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 (Canceled for 2020)
CANCELED—2020 Landscape Revival Native Plant Expo and Market: Shoreview
September 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
This event was scheduled for June 6th, postponed for September 12th, and ultimately canceled. The Landscape Revival planning committee decided that with the number of cases rising again in the state and around the country, they didn’t feel able to put together a safe event for vendors, volunteers, and attendees. If you are looking for native plants, try searching at this site: Blue Thumb partner Native Plant Nurseries.
CANCELED—2020 Landscape Revival Native Plant Expo and Market: Oakdale
September 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Oakdale City Hall 1584 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale
This event was scheduled for June 13th, postponed for September 19th, and ultimately canceled. The Landscape Revival planning committee decided that with the number of cases rising again in the state and around the country, they didn’t feel able to put together a safe event for vendors, volunteers, and attendees. If you are looking for native plants, try searching at this site: Blue Thumb partner Native Plant Nurseries.
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