Active member Betty Struckhoff will be a speaker for the Grow Native! Living Landscapes Workshop: Native Plants Get Us Back to Our Roots. Her talk will be, “Enliven Landscapes by providing food and shelter with beautiful natives”.
Speaker bio: Betty Struckhoff is a native Missourian and an active member of Wild Ones Natural Landscapers. She has helped create native landscapes in local parks, private gardens, and other public spaces. A Master Gardener since 1999, she is a winner of the St Louis Post Dispatch “Best Native Garden” contest. Betty volunteers with the Master Gardeners Speakers’ Bureau, St. Louis County Parks, and St. Louis Audubon’s Bring Conservation Home program. She is currently serving on the Master Gardeners Advisory Committee.
Other topics and speakers for the workshop are:
- An introduction to the need for and principles of gardening for wildlife with native plants – Mitch Leachman, Executive Director of the St. Louis Audubon Society
- Making a difference: accommodating the life cycle of the monarch butterfly – Bill Ruppert, owner and manager of the St. Louis office of National Nursery Products
- Funding for habitat plays a key role in supporting pollinator populations – Julie Norris, a Missouri Department of Conservation Private Lands Conservationist
Topic: Living Landscapes Workshop: Native Pants Get Us Back to Our Roots
When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Arcadia Academy, Arcadia, MO
Cost: Grow Native!/Missouri Prairie Foundation members $18, non-members $22, student $15
Registration: Deadline is May 4, 2016 For more information and to register
Volunteer Request: Dawn Weber and Marcia Myers are looking for a volunteer to write a brief blog post about and take a couple of photographs at this event. If you are attending this program and are interested, please email Dawn or Marcia at email@example.com.