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Native Plants Symposium: Inspiration for Home Gardeners
Saturday, March 17 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM  
One of the leading figures in the native plant movement, Neil Diboll, is coming to Houghton to give tips on how using prairie plants to transform your garden. Neil is president of Prairie Nursery, in Westfield, Wisconsin, and an internationally recognized expert in native plant ecology.

With 35 years of experience researching and growing native plant communities, Diboll is a pioneer in the use of North American native plants in contemporary landscapes. He is a frequent lecturer and radio guest and author of numerous articles on landscape design integrating people, plants and wildlife into prairie, woodland and wetland settings. In 2013, Diboll received the Great American Gardeners Award from the American Horticultural Society and has been named a lifetime honorary director of Wild Ones, a national nonprofit committed to bringing native plants into home gardens.

Thanks in part to his efforts over the last few decades, native plants have gone from being viewed as weeds to becoming integral components of gardens, from mass commercial plantings to small back yard flower beds.

Dibollís visit is funded by the Hancock Public Schools Foundation and the Copper Country Audubon Club. He will also be giving a talk on native plants at Hancock Middle School. The Saturday workshop is sponsored by the Keweenaw Garden Club and the Keweenaw Land Trust.

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: Carnegie Museum
Cost: free!
Featured Guest: Neil Diboll, Prairie Nursery

Local contributors:
Karena Schmidt and Evelyn Ravindran, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
Sigrid Resh, Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area
Local gardeners: Valorie Troesch, Liz Gerson, and Marcia Goodrich

Learn more about Neil Diboll here
Share the Native Plants Symposium flyer! (PDF)



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