Lynden Lawn and Garden Series: Prairie Seed Harvesting

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10 am-12 pm

A Workshop with Bob Retko

Fee: $15/$10 members.
Registration Space limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Native flowers and grasses can be established with minimal cost and initial labor, and fall is a good time to start, when seeds are plentiful and the ground has not yet frozen. Join Bob Retko, Lynden’s former land manager, for a hands-on workshop for those who are interested in starting such an area in their own backyards, or simply curious about native plant identification and restoration. We will tour Lynden's extensive prairies, learn to identify and harvest various native plant seeds, and discuss the work involved (think weeds!) in starting and establishing a native plant area. Participants will be able to take seeds home with them for their new gardens.

About Bob Retko

Bob Retko has a BS degree in Natural Resources from UW-Stevens Point and for many years was responsible for establishing and maintaining the native plant areas at Lynden. He has also converted half of his home lawn into native plant areas. Retko is interested in the control of invasive plants and is a member of the Invasive Plant Association of Wisconsin (IPAW) and the South Eastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium (SEWISC).

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