Spring 2017 native plant classes at St. Louis Community College – Meramec

View of yard with prairie and woodlands

Using native plants, Dave Tylka creates multiple beds and other distinct areas in his yard, such as the prairie on the left.

This spring, five local, native plant experts and enthusiasts will teach nine continuing-education classes at the St. Louis Community College – Meramec

March 28, 2017
Tu 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
NATR 720 | 650 | $25.00 ($12.50 for people 60+)
Monarchs and Milkweed
Dave Tylka, Biologist, photographer, native landscape and wildlife author of Native Landscaping for Wildlife and People
Note: This class is listed under the Master Naturalist series.

April 5, 2017
W 9:00 a.m.- noon
HORT: 713 | 600 | $25.00 ($12.50 for people 60+)
Go Native! An Introduction to Native Landscaping
Mitch Leachman, Executive Director of the St.Louis Audubon Society

April 7, 2017
F 9:00 a.m. – noon
HORT: 713 | 601 | $25.00 ($12.50 for people 60+)
Go Native! Identification and Ecology of Common Missouri Wildflowers
Dave Tylka, Biologist, photographer, native landscape and wildlife author of Native Landscaping for Wildlife and People

jack-in-the-pulpit Arisaema triphyllum

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) in Betty Struckhoff’s yard

April 12, 2017
W 9:00 a.m. – noon
HORT: 713 | 602 | $25.00 ($12.50 for people 60+)
Go Native! Native Landscaping with Shade-Adapted Plants
Betty Struckhoff, St. Louis Master Gardener and WildOnes Native Landscaper member

April 14, 2017
F 9:00 a.m. – noon
HORT: 713 | 603 | $25.00 ($12.50 for people 60+)
Go Native! Native Landscaping with Sun-Adapted Perennials
Susie Van de Riet, owner of St. Louis Native Plants, LLC and Forest Park Forever gardener

April 19, 2017
W 9:00 a.m. – noon
NATR: 715 | 600 | $25.00 ($12.50 for people 60+)
Go Native!  Identification and Natural History of Common Missouri Insects
Dave Tylka, Biologist, photographer, native landscape and wildlife author of Native Landscaping for Wildlife and People

April 21, 2017
F 9:00 a.m. – noon
HORT: 713 | 604 | $25.00 ($12.50 for people 60+)
Go Native! Native Landscaping for Bees, Butterflies and Other Pollinators
Dave Tylka, Biologist, photographer, native landscape and wildlife author of Native Landscaping for Wildlife and People

April 22, 2017
Sa 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
HORT: 713 | 680 | $25.00 ($12.50 for people 60+)
Create a Beautiful Landscape with Native Plants
Nancee Kruescheck, gardening expert and local nursery owner

bird eating purple berry

American robin eating beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)
“Robins Fall Feast” by Dawn Weber

April 26, 2017
W 9:00 a.m. – noon
HORT: 713 | 605 | $25.00 ($12.50 for people 60+)
Go Native! Ways to Attract Songbirds and Hummingbirds through Native Landscaping
Mitch Leachman, Executive Director of the St.Louis Audubon Society

April 28, 2017
F 9:00 a.m. – noon
HORT: 713 | 606 | $25.00 ($12.50 for people 60+)
Go Native! Native Landscaping with Shrubs
Mitch Leachman, Executive Director of the St.Louis Audubon Society

People 65 and older may apply for a Senior Citizen Scholarship and register for up to five classes per semester for $5 each.

For more information about these classes, visit the website.
To register online, fill out this form or register by calling 314-984-7777,  Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Note: Availability can not be guaranteed as registration opened January 3.

One thought on “Spring 2017 native plant classes at St. Louis Community College – Meramec

  1. So many good classes available!
    These are the great way to be a well-rounded native plant enthusiast

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