membership Meeting, Potluck, Seed Exchange, and Presentation on Outdoor Seeding.
Celebrate our local Wild Ones community by sharing food and native seeds and electing our new officers for 2013. Please bring a dish to share. If you have seeds to share, please label them. We'll provide envelopes so participants can help themselves.
ESTABLISHING A NATIVE LANDSCAPE FROM SEED:
The Process, Materials, Techniques, and Follow up Maintenance
Josh Richardson, Prairie Restoration