Summer Workshops and Seminars


Seed Ball WorkshopSunday,
Sunday August 5th at 10:30 am                 

Do your part to help pollinators and other beneficial insects, and have a little fun doing it!  We'll help you make a dozen seed balls to throw into roadside ditches or into your own garden.  Seeds are suspended in a mixture of clay and soil so that they can easily be thrown. Please bring an egg carton to take home your seed balls.  Great fun and education for kids and adults.  $15.00 materials fee

Landscaping with Native Plants
Saturday August 11th at 10:00 am                   

Learn more about attracting wildlife to your yard with native plants.  From the monarch butterfly to the rusty patched bumble bee, planting native can help bring back threatened species.  This seminar will cover the many different native plants that you can incorporate into your yard.

 Introduction to Rain Gardens
Sunday August 19th at 10:30 am      

Rain gardens are a beautiful and ecological way to help combat soil erosion and chemical run-off from urban landscapes into our lakes and streams.  This class will cover the placement and design of a simple rain garden including soil and drainage analysis, native plant selection, and impact on wildlife

Create Your Own Fall Container Garden
Saturday August 25th at 10:00 am      

Are your annual containers starting to look tired? Time to spruce up your front door pots? Join us in making your own fall arrangement with fresh annuals for the fall!  Bring your own container or purchase one here.  We will have an assortment of fall loving annuals for you to choose from and purchase.  Soil will be provided at no cost.                 

There is no cost for the seminars, but please call 319-337-8351 or send us an EMAIL to reserve your spot!