Native Plant Symposium, Day 1

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Date(s) - Thu Apr 23, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Monarchs, Pollinators and Rain Gardens Featured in Online Native Plant Symposium

Gardeners and native plant enthusiasts throughout the Upper Midwest are invited to sign up for the third annual Native Plant Symposium, set for Thursday, April 23, and Thursday, April 30. This free online event will be hosted on Zoom.
“Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are holding our annual symposium online this year,” said organizer Maria Janowiak, an Extension Master Gardener. “While everyone has loved our in-person events, this will let gardeners from all over attend from the safety of their homes.”
The two-day symposium begins on April 23 at 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT)

April 23 speakers

  • Brent Hanson, co-owner of Hanson’s Garden Village, in Rhinelander, Wis., “Singing in the Rain—Northern Wisconsin and U.P. Rain Gardens”
  • Carol Maass of Friends of the Porkies, in Ontonagon, Mich.,  “Pollinator Garden as a Service Learning Project.”

April 30 speakers

  • Sue Trull, botanist for the Ottawa National Forest, “Monarchs and Milkweeds—All Hands on Deck.”
  • Jackie Manchester-Kempke, of Houghton, an extension master gardener.“Using Native Plants to Support Pollinators”


The Keweenaw Land Trust

Wild Ones Keweenaw Chapter

Keweenaw Garden Club

How to register

Sign up at . You will receive an email with a link saying “Click Here to Join,” which will direct you to the online symposium shortly before the presentation begins.