Consider native plants this spring

“I am interested in native plants, but what should I plant in my yard?”

Photo Credit: USDA

Photo Credit: USDA

Join us for the answer to this commonly asked question and learn why, what, and how to include native plants in your landscape. Plus, learn how to design your home landscaping to improve water quality, prevent erosion, reduce flooding, save water, and provide wildlife habitat.

“Native Plants in Your Landscape” — FREE workshop hosted by the Kalamazoo Conservation District and the Kalamazoo River Watershed Council.

Wednesday, May 8th from 6:30 -8:30 pm
Portage District Library – Austin Lake Room
300 Library Lane, Portage, MI 49002

Speakers: Tom Small, author of Using Native Plants to Restore Community and Erin Fuller, Watershed Coordinator at the Van Buren Conservation District.

Advanced registration is requested by Monday, May 6. Please register online or by phone (269) 327-1258.

“Where do I buy Michigan native plants?”

The Kalamazoo Conservation District will be selling native plants from Hidden Savannah Nursery, a local native plant grower, on Saturday, May 11th. The plant sale will take place at the Bank Street Farmers Market in Kalamazoo from 7:00 am – 2:00 pm. They will be featuring a special Mother’s Day basket of native flowers. Get their early to pick up your flowers.