PLEASE NOTE: Many events are in flux due to Covid-19 containment efforts.
Please use the links in the individual events for updates on their status.
Lawns to Legumes Workshops
Blue Thumb is hosting Lawns to Legumes workshops this year. Visit their events page for a complete list of webinar workshops: https://bluethumb.org/events/
2020 Landscape Revival: Native Plant Expo and Market – Shoreview & Oakdale (Postponed until September)
Shoreview: Saturday, Sept 12 from 9 AM to 1 PM at Shepherd of the Hills Church
3920 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126
Oakdale: Saturday, Sept 18 from 9 AM to 1 PM at Oakdale City Hall,
1524 Hadley Avenue N., Oakdale MN 55128
The Shoreview & Oakdale Native Plant Expo and Markets offer gardeners a convenient location to shop for Minnesota native plants from 6 local native growers and to learn from conservation organizations how and why to use these plants. The goal of Landscape Revival is to promote the use of native plants by educating about their benefits for wildlife habitat, pollinators and water quality.
Recap of Earth Chapters
Did you miss the April series of Earth Chapters webinars hosted by Pollinator Friendly Alliance? Listen and watch replays of these talks on topics that include increasing biodiversity in your backyard, tips on buckthorn removal, organic lawn care and a variety of other themes. Each Earth Chapter features 2 presenters with questions at the end. Below are the topics and links to these wonderfully informative presentations on You Tube. You can also go to the Pollinator Friendly Alliance’s website for other recorded talks, workshops and presentations at https://www.pollinatorfriendly.org/videos-and-talks
Backyard Biodiversity for Pollinators with Laurie Schneider, Pollinator Friendly Alliance
Native Plants for a Biodiverse Backyard with Bre Bauerly, Minnesota Native Landscapes.
Attract Hummingbirds to Your Backyard with Carol Henderson, Bird & Wildlife Biologist
Fruiting Shrubs for Wildlife with Pete Widin, MLA, ASLA, Artisan Environments.
Monarch Conservation with Katie-Lyn Bunney, Monarch Joint Venture
Groundwater Conservation with Lauren Haydon-Dries, Washington Conservation District
Ecological Regenerative Lawns with Bob Dahm, Organic Bob’s
How Do We Save Endangered Pollinators with Erik Runquist, Minnesota Zoo
Buckthorn Removal & Woodland Understory Diversity with Bre Bauerly, Minnesota Native Landscapes.
How to Help Injured Spring Wildlife with Tami Vogel, Minnesota Wildlife Rehab Center
Unsung Heros – Beneficial Insects with Margot Monson
Bat Conservation with Melissa Boman, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Geologic History of the St. Croix River with Jim Almendinger, Ph.D., Executive Director, St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Early Spring Bees with Heather Holm, Biologist, Author.
Soil Health: Nature’s Medicine with Dr. Ann Marie Journey, Soil Health Specialist.
Sheet Composting Soil Preparation with Bob Dahm, Organic Bob’s