Grow Easy Pollinator Habitat

Sunday, October 24 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM [CDT]

2400 Taylor Drive, Iowa City, IA, 52240, United States

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Sunday, October 24 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM [CDT]

Wetherby Park, 2400 Taylor Drive, Iowa City, IA, 52240, United States.

Support your buzzing friends by establishing a pollinator garden of native prairie plants that will emerge next spring. Top plants and seed mixes that thrive in Iowa’s climate will be discussed.

You will learn how to...
• Prepare a patch of turfgrass for seeding.
• Prepare an existing garden bed for seeding.
• Properly spread native prairie seed.

Free seed packets of native prairie plants will be provided to all attendees.

Only organic methods will be learned; no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers will be discussed.

Participants of any experience level are invited.

Yummy snacks are generously provided by New Pioneer Co-op.

Masks are optional for fully vaccinated people and 6' distancing is still recommended.

Fee: $5 per family (up to 4 people)

Backyard Abundance members can register for free. Learn about membership.

Please register soon: The class is limited to 20 families and it is expected to fill quickly.

We meet at the Wetherby Edible Forest, located west of the main parking lot at Wetherby Park, 2400 Taylor Drive, Iowa City.

Taught by Fred Meyer, permaculture designer and Master Gardener. Fred’s years of garden design experience will help you answer questions about specific challenges and opportunities in your garden.

This class is part of the “Urban Bushcrafting for Families” series. Learn about all the classes.
• Grow Easy Fruits
• Grow Easy Vegetables and Herbs
• Forage Wild Edibles
• Grow Herbal Tea
• Build a Toad House
• Track Backyard Critters
• Easy Outdoor Cooking
• Grow Herbs in Turfgrass
• Grow Easy Pollinator Habitat

This program was created in conjunction with the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department and is funded by the DNR Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP). It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of materials and funds.
• Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department:
• 100 Grannies:
• Earl May Garden Center:
• The Housing Fellowship:
• Master Gardeners of Johnson County:
• New Pioneer Food Co-op:
• #FeedABee:

Cancellation policy

We charge a small cancellation fee of $2.00 to cover online transaction charges.

If you cannot attend, please cancel as soon as possible so others may attend in your place.

Backyard Abundance is an educational nonprofit that helps people create and experience environmentally-beneficial landscapes.

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